New resources for 3G network shutdown

Local governments can access new information and resources about Australia’s upcoming 3G mobile phone network shutdown this year.

Telstra is planning to switch off its 3G network from 31 August 2024, and Optus from 1 September 2024. TPG Telecom/Vodafone has already switched off its 3G network in Australia.

To ensure communities are fully prepared for this significant shutdown, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has established a new website, as well as fact sheets about the 3G transition and making emergency calls.

To ensure your local government area is ready for the 3G shutdown, you can also access more information here.