Australia's 15 Best And Worst Suburbs For Broadband Speed


Australia's 15 Best And Worst Suburbs For Broadband Speed

Product comparison website has crunched data to identify the best and worst suburbs for broadband speed in Australia.

A number of factors determine how quickly you can access the internet according to’s tech expert Nick Broughall, including the type of NBN connection available in your area, the state of existing infrastructure, and how many homes were connected to broadband at once.

The study found that Australia’s best broadband suburbs were the ones that had the most homes fitted with fibre-to-the-premise connections, capable of delivering 1000 megabit-per-second downloads.

In contrast, the worst areas for broadband speed where the suburbs still fitted with the ageing satellite NBN connection, only capable of receiving the minimum speed guarantee of 25 megabits per second, despite being in close proximity to capital cities.

The worst broadband locations were dominated by Victoria, with seven out of the top 15 spots, including Werribee (which lies just 32km from Melbourne’s CBD), Kholo (22km from Brisbane CBD) and Kenthurst (39km out of Sydney).

However it wasn’t all bad news for suburbs close to capital cities, with some of the countries speediest broadband found in Glenorchy in Tasmania, Mill Park in Victoria, and Blacktown in New South Wales.

Australia’s worst connected suburbs

1 Werribee VIC

2 Bullsbrook WA

3 Kholo QLD

4 Diamond Creek VIC

5 Strathewen VIC

6 The Basin VIC

7 Harkaway VIC

8 Glenorie NSW

9 Martin WA

10 Canoelands NSW

11 Truganina VIC

12 Maroota NSW

13 Mulgoa NSW

14 Lysterfield VIC

15 Kenthurst NSW

Australia’s best connected suburbs

1 Glenorchy TAS

2 Mill Park VIC

3 Blacktown NSW

4 Tullamarine VIC

5 Brunswick VIC

6 Para Hills SA

7 Auburn NSW

8 Lidcombe NSW

9 Boondall QLD

10 Blackmans Bay TAS

11 Runcorn QLD

12 Taigum QLD

13 Aldinga Beach SA

14 West Hobart TAS

15 Seaford Rise SA