Canberra has both 3G and 4G mobile coverage and plenty of free Wi-Fi hot spots.
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Internet access

Wi-Fi internet access is available at the Canberra Centre, in some hotels and numerous cafes and restaurants.

Free internet access is also available at ACT Government Libraries, however, you are required to book in advance. Click here to access library opening hours and locations.

Other paid internet cafes are open in Civic and at YHA Hostels.

Phone access

Canberra has good 3G and 4G mobile phone coverage for all major network providers.

If you're travelling here from overseas, consult your local service provider before leaving home about international roaming charges and access or SIM card options.

CBRfree Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is being deployed across Canberra. Civic East (around the city centre and toward Braddon) now offers operational free Wi-Fi for everyone with a Wi-Fi enabled device.

Through a staged rollout across 2015, CBRfree will be Australia’s largest free outdoor public Wi-Fi network and will provide users with access to unlimited sessions of up to 24 hours at Wi-Fi hot spots. 

CBRfree is an important part of the ACT Government’s commitment to Canberra’s future as a smart and digital city, and will provide visitors the ability to keep in touch, share travel experiences with friends and family and to engage with visitor services.

People are encouraged to log on to CBRfree public Wi-Fi when they are next in the city and check out the new network for themselves.