What is Vodafone 5G?

5G is the newest mobile network technology and has the potential to make our lives smarter, safer, and more efficient. As the next generation of cellular network technology for both mobile and fixed wireless applications, 5G can contribute to increased data speeds and lower latency. It also offers exciting opportunities in healthcare, education and agriculture.

What you’ll need to get 5G ready.

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5G approved device

You’ll need a compatible 5G approved device that is configured to our 5G network. Check out Vodafone’s range of 5G mobile phones.

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5G coverage area

You’ll need to be in a 5G coverage area. You can still use your 5G approved device in 4G/3G areas. We’ll update this page as new 5G areas are launched.

5G SIM

Vodafone mobile plan

To connect to Vodafone 5G, you’ll need to sign up to any of our current phone and prepaid plans.

What 5G means for Vodafone customers.

As our 5G network grows and evolves, so too will its benefits. Check out our video to find out more about the exciting benefits of Vodafone 5G and what it means for our customers.

What are the benefits of 5G?

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Increased network capacity

5G is capable of keeping more people connected online at the same time.

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Even faster speed

5G allows mobile network speeds to be faster than ever, which can contribute to higher streaming, faster gaming and more real-time connectivity.

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Lower network latency

5G has the potential to decrease the time it takes for connected devices to communicate with each other across the network.

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How does this impact Vodafone’s 4G network?

Our team will continue to support you on our best ever 4G network which will keep you connected while we roll out 5G across major cities.

And although 5G might not be available in your area yet, upgrading to a 5G approved device will still enable you to connect to our existing 4G/3G networks plus allow you to connect to our 5G network once it’s ready. Actual speeds may vary due to location & network congestion. Check out our 5G mobile phones.

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What makes Vodafone 5G different?

Vodafone will not charge its customers extra for access to our 5G network on our current phone plans.

As a global brand, we are also proud to say that our customers using $5 Roaming with a 5G approved device will shortly be able to enjoy 5G in a few of Australia's favourite overseas destinations such as the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland.

When and where will Vodafone 5G be available?

The Vodafone 5G network is coming to areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth from mid-2020. We will also have some 5G sites in the Gold Coast, Newcastle, Central Coast and Geelong.

To see the first 5G sites Vodafone has switched on, have a look at our Parramatta coverage map below. There are over 650 sites being planned right now that will progressively go live from mid-2020. Plus check out our planned coverage maps below to see the 5G sites Vodafone is planning to build. Our current plan is to have several thousand 5G sites in our network and our rollout plans will include more and more 5G sites each year in these areas. This page will be updated as new 5G areas are switched on.

 
Parramatta

Parramatta

These maps show approximate 4G indoor and 5G outdoor coverage in Parramatta NSW as at 05 March 2020 and as expected from 31 March 2020.

Network coverage maps are only a guide and coverage may be impacted by local conditions such as buildings.

5G outdoor coverage from 05 March 2020

5G outdoor coverage from 31 March 2020

 
Sydney

Sydney

Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in Sydney

 
Melbourne

Melbourne

Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in Melbourne

 
Brisbane

Brisbane

Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in Brisbane

 
Adelaide

Adelaide

Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in Adelaide

 
Canberra

Canberra

Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in Canberra

 
Perth

Perth

Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in Perth

 
Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in the Gold Coast

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Vodafone 5G around the globe.

As a global brand, Vodafone has already launched 5G in several markets such as the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and New Zealand.

Additional information

Which 5G approved phones are available through Vodafone?

To see our available 5G approved phones, keep an eye out for our 5G logo when browsing through our mobile phones.

Can I bring my own 5G device?

You can bring your own 5G device to Vodafone on a SIM Only or prepaid plan, however it may not be compatible with our 5G network. We instead recommend you purchase your 5G approved device through Vodafone. Check out our approved devices to see which have been tested and optimised for use on Vodafone’s network.