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.
5G approved device
You’ll need a compatible 5G approved device that is configured to our 5G network.
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. This page is updated regularly as new 5G areas are switched on.
Eligible Vodafone plan
To connect to Vodafone 5G, you’ll need to sign up to any of our current phone, prepaid or 5G Home Internet plans.
When and where will Vodafone 5G be available?
While we continue to support you on our best ever 4G network, Vodafone’s 5G network is rolling out to selected areas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Central Coast and Geelong.
5G is available in selected areas in around 650 suburbs around Australia and we currently have around 1,600 sites in the planning and design phase. Our current plan is to have over 1000 sites live by the end of 2021 across the 6 most populous cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra) as well as other areas in VIC, NSW and QLD. You can check 5G coverage with our coverage checker.
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
5G outdoor coverage from 31 March 2020
Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in Sydney
Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in Melbourne
Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in Brisbane
Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in Adelaide
Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in Canberra
Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in Perth
Proposed Vodafone 5G sites in the Gold Coast
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.
Increased network capacity
5G is capable of keeping more people connected online at the same time.
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.
Lower network latency
5G has the potential to decrease the time it takes for connected devices to communicate with each other across the 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 or 5G Home Internet plans.
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.
Vodafone Australia started a multi-year project to move most of our mobile network onto future-proof ‘dark fibre’ transmission.
We embarked on a world-leading project to ‘virtualise’ our core network. By moving our network to the cloud, it will enable us to be more agile to respond to technology advancements, deploy services faster, and ultimately deliver a better user experience.
The first Vodafone 5G sites are switched on in areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth..
As a global brand, Vodafone has already launched 5G in several markets such as the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and New Zealand.
To see our available 5G approved phones, keep an eye out for our 5G logo when browsing through our mobile phones.
Our 5G Home Internet plans come with a 5G Home Broadband Modem to connect the devices you use at home to the Vodafone 5G network.
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.
No, you can access the Vodafone 5G network with your current SIM card, as long as it's in a 5G approved device.