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nbn™ ready rural properties and how to find them

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In the year 2020, no-one wants to live somewhere without a strong internet connection.

We just want to plug and play when we move into a new house, and we don’t want to wait for nbn co to arrange an installation for us. We just want it ready when we arrive.

In this article, we identify properties for sale that have a rural nbn™ connection installed and waiting for you to arrive. All you need is a plan with an internet service provider.

These properties were available to buy as at 20 October 2020 in rural locations right around the country.

We’ll also tell you how to check if a property you’re keen on is nbn™ ready.


How do you easily find rural properties connected to the nbn™?

Visit the nbn™ rollout map

NBN ROLLOUT MAP

There are two ways to use the nbn™ rollout map to find a house that’s already connected to the nbn™ network.

1.     Go to the map and type in a suburb or town/city

For example, say you’re interested in moving to Torquay Beach in Victoria.

When you visit the nbn™ rollout map, you would type Torquay Beach, Victoria into the address search bar on the page.

Type your address into the nbn rollout map

You will then see the map zoom in on Torquay Beach.

A black pointer will appear on the map that you can grab and move around.

Address pointer on the nbn rollout map

Each time you do this, the address of the spot you drop the pointer will appear on the left-hand side of the screen.

Clicking the address will tell you what nbn™ connection type is available at the address what stage it’s at in the connection process.

Information box on the nbn rollout map that shows connection stages and connection types for a particular address

You can then move the pointer around till you identify an area you’d like to live that has access to the type of internet you’d like to connect to.

Then off you go to explore realestate.com.au or domain.com.au.

Once you find a specific address, you’ll want to follow step 2 to confirm the nbn™ connection type and stage there.

Move in and get surfing

To know you’re ready to just move in, call an internet service provider and start using the internet (no installation needed), look for one of these connection stages:

•  This location is connected to the nbn™ broadband access network

•  Activate your nbn™ connection

•  You are connected to the nbn™ broadband access network 

See table below for exact definitions

2.     Go to the map and type in a specific address.

Say you’ve got your eye on that gorgeous historic homestead in Lue, NSW and you know the exact address already.

Go straight to the nbn™ rollout map and type the address into the address search bar on the left.

How to use the address bar on the nbn rollout map

Clicking the address will tell you what nbn™ connection type is available at the address and its connection stage.

How to understand the information on a specific address in the nbn rollout map

NOTE: 

When nbn co say a property’s connection stage is You’re ready to connect you still need a technician to come out and install equipment.

See table below for exact definitions

Understanding the information box on the rollout map

 

address pointer on the nbn rollout map

This symbol will appear next to the address you’re researching.

Connection stage symbol on the nbn rollout map

This symbol will appear next to the connection stage for the address.

There are a number of options that might appear here, and they can be similar, and as such confusing.

We’ll explain these terms further down.

Connection type symbol on the nbn rollout map

This symbol will tell you the type of nbn™ connection type is available at the address.

We’ll explain these terms further down.

Terminology

Connection stages

 

Connection stageDefinition
More work requirednbn co does not know when it will finish constructing the network infrastructure necessary for your area.
Planned to be available from a specific datenbn co hasn’t quite finished construction of the network infrastructure in your area but expects most premises there will be ready to connect by the specified date.
You’re ready to connect nbn co has finished construction of the network infrastructure in the area but hasn’t yet connected your particular premises to the nbn network. If you order a service, nbn co will make an appointment with you to install the necessary connecting equipment.
The nbn™ broadband access network is not currently available at your premisesDespite the best efforts of nbn co to connect your premises to the nbn network, land geography or other significant barriers are preventing it.
This location is connected to the nbn™ broadband access networknbn co has finished construction of the network infrastructure in your area and has already connected your premises to the nbn network.
Activate your nbn™ connectionIf you apply for a service, your provider can quickly activate it without a site visit from nbn co.
You are connected to the nbn™ broadband access networkA provider is currently delivering an active nbn service to your premises.
Connection types

According to nbn co, all types of nbn™ internet connections that involve running a physical line to a premise are considered Fixed Line connections.

 

TypeNameDefinition
Fixed Wirelessnbn™ Fixed WirelessThe house is connected to the nbn™ network via an antenna on the roof which receives radio signals from a tower up to 14 km away.
Satellitenbn™ Sky Muster satelliteA satellite dish on the house connects to the nbn™ network via one of two satellites 36,000 km in space
Fixed Linenbn™ Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)A fibre optic line runs directly to the house, connecting it to the nbn™ network from the nearest node.
Fixed Linenbn™ Fibre to the Building (FTTB)Similar to FTTP, a fibre optic line runs directly to the building. It’s usually an apartment block and the line will hook into a node in the building’s communications room. Then, using existing technology in the building, each apartment will get connected to the internet.
Fixed Linenbn™ Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)Existing pay TV or cable networks running to the house are used in the final step of linking the house to the nbn™ network.
Fixed Linenbn™ Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) The existing copper phone and internet network is used to connect the house to the nbn™ network via a distribution point unit located in a pit somewhere in the street.
Fixed Linenbn™ Fibre to the Node (FTTN)The existing copper phone and internet network is used to connect the house to the nbn™ network via a nearby fibre node.

Examples of rural properties you can move right into and start surfing the web

All of the homes showcased below have had the necessary equipment installed so you can get yourself an internet plan with your chosen internet service provider and start surfing the internet.

Please note, properties connected to nbn™ Sky Muster are also able to connect to Sky Muster Plus plans.

The following properties were available on realestate.com.au as at 20 October 2020

Surf the internet with nbn™ Sky Muster or Sky Muster Plus

New South Wales

‘Claremont’ WYANGA ROAD, Narromine NSW 2821

House for sale in Narromine with Sky Muster available

Northern Territory

530 Anzac Parade, Middle Point NT 0822

Property in Middle Point, Northern Territory

Queensland

2767 Wivenhoe Somerset Road, Crossdale QLD 4312

House for sale in Crossdale with Sky Muster available

South Australia

999 Waitpinga Road, Waitpinga SA 5211

Property in Waitpinga, South Australia

Tasmania

2358 Cradle Mountain Road, Moina Tas 7310

Property in Moina, Tasmania

Victoria

2 Maud Street, Merino Vic 3310

Historic property in Merino, Victoria

Western Australia

10983 Albany Highway, Williams, WA 6391

House for sale in Williams with Sky Muster available

Surf the internet with nbn™ Fixed Wireless

New South Wales

29r Old Dubbo Road, Dubbo NSW 2830

House for sale in Dubbo with Fixed Wireless internet available

Northern Territory

86 Galbraith Road, Virginia NT 0834

House for sale in Virginia with access to Fixed Wireless internet

Queensland

41 Moy Pocket Road, Gheerulla Qld 4574

House in Gheerulla, Qld

South Australia

70D Thorpe Road, Clayton Bay SA 5256

Property in Clayton Bay, South Australia

Tasmania

Brooklyn 93 Nile Rd, Evandale TAS 7212

Property at Evandale in Tasmania

Victoria

567 Springflat Road, Mia Mia VIC 3444

Property in Mia Mia, Victoria

Western Australia

270 Harders Chitty Road, Toodyay WA 6566

Property in Tooday, Western Australia

And once you find the perfect property…

And once you find the perfect property, with the right nbn™ connection type for you, you’ll want to find the perfect plan as well.

You may find this article helpful when weighing up how much data you need from your new plan:

If you need help finding a plan, you can call our all Aussie Team on 1300 759 637 or view SkyMesh plans online.

View INTERNET plans for your new home

 

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Louise Hughes
Written by Louise Hughes

Louise has had a life-long love affair with beautiful words; writing because it drives her, and reading because it feeds her soul. She's the luckiest woman alive to be able to create clever content and intelligent customer experiences for a living.

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