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An extra 1.9 million homes and businesses will be plugged into the national broadband network in the next 18 months, the NBN Co forecasted on Monday.

Lucky residents in 400 cities, suburbs and towns will get higher speed internet by June 2016 as part of the next phase of the rollout, if all goes to plan.

A further six million premises will have to wait until 2020 at the latest to access NBN speeds between 12 megabytes and 100 megabytes per second, up from the current average of 4.7 megabytes per second.

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NBN Co spokesperson Trent Williams acknowledged that, “naturally”, those not included in the next build phase would be “disappointed”.

“But ultimately no one misses out as the NBN will be made available to every Australian family and business by 2020,” Mr Williams told The New Daily.

In the past year to June, the number of premises with access to the NBN more than doubled to 553,000, up from 227,000 in the previous financial year, while the number of active users tripled, up from 70,000 a year ago to 210,000.

A little over 300,000 Australians are active NBN users, Mr Williams said.

Rather than connecting most homes directly to the network, the Coalition has opted for a supposedly faster and cheaper “multi-technology” option that includes wireless and existing pay-TV cables.

Some of these non-direct options are slower, but the NBN Co maintains that even the slowest speeds of 12 megabytes per second will be more than sufficient to boost business, study and entertainment options.

“Access to fast broadband can provide a range of benefits for homes and businesses such as improved opportunities to work from home, better access to online education tools and more options for on-demand entertainment,” Mr Williams said.

New South Wales residents would benefit the most from the rollout, with 659,000 premises flagged for connection, with Queensland (379,000), Victoria (286,000) and Western Australia (240,000) the runners up.

Click on your state to see if you are one of the lucky few:

New South Wales | Victoria | South Australia | Queensland | Western Australia | Tasmania | Northern Territory


Sydney Harbour Bridge
Almost 700,000 premises will be connected to the NBN in NSW. Photo: AAP

Greater Sydney (148,500 premises)

Appin, Avalon Beach, Berowra, Blackheath, Blacktown, Campsie, Campbelltown, Elderslie, Homebush, Kellyville, Katoomba, Liverpool, Mulgoa, Narellan, Penrith, Richmond, Rouse Hill, Tahmoor, The Oaks.

Central Coast (107,700)

Buff Point, Gosford, Gorokan, Long Jetty, Narara, Terrigal, Woy Woy, Wyong.

Illawarra (84,000)

Albion Park, Corrimal, Gerringong, Kiama (surrounds), Nowra-Bomaderry, Port Kembla, Shell Harbour, Wollongong.

Newcastle and Hunter (160,000)

Belmont, Boolaroo, Charlestown, Dungog (surrounds), Hamilton, Maitland, Mayfield, Morisset, Muswellbrook (surrounds), Nelson Bay, New Lambton, Singleton (surrounds).

South Coast (22,100)

Batemans Bay (surrounds), Bawley Point (surrounds), Bega (surrounds), Bermagui (surrounds), Callala Bay, Merimbula (surrounds), Moruya (surrounds), Narooma (surrounds), Shoalhaven Heads (surrounds), St Georges Basin-Sanctuary Point, Sussex Inlet, Ulladulla (surrounds).

Central West (46,300)

Bathurst (surrounds), Blayney (surrounds), Cowra, Dubbo, Gulgong, Molong, Mudgee, Oberon (surrounds), Orange, Parkes (surrounds), Wellington.

Mid-North Coast (8,800)

Bellingen (surrounds), Camden Haven, Harrington (surrounds), Kempsey (surrounds), South West Rocks, Wauchope (surrounds), Woolgoolga (surrounds).

Riverina (3,500)

Corowa (surrounds), Deniliquin (surrounds), Finley (surrounds), Griffith (surrounds), Howlong (surrounds), Lavington (surrounds), Temora (surrounds), Tumut (surrounds), Wagga Wagga (surrounds).

New England (100)


Northern Rivers (33,200)

Alstonville (surrounds), Casino (surrounds), Grafton (surrounds), Hastings Point (surrounds), Kingscliff (surrounds), Kyogle (surrounds), Lismore (surrounds), Maclean (surrounds), Mullumbimby (surrounds), Terranora (surrounds), Tweed Heads.

Southern Highlands (42,500)

Cootamundra (surrounds), Goulburn, Marulan (surrounds), Mittagong, Moss Vale, Queanbeyan, Yass, Young.

Southern Tablelands (2,300)

Bombala (surrounds), Braidwood (surrounds), Cooma (surrounds), Gundagai (surrounds), Jindabyne (surrounds).

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Melbourne Flinders St
Victoria will gain 286,000 NBN-connected premises by 2016. Photo: AAP

Greater Melbourne (105,900 premises)

Ballan, Beaconsfield Upper, Craigieburn, Dromana, Footscray, Karingal, Keysborough, Kings Park, Kilmore, Melton, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Rye, Shoreham, Sunbury, Tooradin, Warburton, Werribee, Whittlesea.

Barwon South West (62,000)

Cobden (surrounds), Colac, Hamilton (surrounds), Mortlake (surrounds), Warrnambool, Apollo Bay-Marengo, Anglesea, Lorne, Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads, Portarlington, Torquay, Winchelsea.

Gippsland (54,500)

Bairnsdale (surrounds), Foster (surrounds), Garfield, Heyfield, Lang Lang (surrounds), Moe-Yallourn (surrounds), Orbost (surrounds), Sale (surrounds), Traralgon, Warragul, Cowes, Inverloch, Mirboo North, Newhaven, Stratford, Wonthaggi.

Grampians (8,000)

Ballarat, Dimboola (surrounds), St Arnaud (surrounds), Warracknabeal (surrounds), Bannockburn, Clunes, Daylesford.

Loddon Malle (23,500)

Bendigo (surrounds), Cohuna (surrounds), Eaglehawk (surrounds), Echuca-Moama (surrounds), Kerang (surrounds), Kyabram (surrounds), Kyneton, Mildura (surrounds), Robinvale (surrounds), Rochester (surrounds), Wedderburn (surrounds), Castlemaine, Mount Macedon, Romsey.

North East (32,100)

Alexandra (surrounds), Chiltern (surrounds), Cobram (surrounds), Mansfield (surrounds), Myrtleford (surrounds), Nathalia (surrounds), Numurkah (surrounds), Wangaratta, Wodonga (surrounds), Yarrawonga-Mulwala (surrounds), Broadford, Shepparton, Wallan.

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South Australia wine region
By 2016, South Australia should have high speed broadband in an extra 161,000 premises. Photo: AAP

Adelaide Hills (21,000 premises)

Lenswood, Macclesfield, Mt Barker, Stirling.

Barossa Valley (5,900)

Kapunda, Nuriootpa.

Eyre Peninsula (1,300)

Ceduna (surrounds), Port Lincoln (surrounds).

Far North (5,900)

Port Augusta.

Fleurieu Peninsula (10,800)

Goolwa, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor, Strathalbyn (surrounds), Yankalilla.

Greater Adelaide (84,500)

Aldinga, St Marys, Gawler, Gepps Cross, Lonsdale, Modbury, Reynella.

Limestone Coast (800)

Bordertown (surrounds), Mount Gambier (surrounds), Penola (surrounds).

Murraylands and Riverland (16,000)

Barmera, Berri, Loxton, Meningie, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Renmark, Tailem Bend, Waikerie.

Yorke and Mid North (15,000)

Balaklava, Burra, Crystal Brook, Clare, Jamestown, Port Broughton, Port Pirie, Peterborough, Riverton, Yorketown (surrounds).

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Queensland great barrier reef
The NBN Co expects to connect 379,000 premises in QLD. Photo: AAP

Central QLD (33,900 premises)

Agnes Water (surrounds), Biloela (surrounds), Calliope (surrounds), Gladstone (surrounds), Lammermoor (surrounds), Mount Morgan (surrounds), Frenchville, Moranbah, Parkhurst, Rockhampton.

Far North QLD (65,900)

Atherton, Babinda, Cairns, Innisfail, Mareeba, Ravenshoe (surrounds), Tully (surrounds), Cooktown, Edge Hill, Edmonton, Freshwater, Gordonvale, Mission Beach, Port Douglas.

Greater Brisbane (95,000)

Acacia Ridge, Aspley, Bundamba, Bribie Island, Caboolture, Dayboro, Greenbank, Ipswich, Jimboomba, Petrie, Logan Village, Samford, Nudgee, Ningi, Redland Bay, Rosewood, Warner.

Northern QLD (42,800)

Airlie Beach, Deeragun, Half Tide Beach, Haliday Bay, Ingham, Mackay, Proserpine, Alice River, Ayr, Bowen, Collinsville, Mirani, Sarina, Townsville.

Southern QLD (40,800)

Beaudesert, Boonah (surrounds), Kilcoy (surrounds), Maudsland, St George (surrounds), Dalby, Gatton, Kingsthorpe, Newtown, Oakey.

Sunshine Coast (46,600)

Beerwah (surrounds), Maleny (surrounds), Nambour, Pomona (surrounds), Maroochydore, Wurtulla.

Wide Bay-Burnett (54,000)

Blackbutt (surrounds), Bundaberg, Childers (surrounds), Howard (surrounds), Maryborough (surrounds), Monto (surrounds), Murgon (surrounds), Nanango (surrounds), North Gooburrum (surrounds), Gympie.

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Western Australia Perth
Western Australia can expect high speed broadband for 240,000 premises. Photo: AAP

Greater Perth (132,300 premises)

Applecross, Armadale, Cannington, South Coogee, Doubleview, Kelmscott, Meadow Springs, Quinns Rocks, Rockingham, South Perth, Victoria Park.

Peel (25,700)

Herron, Pinjarra (surrounds), Preston Beach, Waroona, Mandurah.

South West (55,000)

Augusta (surrounds), Bridgetown (surrounds), Brunswick Junction (surrounds), Busselton, Collie, Dunsborough, Margaret River (surrounds), Australind, Bunbury, Capel, Donnybrook, Harvey, Myalup.

Great Southern (1,600)

Albany (surrounds), Denmark (surrounds), Katanning (surrounds).

Wheatbelt (8,700)

Jurien, Lancelin, Merredin (surrounds), Narrogin (surrounds), Northam (surrounds), Pingelly (surrounds), Toodyay (surrounds), Wongan Hills (surrounds), Cervantes, Woodridge Estate.

Mid-West-Gascoyne (10,700)

Dongara, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Leeman, Northampton.

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Tasmania Freycinet National Park
NBN Co says 106,000 premises will be connected in Tasmania. Photo: AAP

Northern Tasmania (55,000 premises)

Bridport, Beaconsfield, Bicheno, Burnie, Campbell Town, Devonport, East Devonport, Evandale, Exeter, Launceston, Legana, Longford, Penguin, Perth, Port Sorell, Queenstown, Railton, Rosebery, Scamander, Scottsdale (surrounds), South Launceston, St Marys, Ulverstone, Windermere, Westbury, Wynyard, Zeehan.

Southern Tasmania (51,000)

Bellerive, Cambridge, Cremorne, Cygnet, Dodges Ferry, Geeveston, Hobart, Huonville-Ranelagh, Margate, New Norfolk, Glenorchy, Orford, Pontville, Richmond, South Arm, Swansea, Taroona.

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The NBN will be rolled out to only 25,000 premises at the Top End. Photo: AAP

Alice Springs
Tannent Creek

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