Do you live in or travel through an annoying mobile black spot area in regional and rural Australia?

23 December 2015
Person using a mobile phone outdoors in an area with native growth.

If so, you’ll be pleased to know that the Government has extended the deadline for nominations for round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Programme to 15 January 2016.

Under round 2 of the Programme, the Government will commit $60 million to improve mobile coverage in areas reported as having poor or no mobile coverage in regional and rural Australia.

Members of the community can nominate mobile black spots for inclusion on a government database. The database will be used by mobile network operators or infrastructure providers to prepare applications that will deliver improved mobile coverage in these locations.

The original closing date was the end of 2015, however the new closing date gives individuals and community groups more time to get their nominations in after the festive season.

A map of the regional mobile black spot locations and locations which will receive mobile base stations under round 1 is available on the NationalMap.

Nominations for round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Programme can be made through the nomination form.