Fibre optic network

The City of Gold Coast is the first council in Australia to invest in an 864-core carrier-grade fibre optic network.

The fibre optic network will provide some of Australia's fastest internet services and accelerate wide-spread installation of 5G.


The first stage of the network runs 21 kilometres along the light rail corridor from Helensvale to Broadbeach. A leased fibre connection continues the rout for a further 32 kilometres to Coolangatta, providing a high-capacity network through the spine of the city.

A second stage using 432 and 288 Fibre provides a 37 kilometres redundant loop from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads and Robina. It then continues through Nerang to Parkwood where it connects to the existing spine at the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

The total backbone and distribution fibre exceeds 95 kilometres, and supports the City's corporate network, secure camera network and free public Wi-Fi. The network saves over one million dollars on telecommunications costs.

Commercial use

The City of Gold Coast is proud to be able to offer commercial organisations some of the fastest internet speeds in Australia by on-selling broadband powered by our fibre optic network.

Under a carrier licence granted by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the City is already delivering 1Gbps internet service in the Health and Knowledge Precinct, with more locations to follow. This is 60 times faster than the average internet service in the city.

For more information on accessing dark fibre contact our appointed reseller, Nexium Telecommunications.