Fibre optic network

The City of Gold Coast has a carrier licence to provide internet services on the Gold Coast.

We are the first council in Australia to invest in a 864-core carrier-grade fibre optic network. The fibre optic network will provide some of Australia's fastest internet and Metro Ethernet Managed services up to 10Gbps, which accelerates wide-spread installation of 5G.


Stage one: 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.

Stage two: 432 and 288 fibre provides a 37 kilometres redundant loop from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads, Robina, Nerang then Parkwood where it connects to the existing spine at the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

The total backbone and distribution fibre have a 65 kilometre fibre optic loop containing 94 kilometres of fibre optic cable with 864 fibres at core. Our Gold Coast Optical fibre ring has several interface points along the gold coast Light Rail corridor, with multiple Telecommunications Equipment Rooms, Fibre Access Nodes and access Joints, including 406 Wi-Fi access points.

Commercial use

We are proud to be able to offer carrier and wholesale telecommunications companies some of the fastest internet speeds in Australia by on-selling broadband powered by our fibre optic network. Our One Network supports the City's corporate network, secure camera network and free public Wi-Fi. The network saves over $1 million dollars on telecommunications costs.


  • The largest area of free public Wi-Fi network in Australia provided through a secure connection.
  • Dark Fibre services, offering some of the fastest internet speeds in Australia under a carrier license agreement granted by the Australian communications and Media Authority.
  • Managed Services (currently up to 10Gbps Metro Ethernet), our Metro Ethernet is an Ethernet transport network that provides point-to-point or multipoint connectivity services over our Gold Coast metropolitan area network (MAN).
  • Asset Leasing Agreement with Telecommunications Carriers for Telecommunications facilities (for example, mobile phone towers and associated infrastructure) on council owned or controlled land.

For more information on accessing our One Network, contact us at: