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Free public Wi-Fi

The Surf Network is a free public Wi-Fi network available across Southport (Broadwater Parklands), Surfers Paradise, Chevron Island, Broadbeach and Coolangatta.

To connect, select the Surf Network Wi-Fi connection on your device, within any coverage area.

Users can access four gigabytes (upload and download) of data per day, providing high data allowance to suit most user needs.

Powered by the City-owned fibre optic network, the Surf Network delivers speeds close to 30Mbs, depending on the users distance from a Wi-Fi device. This is fast enough to watch two high definition Netflix movies simultaneously on a laptop.

The Surf Network is Australia’s largest (geographical) and fastest publically-owned Wi-Fi network, serving more than 8000 users per day, and is just one way we’re working towards our vision to be Australia’s leading digital city.

The City of Gold Coast will be increasing free Wi-Fi coverage areas in 2019. For an indication of what locations may be added, refer to the expansion of the city’s fibre optic network.

Coverage areas

The Surf Network is available within the following coverage areas.

Please note that maps are indicative only.



Surfers Paradise


Chevron Island






Snapper Rocks

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Surf Network Wi-Fi below.


Questions or feedback received will assist us to improve our frequently asked questions.

City libraries free public Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available in all Gold Coast libraries, except for the Mobile library. For information about how to log in to this free service at a local library, visit our City libraries website.

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