Free Wi-Fi extended across the Gold Coast

CHEVRON Island has become the latest suburb to have been added to the city’s Surf Network, giving locals and visitors the ability to access free, high-speed Wi-Fi.

People in the vicinity of Thomas Drive will now be able to receive 4GB of free data per day, reaching speeds close to 30mbs dependant on their distance to a Wi-Fi device.

Mayor Tom Tate said the extension of the City’s Wi-Fi network to Chevron Island would pave the way for future connections to the City’s cultural precinct via the Green Bridge.


“Our $10 million investment in a high-speed fibre optic network has made the Surf Network a reality for the Gold Coast,” said Mayor Tate.

“We plan to connect through Chevron Island and our cultural precinct to our main tourism hubs.”

Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Coolangatta were connected to the Surf Network last year, just before the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

It’s understood that during that time, over 2,500 people made the most of the free Wi-Fi.

Mayor Tate says the Surf Network is just “one way we’re achieving our vision to be Australia’s leading digital city and deliver the fastest internet in Australia by 2021.”

Other locations across the Coast are expected to be added to the network later in the year.