Mayor Tate unveils free Wi-Fi across parts of the city

In exciting news for both locals and visitors, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has this morning launched the city’s first ever free Wi-Fi.

Mayor Tate unveiled the new Wi-Fi at Broadbeach Mall on Tuesday, which is set to house around 3000 media workers during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

City of Gold Coast says the first release of Wi-Fi is available to everyone within Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Broadwater Parklands – all you have to do is turn on your Wi-Fi and connect!


Mayor Tate says the free Wi-Fi, which has been made possible with 45 kilometers of 864-core fibre installed along the light rail route, would deliver millions in free publicity for the city.

“Visitors will get to enjoy all the Gold Coast has to offer and stay connected to their hometown and families with free Wi-Fi that has the capacity for Skype calls and FaceTime,” Mayor Tate said.

“Not only is the Wi-Fi service free but it’s also fast – really fast. The Wi-Fi will allow users to download and upload photos and movies faster than the average Gold Coast home internet connection.”

To maximise investment and deliver free Wi-Fi at no cost to ratepayers, the City has obtained a carrier licence under the Telecommunications Act 1997 to sell capacity to other carriers.