Easier access to free NBN opportunity with new National Referral Centre

The Australian Government has launched a new National Referral Centre enabling families to self-nominate for the School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI).

The initiative is helping narrow the digital divide, promote greater digital inclusion, and support the education of children – regardless of their circumstances.

It’s now easier than ever for families in need to get connected. After a family contacts the National Referral Centre, the Centre will check eligibility and support the family to get connected through a participating internet provider. To be eligible, a family must:

  • Have a child living at home and enrolled in an Australian school.
  • Be referred by a nominating organisation or self-nominate through the National Referral Centre.
  • Have no active broadband service over the NBN network.
  • Live in a premise where they can access a standard NBN service.

Families can contact the National Referral Centre on 1800 954 610 (Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AEDT), or visiting www.anglicarevic.org.au/student-internet.

More than 4,000 households around Australia have been connected through the initiative. An additional 18,700 connection vouchers have been issued to eligible families through the other 50 partnering organisations that will continue to identify and nominate families to receive this assistance. 

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