The Australian Government recognises the essential service that emergency service organisations and evacuation centres provide to the community in times of crisis across Australia. The Government has been providing upgraded connectivity at fire service depots and evacuation centres across Australia to support their essential work and provide emergency connectivity for communities.
The funding has seen NBN Co install Sky Muster satellite connections to rural and country fire service depots and designated evacuation centres across Australia.
While many rural and country fire service depots already have fixed-line connections, the NBN satellite upgrades provide a back-up link if these are severed, keeping our emergency personnel connected and focused on the emergency response.
Providing better communications access at evacuation centres is helping keep families and friends in touch with news updates and each other during these stressful events.
The locations of Sky Muster satellite services installed under the program can be viewed using the Sky Muster Satellite Deployments Viewer.