School Student Broadband Initiative

To support students that do not have access to internet at home, the Australian Government and NBN Co have committed to introduce a School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI). 

The Australian Government is providing up to 30,000 unconnected families in need, who have school aged children across all states and territories, with a free National Broadband Network (NBN) connection for 12 months via participating internet service providers. 

The School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI) is an affordability measure to narrow the digital divide and boost education opportunities for students (K-12) without access to home internet.  SSBI aims to boost education opportunities by providing families with free nbn-powered broadband internet at home for 12 months.

To be eligible a family must:

  • Have a child living at home that is enrolled in an Australian school (K-12) in 2023
  • Have no active service
  • Live in a premise that can access the nbn network
  • Be a family who are in need
  • Be referred by their local Federal Electorate Office

If you are a family that feel you may be suitable for the School Student Broadband Initiative, please let my office know via email.  [email protected]

Please include the following details in the email:

  1. Name (primary contact point for the family)
  2. Home address (where the connection will be installed. This will be used to confirm eligibility)
  3. Contact information (preferably mobile or email)

Should you require further information, please see here or view the Government information here.

The period in which a family can nominate to receive a free service is up to 31 December 2024. The duration of free services will continue until 31 December 2025 for all existing and new families.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office on 9977 6411.

I hope this initiative will make a difference to families in need.