All areas in Australia must have a SIP. NBN Co is the default SIP for all areas in Australia where no other SIP is present.
Other carriers will be SIPs for areas where they have installed telco network infrastructure to supply eligible services to premises across a real estate development or building redevelopment project area.
After a carrier installs telco network infrastructure, it must declare the area a ‘provisional nominated service area’. The carrier then becomes the SIP for that area.
While all areas in Australia will have a SIP, other infrastructure providers may also be present and offer wholesale broadband services.
Giving the ACMA information about areas
Carriers must provide us with mapping information when they enter contracts to install telco network infrastructure in project areas. They do this by giving us an ‘anticipatory notice’ for the project.
Carriers must also update their mapping information once the infrastructure is completed and services can be supplied to premises in that area. They do so by giving us a declaration for the area.
The mapping information provided by SIPs is stored on data.gov.au and can be accessed and downloaded via our SIP register. The register includes a list of SIPs and the areas as they start or complete installing telco network infrastructure.
We also use SIP mapping information to populate the SIP map. We update the map as SIPs provide new or revised data.
How the map works
You can view SIP areas on the SIP map by searching a suburb or address.
The map lists SIPs in alphabetical order on the left-side panel. Each SIP is allocated a colour.
The solid-coloured areas on the map show where a telco network is planned or where infrastructure has already been installed by a carrier. Once a network is installed, the carrier is the SIP for the area.
You can click on a coloured area to view the:
- name of the carrier/SIP
- type of service area (e.g., nominated service area or project area with an anticipatory notice)
- service or project area identifier
- type of technology (e.g., fibre-to-the-premises, fibre-to-the-node, fixed wireless, satellite)
- estimated completion date for project areas.
NBN Co is the SIP for the remaining areas of the map not coloured or shaded. For more information on NBN Co’s service areas, please visit the NBN Co website.
We have provided tips for viewing and navigating the map below.
The SIP map uses the NationalMap, an online mapping tool set up by the Australian Government. Find out more about using the NationalMap.