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The complete Vodafone coverage map
A breakdown of Vodafone’s network coverage including analysis of 4G and 5G coverage.
Whether you're looking for a Vodafone coverage map to size it up as a potential provider or a current customer trying to out where you'll be able to give the carrier's 5G network a go, we've got you covered.
Vodafone coverage map
To see where Vodafone customers have coverage in Australia, use the coverage map below. Click the big orange button, and select your desired network provider from the dropdown (e.g. Telstra, Optus or Vodafone). Then, use the (+) and (-) icons in the top-left corner of the map to zoom in and navigate to your local area.
These days, Vodafone's mobile networks are only one of the options available to Aussies. For instance, Telstra has two. The provider's first-party mobile customers get access to the full Telstra network, while wholesale customers only get access to most of it. Optus first-party and MVNO customers are tapped into the next biggest network, while Vodafone sits in third place. You can compare the coverage of all three networks using the map above to find out which is right for you.
There’s not a whole lot of difference between these networks in terms of the percentages of the population, but that’s for 4G and there’s currently a bigger divide when it comes to 5G that’s likely to continue into the future.
For anyone who owns a 5G- or 4G-compatible phone (which includes backwards-compatible 5G phones), here’s how the coverage percentages break down in terms of the four key networks in Australia:
- Vodafone 4G (including Vodafone MVNOs): 96% of the Australian metropolitan population
- Telstra first-party network (including Boost Mobile): 99.4% of the Australian population
- Telstra wholesale network (Telstra MVNOs): 98.8% of the Australian population
- Optus 4G (including Optus MVNOs): 98.5% of the Australian population
Vodafone says its 5G mobile network currently rolling out to 1,000 suburbs across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Gold Coast, Central Coast, Wollongong and the Sunshine Coast.
According to Vodafone, one million customers currently have access to their 5G network with "thousands" joining each week.
Vodafone 5G coverage map
The interactive map below is the same as the one above except that it should default to the Vodafone 5G network rather than the Vodafone 4G and 3G network. You may have noticed that the default Australia-wide view of the map above showed plenty of purple to indicate Vodafone’s network coverage. It’s a lot harder to see at a national level for Vodafone’s 5G network, and that’s because the Vodafone 5G network is noticeably smaller than its 4G and 3G networks.
Vodafone 5G is already available in more than 1000 suburbs in Australia with additional sites due to come online in the years to come.
Most of those sites are across Australia’s six most populous cities: namely, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra. There are also plans for Vodafone 5G coverage in other parts of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.
For anyone who doesn’t live, work or play in these areas—particularly those living outside of Australia’s most populous cities—you shouldn’t bank on seeing Vodafone 5G coverage everywhere you look. For now, it’s better treated as a bonus rather than a certainty for those living outside of currently supported or planned Vodafone 5G areas.
Vodafone 4G coverage map
If all you're after is a map of the Vodafone 4G network, you don't need to go far. The interactive map below lets you select between Telstra, Optus and Vodafone network providers so you can see a visual representation of their coverage across Australia.
This particular map below should default to the Vodafone network and offer at-a-glance info on Vodafone’s network coverage for 4G services.
4G plans on the Vodafone network
If 4G is all you need right now, you can always opt for a low-cost Vodafone MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) if you want to save some money.
MVNOs are providers that lease usage of the Vodafone network to provide their own services. Without the overheads of a huge network provider, you'll often find MVNOs provide cheaper plans for the same coverage.
Check out the widget below for a snapshot of the cheapest 4G plans on the Vodafone network this week.
Where is Vodafone 5G available?
Click on your state below for a dropdown list of every suburb where Vodafone 5G is live.
- Arcadia Vale
- Baulkham Hills
- Bella Vista
- Beverley Hills
- Bondi Junction
- Breakfast Point
- Cameron Park
- Castle Hill
- Condell Park
- Dee Why
- Denham Court
- Double Bay
- Dulwich Hill
- Edensor Park
- Fairfield Heights
- Gregory Hills
- Homebush West
- Lane Cove
- Maroubra Junction
- Merrylands North
- Mona Vale
- Moore Park
- Mount Annan
- Mount Ousley
- Mount Pleasant
- North Parramatta
- North Ryde
- North Sydney
- Pennant Hills
- Quakers Hill
- Rooty Hill
- Rose Bay
- Seven Hills
- St Leonards
- Surry Hills
- Sydney Hyde Park
- Sydney Martin Place
- West Hoxton
Vodafone vs Telstra vs Optus network coverage
Looking at the respective networks on the interactive map, the initial Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone ranking for network coverage is repeated.
Vodafone’s trend towards focusing on populous cities also carries over to its 4G network. Side-by-side comparisons between Vodafone 4G, Optus 4G and Telstra 4G coverage maps reveal that the three have fairly comparable networks when it comes to Australia’s biggest cities.
That said, Telstra is the clear winner when it comes to rural areas. Optus, too, drives its network deeper inland in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and east of Perth, as well as in more places along the coast and inland in Western Australia. Vodafone has some inland presence in the bigger states but it’s nowhere near comparable to Optus or Telstra.
Things start to fill out a bit more if you factor in Vodafone’s rural network but even the combined Vodafone networks pale in comparison to what Optus and Telstra offer, which isn’t just concentrated around major population groups.
The bottom line? Vodafone has great coverage for more populous towns but you should absolutely use the coverage maps on this page to see if the areas you live, work and/or play are part of Vodafone’s footprint before signing up for a plan.