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School Student Broadband Initiative


The Australian Government is providing up to 30,000 unconnected families with school aged children across all states and territories with a free National Broadband Network (NBN) connection for twelve months.


The initiative will provide 50 megabites per second (Mbps) fixed line services, Fixed Wireless plus and Sky Muster Plus services, depending on where the family lives. The School Student Broadband Initiative is an affordability measure to narrow the digital divide and boost education opportunities for students without access to home internet.


To be eligible, a family must:

  • Have a child living at home and enrolled in an Australian school in 2023
  • Have no active NBN service


Should you have students currently enrolled at your school, who meet the guidelines and wish to nominate for this service, please make contact with my office.


Kind regards



The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP

Member for New England

Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

A: 454-456 Peel Street Tamworth, NSW, 2340

PO Box 963, Tamworth, NSW, 2340

Electorate Tamworth: (02) 67613080 / Tenterfield: (02) 67361099