Mobile Network Extension Devices Pilot Program

Key dates

Expressions of interest will be received from May 2022, with installation to start from June 2022.

The pilot program is open until 30 June 2023, or when funding is exhausted.

Program details

The Commonwealth Government has committed $380 million to its Mobile Black Spot Program to extend and improve mobile phone coverage and competition in regional and remote Australia by co-funding new telecommunications infrastructure.

The $10 million South Australian Mobile Phone Black Spot Fund was established to leverage the Commonwealth Government’s Program and work with telecommunications providers to maximise the impact of the state’s investment.

The Government of South Australia is investing $748,000 in the Mobile Network Extension Devices Pilot Program. Telstra GO Repeaters improve mobile coverage by amplifying the network signal the mobile device receives.

Read the media release: Mobile coverage set to be boosted for Adelaide Hills.


  • The program will support people who live or own a small business in the Adelaide Hills and Mt Barker councils to install a Telstra GO Repeater at a subsidised cost.
  • Residents and business owners in the two council areas can contact Telstra to discuss the best solution for their location.
  • Participants can purchase a Telstra GO Repeater outright or through a monthly payment option and apply directly to Telstra for subsidised installation.
  • Professional installation by Telstra will be required to access the subsidy.
  • Devices can only be used by customers on the Telstra Mobile Network.

How to apply

Telstra are taking expressions of interest from May 2022 and installation of devices will commence in June 2022.

Details of how to express your interest will be available in mid-2022.

Get more information about the Telstra Go Repeater available at Telstra's network coverage extension devices.

Page Last Reviewed: 07 Apr 2022
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