MELBOURNE has stepped up its game in the city wars, today becoming the first Australian capital to offer free Wi-Fi across the CBD.
From today, Melburnians and visitors will be able to access the “world class free Wi-Fi Network” the state government just dropped.
One can use free wireless connectivity at Melbourne CBD train stations, the Bourke St Mall, Queen Victoria Market, and South Wharf Promenade at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
More access points are due to be switched on over the coming months as the $11 million gift from the state’s Labor government is rolled out.
Downloads will be capped at 250MB per device per day and the project will be managed by telco TPG. It’s already been launched in Ballarat and Bendigo where VicFreeWiFi has been available since December.

This free wi fi scheme is a part of the Labor Government’s $11 million “Victorian Free Wi-Fi Pilot”. There will be more access points available in the coming months within CBD and other key locations.