Victoria has a number of claims to fame, but one you might not be aware of is that it is Australia's most populous state. At about 27 people per square-kilometre, Victoria is a great place to build mobile phone towers.
It's not surprising then that both Telstra and Optus can offer a service across the vast majority of Victoria. While most of Australia has patchy coverage in regional areas, the patchiness you see in Victorian coverage maps is where the coverage doesn't reach.
Coverage in Victoria at a glance
What stands out
- Great coverage across most of the state.
- Strong competition in the major hubs.
What could be improved
- Vodafone coverage in the west of the state.
It's important to note that this state-level view gives a good overview of coverage across the state, but you need to zoom in much closer to get a better understanding of how the available coverage might affect you. Click here to run an address search and see what the coverage is like where you need it.
Coverage in specific locations
If you'd like to see mobile phone coverage in an area of Victoria near you, click on one of the links below.
Or, if you'd like to search for your address, follow this link to begin a search.
Big Carriers vs. Small Carriers in Victoria
Did you know that there are dozens of small carriers that run on the major networks, but charge a fraction of the price for service? These companies are known as Mobile Virtual Network Operators, MVNOs for short. MVNOs purchase network service from the major providers at wholesale prices, then pass the savings on to consumers.
Getting the Best Plan & Coverage
WhistleOut's new coverage check feature supercharges an already robust comparison engine by allowing you to instantly see what coverage is like at your location. All you have to do is punch in your address and we do the rest. This feature is the first of its kind, and empowers consumers to make better decisions when it comes to wireless. If you need help figuring out how to use it, the GIF below should help:
In addition to showing you a map of your area with the coverage from all the major carriers, we filter through the available mobile phone plans and present only those from carriers who provide good reception to you.