nbn's Victorian Storm Recovery 2021

In this blog, we’ll provide regular updates on the severe weather event and resulting power outages in Victoria and any impacts on nbn™ network services.

21 June at 5:35pm

As at 5:00pm on Monday 21 June, NBN Co continues its operations to repair and reconnect its affected network infrastructure, across storm affected areas around the Yarra Ranges. It is likely that power may not be restored to these areas for some time, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services.

NBN Co is supporting Yarra Ranges Council and Victorian Emergency Services in the recovery from this event.

This week, our Road Muster™ Trucks will again be on the ground supporting the community.

We encourage those impacted to visit us to charge your devices, and connect with family and friends at the following locations:

  • Kalorama Oval, Cnr of Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd and Grange Road, Kalorama (10am-8pm)
  • Olinda Recreation Reserve, Cnr Olinda Monbulk Rd and The Georgian Roads, Olinda (8am-5pm)
  • Belgrave Community Hub, 1616/1624 Burwood Highway, Belgrave (9am-5pm on Tuesday 22nd June. Please note: with Wi-Fi and charging facilities now available at Belgrave, support from nbn will not be needed after Tuesday.)

20 June at 4:33pm

As at 4:20pm on Sunday 20 June, NBN Co continues its operations to repair and reconnect its affected network infrastructure, across storm affected areas around the Yarra Ranges. It is likely that power may not be restored to these areas for some time, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services.

NBN Co is supporting Yarra Ranges Council and Victorian Emergency Services in the recovery from this event.

This week, our Road Muster™ Trucks will again be on the ground supporting the community.

We encourage those impacted to visit us to charge your devices, and connect with family and friends at the following locations:

  • Kalorama Oval, Cnr of Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd and Grange Road, Kalorama (8am-5pm)
  • Olinda Recreation Reserve, Cnr Olinda Monbulk Rd and The Georgian Roads, Olinda (8am-5pm)
  • Belgrave Community Hub, 1616/1624 Burwood Highway, Belgrave (9am-5pm)

18 June at 5:06pm

As at 5:00pm on Friday 18 June, NBN Co has restored infrastructure assets serving nearly 163,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria that were previously impacted by storm damage.

NBN Co is now transitioning to a recovery phase, continuing to repair and reconnect its affected infrastructure.

NBN Co is working closely with Yarra Ranges Council and Victorian Emergency Services to continue to provide targeted support to the community.

Over this weekend, Road Muster™ Trucks will be on the ground supporting the community. We encourage those impacted to visit us to charge your devices, and connect with family and friends at the following locations:

  • Kalorama Oval, Cnr of Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd and Grange Road, Kalorama (8am-8pm)
  • Olinda Recreation Reserve, Cnr Olinda Monbulk Rd and The Georgian Roads, Olinda (8am-8pm)
  • Sassafras Village Green, Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras (9am-5pm) *

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, nbn™ services to around 300 premises remain affected, particularly around the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges area. It is likely that power may not be restored to these areas for some time, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services.

* Please note: on Monday 21 June, we will relocate our Road Muster™ Truck from Sassafras to the Belgrave Community Hub, 1616/1624 Burwood Highway, Belgrave. We look forward to supporting the Sassafras community next door at the Olinda Community Hub.

18 June at 10am

As at 10:00am on Friday 18 June, NBN Co has restored infrastructure assets serving nearly 163,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria that were previously impacted by storm damage.

NBN Co is now transitioning to a recovery phase, continuing to repair and reconnect its affected infrastructure.

NBN Co is working closely with Yarra Ranges Council and Victorian Emergency Services to continue to provide targeted support to the community. Our three Road Muster™ Trucks will be on the ground again today from 8am-8pm. We encourage those impacted to visit us to charge your devices, and connect with family and friends at the following locations:

  • Sassafras Village Green, Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras
  • Kalorama Oval, Cnr of Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd and Grange Road, Kalorama
  • Olinda Recreation Reserve, Cnr Olinda Monbulk Rd and The Georgian Roads, Olinda

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, nbn™ services to around 300 premises remain affected, particularly around the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges area. It is likely that power may not be restored to these areas for some time, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services.

17 June at 10:07am

As at 10:00am on Thursday 17 June, NBN Co has restored infrastructure assets serving nearly 161,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria that were previously impacted by storm damage.

NBN Co has deployed more than 100 generators to its infrastructure sites in areas affected by mains power outages across the state to restore services.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, nbn™ services to around 1,500 premises remain affected, particularly around the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges area. It is likely that power may not be restored to these areas for some time, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services.

NBN Co continues to work with Yarra Ranges Council and Victorian Emergency Services. Our three Road Muster™ Trucks are back out again today from 8am-8pm. We encourage those impacted to visit us to charge your devices, and connect with family and friends at the following locations:

  • Sassafras Village Green, Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras
  • Kalorama Oval, Cnr of Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd and Grange Road, Kalorama
  • Olinda Recreation Reserve, Cnr Olinda Monbulk Rd and The Georgian Roads, Olinda

16 June at 6:08pm

As at 6:00pm on Wednesday 16 June, NBN Co has restored infrastructure assets serving nearly 159,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria that were previously impacted by storm damage.

NBN Co has deployed more than 100 generators to its infrastructure sites in areas affected by mains power outages across the state to restore services.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, nbn™ services to around 2,484 premises remain affected in outer eastern Melbourne areas such as Dandenong and Yarra Ranges. It is likely that power may not be restored to some badly impacted areas of the state until later this week, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services in these areas.

NBN Co continues to work with local governments and Victorian Emergency Services. Our three Road Muster™ Trucks remain in the field until 8pm tonight. We encourage those impacted to visit us to charge your devices, and connect with family and friends at the following locations:

  • Sassafras Village Green, Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras
  • Kalorama CFA station until 12pm, then moving to Kalorama Oval, Cnr of Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd and Grange Road, Kalorama
  • Olinda Recreation Reserve, Cnr Olinda Monbulk Rd and The Georgian Roads, Olinda

We will be back out at the above locations from 8am tomorrow morning.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria, and will continue to deploy staff and equipment as required, in parallel with power companies.

16 June at 10:07am

As at 10:00am on Wednesday 16 June, NBN Co has restored infrastructure assets serving more than 152,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria that were previously impacted by storm damage.

NBN Co has deployed more than 100 generators to its infrastructure sites in areas affected by mains power outages across the state to restore services.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, nbn™ services to around 5,600 premises remain affected in outer eastern Melbourne areas such as Emerald, Montrose, Belgrave, Croydon and into the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges. It is likely that power may not be restored to some badly impacted areas of the state until later this week, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services in these areas.

NBN Co continues to work with local governments and Victorian Emergency Services. Today, we continue to support the community with three Road Muster™ Trucks in the field until 8pm tonight. We encourage those impacted to visit us to charge your devices, and connect with family and friends at the following locations:

  • Sassafras Village Green, Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras
  • Kalorama CFA station until 12pm, then moving to Kalorama Oval, Cnr of Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd and Grange Road, Kalorama
  • Olinda Recreation Reserve, Cnr Olinda Monbulk Rd and The Georgian Roads, Olinda

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria, and will continue to deploy staff and equipment as required, in parallel with power companies.

15 June at 5:45pm

As at 5:00pm on Tuesday 15 June, NBN Co has restored infrastructure assets serving more than 152,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria that were previously impacted by storm damage.

NBN Co has deployed more than 100 generators to its infrastructure sites in areas affected by mains power outages across the state to restore services.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, nbn™ services to around 5,700 premises remain affected in outer eastern Melbourne areas such as Emerald, Montrose, Belgrave, Croydon and into the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges. It is likely that power may not be restored to some badly impacted areas of the state until later this week, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services in these areas.

NBN Co continues to work with local governments and Victorian Emergency Services. Today, we had three Road Muster™ Trucks in the field, located at Olinda, Sassafras and Kalorama, providing satellite-based nbn™ broadband connectivity and device charging capabilities to the community and emergency services. On Wednesday 16 June, Road Muster™ Trucks will be operating from 8am to 8pm at:

  • Sassafras - Village Green, Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras
  • Kalorama CFA station until 12pm, then moving to Kalorama Oval, Cnr of Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd and Grange Road, Kalorama.
  • Olinda Recreation Reserve, Cnr Olinda Monbulk Rd and The Georgian Roads, Olinda

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria and will continue to deploy staff and equipment as required, in parallel with power companies.

15 June at 12:34pm

Three nbn™ Road Muster trucks offering free Wi-Fi services and mobile device charging facilities to the community and emergency services are currently located at:

Kalorama CFA Station
33 Ridge Road
Kalorama

Olinda Recreation Reserve
Cnr Olinda Monbulk Rd and The Georgian Roads
Olinda

Sassafras-Ferny Creek CFA Station
21 Clarkmont Rd
Sassafras

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Olinda

15 June at 10am

As at 10:00am on Tuesday 15 June, NBN Co has restored infrastructure assets serving over 151,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria that were previously impacted by storm damage.

NBN Co has deployed a total of around 80 generators to its infrastructure sites in areas affected by mains power outages across the state to restore services. The severe weather has abated however flood warnings remain in place across Gippsland.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, nbn™ services to around 7,500 premises remain affected in outer East Melbourne in areas such as Emerald, Montrose, Belgrave, Croydon and into the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges. It is likely that power restoration to some areas at this stage may take until Thursday this week, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services in these areas.

NBN Co continues to work with local governments and Victorian Emergency Services. Today, we will have three Road Muster™ Trucks in the field providing satellite-based nbn™ broadband connectivity and device charging capabilities to the community and emergency services. The Road Muster™ Trucks will be located at Olinda, Sassafras and Kalorama.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria and will continue to deploy staff and equipment as required, in parallel with power companies.

14 June at 5:05pm

As at 4:30pm on Monday 14 June, NBN Co has restored infrastructure assets serving over 150,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria that were previously impacted by storm damage.

NBN Co has deployed a total of around 80 generators to its infrastructure sites in areas affected by mains power outages across the state to restore services. The severe weather has abated however flood warnings remain in place across Gippsland.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, nbn™ services to around 7,700 premises remain affected in outer East Melbourne in areas such as Emerald, Montrose, Belgrave, Croydon and into the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges. It is likely that power restoration to some areas at this stage may take until Thursday this week, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services in these areas.

NBN Co continues to work with local governments and Victorian Emergency Services. In the next 24 hours, we will deploy two Road Muster™ Trucks into the Dandenong Ranges area to provide satellite-based nbn™ broadband connectivity and device charging capabilities to the community and emergency services.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. Power companies report that approximately 30,000 premises, predominately in the east of the state, are without power (down from the peak of 200,000 on Friday 11 June).

NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria and will continue to deploy staff and equipment as required, in parallel with power companies.

14 June at 10:25am

As at 10:00am on Monday 14 June, NBN Co has restored infrastructure assets serving approximately 147,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria that were previously impacted by storm damage.

NBN Co has deployed a total of around 80 generators to its infrastructure sites in areas affected by mains power outages across the state to restore services. The severe weather has abated however flood warnings remain in place across Gippsland.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, nbn™ services to around 9,700 premises remain affected in outer East Melbourne in areas such as Emerald, Montrose, Belgrave, Croydon and into the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges.* It is likely that power restoration to some areas may take some time, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services in these areas.

Throughout the weekend, NBN Co staff, utilising an nbn™ Sky Muster™ Truck have supported the local communities in Blackwood and Trentham, providing satellite-based nbn™ broadband connectivity and device charging capabilities. All of our temporary network equipment has been returned to Melbourne, and we stand ready to provide further assistance in the days ahead, as required.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. Power companies report that approximately 30,000 premises, predominately in the east of the state, are without power (down from the peak of 200,000 on Friday 11 June).

NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria and will continue to deploy staff and equipment as required, in parallel with power companies.

*This sentence was updated at 12:38pm to update locations.

13 June at 6:41pm

As at 6:00pm on Sunday 13 June, NBN Co has restored infrastructure assets serving approximately 143,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria that were previously impacted by storm damage.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, nbn™ services to around 12,000 premises remain affected in Emerald, Healesville, Belgrave, Wandin, Croydon, Yarra Glen, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges. It is likely that power restoration to some areas may take some time, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services in these areas.

Throughout the weekend, NBN Co staff, utilising an nbn™ Sky Muster™ Truck have supported the local communities in Blackwood and Trentham, providing satellite-based nbn™ broadband connectivity and device charging capabilities. All of our temporary network equipment has been returned to Melbourne this evening, and we stand ready to provide futher assistance in the days ahead, as required.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria and will continue to deploy staff and equipment over the long weekend in parallel with power companies.

13 June at 10:16am

Following the severe weather in Victoria, NBN Co continues to deploy technicians and generators and is working hard to restore the nbn™ network across affected areas. Isolated showers continue in some areas, however conditions are generally conducive to NBN Co’s continued reconnection and recovery activities.

Once the nbn™ network recovers in these areas, power will also need to be restored at affected premises for nbn™ services to resume.

As at 10:00am on Sunday 13 June, NBN Co has restored infrastructure assets serving approximately 141,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria that were previously impacted by storm damage.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, nbn™ services to around 13,000 premises remain affected across Emerald, Healesville, Belgrave, Wandin, Croydon and Yarra Glen. It is likely that power restoration to some areas may take some time, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services in these areas.

NBN Co is currently supporting local communities across Victoria. This morning, nbn staff, utilising an nbn™ Sky Muster™ Truck are once again in Blackwood providing satellite-based nbn™ broadband connectivity and device charging capabilities to help support the local community during this difficult time.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria and will continue to deploy staff and equipment over the long weekend in parallel with power companies.

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In Blackwood, an nbn™ Sky Muster™ Truck is providing satellite-based nbn™ broadband connectivity and device charging capabilities to help support the local community.

12 June at 6:56pm

Rainfall is easing across Victoria. NBN Co recommends that residents in affected areas stay informed through broadcasts from Emergency Management Victoria.

As areas become accessible, NBN Co continues to deploy both technicians and generators to restore the nbn™ network across the affected areas. Power outages persist and there has been significant damage to localised nbn™ infrastructure. Once the nbn™ network recovers in these areas, power will also need to be restored at affected premises for nbn™ services to resume.

As at 6:00pm on Saturday 12 June, NBN Co has restored infrastructure assets that were previously impacting, with services restored to approximately 113,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria, since the first impacts of the storms. Other utility service providers are also making good progress to restore power to affected areas across the state.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, nbn™ services to around 21,500 premises remain affected across Emerald, Healesville, Belgrave, Wandin, Croydon, Yarra Glen. It is likely that power restoration to some areas may continue to take some time, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services in these areas.

NBN Co is currently supporting local councils across Victoria. This morning, nbn staff, utilising an nbn™ Sky Muster™ Truck, worked across the Trentham and Blackwood areas providing satellite-based nbn™ broadband connectivity and device charging capabilities to help support the local community during this difficult time.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria and will continue to deploy staff and equipment over the long weekend in parallel with power companies.

12 June at 8:30am

Rainfall continues throughout parts of Victoria. There are numerous flood warnings current across the state, with a major flood warning current for Traralgon Creek. NBN Co recommends that residents in affected areas stay informed through broadcasts from Emergency Management Victoria and emergency broadcasters.

As areas become accessible, NBN Co continues to deploy both technicians and generators to restore the nbn™ network across the affected areas. Power outages continue to occur with significant damage to infrastructure – once the nbn™ network is reconnected, power will also need to be restored at affected premises for nbn™ services to be fully restored.

As at 8:00am on Saturday 12 June, NBN Co has restored its infrastructure assets to approximately 106,000 premises across regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria. There is also good progress to the reconnection of power across the state.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, 30,080 nbn™ services remain affected across parts of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area, Yarra Ranges, Gippsland, Macedon Ranges area, Hepburn, and small areas of other storm-impacted regions of Victoria. It is likely that power restoration to some areas may take a number of days, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services in these areas.

NBN Co is currently supporting local governments across Victoria. This morning, nbn staff and an nbn™ Sky Muster™ Truck will arrive at Trentham with connectivity to the nbn™ network to help support the local community during this difficult time.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria, and will continue to deploy staff and equipment over the long weekend in parallel with power companies.

11 June at 6:21pm

As a result of severe weather and prolonged rainfall across Victoria, there are a number of major flood warnings for the Yarra and Thomson Rivers. NBN Co recommends that residents in affected areas stay informed through broadcasts from Emergency Management Victoria.

As areas become accessible, NBN Co continues to deploy both technicians and generators to restore the nbn network across the affected areas. Power outages continue to occur with significant damage to infrastructure  once the nbn network is reconnected, power will also need to be restored at affected premises for nbn™ services to be fully restored.

As at 6:00pm on Friday 11 June, NBN Co has restored its infrastructure assets servicing 76,109 premises in metropolitan areas of Melbourne, mainly in the city’s eastern suburbs.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, 49,855 nbn™ services remain affected across parts of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area, Yarra Ranges, Gippsland, Macedon Ranges area, Hepburn, and small areas of other storm-impacted regions of Victoria. It is likely that power restoration to some areas may take a number of days, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services in these areas.

NBN Co is currently supporting local governments aross Victoria and, tomorrow morning, will be deploying mobile infrastructure to support operations at Trentham with connectivity to the nbn™ network.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria, and will monitor the weather situation over the long weekend. It will continue to deploy resources to recover the nbn™ network in parallel with power companies.

11 June at 2:33pm

NBN Co continues to deploy resources across Victoria in response to the severe weather impacts.

NBN Co continues to determine the network damage as it becomes safe for technicians to enter into areas. We are aware that a number of nbn™ infrastructure sites throughout the state are currently running on battery back-up, supplemented by generators which we are deploying. Where it is safe to do so, we will continue to dispatch technicians to restore services across the long weekend. Access to some areas continues to be difficult, impacted by localised flooding, impeded road access and other issues related to storm damage.

As at 2:00pm on Friday 11 June, NBN Co has restored its infrastructure assets servicing approximately 65,000 premises in metropolitan areas of Melbourne, mainly in the city’s eastern suburbs.

As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, approximately 65,000 nbn™ services remain affected across parts of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area, Yarra Ranges, Gippsland, Macedon Ranges area, Hepburn, and small areas of other storm-impacted regions of Victoria. It is likely that power restoration to some areas may take a number of days, which will delay the restoration of nbn™ services in these areas.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria, and will monitor the weather situation over coming days. It will continue to respond to network outages and is aiming to restore services as soon as possible.

11 June at 10am

As a result of the severe weather and high winds that impacted Victoria throughout Wednesday and Thursday, a significant number of areas continue to be affected by ongoing power outages.

NBN Co can confirm that a number of its infrastructure assets to the North-West and South-East of Melbourne have been impacted, and many infrastructure sites throughout the state are currently running on battery back-up. NBN Co continues to deploy generators to affected areas to support ongoing network operations and will dispatch technicians to restore services as soon as it is safe to do so. Access to some areas is being impacted by localised flooding, impeded road access and other issues related to storm damage.

As at 8:00am on Friday 11 June, NBN Co has restored its infrastructure assets servicing approximately 54,000 premises in metropolitan areas of Melbourne, mainly in the city’s eastern suburbs. As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, approximately 75,000 nbn™ services remain affected across parts of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area, Yarra Ranges, Gippsland, Gisborne, Ballarat, and small areas of other storm-impacted regions of Victoria. It is likely that power restoration to some areas may take a number of days, which will delay the restoration of nbn services in these areas.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria and will monitor the weather situation over coming days. It will continue to respond to network outages and is aiming to restore services as soon as possible.

10 June at 6:48pm

As a result of the severe weather and high winds that impacted Victoria on Wednesday night, there are significant power outages across the state.

NBN Co can confirm that a number of its infrastructure assets to the North-West and South-East of Melbourne have been impacted, and many infrastructure sites throughout the state are currently running on battery back-up. NBN Co is currently deploying generators to affected areas to support ongoing network operations and will dispatch technicians to restore services as soon as it is safe to do so. Access to some areas is being impacted by localised flooding, road access and other damage related issues.

As at 6:00pm on Thursday 10 June, NBN Co has restored its infrastructure assets servicing approximately 36,500 premises in metropolitan areas of Melbourne, mainly in the city’s eastern suburbs. As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, approximately 70,000 nbn™ services remain affected across parts of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area, Yarra Ranges, Gippsland, Gisborne, Ballarat, and small areas of other storm-impacted regions of Victoria. It is likely that power restoration to some areas may take a number of days, which will impact on the restoration of our services.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria and will monitor the weather situation over coming days. It will continue to respond to network outages and is aiming to restore services as soon as possible.

10 June at 3:05pm

As a result of the severe weather and high winds that impacted Victoria on Wednesday night, there are significant power outages across the state.

NBN Co can confirm that a number of its infrastructure assets to the North-West and South-East of Melbourne have been impacted, and many infrastructure sites throughout the state are currently running on battery back-up. NBN Co is currently deploying generators to affected areas to support ongoing network operations and will dispatch technicians to restore services as soon as it is safe to do so.

As at 3:00pm on Thursday 10 June, NBN Co has restored its infrastructure assets servicing approximately 26,500 premises in metropolitan areas of Melbourne, mainly in the city’s eastern suburbs. As a result of impacts to other network infrastructure assets, approximately 60,000 nbn services remain affected across parts of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area, Yarra Ranges, Gippsland, Gisborne, Ballarat, and small areas of other storm-impacted regions of Victoria.

The company advises customers that nbn services to individual premises affected by power outages may also be impacted. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria and will monitor the weather situation over coming days. It will continue to respond to network outages and is aiming to restore services as soon as possible.

10 June at 10:44am

As a result of the severe weather and high winds that impacted Victoria on Wednesday night, there are an estimated 200,000 premises throughout the state that are currently without power. Local power providers have advised that, due to the extent of the damage, it could be some time before power is restored to some areas.

NBN Co can confirm that a number of its infrastructure assets to the North-West and South-East of Melbourne have been impacted, and many infrastructure sites throughout the state are currently running on battery back-up. The company has established an Emergency Management Team to respond to the situation, and it has generators on standby for deployment to support the network in the event of further or prolonged power outages across the state.

The company advises customers that nbn™ services to individual premises are likely to be affected by power outages. NBN Co is working closely with power providers and Emergency Services in Victoria, with technicians on standby to assist the recovery effort.

Preparation key to staying connected in an emergency

When it comes to staying safe – and connected – in the event of an emergency, it pays to be prepared.

The nbn™ network is robust, but it is important that residents are aware that services over the nbn™ network are likely to be affected by a large-scale event or power outages.

This is because equipment connected to services over the nbn™ network – both at the telephone exchange and within homes and businesses – will not work during a power outage.

Read the full blog here.