School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI)

Eligible families can access 12 months free broadband over the NBN through the School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI).

To be eligible for SSBI, families must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a child living at home and enrolled in an Australian school.
  • Be referred by a nominating organisation or self-nominate through the National Referral Centre
  • Have no active broadband service over the NBN network.
  • Live in a premise where they can access a standard NBN service.

The new National Referral Centre – led by Anglicare Victoria – now allows families to nominate themselves for the program directly, making it easier for households in need to get connected.

Families can contact the National Referral Centre by:

Phone: 1800 954 610 (Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AEDT)

Or by visiting

For more information on SSBI, visit

Should you have any questions or issues with this process, please don’t hesitate to contact my office on (03) 9070 1974 or via email,

A note about scams: NBN Co will never ask you to provide bank details or to pay money to participate in SSBI.

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