Public Wi-Fi hot spots in Australia

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MargeSimpson, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. MargeSimpson macrumors member

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    ok, so all us aussies know that we are not as spoiled with piblic free wifi as yanks are... ;) (no offence!)

    so perhaps we can have a thread on where you found a free wifi spot?

    Another thing, sometimes i check wifi connections and some show 'open', but when i try to connect it says 'server not found'. Why? :confused:

    unfortunately I havent found ANY free spots in Sydney yet.. granted i've only taken my Touch to work and back - still waiting on BSE to arrive.
     
  2. applecheese macrumors member

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    all mcdonalds use to have free wifi in aus now they make you pay for it : /
    every charcoal chicken has free wifi to.
     
  3. Oliver G macrumors regular

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    I have found a few in Melbourne but they are just People's Wi-Fi networks with no passwords.7
     
  4. dantega macrumors newbie

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    Free WiFI in Australia

    I found this list of free hot spots throughout Australia, hope it helps

    Dante

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    Pancake Parlour - Civic Bus Interchange, Canberra City, ACT
    National Library of Australia - Parkes Place - 61 2 6262 1111 - Canberra, ACT
    Deli Marco - Dickson Shops - Dickson, ACT
    The Freeway Hotel - 115 Reserve Road - 0294370000 - Artarmon - NSW
    The Beach Hotel - 02 6685 6402 - Byron Bay NSW
    Broadway Shopping Centre - Bay Street - Glebe
    Jervis Bay Tourism - NSW
    Broomlea Bed & Breakfast - 273 Leura Mall - 02 47842940 - Leura, NSW
    Winsome Hotel - Lismore, NSW
    Left Bank Cafe - gold coin donation - Molesworth St. - Lismore, NSW
    Commercial Hotel - Pub area - 170 Maitland Street - Narrabri, NSW
    Highway Tourist Caravan Park - Newell Highway - Narrabri, NSW
    Greenwood Plaza - Blue Street - North Sydney
    Brew Cafe - 121 Harrington Street - The Rocks - Sydney - New South Wales
    Forster-Tuncurry Memorial Services Club - Strand St, Forster, NSW, 2428
    Cupcake Cafe - 2-4 College St. - (02) 9360 1684 - Sydney, NSW
    Outside The Ivy Cafe, The Glasshouse - Pitt St - Sydney, NSW
    Gloria Jeans Coffees Gymea - 89 Gymea Bay Rd - 95248009 - Sydney, NSW
    Crema 55 - 55 Clarence St - 02 92990414 - Sydney, NSW
    The Galeries Victoria - Food Court, 500 Geaorge Street - Sydney, NSW
    Sydney Rocks - 30 minute limit per connection -between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay - Sydney, NSW
    Roslyn Gardens Serviced Apartments - 4 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay - 61 2 9358 1944 - Sydney, NSW
    The Royal Hotel Darlington - 370 Abercrombie Street - +61 2 9698 8557 - Darlington, Sydney NSW
    Ozpitality - A group of Manly & Sydney Hotels & Hostels
    Radisson Hotel & Suites Sydney - 72 Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales
    Alibi Room - 720 Brunswick Street - Corner of Brunswick and Annie Streets - New Farm - QLD
    Gloria Jean's Coffees - 3195 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Queensland
    The 3 Big Fig Trees B & B - 87 Hawes Road, Childers - QLD
    Cafe Pacifico - intersection of Esplanade and Spence Streets - Cairns, Queensland
    ANZAC Square - Adelaide Street - Brisbane, QLD
    Afk Cafe - 616 Stanley Street - 07-3846-0445 - Woolloongabba, QLD
    Rundle Mall - intersection of Rundle Mall and Gawler Place - Adelaide, South Australia
    HOTSPOT INTERNET CAFE - 20 minutes free internet with every coffee or cup of tea.- 151 lygon st - Carlton - Melbourne - Victoria
    Verandahs in the Valley - 34 Burnett St, New Norfolk, Tasmania
    Gilt Lounge Bar & Rest. - 231 Sandy Bay Rd - 03 6224 0551 - Tasmania
    Food Inc. - 360 Elizabeth St - (03) 9663 3660 - Melbourne, Victoria
    Joe's Garage - 366 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, 3065, - (03) 9419 9944 - Melbourne, VIC
    6 Links - Basement 228 Flinders Lane - Melbourne, VIC
    Australia on Collins - Collins St - Melbourne, VIC
    Melbourne Museum - 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton Gardens - 13 11 02 - Melbourne, VIC
    State Library of Victoria - 328 Swanston Street - Melbourne, VIC
    Sandy Point Cafe - 105 Beach Parade, Sandy Point, Victoria
    Kiewa View Accommodations - Lakeside Avenue - Mount Beauty, Victoria
    BarCino - 338 Middleton Loop, Albany, Western Australia
    Stilts Bar and Cafe - Holgate Road - Broadwater Resort - Busselton - Western Australia
    Just Espresso - 20 Preston Street - (08) 9474 1977 Como - Western Australia
    Infusion Coffee & Tea - 185 Murray St - Shp 13 - Perth - Western Australia
    University of Notre Dame - coverage area includes neaby pubs and cafes - Fremantle - Western Australia
    Fremantle Free Wi-Fi - covering a good part of the cafe strip on South Terrace roughly from Gino's Cafe to the Capri Restaurant, including Marconi's, the Dome, Kulcha, etc. Coverage is best at tables outside but is quite usable indoors on the south/west side of the strip.
    Exomod Coffee House - 615 Beaufort St. - Mt Lawley, WA
    Caffissimo - Beaufort St - Mt Lawley, WA
    Pony Club - 620 Beaufort St. - Mt Lawley, W
    Infusion Coffee & Tea - 185 Murray St, Shp 13 - Perth - Western Australia
    Cafe at the Concert Hall - Perth Concert Hall, 5 St George's Terrace - +61 892319941 - Perth - Western Australia
    Barre Cafe Restaurant - His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay St - +61 892261006 - Perth - Western Australia
     
  5. MargeSimpson thread starter macrumors member

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  6. Cookee macrumors newbie

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    Oakleigh station, Victoria. Has a hot spot I've been using while waiting for trains, it appears as "GLOBALSEC".
     
  7. Dublo7 macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure that every McDonalds is a wifi hotspot. You can use it provided you can stomach that ****** food, of course.
     
  8. AppleMatt389 macrumors regular

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    Hahah, that's like a minute away from me..how cool. Now that you've publicised it, some poor unassuming 50 something year old will rack up a massive internet bill. Shame they don't know about secure networks. Unless of course this is intentionally a free wifi network.

    :apple:Matt
     

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