From 29 September 2016, anyone can use the VicFreeWiFi service within all Melbourne city loop train stations, the Bourke Street Mall, Queen Victoria Market, and South Wharf Promenade at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

More access points will be switched on over the coming months, with the full network to be up and running by the end of 2016. Melbourne is now joining regional centres Ballarat and Bendigo, who launched their free WiFi programs in December 2015.

Once the Melbourne network is complete, the VicFreeWiFi service will be the largest free public WiFi network of its kind in Australia, covering an area of 600,000 square metres across the three cities.

The service allows for up to 250 MB per device, per day – and does not require personal logins or feature pop-up advertising. The quality of the network is unparalleled in Australia and on par with world-class free public WiFi networks in New York, London and San Francisco.

An interactive map of the active access points available for public use is at the VicFreeWiFi website.