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Government Wireless Network


The Government Wireless Network (GWN) is intended to deliver enhanced digital radio voice and narrowband data communications for Queensland's public safety agencies, with improved communications security, interoperability between public safety agencies, added functionality and a foundation to support effective front-line public safety services.

The first priority for the project is to deliver the communications needs for the G20 Finance Officials’ meeting in Cairns in September 2014 and Leaders' Summit in Brisbane in November 2014.

The GWN will be delivered in stages in South East Queensland by mid-2016. There is potential for future service area rollouts across the state. 


On 2 September 2013, the Government announced Telstra Corporation Limited as the successful bidder to deliver the network for the G20 events and for South East Queensland.

Telstra will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the GWN under a 15-year, managed service arrangement with the State.

The Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA) is responsible for the implementation of the GWN Project.

More information

For more information about the GWN, read the Ministerial media statement or visit the DSITIA website

Last reviewed:
22 November 2013