About the School Student Broadband Initiative

The Australian Government developed the School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI) to support the education of school students without internet access at home.

Access to fast internet at home can support children to build their digital skills, learn how to safely use the internet and participate in a world that is more reliant on digital technology. 

The SSBI can provide your family with free nbn® broadband home internet until 31 December 2025. 

We are working with nbn® to offer SSBI vouchers available for families who do not have the internet at home. 

To be eligible, you must: 



1. Have a child living at home that is enrolled in an Australian school in 2023. If your child is registered for homeschool, this is ok. 

2. Live in a place that can access the nbn® network. If you're not sure if nbn® is available in your area, visit check your address and type your home address in the search box. 

3. Not currently have an active nbn® network internet service at home. Having the internet on a mobile phone, for example Optus Donate Your Data™, is ok. This does not affect eligibility.


You will need a home device (laptop, tablet, or computer) to connect to the internet. A router/ modem will be given to you by the internet provider you choose.

To register for the School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI), please log in to My Smith Family and complete the registration form. 

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