Free Wireless Hotspots in Melbourne
If you’re roaming around Melbourne’s CBD looking to connect your laptop or smartphone to Wi-Fi, there are heaps of places around town that offer free wireless broadband hotspots other than public libraries. There are cafes, eateries and public spaces that offer free wireless internet you can connect to. Many cafes or bars ask that you purchase a beer or a coffee to go along with the wireless internet, which is likely to be a satisfying match.
The number of free wireless hotspots has continued to grow over recent years as more people feel obligated to stay connected as they roam the city. Below we have included some of the most popular places in Melbourne’s CBD that offer free Wi-Fi.
Fed Square is Melbourne’s arts and entertainment hub which is located right next to Flinders Street.
Australia on Collins
This shopping centre is located between Collins and Little Collins. You can enjoy a quick bite in the food court while you sort through your email inbox.
e55 Cafe and Bar – Elizabeth Street
e55 is a small retro bar on Elizabeth Street which attracts a large group of the CBD’s backpackers. Grab a beer and relax with your laptop on one of their comfy couches.
Joe’s Garage – Brunswick Street (Fitzroy)
It may be on the fringe of Melbourne’s city centre, but it’s only a couple minutes by tram. Grab a coffee, big lunch, free Wi-Fi and you’re set.
Mag Nation – Elizabeth Street
Mag nation is the perfect place to kick back with your favourite magazine while still remaining connected to the net. They also serve coffee, so it may be a long time before you leave.
Check your facebook and Twitter accounts while you get lost in the walkways inside Melbourne Central.
State Library Victoria
Ok, it’s a library, but it’s so much more than that. Keep an eye out for public events that are running, or soak up some sun on the lawns outside with your laptop.
Workshop Bar – Elizabeth Street (Entrance off A’Beckett)
Before you catch the train home from the Melbourne Central Station train station, stop off at Workshop for a beer and hangout on the terrace and tell others online to swing by.