Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to work in the city or consistently going over your phone data limit, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to free Wi-Fi hotspots around Melbourne.

Public spaces

Melbourne Library

For some quiet contemplation or to finish off the project you’ve been putting off, you can head to one of the six branches of the Melbourne Library Service located in Carlton, Dockland, East Melbourne, North Melbourne and Southbank. It also shares a building with Journal Café (for your coffee hit), and of course has free Wi-Fi. Head to City of Melbourne for more info on opening times and some of the great events and exhibitions held at each library.

Federation Square – Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street

Not only can you get free trams around Fed Square, thanks to Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone, but you can also get free Wi-Fi in The Atrium, Deakin Edge and all public spaces including The Square, Flinders St Amphitheatre, River Terrace and Federation Square. The connection is available all the time and is conveniently located near some great bars, restaurants and cafes.

Westfield Shopping Centre

I recently found out that you’re now able to access free Wi-Fi, for up to 180 minutes or 1GB (whichever happens first), at Southland and Doncaster Westfield shopping centres. These downloads are only available to you once per day and you can find instructions on how to log into the Wi-Fi through the Westfield website.

Cafes/restaurants

Melbourne is known for its amazing food scene and sharing every food photo is essential so it’s no wonder that so many cafes, restaurants and bars around the city offer free WiFi to their customers.

1000 £ Bend

Located on 361 Little Lonsdale Street (Melbourne CBD) this venue is host to a café, restaurant bar and ever-inspirational gallery space. If the $3 early bird coffee doesn’t get you out of bed then the delicious breakfast options will.

Auction Rooms Café

You’ll be spoilt for choice with the numerous power points available for laptop work. Find them in North Melbourne at 103 – 107 Errol Street.

Dr Jekyll

Thankfully you won’t find Mr Hyde, but you will find some classic breakfast staples like avo on toast and porridge—alongside some fancier options if that’s what you’re into. You’ll stumble upon this cute little café at 107 Grey Street, St Kilda.

Touchwood

If you’re a fan of minimalist design and quiet spaces then Touchwood is the place for you. You’ll find it at 480 Bridge Road, Richmond.

A Minor Place

A heavy hitter when it comes to premium blend coffees and baked treats. You’ll find a comfortable place to check your emails at 103 Albion Street, Brunswick. They’re also gluten free and vegan-friendly.

Stovetop

Study all day with the delicious breakfast and lunch options available and then treat yourself to a cocktail once you’ve hit submit on that assignment. Located at 100 Leicester Street in Carlton.

If you’re looking for internet on the go, don’t forget amaysim have some great data plans to suit every lifestyle. With no lock-in contracts all you need to do is pick how much data you need. Learn more about our plans here or if you’ve got a free Wi-Fi spot you love in Melbourne that’s not on this list, share it with us in the comments. You never know who you might help out of a data dilemma.

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Mariah

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