Find free wifi wherever you are

Smartphones, tablets and laptops have become an integral part of our day-to-day lives, and the demand for free wireless internet has increased substantially in recent years. But sometimes it’s just not that easy to find a free wifi hotspot.

These days more people want to be connected more of the time. In order to keep up with this demand, businesses such as cafés, caravan parks and shopping centres offer free wifi as a ‘value-added’ way to draw in patrons. The number of wireless internet hotspots in Australia (and the world) has increased exponentially over the last couple of years and it is now possible to travel the length and breadth of the country without paying a cent for your internet connection.

Wifi hotspot database,* offers an ever-growing list of free wifi hotspots organised by state and suburb. If you’re travelling and want to keep in touch with family and friends, or if you just like checking the news over coffee, this is a great resource for finding free wireless internet in your area.

Do you have a favourite café which offers free wifi? Why not share its location?

*We had initially promoted an Australian hotspot database called, which worked at the time of release, but seemed to have many problems since our article had been published. Please use instead, as it is a comprehensive hotspot database which covers the globe – so you can use it at home as well as abroad.

Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.