When visiting the Longreach Region, there are a number of ways to stay in touch. It is recommended that if you are travelling extensively throughout the Outback that you are equipped with a satellite phone and a UHF Radio. Once you travel west or south of Boulia, there is no mobile phone coverage at all, except via satellite.
There are several public telephones available, coin or card operated. These are located between the Council Office and the Post Office on Eagle Street, in the Taxi rank area in the middle of Eagle Street (opposite Target Country), out the front of Mercury Business Supplies at the southern end of Eagle Street and on Crane Street (north side) near the Lioness Park.
Please note that the mobile network coverage in Longreach is 4G, with limited coverage of Optus. In Ilfracombe and Isisford is Telstra 3G mobile. The Telstra 4G ans 3G network coverage is generally restricted to the area close to these towns, with parts of the Landsborough Highway having minimal to no coverage on the Telstra 3G Network.
Telstra’s Mobile Broadband is accessible via the Telstra 4GX Network in Longreach.
Regional Road Report
Phone: (07) 4658 4150
Bureau of Meteorology
Main Roads’ Closure
Phone: 13 19 40
Stay on Track Outback
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Road Trip Packing List (with Checklists)