Telstra Tower

Telstra Tower rises 195 metres above the summit of Black Mountain and provides unsurpassed 360 degree views of Canberra and surrounds.

Situated in a beautiful nature reserve, the Tower is a futuristic landmark that plays a vital role in Australia’s telecommunication network. The Tower provides facilities for national and commercial television, FM radio, mobile phones, video and tele-conferencing.

Students visiting the Tower can see the city unfold from the enclosed viewing gallery or the two open viewing platforms. There is also a conference centre and relaxing kiosk.

The Tower was officially opened in 1980 by then Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.

It has become one of the National Capital’s most symbolic landmarks and a major tourist attraction with a total of over six million visitors.

The Tower houses the Heritage Telstra Centenary Exhibition. The collection includes devices that played a role in important moments in Australian history.

Come and view the first car phone and phones used by former Prime Ministers Menzies and Hughes.

Address:
Black Mountain Drive, Acton, 2601
Freecall:
1800 806 718
Fax:
02 6257 6600
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