Community IoT Network overview

A Low Power Wide Area Network for IoT devices that’s free to use, sponsored by your community. Using LoRaWAN technology and The Things Network, devices can communicate with the network from up to 15km away, using very low power.

See the video here (1:31 min) for an overview of The Things Network


How to connect to The Things Network in Australia




Community IoT Network

Meshed is deploying flexible and scalable public access LPWANs for city and regional communities, including gateways, node devices, data sharing dashboards and community enablement. If you would like your community IoT activated please enquire below.


Ipswich network

Ipswich City Council has worked with Meshed to install a LoRaWAN network across Ipswich, Qld. The gateways are located around Ipswich CBD, Rosewood and Springfield in order to provide coverage for the region.


Melbourne CBD network

Thanks to our partners, KPMG and IAG, Melbourne CBD and surrounds now has Things Network coverage, with gateways placed high up on the rooftop of two iconic city buildings.



Cairns network

James Cook University has partnered with Meshed to install a network at their Smithfield campus. This will provide coverage to the surrounding areas north of Cairns CBD and out to the foreshore.


Brisbane CBD network

In October 2016, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) partnered with Meshed to provide an IoT Community Network for Brisbane. The LoRaWAN gateway is located at Gardens Point campus with good coverage into the CBD and beyond.



Sydney CBD network

University Of Technology Sydney (UTS), in partnership with Meshed launched their Community IoT Network in July 2016. It consists of a single gateway mounted on the roof of the historic Building 10 and is available to all nearby university campuses and anyone in the inner city area within range of the gateway.

August 2016: KPMG and International Towers have also added to this network with a gateway on top of Barangaroo Tower 3.

February 2017: AARNet joins The Things network with a gateway in North Ryde, further extending coverage of the Sydney network

University Of Wollongong

Wollongong network

University Of Wollongong, in partnership with Meshed, launched their Community IoT Network in March 2016. The gateway is installed on the Smart Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) building and is available to university students, faculty members, City Of Wollongong and anyone within range.