Google Street View in Oceania

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In Oceania, Google Street View is available in most parts of Australia and New Zealand.

On 4 August 2008, the long-anticipated image collection of Australia was introduced. At this time, 18 camera icons were added. Extensive mapping of New Zealand was included on 1 December 2008. On 9 December 2008, Darwin, Australia, and other locations were included. On 30 October 2009, Google Australia announced that they would be sending its fleet of cars back on the road from November 2009 to update Street View Australia with new images.

In October 2010, Google Street View ceased operations in Australia after its Street View cars were found to have been collecting Wi-Fi data from home Wi-Fi networks.[1] In May 2011, Google Australia stated that they had removed all the Wi-Fi sniffing equipment and that they planned to shoot Australian roads again, but did not provide a specific timetable.[2] On 27 July 2011, major urban and regional centres of Australia were updated with the new HD imagery.

In February 2015 another update of Australia with HD imagery was released. It's the very first update in Northern Territory after the low-resolution imagery. It also affected parts of Western Australia and Queensland. But some places are still limited to low-resolution imagery or don't even have Street View coverage at all.

As of June 2015 the updates of Australia are going on but it's not clear how long does it take to reach 100% coverage with HD imagery. Cars are reported to visit western coast of Australia so there's some change that the HD coverage is going to increase.

Timeline of introductions[edit]

Date Major locations added
4 August 2008 Australia Adelaide, Albany, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broken Hill, Cairns, Canberra, Geraldton, Hobart, Karratha, Melbourne, Mount Isa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga and more rural areas
1 December 2008 New Zealand Major part of New Zealand
9 December 2008 Australia More areas in Australia
27 July 2011[3] Australia Update with HD images in various locations in Australia
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Japan Bonin Islands
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Full introduction of Google Business Views, including new businesses in New Zealand New Zealand
21 February 2012[3] New Zealand Update with HD images in various locations in New Zealand
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Australia Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Australia, in Australia
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Antennarius striatus.jpg Underwater imagery in Australia and Hawaii (United States)[4]
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Australia Luna Park Sydney, Taronga Zoo, in Australia
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 New Zealand Updated areas, including Christchurch and Auckland, and more locations in New Zealand
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Pitcairn Islands Adamstown, Henderson Island in Pitcairn Islands
Monday, April 21, 2014  Australia Updates and more locations in Australia
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Australia Update and more locations in Australia
Monday, September 22, 2014 Unincorporated territories of the United States including:
Guam Hagåtña and more locations in Guam
Northern Mariana Islands Capitol Hill, Saipan, Garapan and more locations in the Northern Mariana Islands
Friday, May 29, 2015 American Samoa Pago Pago, Fagatogo, Tafuna, Ofu-Olosega, Manu'a and more locations in American Samoa

Areas included[edit]


Most towns, cities, villages, major and rural roads.




 New Zealand[edit]

Most towns, cities, villages, major and rural roads. Coverage limited to North Island, South Island and Waiheke Island.

 United Kingdom[edit]

 United States[edit]

For more details, see Google Street View in the United States.

For other parts of Japan and Indonesia, see Google Street View in Asia.

Countries without any coverage[edit]

Countries of Oceania which do not have coverage:

 Fiji,  Kiribati,  Marshall Islands,  Micronesia,  Nauru,  Palau,  Papua New Guinea,  Samoa,  Solomon Islands,  Tonga,  Tuvalu,  Vanuatu

Countries partly in Oceania, where the Oceanian parts do not have coverage:
 Chile (Easter Island),  France

Of these countries, the following have photospheres, 360 degree panorama photos similar to the streetview photos, accessible in Google maps:
Chile, Fiji, France, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu

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