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Notice on Change of Wi-Fi Service

To facilitate the public to use the free Wi-Fi services provided by the Government or private service providers under the public-private collaboration model of the “Wi-Fi.HK” scheme, the free Wi-Fi services at government venues will adopt the new Service Set Identifier (SSID) “Wi-Fi.HK via <name of service provider>” progressively starting from July 2017. The existing Wi-Fi services with SSIDs “freegovwifi”, “freegovwifi-e” and “Wi-Fi.HK via GovWiFi” will be terminated in due course.

For details, please visit the latest information on the change of service of GovWiFi venues

To find more free Wi-Fi locations, please visit the 「Wi-Fi.HK」website


New e-Certificate

Starting from 24 May 2017, the encrypted channel (Network ID (SSID) "freegovwifi-e" ) of the GovWiFi service has adopted the e-Certificate issued by "Hongkong Post".

If your mobile device has been configured with the GovWiFi encrypted channel, please note the following steps when you use the encrypted channel again:

- For Android device users, re-configuration is not required.

- For iOS device users, you will be prompted to accept the new e-Certificate.

- For Windows device users, you should remove the existing "freegovwifi-e" wireless network setting and setup the encrypted channel again. For details, please refer to the setup guide ( ).


GovWiFi Mobile App

Starting from 18 May 2015, you can download the GovWiFi mobile app to get hold of the latest information of GovWiFi and find the locations of GovWiFi premises.


Common Wi-Fi Brand

To make it easier for the public and visitors to access free Wi-Fi services in Hong Kong, one of the initiatives of 2014 Digital 21 Strategy is to promote a Common Wi-Fi Branding, “Wi-Fi.HK”, for Wi-Fi services which are offered by the public and private sectors completely free or free for a certain period of time in Hong Kong. It will help the public and visitors find and connect to the public Wi-Fi hotspots throughout Hong Kong. GovWiFi is one of the services that joined the common Wi-Fi branding and the SSID used is "Wi-Fi.HK via GovWiFi" which is available in all GovWiFi premises.


Hotspots diagrams

To facilitate users in locating the Wi-Fi hotspots within GovWiFi premises, hotspot diagrams of GovWiFi premises are now available under the “GovWiFi locator and premises List” of this website. For better service, users are suggested to use the Wi-Fi service near the hotspots.


Promotion video

2014 TV Announcement (Click to play)

Tourists (Click to play)


Some tips in using the service:

Download the usage tips


Recently launched New GovWiFi premises

- Tsing Yi Southwest Sports Centre


GovWiFi Service Notice

From 20 Oct 2017, GovWiFi service is closed in Central Market. Public may go to the following nearby GovWiFi premises for using WiFi service:

- Central and Western District Office - Public Enquiry Service Centre

- Harbour Building

- Immigration - Hong Kong Island Travel Documents Issuing Office

From 25 Dec 2016, GovWiFi service is closed in North Lamma Public Library. Public may go to the following nearby GovWiFi premises for using WiFi service:

- South Lamma Public Library

From 25 Dec 2016, GovWiFi service is closed in Tsuen Wan Law Courts Building. Public may go to the following nearby GovWiFi premises for using WiFi service:

- Tsuen Wan Town Hall

- Sha Tsui Road Playground


The following premises are under renovation/improvement works. GovWiFi service may be affected in the premises.

- North District Sports Ground

- Wong Nai Chung Market Cooked Food Centre

- Robert Black Maternal and Child Health Centre

- Tuen Mun Park

- Hong Kong Space Museum


For enquiries, please call our 24-hour Hotline (852) 186 111.



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