Meshtastic MQTT Broker

Looks like you’re after an Australian MQTT server.


Please note this page is now deprecated by the
information provided at meshtastic.au.
I suggest you go there now.

Recent changes to meshtastic found in the newest firmware mean devices use regional sub-folders automatically. For example where you would previously be dropped into a global pool and be flooded, by default you would now (for us) be in msh/ANZ so even if using the global server you’ll only be with ANZ nodes. For many this solves the primary problem and makes a locally based MQTT server redundant.

For most users and purposes we advise you use the global server, mqtt.meshtastic.org, BUT if you haven’t updated your firmware recently, manually change the root folder from msh to msh/ANZ before connecting.

Our future gateways will now be pointed at the global server under msh/ANZ from now on.

Remember if you publish your location in LongFast on the global MQTT it will be available to everyone via the MeshMap in addition to being shared with all meshtastic nodes on the server and locally.

If you don’t want to use the global server for some reason you’re still welcome to use our local server instead, but this will not be ideal for LongFast-over-MQTT if you’re looking for a chat. The local server details are below:

  • Server: mqtt.meshtastic.au (from the default just swap .org with .au)
  • Username/password: meshdev / large4cats (same as the default)

Having trouble? If you’re not used to using MQTT with meshtastic, here are the basic steps:

  1. Go to Radio Configuration > MQTT
  2. Change the address to mqtt.meshtastic.au
  3. Leave the username and password as they were (meshdev/large4cats)
  4. Switch on MQTT Enabled at the top
  5. Change your Root Topic to msh/ANZ if necessary as detailed above
  6. If you connect via Bluetooth and want your device to use your phone’s internet connection, switch on Proxy to Client Enabled at the bottom. Leave it off if your device is itself connected to a wifi network.
  7. Send your settings