Telstra Outage Takes EFTPOS, ATMs Offline

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A Telstra outage is affecting EFTPOS machines and ATMs in parts of the country, leaving some payment methods offline.

"We are now investigating an issue affecting services, including Eftpos and access to ATMs, for a number of enterprise customers nationally", he said.

"We're sorry for any issues caused and will provide an update when we know more", he said.

'There appears to be a wide-spread EFTPOS outage at the moment, while this is not isolated to ANZ, please be assured that we are working to have this resolved on our end ASAP, ' it told customers.

According to Down Detector, the issues for CommBank began around 2:48pm AEST.

CBA, Westpac, ANZ and NAB all hit.

The result when a customer logs onto Commonwealth's NetBank service, as of 4.30pm Thursday.

Australia Post used Twitter to advise customers of the outage. Despite Telstra's own confirmation, CommBank didn't name names.

The Commonwealth Bank said it was "impacted by an issue" with a telecommunications provider. "We apologise to all of our customers who are inconvenienced by this". "We are working to have full services restored as a matter of priority".

The Telstra network outage may affect people attempting to use EFTPOS machines, where they are presented with an error code x8.

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The CommBank app and NetBank are still working. There are also issues for customers logging on to its CommSec site.

CBA pleaded with customers not to ring its overloaded call centre saying there was "no need" to contact it to report issues. If you or your business are experiencing issues, tell us about it in the comments.

The same issue hit St George Bank and Westpac.

Westpac has also confirmed the outages.

The telco said it's now investigating the issue, which is impacting "a number of enterprise customers nationally".

The New South Wales ambulance service said there have been no interruptions to emergency services while it works with Telstra to resolve technical issues.

The banks said that internet banking systems remained operational and that the outages were uneven.

ANZ is yet to publish a dedicate tweet, though it has responded to customers experiencing issues.

We'll be updating this story as we learn more.

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