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Best internet deals for December 2023

To help you find the best internet plan, we've narrowed down over 100 internet deals to just 5 based on speed and value for money.

Best internet deals for December 2023

Best unlimited internet deal

Dodo NBN100 Unlimited Comparison Exclusive

95 Mbps
Typical evening speed
Unlimited
Data
$70
per month for 6 months
Dodo NBN100 Unlimited Comparison Exclusive logo

Get this plan for $70/mth for the first 6 months, then $85/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.2.24

Additional plan information:

  • Upload speed: 17Mbps
  • Modem: BYO modem or purchase a modem from Dodo for $79 (offer ends 27.2.24)
  • Total discount over promotional period: $90
  • Total price over 12 months (excluding modem): $930

What we like about Dodo:

  • Dodo's NBN 100 plan comes with an exclusive 6-month discount that'll save you $90. You'll need to sign up via a comparison website such as Finder to take advantage of the offer.
  • Offers the option to bundle your NBN with Dodo energy and save an extra $10 a month.

Watch out for:

  • Dodo shared the 8th rank (out of 12 providers) with iPrimus, in the ACCC broadband performance report for download speeds during busy hours of the day (7pm–11pm). While it's a low rank, it still delivered maximum speeds 96.9% of the time, which isn't terrible.

Best cheap internet deal

Tangerine NBN Value

25 Mbps
Typical evening speed
Unlimited
Data
$49.90
per month for 6 months
Tangerine NBN Value logo

Get this plan for $49.90/mth for the first 6 months, then $64.90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.

Additional plan information:

  • Upload speed: 8.5Mbps
  • Modem: $179.90
  • Total discount over promotional period: $90
  • Total price over 12 months (excluding modem): $628.80

What we like about Tangerine:

  • Get $15 off each month for the first 6 months if you're a new Tangerine customer.
  • There's no lock-in contract or set-up fees. You can also BYO modem.

Watch out for:

  • The cost of Tangerine's modem is on the expensive side. It's higher than the average price of modems from NBN providers on Finder.

Best internet deal for fast speeds

Southern Phone NBN Fast

100 Mbps
Typical evening speed
Unlimited
Data
$75
per month
Southern Phone NBN Fast logo

Get this plan for $75/mth for the first 12 months, then $85/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.1.24

Additional plan information:

  • Set-up fee: $0
  • Upload speed: 17Mbps
  • Modem: BYO modem or purchase for $78
  • Total discount over promotional period: $120
  • Total price over 12 months (excluding modem): $900

What we like about Southern Phone:

  • Long lasting 12-month discount of $120 which is a great saving. Most deals only last for 6 months.
  • Australian customer support team available Monday-Friday over the phone

Watch out for:

  • Plan increases to $85 after your first year

Best 4G home internet deal

iiNet Home Wireless Broadband

16 Mbps
Approx. speed range
Unlimited
Data
$59.99
per month
iiNet Home Wireless Broadband logo

Get this plan for $0/mth for the first month, then $59.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.

Additional plan information:

  • Network: Vodafone 4G network
  • Upload speed: Up to 2Mbps
  • Modem: $0 if you stay connected for 24 months
  • Total discount over promotional period: $59.99
  • Total price over 12 months (excluding modem): $659.89

What we like about iiNet:

  • Its 4G home internet deal gives you the first month free and a modem at no extra upfront cost.
  • There's no lock-in contract or activation fee.
  • Existing TPG customers get this plan with an additional $5 discount, costing you $49.99 a month instead of $54.99.

Watch out for:

  • A modem non-return fee will apply if you cancel your service before 24 months. The non-return fee is $8 multiplied by the number of months remaining.
  • Coverage varies depending on your location. You'll need to input your address on iiNet's website to check that it services your area before signing up to this plan.

Best 5G home internet deal

TPG 5G Home Broadband Premium

96 Mbps
Approx. speed range
Unlimited
Data
$64.99
per month
TPG 5G Home Broadband Premium logo

Get this plan for $0/mth for the first month, then $64.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply

Additional plan information:

  • Technology: Vodafone 5G network
  • Upload speed: 15Mbps
  • Modem: $0 if you stay connected for 36 months
  • Total discount over promotional period: $64.99
  • Total price over 12 months (excluding modem): $714.89

What we like about TPG:

  • You essentially get to try 5G home internet for free for the first month.
  • Easy set-up with a plug and play modem (free if you stay connected for 36 months).
  • Great typical download speed for HD and 4K streaming, working from home and sharing the internet between 3-5 people.

Watch out for:

  • Make sure you return your modem within 21 days of cancelling your plan if you choose to leave before the end of 36 months, or else you'll need to pay $17 multiplied by the remaining months.
  • The Vodafone 5G network is currently limited in Australia (it has the smallest coverage of the 3 networks). Make sure this plan services your area before signing up.
Deal

Get your first month free on iiNet home wireless plans

$0 for the first month on all iiNet home wireless broadband plans. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 24% off NBN 100 plans or faster with TPG for 6 months

Sign up to an NBN 100, Superfast or Ultrafast plan with TPG and get unlimited data from $79.99 a month for the first 6 months. T&Cs apply.
Deal

First month free on TPG home broadband plans

Get the first month free on any TPG home broadband plan. T&Cs apply.

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What is the best internet plan for you?

Overwhelmed by the amount of internet deals available? Besides price, consider the following factors when trying to find an internet plan best suited for your needs.

cable
Connection type
While the NBN is usually people's first thought, you could also look into getting a home wireless plan. NBN is more widely available but if you're not impressed with its speeds, home wireless could be worth trying thanks to a bunch of first-month-free deals available..
speedometer
Speed
The right speed for you will depend on the size of your household. A general rule of thumb is the larger the household, the faster you'll want your internet speeds, especially if everyone's regularly online. Your connection type might factor into this too, with 4G home wireless potentially offering slower speeds than the NBN, whereas 5G could be faster.
wifi modem
Modem
If you're sticking to the NBN, modems are fairly affordable. But those looking into 4G or 5G home internet should be careful of the conditions attached to home wireless modems. They'll often come at no additional upfront cost but if you leave before a certain period, you may be charged a modem fee.
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Promotional offers
Deals are great, but just remember the ongoing price matters too. With most internet plans coming with no lock-in contract these days, you can easily switch to another provider once a promotional offer expires. Just remember to factor in any notice periods while switching.

Expert tip: When you start comparing internet plans, you'll notice some great deals from providers that you may not have heard of. Don't disregard them. If they're offering great speeds and no lock-in contracts, then take them for a spin to save money.

Mariam Gabaji

Mariam Gabaji
Utilities editor

Methodology: How we researched the best internet deals

  • We compared internet plans from Finder partners across NBN and home wireless broadband which have active deals for the month, meaning they have a price discount that lasts between 1 and 12 months.
  • Additional selection criteria included plans that offer unlimited data and no-lock-in contracts.
  • The top picks were then chosen based on the total discount amount offered by the promotional deal across the 5 categories.

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