Best internet plans – Finder’s pick for December 2019

We think the best internet plan is the fastest connection with the most data available for your situation. We've done the research comparing almost 1000 broadband plans from 50+ providers across 3 of the most common categories.

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Remember, our "best" pick may not always be the best for you. You can use our broadband plan engine & filters to find a plan better suited to you.

Top pick: the best value internet plan plan

Jacob Smith Tech & Utilities Producer

Internode NBN Fibre Gold Unlimited

Internode's NBN Fibre Gold Unlimited plan combines unlimited data and a pay-as-you-go phone service on a month-to-month, no lock-in contract. Internode has also won an award for customer satisfaction.

Internode's typical evening speeds at this tierare well above the average Standard Plus speed (~41Mbps), and it's a good ~$15 cheaper than the average monthly cost at this tier as well.

  • 44.4 Mbps
    Typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
  • $59.99 per month
    Min. total cost of $359.94 for the first month
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The research

957
broadband plans compared
57
Internet service providers
3
broadband categories
7
Editor's top picks
  • We've spent dozens of hours trawling through Finder's internal database using our ranking algorithm to find the best value deals for this guide.
  • NBN, ADSL and mobile broadband represent the vast majority of use cases for everyday Australians. We excluded connection types like Satellite or Fixed Wireless which are mostly used in regional or remote areas.
  • We excluded some providers only servicing limited regions, and evaluated the vast majority of the market.
  • We strongly preferred plans with unlimited data in the NBN and ADSL categories, and shorter contracts throughout.
  • Remember, our "best" pick may not always be the best for you. If this is the case, you can use our broadband plan engine & filters to find a plan better suited to your situation.

Alternative picks

Best cheap NBN plan

Matt Sayer Tech & Utilities Expert/Writer

Flip NBN Unlimited Value 12 PIA

If you're after a basic Internet service, Flip's Unlimited Value plan is an excellent choice. Flip's connection speed is above the category average of 10Mbps, making it adequate for general browsing and streaming. You'll struggle if multiple people try to stream at the same time, however.

At roughly $15 cheaper than many competing options, though, Flip's Unlimited Value plan serves as an affordable and accessible entry point to the NBN.

  • 10 Mbps
    Typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
  • $39.9 per month
    Min. total cost of $79.8 for the first month
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Best high-speed NBN plan

Matt Sayer Tech & Utilities Expert/Writer

Aussie Broadband 100/40 Unlimited

If you're after a high-speed NBN service with top-tier customer service, Aussie Broadband is hard to pass up. Its Premium Unlimited plan clocks in with a typical evening speed of 86Mbps, making it considerably faster than the market average of around 81Mbps.

You don't need to commit to a fixed-term contract nor do you need to pay any set-up fees, either, so you can try it relatively risk-free.

  • 86 Mbps
    Typical evening speed
  • Unlimited data
  • $99 per month
    Min. total cost of $99 for the first month
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Best ADSL bundle plan

Matt Sayer Tech & Utilities Expert/Writer

TPG ADSL2+ Home Bundle Unlimited 1 Month

ADSL usually requires an active phone line to function. Unless you're paying for a separate phone service, you'll need a plan that comes with home phone line rental.

Most providers charge extra for this, which is why TPG's ADSL Home bundle is so attractive. At a lower-than-average price, it includes line rental, unlimited data and pay-as-you-go calls.

  • Unlimited data
  • $59.99 per month
    Min. total cost of $179.94 for the first month
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Best standalone ADSL plan

Jacob Smith Tech & Utilities Producer

Dodo ADSL Metro Unlimited 1 Month

If you've already got a home phone service, it's easy to grab a standalone or "naked" ADSL plan (if you can't get the NBN).

You'll get unlimited monthly data at one of the cheapest monthly fees on the market, but you'll need an existing home phone line rental service to sign up.

  • Unlimited data
  • $30 per month
    Min. total cost of $262.9 for the first month
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Best cheap mobile broadband plan

Matt Sayer Tech & Utilities Expert/Writer

Dodo 4G Mobile Broadband 1 Month

If you need a basic mobile broadband service, or you don't want to commit to a 12-month contract, Dodo has a great plan.

For just $20 a month, you get a hefty 15GB of data with the freedom of a no-lock-in contract. Most competitors charge an average of $30 for that much data, making Dodo far and away the best value for money.

  • 15 GB data
  • $20 per month
    Min. total cost of $20 for the first month
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Best big-data mobile broadband plan

Matt Sayer Tech & Utilities Expert/Writer

Spintel 4G High Speed Wireless Broadband

As demand for high-speed Internet, so too have mobile data caps. Spintel's 200GB data plan is a prime example of this.

At just $59.95 a month, it beats out the market average by ~$20/month, delivering tremendous value for money with no need to commit to a long-term contract.

  • 200 GB data
  • $59.95 per month
    Min. total cost of $219.95 for the first month
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