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Best NBN plans for April 2024

To help you find the best NBN plan, we’ve compared over 100 plans and chose the top picks that offer the most value for money this month.

Finding the best NBN plans

Our team of internet plan experts have compared 300+ NBN plans from 40+ internet providers in Australia. We shortlisted 9 plans based on popularity, customer reviews and expert analysis. Remember that not all NBN plans will suit your needs so make sure you compare your options before choosing the right one for you.

Why you can trust our research

328 NBN plans analysed

765 Australians surveyed

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Mariam Gabaji
Expert picks reviewed by Mariam Gabaji – Utilities editor at Finder

Best for fast speeds: Dodo

Dodo NBN100

100 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$70 for the first 6 months

$85 ongoing

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Best under $65: Tangerine

Tangerine NBN Value

Finder Award


25 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$49.90 for the first 6 months

$64.90 ongoing


NBN plans from $39 a month

Looking for an NBN to fit your budget? Check out our guide to the cheapest NBN plans in Australia this month. We update deals across popular internet providers daily. Just keep in mind the cheaper the plan, the more speed you'll have to sacrifice.

Best for everyday use: TPG

TPG NBN50

Finder Award


50 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$79.99

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Best for Superfast speeds: Southern Phone

Southern Phone NBN Superfast

250 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$85 for the first 6 months

$95 ongoing


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Best NBN plan with $0 modem: iiNet

iiNet NBN50 Liimitless

50 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$69.99 for the first 6 months

$79.99 ongoing


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Best NBN plan for gaming: Superloop

Superloop NBN Family

95 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$69 for the first 6 months

$85 ongoing



Best NBN plan for streaming: Dodo

Dodo NBN100

100 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$70 for the first 6 months

$85 ongoing


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Best NBN and energy bundle: Dodo

Dodo NBN50

50 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$65 for the first 6 months

$80 ongoing


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Best NBN plan with Fetch: iPrimus

iPrimus Premium

100 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$80 for the first 6 months

$90 ongoing


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2024 Finder Awards for the best NBN plans

These are the NBN plans that topped our list in the 2024 Finder Awards. Categories are based on speed and price. Winners were chosen based on their typical evening speed and price over the first 12 months of the plan, customer support channels and performance in the quarterly ACCC Broadband Performance Report.

Exetel

Best NBN Provider for Everyday Use

  • Winner: TPG - NBN50 Plan
  • Highly commended: Flip - Family Plan
  • Highly commended: Tangerine - Silver Plan
Exetel

Best NBN Provider for Fast Speeds

  • Winner: Spintel - NBN100 Plan
  • Highly commended: Exetel - Family Plan
  • Highly commended: Tangerine - Speedy Plan
Exetel

Best NBN Provider for Superfast Speeds

  • Winner: Superloop - SuperFast Plan
  • Highly commended: Exetel - Superfast Plan
  • Highly commended: Southern Phone - Superfast Plan
Tangerine

Best Budget NBN Provider

  • Winner: Exetel - Everyday Plan
  • Highly commended: Belong - Starter Plan
  • Highly commended: Tangerine - Value Plan

Expert comment: Rising NBN prices

Mariam Gabaji

Finder telco expert, Mariam Gabaji, comments

Since October 2023 we've seen major providers such as Optus, Telstra and Aussie Broadband raise prices on NBN 50 plans, the most popular speed tier used by the majority of Australians. On the flipside, some have reduced the cost of NBN 100 which is the second most popular speed tier.

Other providers are expected to follow suit in light of NBN's new pricing framework, which kicks in on 1 December 2023.

If you haven't compared NBN plans in 6-12 months you could be missing out on some big savings. For example, the price difference between the cheapest and most expensive NBN 50 plan on Finder is over $450.

If you've also been eyeballing faster internet speeds, now might be the time to upgrade your NBN plan to take advantage of slightly lower pricing. But don't let providers convince you to sign up to faster speeds if you don't need them.

As seen on Sunrise Channel 7 (5 November 2023). This comment may be republished with a link to this page.

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How do you find the best NBN plan?

Everyone's needs are different so consider the following when looking for the best NBN plan for your household:

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What NBN speed are you after?
The size of your household and what you're doing on the internet will determine which speed is appropriate for you. While most Australians are on an NBN 50 plan, an NBN 100 plan could be better for you if the majority of your household works from home. In fact, Finder's Consumer Sentiment Tracker found that more Australians are satisfied with an NBN 100 plan compared to any other NBN speed tier.
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Are you after a basic NBN plan or one with extra features?
Having extra perks tacked onto your plan can be nice, but consider whether you'll actually make use of these or if you're happy with just a simple plug and play NBN plan.
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Do you need to buy a new modem?
If you already own a modem and are comfortable transferring it across to a new provider, it's a great way to keep your initial costs low. Otherwise, all providers offer a modem to purchase with your NBN plan. Just make sure you factor this cost in when you're signing up to your new plan.

Here are some handy tips from our experts for picking the best NBN plan:

Alanna Glenn

When I moved into my current apartment I just paid half the internet bills my roommate had signed up for ages ago when she moved in. Turns out she hadn't compared in a while and we were overpaying for pretty average speed. A quick comparison took us from 90 Mbps to over 200 Mbps for $5 less per month.
— Alanna Glenn, lead publisher (money)

How we researched the best NBN plans

  • We looked at residential NBN plans in our database and opted for fixed-line technologies as they're widely available across each state.
  • Other selection criteria to narrow down our shortlist included looking at NBN plans that offer unlimited data and are an active partner on Finder.
  • Promotional discounts are only applicable if they are valid for at least 2 weeks from the time of scoring.

Best NBN categories

Each month, we select the best NBN plans across 6 categories.

  1. Most popular NBN plan: Based on the plan most users have clicked on in the last 30 days.
  2. Under $65 (cheap NBN plan): Based on our internal value scoring system.
  3. Best NBN plan for everyday use (NBN 50): Based on our internal value scoring system, limiting results to plans on the NBN 50 speed tier, which is proven to be the most popular speed category in Australia.
  4. Best NBN plan for fast speeds (NBN 100): Based on our internal value scoring, limiting results to plans on the NBN 100 speed tier which are suitable for larger households of 3-4 people.
  5. Best NBN plan for Superfast speeds (NBN 250): Based on our internal value scoring, limiting results to plans on the NBN 250 speed tier.
  6. Best NBN plan with $0 modem: Based on plans which include a modem at time of purchase and the shortest timeframe needed to get the modem for $0, limiting results to NBN 50 plans based on the most popular speed in Australian households.

How does Finder's value scoring system work?

For certain categories, we use a value scoring system to choose the best NBN plan by scoring the following factors:

  • Cost per Mbps. This is calculated by taking the price of the plan over 24 months divided by the download speeds you get (Mbps). The price includes any promotional offers that are valid for 2 or more weeks from when we selected the plan.
  • Option to BYO modem. Plans with the choice to BYO modem are weighted more favourably than those without the option.
  • Cost of modem.
  • Live chat support. We weight providers with an active live chat service higher than those that don't have this feature. This must be a personalised service - live chats with automated prompts or responses are not included.
  • Availability of phone support. Providers with an active call centre are weighted higher than those without. Location of the call centre is not taken into account.
  • The provider's ranking in the ACCC's broadband performance report (if applicable). These rankings are updated quarterly and are a representation of the reliability of the NBN provider and the speeds they advertise across their plans.
  • We then assign a weight to each of the factors in order to calculate a value score. Price and speed are given the highest weighting.


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    FredFebruary 11, 2024

    I live with my daughter and her three children. ( All use the internet ) Which would be the best plan for me.

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