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The best NBN plans to make your internet speeds fly

Goodbye buffering, hello binge watching. 300+ NBN plans crunched to show you the best of the best.

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.

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332 NBN plans analysed

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Best for everyday use: Kogan

Kogan Internet logo

50 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$58.90 for the first 3 months

$68.90 ongoing

Pros & cons:

  • Even after the 6-month promo runs out, the price remains favourable for the speeds you’re getting in return.
  • Need a modem? Kogan in only charging $69 which is one of the cheapest prices from NBN providers on Finder.
  • It was highly commended in the 2024 Finder Awards under the NBN Provider - Everyday Use category.
  • You’ll earn 1 Qantas Point for every $2 spent on your internet bill.
  • There’s no online account management. You’ll need to ring up Kogan’s customer service for everything.
  • The price of the plan reverts to $68.90 a month after 6 months.
  • Set-up fee: $0
  • Typical upload speed: 17Mbps
  • Modem: BYO modem or purchase for $69
  • Total cost over first 12 months (excluding modem): $796.80

Why we chose it

We decided to go with the NBN 50 speed tier for our everyday use category as it's the most popular speed tier in Australia according to the ACCC. We looked at fixed-line NBN 50 plans from Finder partners that came with unlimited data and gave each plan a value score by assigning weights to various factors including cost per Mbps over 24 months (including promotional offers), live chat support, phone support, option to BYO modem, cost of modem, and the provider's ranking in the ACCC's broadband performance report. The top pick was chosen based on the plan with the highest value score.

Best for fast speeds: Tangerine

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Finder Award


100 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$64.90 for the first 6 months

$84.90 ongoing

Pros & cons:

  • You’ll save $120 over 6 months with its sign-up deal.
  • It won the 2024 Finder Award for Best NBN Provider of the Year.
  • It offers mulitple customer support options including calling directly, using the live chat feature on its website, or sending a WhatsApp message.
  • The price goes up to $84.90 a month after 6 months.
  • Set-up fee: $0
  • Typical upload speed: 17Mbps
  • Modem: BYO modem or purchase from $129.90
  • Total cost over first 12 months (excluding modem): $898.80

Why we chose it

NBN 100 is a great option for larger households where 3 to 4 people want to be online simultaneously and avoid buffering internet. We used this speed tier to select the best NBN plan for fast speeds. We looked at fixed-line NBN 100 plans from Finder partners that came with unlimited data and gave each plan a value score by assigning weights to various factors including cost per Mbps over 24 months (including promotional offers), live chat support, phone support, option to BYO modem, cost of modem, and the provider's ranking in the ACCC's broadband performance report. The top pick was chosen based on the plan with the highest value score.

Best under $65: Dodo

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15 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$54.90 for the first 6 months

$58.90 ongoing

Pros & cons:

  • The price remains under $60 a month before and after the 6-month discount. It’s a good option if you have low internet use and want to stick to a budget.
  • Dodo offers one of the cheapest modems among NBN providers in our database.
  • There’s no lock-in contract so you can leave whenever you want.
  • The price of Dodo’s NBN 15 plan will go up by $4 monthly after 6 months.
  • Set-up fee: $0
  • Typical upload speed: 4Mbps
  • Modem: BYO modem or purchase for $79.
  • Total cost over first 12 months (excluding modem): $682.80

Why we chose it

To find the best budget-friendly NBN plan, we looked at month-to-month fixed-line NBN plans from Finder partners that came with unlimited data and cost $65 or less per month, including any promotional discounts. We then gave each shortlisted plan a value score by assigning weights to a number of factors including cost per Mbps over 24 months (including promotional offers), live chat support, phone support, option to BYO modem, cost of modem, and the provider's ranking in the ACCC's broadband performance report. Our top pick was chosen based on which plan got the highest value score.

Best for superfast speeds: Superloop

Superloop logo

Finder Award


250 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$85 for the first 6 months

$99 ongoing

Pros & cons:

  • You’ll save $84 over 6 months with Superloop’s current offer.
  • You can BYO modem or get one from Superloop for $0 if you stay connected for 18 months. If you leave early, you’ll have to pay $8 monthly for the remaining period.
  • The My Speed Boost feature allows you up to 5 speed upgrade days per month. This plan can get upgraded to 1000Mbps download speeds.
  • Superfast speeds are only available to households with an FTTP or HFC NBN connection.
  • You’ll have to give a 30-day notice to cancel your plan.
  • Set-up fee: $0
  • Typical upload speed: 21Mbps
  • Modem: BYO modem or $0 modem if you stay connected for 18 months.
  • Total cost over first 12 months (excluding modem): $1104

Why we chose it

We looked at fixed-line NBN 250 plans with unlimited data from Finder partners. Each plan was given a value score by assigning weights to factors including cost per Mbps over 24 months (including promotional offers), live chat support, phone support, option to BYO modem, cost of modem, and the provider's ranking in the ACCC's broadband performance report (if available). The top pick was chosen based on the NBN plan with the highest value score.

Best NBN plan with $0 modem: TPG

Pros & cons:

  • You only need to stay connected for 6 months to get a modem for $0.
  • TPG won the 2024 Finder Award for Best NBN Provider - Everyday Use. It was also highly commended in the NBN Provider of the Year category.
  • You can get a discount when you bundle mobile and internet services with TPG.
  • You’ll need to give a 30-day notice before cancelling your plan with TPG.
  • Set-up fee: $0
  • Typical upload speed: 17Mbps
  • Modem: BYO modem or $0 modem if you stay connected for 6 months.
  • Total cost over first 12 months: $879.89

Why we chose it

We looked at fixed-line NBN 50 plans with unlimited data from Finder partners. Each plan was given a value score by assigning weights to factors including cost per Mbps over 24 months (including promotional offers), modem included for $0 at sign-up, and the provider's ranking in the ACCC's broadband performance report (if available). The top pick was chosen based on the NBN plan with the highest value score.

Best NBN plan for gaming: Optus

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100 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$89 for the first 6 months

$99 ongoing

Pros & cons:

  • You’ll save $60 over 6 months with Optus’s latest offer.
  • You can either BYO modem or get one from Optus for $0 if you stay connected for 36 months. There’s no lock-in contract so you can always leave early by paying off the remaining cost of the device.
  • Optus ranked 3rd in the ACCC’s June 2024 Broadband Performance Report, achieving speed reliability during busy hours (7-11pm) 101.7% of the time.
  • The price of the plan goes up to $99 a month after 6 months.
  • Set-up fee: $0
  • Typical upload speed: 18Mbps
  • Modem: Optus Ultra WiFi Modem Gen 2 included for $0 if you stay connected for 36 mths.
  • Total cost over first 12 months (excluding modem): $1128

Why we chose it

We looked at fixed-line NBN 100 plans with unlimited data from Finder partners. Each plan was given a value score by assigning weights to factors including cost per Mbps over 24 months (including promotional offers), choice of BYO modem, customer support features and the provider's ranking in the ACCC's broadband performance report for both latency and download speeds. The top pick was chosen based on the NBN plan with the highest value score.

Best NBN plan for streaming: iiNet

Pros & cons:

  • iiNet NBN has ranked second in the latest Netflix ISP Speed Index report.
  • BYO modem or get one for $0 from iiNet by staying connected for 24 months. You can always leave early by paying $8 times the remaining number of months.
  • Its modem comes with 4G backup which can be handy during an NBN outage.
  • iiNet’s modem is a bit more on the expensive side but it’s only one of the handful of providers to offer 4G backup which might make it worth it for some folks.
  • Set-up fee: $0
  • Typical upload speed: 17Mbps
  • Modem: BYO modem or $0 modem if you stay connected for 24 months.
  • Total cost over first 12 months (excluding modem): $1079.88

Why we chose it

We looked at fixed-line NBN 100 plans with unlimited data that are covered in the Netflix ISP Speed Index. Each plan was given a value score by assigning weights to factors including cost per Mbps over 24 months (including promotional offers), choice of BYO modem, customer support features and the provider's ranking in the Netflix ISP Speed Index. The top pick was chosen based on the NBN plan from a Finder partner with the highest value score.

Best NBN and energy bundle: AGL

Pros & cons:

  • The price of the plan will come down to $69 a month when you bundle energy and internet with AGL.
  • New customers in NSW, VIC, SA and QLD can get a $100 electricity bill credit when they sign up.
  • There’s no lock-in contract for either internet or energy so you can leave whenever you want.
  • AGL charges a hefty modem cost. It’s better to BYO modem or buy one from elsewhere.
  • Set-up fee: $0
  • Typical upload speed: 17Mbps
  • Modem: BYO modem or purchase for $210
  • Total cost over first 12 months (excluding modem): $1008

Why we chose it

We looked at fixed-line NBN 50 plans with unlimited data that offer a discount on their plans when bundled with electricity and/or gas from the same provider. Each plan was given a value score by assigning weights to factors including cost per Mbps over 24 months (including bundling discounts), choice of BYO modem, customer support features and the provider's ranking in the ACCC's broadband performance report. The top pick was chosen based on the NBN plan from a Finder partner with the highest value score.

Best NBN plan with Fetch: iPrimus

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100 Mbps

Typical evening speed

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$80 for the first 6 months

$90 ongoing

Pros & cons:

  • Add on Fetch for an extra $10 a month (Mini set top box included)
  • Speed suits a household of 2-4 people
  • No lock-in contract
  • Modem is only free if you stay connected for 12 months, otherwise you'll need to pay $10 per month remaining
  • $60 setup fee per Fetch box
  • Fetch channel packs are an additional $6 per pack
  • Not the fastest typical evening speed - you could find a faster NBN 100 plan from a different provider (but they may not offer Fetch)
  • Set-up fee: $0
  • Typical upload speed: 17Mbps
  • Modem: $0 modem if you stay connected for 18 months.
  • Total cost over first 12 months (excluding modem): $1020

Why we chose it

We looked at fixed-line NBN 100 plans with unlimited data and the option to add on Fetch (either included with the plan or for an additional cost). Each plan was given a value score by assigning weights to factors including cost per Mbps over 24 months (including promotional offers), choice of BYO modem and customer support features. The top pick was chosen based on the NBN plan from a Finder partner with the highest value score.

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

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.
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, former 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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