Broadband Plan Finder™

Compare Broadband plans and bundles to get the best* deals and prices for you


*The offers compared on this page are chosen from a range of products finder.com.au has access to track details from and is not representative of all the products available in the market. Products are displayed in no particular order or ranking. The use of terms "Best" and "Top" are not product ratings and are subject to our disclaimer. You should consider seeking independent financial advice and consider your personal financial circumstances when comparing products.

Compare the best* finder.com.au unlimited data broadband plans

Broadband planSpeedMonthly cost
MyNetFone NBN Ultrafast Unlimited Bundlenbn100$99.99
Spintel Urban UnlimitedADSL2+$54.95
TPG NBN XL Unlimitednbn100$99.99
Tellnet Unlimited Metro ADSL2+ADSL2+$69.90
Tangerine NBN Unlimitednbn25$78
Optus My Entertainment Bundle NBNnbn50$120

Compare broadband plans and bundles to make sure you get the best deal

These days a fast broadband connection is as important as electricity, but how do you choose the best plan for your needs? As the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out across Australia, understanding your options has never been so important. While the NBN uses a range of technologies, typically only one will be available to any single household, so whether you get a fibre, cable, satellite or wireless broadband connection will depend on where you live. To help you get the most from the NBN, as well as to prepare for its inevitable arrival at your address, we've rounded up everything you need to know so you can get a fast connection with all the download allowance you need without spending a fortune.


What are my broadband options in Australia?

ADSL

ADSL_Shutterstock
This uses the existing copper telephone network for your broadband connection, and is the most common option.

Cable Internet

bb_cable_shutterstock_450
Cable Internet uses the HFC (hybrid fibre-coaxial) networks built in the 1990s to enable pay TV services in Australia.

Mobile Broadband

nbn fixed wireless installation
Uses the existing networks built by Optus, Telstra and Vodafone, delivered either through a hotspot or dongle or mobile phone.

Satellite

SkyMusterII
Slower than other options, Satellite is the only viable option in remote locations where the cost of cabling any other service is too high.

Fibre

NBN-fibre-closeup-hands
This offers much higher speeds than other platforms, delivering fibre to the premises (FTTP), node (FTTN) or basement (FTTB).


Latest broadband news


What you should look for when comparing broadband plans

  • How long is the contract? Most broadband plans are offered on a 24-month contract. This can make plans cheaper, but restricts your flexibility if you plan to move house or decide you're not happy with your current provider. Plans that run for shorter periods or on a month-to-month basis also exist, though typically you'll pay higher installation costs, and will often have to buy your modem/router/connection device outright.
  • How much data do you get? The data allowance for broadband plans is typically measured in gigabytes (GB) per month. The higher the amount, the more you'll pay each month. Some providers offer "unlimited" connections, though these will invariably include an "acceptable usage policy" that allows customers to be cut off if their usage is deemed excessive.
  • Are there unmetered options for services like Netflix? Some plans don't count viewing on Netflix, Stan, Presto or other streaming entertainment providers. That can allow you to opt for a lower (and cheaper) download allowance. Obviously this isn't a concern if you have an "unlimited" plan.
  • What's the connection speed? For most technologies, you won't have any effective control over the speed – it will be the "best available" and is likely to vary based on your location and the condition of cabling and wiring. On NBN fibre and some pay TV cable connections, you can opt to pay more money for higher download and upload speeds.
  • What's the monthly cost and minimum total cost? While you're likely to use the monthly cost as your basis for comparison, also look at the minimum total cost. If you sign up for a longer-term contract, you'll often get a discount on installation fees and hardware, but you'll be stuck with paying out the whole contract if you decide it's not suitable.
  • Bundling discounts. Providers will often offer a discount if you bundle your broadband connection with other services such as pay TV, mobile phone or landlines. While this can save you money, make sure that all the bundled services are suitable for your needs and that you're actually saving money. Bundled deals will also usually require you to sign up for a 24-month contract.

The latest broadband offers on finder

Ask a Question

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Disclaimer: At finder.com.au we provide factual information and general advice. Before you make any decision about a product read the Product Disclosure Statement and consider your own circumstances to decide whether it is appropriate for you.
Rates and fees mentioned in comments are correct at the time of publication.
By submitting this question you agree to the finder.com.au privacy policy, receive follow up emails related to finder.com.au and to create a user account where further replies to your questions will be sent.

32 Responses to Broadband Plan Finder™: Compare the best broadband plans

  1. Default Gravatar
    | June 19, 2017

    just checking your Unlimmited data TPG standard NBM for $49, on contacting TPG they say the $49 deal is only for 100gig and it is $59 for unlimited standard could you check your end

    • Staff
      danielle.valino@findercrew.com | June 20, 2017

      Hi Malcolm

      Thank you for contacting finder.com.au. We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      There are different $49 plans and different $59 plans. You may refer to this page to compare all TPG plans including the all the different $49 plans and $59 plans.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Danielle

  2. Default Gravatar
    robyn | June 16, 2017

    How much does it cost to connect to NBN in a new area (sunshine cove, Maroochydore)?

    • Staff
      Rench | June 16, 2017

      Hi Robyn,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      You can compare NBN plans and deals by visiting this page. Please enter your address in the shown field and it will give you a list of providers that is available in your area. You can also make use of the filter to put in specific info that suits your needs.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Rench

  3. Staff
    Anndy | May 11, 2017

    Hi Eli,

    Thanks for your question.

    Unfortunately, we don’t feature any plan with free xbox or gadget right now. What we do have on our comparison table above are broadband plans that may come with free set-up, free modem or free calls.

    You may check this page from time to time for updates.

    Cheers,
    Anndy

  4. Default Gravatar
    Eli | May 9, 2017

    Hi, I recall about 3-4 years ago Dodo did a deal where you could get a free xbox. I know that deal no longer exists. But is there a deal available where they promote something like that, or a free tablet or anything other than a streaming subscription?

    • Staff
      Harold | May 11, 2017

      Hi Eli,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      For your options please click this page.
      1. Select this feature if you only want to change your network our do you prefer a plan with a sim only.
      2. Should you be interested to a plan with a mobile phone please click this (as shown on screenshot) to choose your preferred phone.
      3. I would suggest to select “all providers” to have a better view while you are comparing the prices. But if you have preferred provider you may select it here.
      4. Choose your plan type.
      5. Select your preferred usage monthly.
      6. Click the search button to generate/view your options.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

  5. Default Gravatar
    ROBERT | May 5, 2017

    I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE BEST AND CHEAPEST HOMEBROADBAND BUNDLE

    • Staff
      arnold.salas@findercrew.com | May 5, 2017

      Hi Robert,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      The page you opened allows you to search for the cheapest bundle based on your preference by adjusting the meters in this area of the page. After doing that you can now find the cheapest among the results.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Arnold

  6. Default Gravatar
    Anne | April 20, 2017

    Our NBN is FTTN, what does it use to get from the Node to the property? is this wireless or will it still be the old copper network?

    • Staff
      Anndy | April 20, 2017

      Hi Anne,

      Thanks for your question.

      Fiber to the node (FTTN) provide broadband connection and other data services through a common network box, which is often called a node. Existing copper network will be used to make the final part of the nbn™ network connection.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

  7. Default Gravatar
    stevedunn@adam.com.au | April 15, 2017

    how do you know the type of NBN connection you are getting?

    • Staff
      Anndy | April 15, 2017

      Hi Steve,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can enter your address on our NBN tracker to track the type of connection and status of NBN in your area.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

  8. Default Gravatar
    Melinda | April 7, 2017

    We building rental unit. As landlords is there a nbn product we can install and tenents then organise there prefered plan?

    • Default Gravatar
      Jamie | April 18, 2017

      I have a physical connection to a rental property which the tenant is not using. Fibre to the premises is available now. The “disconnection date” is looming. Will it cost more for a tenant to connect to the NBN after the disconnection date?

    • Staff
      arnold.salas@findercrew.com | April 26, 2017

      Hi Jamie,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Usually, all internet service providers have a disconnection fee plus when you apply again you’ll have to pay the new connection fees, activation fees, etc. all over again. So it wouldn’t be practical to connect after the disconnection date. Please visit the NBN Tracker to find more information about this.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Arnold

    • Staff
      Harold | April 7, 2017

      Hi Melinda,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      There are several options where you can choose from. With you current circumstance you may want to consider a broadband plans for business.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

  9. Default Gravatar
    edwin | March 23, 2017

    I have an existing plan with Telstra and have ADSL2, I have been getting many phone calls about NBN, I usually hang up. I’m happy with what I have. Do I have to switch over to the NBN?

    • Staff
      Jason | March 23, 2017

      Hi Edwin,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      It would be advisable to migrate to NBN if NBN is already available and your ISP is advising you to do so, since they might migrate the whole connection or network to NBN and might discontinue or phase out the old connection soon. Please get in touch with your ISP for assistance in migrating to NBN.

      Kind regards,
      Jason

  10. Default Gravatar
    | December 24, 2016

    Why do some plans have download speeds of NBN 12 and others NBN 100? Is NBN 100 the fastest speed available?

    • Staff
      Jason | December 25, 2016

      Hi Val,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      NBN connection has been categorized into 5 NBN speed tiers with downloads ranging from 12 Mbps to 100 Mbps. NBN tier 1 offers speeds of up to 12 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload while NBN tier 5 offers speeds of up to 100 Mbps download and 40 Mbps upload. Compared to the other NBN tier, NBN tier 5 offers the fastest connection speed.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Jason

Ask a question
feedback