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By filling in your address below, we'll match NBN plans to your property's technology type so you'll only see plans that are actually available to you.

While there's no one plan that will be the best for everybody, we've listed the top 10 NBN plans that Finder users have clicked on the most over the last month.

ProviderPlanTypical evening speed
#1TPGTPG Unlimited data, $69.99/month, min. cost $179.9448Mbps
#2TelstraTelstra Unlimited data, $110/month, min.cost $110100Mbps
#3TPGTelstra Unlimited data, $110/month, min.cost $11095Mbps
#4iiNetiiNet Unlimited data, $89.99/month, min. cost $89.9995Mbps
#5InternodeInternode Unlimited, $59.99/month, min. cost $59.9945Mbps
#6TangerineTangerine Unlimited, $59.90/month, min. cost $59.9042Mbps
#7SuperloopSuperloop Unlimited data, $58.95/month, min. cost $58.9544.4Mbps
#8TangerineTangerine Unlimited data, $74.90/month, min. cost $74.9083Mbps
#9TangerineTangerine Unlimited data, $49.90/month, min. cost $49.9021Mbps
#10Aussie BroadbandAussie Broadband Unlimited data, $89/month, min. cost $8966Mbps


Last updated 12 January 2021. All plans offer NBN 50 or NBN 100 speeds.

The above plans are a mix of NBN 50 and NBN 100, reflecting the fact that most Australians are on one of these two speed tiers.

Not sure where to start?

With hundreds of NBN plans floating about on the market, many of them will start to look similar if you aren't sure what you're after. Luckily, we've got some handy guides to help you out:

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How to compare NBN plans

Having trouble sorting through the huge number of NBN plans on offer? Here's what you should ask yourself when selecting one:

How much are you willing to pay?
NBN plans can cost anywhere from $50 to over $100. Fancier plans and higher speeds are tempting, but make sure you actually need what you're paying for. Check out our cheap NBN plans guide if budget matters most for you.

Are you choosing the right NBN speed?
The NBN is split into multiple speed tiers, each suiting households with different numbers of people and usage habits. Picking the right tier matters because faster speeds mean higher monthly costs. Find out what good Internet speeds in Australia look like here.

How much data do you need?
In most cases, this won't matter, since unlimited NBN plans are very common these days. If you don't use more than 100GB or 200GB a month, you might be able to save with a data-capped NBN plan.

Should you lock yourself into a contract?
No lock in contract NBN plans offer great flexibility, but signing up to a contract can offer discounts on plan prices and modems. Think about whether you're willing to stay on your NBN plan for an extended period of time in order to score no initial set-up fees or additional costs for modems.

Throughout the rest of this guide, we'll be exploring these questions in greater depth to help you pick the right NBN plan for your needs.

Which NBN speed is right for me?

The right speed for you will depend mostly on the size of your household and what you want to do online. The larger your household, the faster the plan you'll need to ensure the connection holds up.

Below are the six NBN speed tiers. Speed tiers sort broadband plans by their maximum upload and download speeds.

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NBN 12 (Basic I)
  • Max 12Mbps download, 1Mbps upload
  • Good for 1 person for basic browsing and emails
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NBN 25 (Basic II)
  • Max 25Mbps download, 5Mbps upload
  • Good for 1-2 people for social media, browsing, standard video streaming, and music streaming
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NBN 50 (Standard)
  • Max 50Mbps download, 20Mbps upload
  • Good for 2-3 people for HD video streaming, online gaming, and working from home
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NBN 100 (Fast)
  • Max 100Mbps download, 40Mbps upload
  • Good for 2-4 people for 4K video streaming, heavy gaming, and working from home
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NBN 250 (Superfast)
  • Max 250Mbps download, 25Mbps upload
  • Good for 4-6 people and small businesses for 4K video streaming, multiple people working from home, and big file downloads
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NBN 1000 (Ultrafast)
  • Max 1000Mbps download, 50Mbps upload
  • Good for 6+ people and medium businesses with power users who want lots of speed
  • This speed is pretty over-the-top and shouldn't be needed by most households

It's important to note that NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans are currently limited to people with FTTP connections and some HFC connections only. It's expected that by 2023, 75% of Australians will be able to access these gigabit Internet speeds.

You might also see NBN plans being described as "50/20" or "100/40" plans. This simply refers to the maximum download and upload speeds of the plan you're looking at. Plans do exist outside the above speed tiers (such as 75/25 plans), but this is how the majority of NBN plans are organised and sold.

What are typical evening speeds?

Typical evening speeds are a measure of how fast a plan is, on average, between the hours of 7pm and 11pm, when the most people are online at once. It's extremely useful in figuring out the value of different plans that fall under the same speed tier. You'd usually want to choose the plan with the higher typical evening speed (if speed matters to you).

The industry watchdog, the ACCC, has a general guide to the typical evening speeds that you can expect for various speed tiers.

Speed tierMinimum typical evening speed Average typical evening speed
NBN 12 (Basic I)Less than 15MbpsVariable (comparable ADSL connections averaged 9.4Mbps)
NBN 25 (Basic II)15Mbps22.8Mbps
NBN 50 (Standard)30Mbps43.3Mbps
NBN 100 (Fast)60Mbps88.0Mbps

Where can I get the fastest NBN speed?

Here, we're focusing on typical evening speeds (since this is the most reliable measure of plan speed).

Since not all connections can handle NBN 250 or NBN 1000 speeds, we're looking at NBN 100 plans as the most widely available fast options. Here are our picks of some fast NBN plans available right now:

  1. Telstra NBN Unlimited + Premium Internet: 100Mbps, $110/month

  2. TPG NBN100 Unlimited: 95Mbps, $79.99/month

  3. Westnet NBN Premium Fibre Unlimited 1 Month: 95Mbps, $99.99/month

  4. iiNet NBN100 Liimitless: 95Mbps, $99.99/month

  5. 10MATES NBN100 Unlimited: 94Mbps, $130/month

Compare more NBN plans

While there are a few big NBN providers that you've probably heard of, like Optus, Telstra or TPG, there are a number of smaller providers that have great Internet deals and rank highly for customer service.

Here are our top five NBN providers and what they have to offer:

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Telstra NBN plans

  • NBN 25 to NBN 100 plans available with no lock in contracts
  • No connection fees when you sign up online ($99 otherwise)
  • Get the Telstra Smart Modem with 4G backup, free after 24 months or $9 for each month left if you switch before that
  • Get access to the Telstra Air national Wi-Fi network and Telstra Plus rewards

Find out more about Telstra's NBN plans.


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Optus NBN plans

  • NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans available with no lock in contracts
  • $99 set-up fee across all plans
  • Get the Optus Ultra Wi-Fi modem with included 4G backup, free after 36 months or $7 for each month left if you switch before that
  • Get Optus Sport for free, plus add Fetch Mini for $4 more per month or Fetch Mighty and a premium channel pack for $15 more per month

Find out more about Optus's NBN plans.


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TPG NBN plans

  • NBN 12 to NBN 100 plans available without a contract or on a 6-month contract
  • $99.95 set-up fee ($0 on a 6-month contract)
  • Get a free PAYG home phone line, or add on call packs for an extra monthly fee

Find out more about TPG's NBN plans.


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iiNet NBN plans

  • NBN 12 to NBN 100 plans available without a contract or on a 6-month contract
  • $109.95 set-up fee ($59.95 on a 6-month contract, free if you BYO modem)
  • Optional Fetch TV bundle with NBN 50 or NBN 100 plans on a 6-month contract
  • Get a free PAYG home phone line, with call packs available for an extra monthly fee

Find out more about iiNet's NBN plans.


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Dodo NBN plans

  • NBN 25 to NBN 100 plans available without a contract or on a 12-month contract
  • $120 set-up fee ($0 on a 12-month contract)
  • Optional Fetch TV bundle with NBN 50 or NBN 100 on a 12-month contract
  • Discount available if bundled with Dodo electricity or natural gas

Find out more about Dodo's NBN plans.

How much data do I need?

The easiest way to get an idea of how much data you need is to look at your data usage on your bill from the past few months to see how many GB you consumed. For reference, the average data used by an Australian metro customer is 270GB a month, according to NBN Co. Many plans offer unlimited data, but some still exist with data caps, which might make the plans a little cheaper than their unlimited alternatives.

Here's an idea of how much data different activities consume:

ActivityAverage data use
Web surfing2.5MB per page (about 60MB per hour)
Social media2.5MB per minute (with video content)
Music streaming1.5MB per minute
Standard video streaming12MB per minute
HD video streaming25MB per minute
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As you can see, video streaming is by far the most data-heavy activity. If you don't stream heaps of video or download really large files regularly, you should get along fine with a data cap of 100GB or 200GB, depending on how many people are in your household.

How much should I pay for my NBN plan?

We've calculated the average cost of the NBN across all the plans in our database. We've only looked at plans with no lock in contracts and we've left out satellite NBN plans in our calculations, since satellite connections are limited to NBN 25 speeds.

Speed tierAverage monthly costAverage typical evening speed
NBN 12 (Basic I)$55.119.56Mbps
NBN 25 (Basic II)$72.3820.33Mbps
NBN 50 (Standard)$81.4541.83Mbps
NBN 100 (Fast)$100.2681.33Mbps

*Note that only 100/40 plans have been taken into account for figures in this speed tier. Last updated May 2020.

About 70% of Australian businesses and households are on an NBN 50 plan or higher, although it's possible to save around $75 per year by dropping to an NBN 25 plan. This is why choosing an NBN plan with the right speed matters. Why pay more for faster speeds if you don't need them?

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NBN connection types

The NBN uses a mix of older technologies plus new high-speed fibre optic cables. There are 7 main NBN connection types, which we've explained below. Your address will determine which type of connection you have access to.

Fixed line connections (cables running to your house)

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Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

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Fibre to the Building (FTTB)

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Fibre to the Node (FTTN)

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Fibre to the Curb (FTTC)

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Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)

Wireless connections (operate wirelessly through a satellite dish)

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Fixed wireless

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Satellite

Do you get a choice?

You don't actually get a choice of which connection technology is used to connect your property to the NBN. The only exception is customers who are willing to spend a large amount of money to upgrade their eligible connection under the NBN Technology Choice Program.

FAQ about the NBN

What is the NBN?

The NBN, or National Broadband Network, is a network of fibre optic cables, copper wires and other technology that connect Australians to the Internet. It completed rolling out in late 2020.

Do I have to install the NBN?

Yes. Unless you live in certain remote or rural areas, the switch to NBN is mandatory if you want a fixed line Internet connection. If you don't switch to the NBN by the cut-off date for your suburb, you won't have access to the Internet.

Note that some new housing estates and developments are a part of privately owned networks such as OptiComm and the LBN. Make sure you do your research and find out which type of Internet plan is available in your area.

Is the NBN free to install?

Signing up to a plan will cost you, but the NBN installation process itself should be free. NBN Co will install all the physical bits necessary to get you online as part of their national rollout of the network.

In rare cases, residents or owners of newly developed properties may have to pay a one-off $300 New Development Charge, such as when installing the NBN in a new apartment.

Do I need a technician to install my NBN?

If the NBN hasn't been installed at your property, a technician will likely be required to carry out the installation of equipment such as the utility boxes and NBN backup batteries. However, if the NBN has already been installed/connected at your property, you shouldn't need a technician when purchasing a plan or switching providers.

Can I still use my landline phone with the NBN?

You should be able to use your existing handset with the NBN, but you will need to buy an NBN plan that comes with a landline phone number to stay connected. This is because traditional phone services will be cut off after the NBN is installed and switched to a Voice over IP (VoIP) service.

Some handsets may require an adaptor to function, so run your handset past your provider to see what you need.

Do I need a new modem for the NBN?

Potentially, depending on how old it is. Your modem must have a functioning:
  • "WAN" port if you have a Fibre to the Premises, Hybrid Fibre Coaxial, Fibre to the Curb, fixed wireless or satellite NBN service.
  • "DSL" port if you have a Fibre to the Building or Fibre to the Node connection. Check its specifications to make sure it's VDSL2 compatible.

Your provider may also force you to buy a new modem as part of your plan, or sell you an NBN plan with 4G backup.

Is the NBN fast?

This depends on your specific connection, as well as what plan you buy. While the NBN is almost universally faster than older ADSL connections, the NBN can still be slow during periods with heavy network congestion.

Are there any alternatives to the NBN?

If you're not sure whether you can get a good fixed line connection or you're looking for NBN alternatives, you might opt for a mobile broadband or home wireless broadband connection instead. These connections use mobile networks to get you connected to the Internet, and are also a more portable option than the NBN.

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    AllanSeptember 18, 2019

    I need to get rid of 2 to 4 NBN recorded calls each day they are driving us mad.

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      NikkiSeptember 18, 2019

      Hi Allan,

      Thanks for your question. Sorry to hear about your current situation with your NBN provider. While we review NBN in our pages, it’s helpful to know that we neither work with them or answer for their company. It would be best to contact the customer service support of NBN directly for further assistance.

      Hope this clarifies and we hope they find a quick resolution for you!

      With care,
      Nikki

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    MichaelSeptember 5, 2019

    Hi, is there a hidden cost of $300 to be payed for the nbn

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      NikkiSeptember 5, 2019

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for getting in touch! I understand you want to get the full disclosure of NBN costs. Kindly note that while we have a review and comparison page for NBN providers, we don’t work with them directly. It would be best to reach out to your chosen NBN provider to check the net costs of using their service.

      Hope this helps and feel free to reach out to us again for further assistance.

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    IanJuly 26, 2019

    I have nbn connected but I was not consulted about the location of te internet access point in the house and would like it changed. How do I organise someone to change the access point. (I live in Somerton Park, Adelaide.

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      FayeJuly 26, 2019Staff

      Hi Ian,

      Thanks for contacting Finder.

      In that case, you’ll need to contact the representative who installed your NBN connection. You may also directly reach out to NBN so they can refer you to an agent.

      Hope this helps.

      Best Regards,
      Faye

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    KonnieApril 13, 2018

    We live in WA have 4 people in the house looking for connect internet but dont know which company as so many bad review for tpg and few other, need to have wifi for everyone in the house but dont reall like the contract unless only 12mths… thanks

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      NikkiApril 13, 2018

      Hi Konnie,

      Thanks for your message and for visiting finder – the leading comparison website & general information service built to give you advice in your buying decision needs. How are you doing today?

      On this page, you’ll see the list of providers we have for an internet connection. To show providers with contracts giving 12 months, you may use the filter on the top part of the table that says contract length and please choose 12 months. Make sure to enter your exact address as well :)

      Please note that we’re a product comparison website and we hold no affiliation with any company we feature on our site. We provide general information on products to assist you in your buying decision process hence we cannot recommend product / service that is rightfully fit for you.

      Hope this helps! Should you have further questions, please feel free to message us again.

      Kind regards,

      Nikki

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    RichardSeptember 12, 2017

    I will have FTTN and wish to use IVIEW and such will 25mb be sufficient download speed?

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      MaySeptember 12, 2017Staff

      Hi Richard,

      Thanks for your question.

      Are you pertaining to the ABC iview? If so, the recommended minimum Internet speed by ABC is 1.5Mbps. For best results, iview typically uses the following data speeds:

      60-minute program = up to 300MB of data on-demand and 360MB when live streaming
      30-minute program = up to 150MB of data on-demand and180MB when live streaming
      The 10-minute program = up to 50MB of data on-demand and 60MB when live streaming
      5-minute program = up to 25MB of data on-demand and 30MB when live streaming

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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    RebeccaJuly 1, 2017

    Hi, we need to get unto the new NBN system. I’m worried that I’ll be paying exorbitant amounts of money for speeds that are not available in my area. How do I know what the maximum speeds are for where I live given the infrastructure that has been installed in order for me to get a fair deal and also know what speeds to be expected?

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      JonathanJuly 1, 2017

      Hi Rebecca!

      Your internet service provider may be able to give you some estimates about the available speeds on your area by giving them a phone call. If you wish to have a second opinion, you may also request a technician to validate the current speeds but this may involve some fees depending on your provider and your existing plan.

      Migration to NBN is compulsory and once it is available, you only have 18 months to be transferred otherwise your services will be disconnected. You may want to talk to several providers as they have varying speed estimates and costs upon transfer.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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    KenJune 26, 2017

    I was on the 25/4 plan with Dodo and have upgraded to 100/40 on fibre to the node. Is my speed likely to be achieved and if not who do I contact to get fibre to the premises and how much would it cost?

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      JonathanJune 27, 2017

      Hi Ken!

      Thanks for the comment. You must be a heavy data user! :)

      We need to establish that you have cable or NBN connection in your area. Although speeds can only be estimated, it is important that you request a technician to do a speed test in your area just to make sure it matches your expectations. As for requesting the fibre and the costs, once you make a call to your provider, they will be making a quote about the monthly service fee, installation costs, even wiring should it goes beyond the standard distance.

      All the best!

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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    PeteJune 2, 2017

    I have the NBN but need to change the location of where it is wall mounted (inside). Who do i contact?

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      JhezJune 2, 2017Staff

      Hi Pete,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder.com.au.

      In that case, you’ll need to contact the representative who installed your NBN broadband. You may also directly reach out to NBN so they can refer you to an agent.

      Hope this helps.

      Best Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    SueMay 26, 2017

    Have been with iinet broadband plan for about 7 years and now am changing to NBN are they good to stay with?

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      JonathanMay 29, 2017

      Hi Sue,

      Practically, that would depend on your preferences and internet connection needs and usage. You’d be best to contact an ISP who can advise what would be best for you. On this page, though you can compare the providers with NBN broadband plans. You may click on the ‘Go to site’ button if you wish to get redirected to the provider’s website.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Jonathan

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    MatthewNovember 5, 2016

    MyNetfone NBN Tier 5 unlimited plan is showing $69.99 on Finder.com.au but it is an extra $30 for Tier 5 on MyNetfone site.

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      JasonNovember 10, 2016Staff

      Hi Matthew,

      Thank you for reaching out.

      We’ve already updated the price of the MyNetFone NBN Ultrafast Unlimited Bundle plan.
      Thank you very much for informing us about this matter. We greatly appreciate the help.

      Cheers,
      Jason

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