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  1. Price: Choose how much you want to spend.
  2. Data: Select the amount of data you need.
  3. Speed: Pick your speed, or leave it to show all speeds available.

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5 questions to help you choose the right NBN plan

There's a huge number of NBN plans on offer of all shapes and sizes, which can make it difficult to choose. Here are the basic questions you should run through when selecting one:

Which NBN provider should you choose?
Providers differ mainly in terms of set-up and activation fees, typical evening speeds, and customer support or how well they handle your problems and complaints. Reviews can help when it comes to choosing a provider – just make sure that you're reading legitimate reviews, not ones the company might have paid for.

Which NBN speed tier is right for you?
The NBN is split into four different speed tiers, each of which are suited to different numbers of people and Internet usage habits. Picking the right tier means knowing who's going to be using the Internet and how much. We go into speed further down the page, or you can read our speed guide here.

How much data do you need?
In most cases this won't matter since the majority of NBN plans offer unlimited data these days. However, if you don't clock up more than 100 or 200GB a month, you could be able to save by going for one of the handful of limited data plans around.

Should you lock yourself into a contract?
Month-to-month plans offer flexibility if you're not happy with the service you're getting, but 6-month or longer contracts might give you lower set-up fees or reduce the cost of a modem. Just be aware that a long contract might bring hefty termination fees if you want to leave early. Once a contract is up, it's probably worth re-evaluating whether you can get a better deal.

How much are you willing to pay?
When it comes to an NBN plan, you can spend anywhere from $50 a month to over $100. Higher tiers and fancier plans are tempting, but make sure you actually need what they're providing. A pricey high-speed plan is likely overkill if you live by yourself or just one other person.

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

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Do I really need to switch to the NBN?

The short answer to this question is: Yes, it's mandatory.

The NBN is a national project to connect all Australian households to high-speed reliable Internet. It was first announced in 2007 and the project is currently scheduled to be completed sometime this year or in early 2021.

With the NBN due to be completely rolled out later this year, you should either be very close to getting it or have it already. To check the exact date of your connection or your current NBN status, have a look at Finder's NBN tracker.

For most Aussies, connecting to the NBN is necessary in order to continue receiving a fixed-line Internet service going forward. This is because, as the NBN is rolled out across the country, most of the existing ADSL network is being switched off. Once the NBN is rolled out in your area, you only have 18 months before your previous copper or cable broadband connection is cut off. This means that you won't be able to make or receive calls over a traditional phone line, nor will you have any access to the Internet via an ADSL or cable connection.

Some exceptions to the rule do apply, so make sure you check out our guide to the NBN cut-off so you're well versed about what's going on.

Top 5 most popular NBN plans

While there's no one plan that will be the best for everybody, we've listed the top 5 NBN plans according to user activity over the past 3 months on Finder.

These plans are likely to be what you see in the top results on our plan comparison table, since we use these criteria and more to determine the overall value of different plans.

ProviderPlan
#1TPGTPG Unlimited data. $69.99/month. Min. cost $199.94
#2iiNetiiNet Unlimited data. $74.99/month. Min. cost $74.99
#3KoganKogan Unlimited data. $78.90/month. Min. cost $78.90
#4InternodeInternode Unlimited data. $79.99/month. Min. cost $79.99
#5TangerineTangerine Unlimited data. $49.90/month. Min. cost $49.90
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There's a great range of price and value in the above NBN plans, and the cherry on top - they're all contract-free so you can leave at any time if you're dissatisfied with your service.

Interested in our most popular NBN plans? Check out the full list of top 10 plans based on user activity here

Types of NBN connections

The NBN as it has been implemented is a mix of a bunch of older technologies, plus new high-speed fibre optic cables. Here are the main NBN connection types, along with roughly what percentage of the population will have access to them:

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

Fibre to the Building (FTTB)

Fibre to the Node (FTTN)

Fibre to the Curb (FTTC)

Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)

Fixed Wireless

Satellite

Remember that you don't actually get a choice of which connection technology is used to connect your property to the NBN. The connection technology may limit which speed tiers are available to you, since some simply don't support higher speeds.

The only exception is customers who are willing to spend a large amount of money to upgrade an eligible connection under the Technology Choice Program. You can find more about NBN Co's program here.

Which NBN speed is fast enough for me?

While there is no singular best speed meant for everyone, you can choose which NBN speed tier matches your Internet habits.

You can choose an NBN plan with:

  • NBN 12 (Basic I speed). Up to 12Mbps download, 1Mbps upload.
  • NBN 25 (Basic II speed). Up to 25Mbps download, 10Mbps upload.
  • NBN 50 (Standard speed). Up to 50Mbps download, 20Mbps upload.
  • NBN 100 (Fast speed). Up to 100Mbps download, 40Mbps upload.
  • NBN 250 (Superfast speed). Up to 250Mbps download, 25Mbps upload.
  • NBN 1000 (Ultrafast speed). Up to 1000Mbps download, 50Mbps upload.

Whilst the base speeds are available all NBN technology types, the plans on the top two speed tiers, Superfast and Ultrafast, aren't available to everybody. Only those lucky enough to be on a FTTP or HFC connection will have the highest chance of accessing these speeds. Always make sure with your provider that the NBN connection you have can handle NBN 250 or NBN 1000 speeds.

For more details on what kind of Internet users these speed tiers suit, have a look below where we explain what online habits suit each tier.

Speedometer pointing at slowest speed

NBN12 (Basic I)

Speedometer pointing at second slowest speed

NBN25 (Basic II)

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NBN50 (Standard)

Speedometer pointing at third fastest speed

NBN100 (Fast)

Speedometer pointing at second fastest speed

NBN250 (Superfast)

Speedometer pointing at fastest speed

NBN1000 (Ultrafast)

Since you usually have no control over what technology links your house to the NBN, you simply might not have access to the higher speed tiers, depending on where you live. If you find that you're experiencing issues with your connection speed, check out our page on how to fix slow NBN speeds.

What NBN speed do I need for streaming?

This depends on what kind of streaming you're planning on doing. For the vast majority of streaming, all the way up to regular HD, you technically don't need a very fast connection: streaming shows on services like Netflix or Stan only require a bit rate of 3-5Mbps, which you'll get on a Basic I NBN12 connection.

There's a couple of exceptions to this. One is if you're streaming Ultra High Definition or 4K video, which requires a bit rate of 25Mbps and up. This is a speed you'll only get consistently on an NBN50, since NBN25 connections will rarely if ever actually reach their maximum 25Mbps download speed.

The other major thing to consider is how many people are in your house using the connection at the same time. While NBN12 might be just fine for one individual streaming video, a household of 3 doing the same will chew the bandwidth and make streaming impossible. You'll likely need NBN25 or higher if you want to watch high definition videos with several people at once.

What is the fastest NBN provider in Australia?

When it comes to speed, what we're actually interested in are a plan's typical evening speeds, which are the average speeds you can expect when everyone's online in the evening and network congestion is at its peak. The ACCC, Australia's independent consumer watchdog, carries out regular audits of how well individual providers are performing.

Here are the five fastest providers, ranked by what percentage of their plan's maximum speed they consistently provide, according to the ACCC's May 2020 report. In the table below, "overall" refers to the whole day's performance, while "busy times" are defined as 7pm-11pm, which is the period of maximum network congestion that providers use to define their typical evening speeds.

ProviderOverallDuring busy times of the day
#1Optus90.1%89.3%
#2Exetel88.3%87.0%
#3TPG88.0%86.7%
#4Aussie Broadband87.3%86.1%
#5iiNet85.7%83.9%

Translating the figures above, this means that if users got an average of 80Mbps out of a maximum 100Mbps on an NBN100 plan across the course of a day, that provider would get a score of 80%.

How much data do I actually need?

Many plans offer unlimited data, but some still exist with data caps that might be a little cheaper than their unlimited alternatives. The easiest way to get an idea of your data usage is to look at your bill details for the past few months and see how many GB you consumed.

Otherwise, 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 expensive activity in terms of data use. If you don't stream tons of video or download really large files regularly, you should get along fine with a data cap of 100 or 200GB, depending on how many people are in the household.

How much is NBN monthly?

NBN plan costs will vary depending on a variety of factors including the speed tier you choose, and whether you want to pay month-to-month or lock into a contract. To help you get an idea about what constitutes as being "good value" for an NBN plan, we've calculated the average monthly cost and typical evening speeds for NBN plans in our search engine.

You'll notice that NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans aren't in the table below. Since these are new speed tiers, a limited number of plans are currently available so the averages for these plans aren't as useful since they're only offered by a couple of providers. To keep things simple, we've split up the figures by NBN speed tier and have only taken into account month-to-month plans in our calculations.

NBN speed tierAverage monthly costAverage typical evening speed
NBN12 Basic I$55.119.56Mbps
NBN25 Basic II$72.3820.33Mbps
NBN50 Standard$81.4541.83Mbps
NBN100 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.

Breaking down the numbers above, you can see that if you're getting a lower than average typical evening speed, you'd expect to pay less than the average broadband cost for that particular speed tier. It also helps you spot good deals as well - if the typical evening speed provided by a plan is higher than the average, but is also less than the average price for that tier, that means you'll be getting bang for your buck.

It should be noted that there also exist Fast plans billed as "100/20". We didn't include these plans in our above calculations as they're a variation of the usual "100/40" plans. They have the same download speed as regular NBN100, but have a max upload speed of 20Mbps compared to the usual 40Mbps. If you don't really need high upload speeds, it could be worth going for a 100/20 speed as they tend to be cheaper.

By using the figures above as a guideline, it can help you decide whether the plan you're looking at is providing the best value for you.

Still not sure which NBN plan is right for you?

If you're still overwhelmed by all the choices available, we've designed a quick quiz that asks you about your Internet usage to help match up the right plan for your habits. You can check out the quiz below, which will redirect you to a customised set of NBN plans.

FAQ about the NBN

Is the NBN free to install?

While signing up for an NBN plan with an Aussie telco isn't free, the NBN installation process itself shouldn't cost you a thing. NBN Co – the company responsible for the NBN rollout – handles the installation of the physical infrastructure over which your Internet connection will operate. This includes laying down wires from the street to an NBN connection box on your property as well as installing wireless antennas for Aussies receiving a fixed wireless connection.

For most households, the installation process should be fairly straightforward and will be performed by NBN Co free of charge. However, in some situations, additional cabling or infrastructure work may need to be carried out, and this will incur an associated non-standard installation fee. Similarly, NBN Co will slug you with a one-off New Development Charge of $300 if you're signing up for an NBN service in an area where no existing telecommunications infrastructure exists, such as a new estate or apartment complex.

There's also the possibility that your chosen NBN provider will charge a set-up fee for signing up to its service, but this is not related to the installation of the physical NBN infrastructure at your property. You will also still be required to get a router to make your NBN connection work with devices in the home. Either buy one yourself or your provider should have a recommended model you can purchase at plan checkout.

Do I need a technician to install my NBN?

Yes. A technician will be required to set up the NBN connection to your house, though in many cases you won't have to be involved with this process. It mostly depends on your connection type.If the NBN has been installed at your property, you shouldn't need a technician when you sign up to a given NBN plan or switch providers.

Can I still use my landline phone with the NBN?

Unless you live in an area serviced by fixed wireless or satellite NBN, the traditional landline phone service will be deactivated 18 months after you have access to the NBN. However, that doesn't mean your existing handset is useless since you can hook it up to your NBN router to make and receive phone calls over the Internet. This technology is known as Voice over IP (VoIP) and functions much the same as the landline service it's replacing.The only major difference with VoIP is that, since it operates over the Internet, its quality and reliability are contingent on that of your broadband service. A slow Internet connection may result in choppy calls or dropouts, and in the event of a blackout, you won't be able to make or receive calls at all since a dead modem means no Internet for the phone to operate over.

It's also worth mentioning that, depending on your particular handset, you may need to purchase an adaptor in order to connect your existing phone to your new NBN modem or router. Some NBN providers will bundle an adaptor in with their plans, while others may offer a new VoIP-compatible handset instead.

Is it worth getting NBN?

This question is hard to answer, since getting the NBN is mandatory. All properties where the NBN gets installed will be forced to switch over or lose their Internet connection. The good news is that the vast majority of NBN plans will be faster than older ADSL plans using the previous copper cables.

Are there any alternatives to the NBN?

If you're not sure you can get a good fixed-line connection or are 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 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.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      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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