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The cheapest internet plan will vary depending on what promotions are on offer at the time.
If you're after NBN, there are plenty of offers each month, many of them being sign-up discounts that last for the first 6 months.
The table below shows the cheapest NBN plans across different speed categories. Keep in mind that these are the cheapest plans based on monthly pricing only (including any promotional offers). Costs over 12 months may differ.
|Provider||NBN speed tier||Cost||Typical evening speed|
|Flip||nbn12||$39/month (for the first 6 months)||12Mbps|
|Flip||nbn25||$44/month (for the first 6 months)||25Mbps|
|Flip||nbn50||$59/month (for the first 6 months)||50Mbps|
|Exetel||nbn100||$68.99/month (for the first 6 months)||100Mbps|
|Exetel||nbn250||$83.99/month (for the first 6 months)||225Mbps|
|Superloop||nbn1000||$99/month (for the first 6 months)||600Mbps|
If you're after home wireless, your cheapest option will be from SpinTel. It costs $39.95/month for the first 3 months for its 4G connection. SpinTel's also has cheapest plan for a 5G connection where you'll pay $49/month for the first 3 months, then $59/month (this will only be accessible in select locations).
The cheapest mobile broadband plan in our database is Reward Mobile's 500MB data plan for $9.90 per month.
While money matters, it's also important to find an internet plan that works for your wallet and your household.
There's no point in getting a cheap deal if you're stuck with a slow internet plan.
Consider these 4 factors when hunting for a cheap internet plan.
NBN is the norm in Australia but if you get good mobile coverage in your area, home wireless could be a viable alternative. Home wireless plans are slightly cheaper than NBN plans, with a lot of "first month free" offers to give you a taste of the wireless life.
If you can, don't sacrifice data for a lower price if you're a regular internet user. NBN plans usually come with unlimited data, though you'll find a few offering data caps of 10–100GB for about $5 less. On the other hand, cheaper home wireless and mobile broadband plans are often capped so you'll need to be careful with your usage.
The NBN offers 6 different speed categories. Faster internet speeds cost you more but are worth it depending on your internet usage and how many people live with you. With mobile broadband and home wireless, you can decide between 4G and 5G speeds based on your budget and whether 5G is available in your area.
Plenty of providers offer a BYO modem option to bring down your upfront costs, but there are also some that force you to buy a new one when you first sign up. We recommend to bring your own if you can. Just make sure your current modem is compatible with the new provider. You can chat to them about it online or over the phone.
With these in mind, you're ready to compare plans to find a better deal for your internet at home. You can use the filters on our comparison table to sort by lowest to highest price to find a cheap broadband plan that works for you.
Cheaper broadband plans often come with slower speeds or lower data allowances.
Slower internet plans will always be cheaper, more specifically if you're on the NBN. However, cheaper may not be the best option for your home.
Some cheaper internet plans also have lower data allowances. This is especially true for home wireless and mobile broadband where data-capped plans are the norm. On the other hand, NBN plans usually come with unlimited data.
While a cheap deal might be appealing, consider whether a limit like 200GB a month is enough for you. If you regularly stream or download large files, you'll need to consider getting more data.
As a starting point, NBN Co has found that the average Australian uses 258GB of data each month at home.
There's no single provider with the cheapest internet plans across all speed tiers but there are several with excellent entry-level prices across their plans including:
Flip is the provider closest to taking the win for overall cheapest internet provider. It has the cheapest NBN 12, 25, 100 and 250 plans out of those in Finder's database.
Exetel has incredible introductory deals for the first 6 months when you sign up. During that period, Exetel's plans fall between $15 and $20 cheaper than the average NBN plan in our database.
Additionally, Exetel topped the ACCC Broadband Performance Report 3 out of 4 times in 2022.
Tangerine's plans also come with standout introductory deals for the 6-month period after you sign up. During that time, Tangerine's internet plans are $20–$25 less than the average plan on Finder.
After the introductory period, Tangerine's plans continue to be cheaper than the average plan by around $5–$20 depending on the speed tier.
Like the other providers in this list, SpinTel has a special introductory price for new customers. For the first 6 months, you'll pay $20–$35 less than the average plan in our database depending on the speed tier.
Afterwards, its plans are still $5–$35 less than the average. SpinTel also took home the win for best NBN plan in the 2022 Finder Broadband Awards.
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