Unlimited Internet plans

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Unlimited Internet plans are an absolute god-send. You can download massive files, stream 4K content and hold the world wide web in the palm of your hands for all your browsing and gaming needs. But which plan is the right one for you? It all depends on your budget, the speed tier you're after and your usage.

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Switch between the tabs below to see plans for NBN, Home wireless and ADSL. We've highlighted any unlimited Internet deals in a green box to help you spot them. You can change the table's filters to narrow down your search.

How to find the best unlimited NBN plan for you

With almost all providers in Australia offering an unlimited NBN plan or two, there are a few things to think about for when choosing the one best suited to your needs:

  • Speed. The NBN is split up into speed tiers all the way from a slow 12Mbps up to 1,000Mbps. Most people will fall somewhere in the NBN 50 to NBN 100 range, but the speed you choose will have the biggest impact on your plan's price. Note that not all speeds are available at all addresses.
  • Price. Prices range from about $40 to over $100 per month, depending on the plan features and the provider. Keep a lookout for unlimited data deals you can take advantage of for discounts and bonuses.
  • Provider. Some providers sell speed-capped plans or plans that slow down a lot during busy periods. Even if your data is unlimited, a low speed can seriously affect its value. Providers will usually advertise the typical evening speed you can expect at busy times so you know what speeds to expect on your plan.

What is the cheapest unlimited Internet plan?

The cheapest plans in our database cost around $50 or a little bit under. However, these plans have speeds that are on the lower end of the spectrum and may be unsuitable for most people.

NBN 12 and NBN 25 plans may be enough for 1–2 people with light to medium Internet habits, but will be too slow for larger families or households that are working from home or love to stream. When shopping for an NBN plan, it's tempting to go straight for the cheapest option, but you should always consider what you need out of your broadband plan and choose accordingly.

Saving a bit of money each month is not worth the frustration or inability to do what you need to online.

Is unlimited Wi-Fi really unlimited?

In short, yes. Unlimited Wi-Fi refers to the amount of data you get on your plan, not your speed. You get limitless Internet to use, but not unlimited speeds – you're tied to whatever speed tier your plan is on. For example, an NBN 50 plan will only ever reach a maximum download speed of 50Mbps.

In the past, exceeding your data limit may result in you being charged extra or having your download speed reduced to a crawl. Now, truly unlimited NBN plans have become common, letting you download things as fast as your plan will allow.

Unlimited Internet has the benefit of freeing up space in your mind that would otherwise be spent worrying about how much data everyone is using on streaming, downloading, video conferencing calls and so on.

Unlimited Internet with no upfront cost

If you're looking for an unlimited NBN plan with no upfront cost to keep your budget happy, you'll want to click the "View details" button on our table above. If you jump to the "Fees" tab, you'll be able to see whether there are any set-up, delivery or modem fees you have to pay.

If having no upfront cost is important to you, you'll want a plan that lets you BYO modem so you don't have to purchase a new one, and one with no set-up fee included. Usually, if you choose a no-lock-in contract NBN plan, there will be a set-up fee to pay. Plans on contracts will usually cut your set-up fee out.

What NBN speed is right for me?

Although price may be what you're most interested in, choosing a speed tier is equally important to ensure that your plan lets you do what you want. The table below is a general guide to each speed tier in terms of what size household it suits and the general activities it supports.

Download speed (NBN speed tier)Household sizeOnline activities
5–25Mbps (NBN 12 to NBN 25)1–2 peopleSocial media, basic browsing, standard video streaming, music streaming
25–50Mbps (NBN 50)2–3 peopleHD video streaming, online gaming, basic working from home
50–100Mbps (NBN 100)2–4 people4K video streaming, heavy gaming, working from home
100–250Mbps (NBN 250)3–5 people4K video streaming, multiple people working from home, multiple gamers, huge file downloads
250–1,000Mbps (NBN 1000)5+Power users, home professionals but for a lot of households, you won't need this speed

Note that most Australians are restricted to NBN 100 plans or below, since NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans are only available for Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) customers and a fraction of HFC customers. Check with your provider to see what speeds your connection supports.

Are unlimited Internet plans the best option?

Unlimited data plans may be the most common kind on the market, but there are still a number of limited-data options that might save you $5–$10 per month over unlimited alternatives.

Not all providers have these data-capped options, so you'll need to look around to find them. For example, Aussie Broadband has "build your own" plans:

  • 100GB for $70 per month (NBN 50 Build Your Own Plan). That's $840 a year.
  • 500GB for $75 per month (NBN 50 Build Your Own Plan). That's $900 a year.
  • Unlimited data for $79 per month (NBN 50 Everyday Plan). That's $948 a year.

So long as you don't go over that 100GB, you can save over $100 per year compared to the unlimited option.

The easiest approach to know if you could benefit from a data-capped plan is to check your data usage on your Internet bill or online account on your provider website, to see if you consistently use a small amount of data each month.

For comparison, the average metro customer used 270GB and the average regional customer used 246GB per month as of December 2019, according to NBN Co.

FAQs about unlimited NBN

How much is unlimited home Wi-Fi?

The price of an unlimited Internet plan will depend largely upon what speed you're after. Unlimited plans start from around $40 and increase in price as you go up in speed.

Who has unlimited home Internet?

Nearly every Australian provider has at least one unlimited data NBN plan available, so you should be fine looking anywhere for unlimited home Internet.

How can I get cheap unlimited data?

So long as speed isn't a huge issue for you, you can get a cheaper unlimited data NBN plan on a lower speed tier, with maximum speeds in the range of 12–25Mbps.

Does unlimited Internet mean unlimited data?

Yes, and no matter how much you use, it will all be downloaded at your NBN plan's advertised speed (although this speed can vary with network congestion).

How many GB is unlimited data?

As many as you like. Unlimited data means just that – unlimited gigabytes of data.

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