Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own.

Best 5G mobile plans

Find the best 5G mobile plan from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone or one of the smaller providers such as Belong or AGL.

1 - 10 of 141
Name Product Data Price Apply Price
felix Subscription Unlimited
SubscriptionNo lock-in contract
$20/mth for the first 3 months, then $40/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
felix Subscription Unlimited
Subscription
$20/mth for the first 3 months, then $40/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 5G/4G network
Unlimited data
At speeds up to 20Mbps
$20
per month
Go to site
View details
Finder Award
GREEN COMPANY
$20/mth for the first 3 months, then $40/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
Unlimited data
At speeds up to 20Mbps
$20
per month
Belong 40GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
60GB/mth for the first 12 months, then 40GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
Belong 40GB
Postpaid
60GB/mth for the first 12 months, then 40GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
60GB
No excess data charges
$35
per month
Go to site
View details
60GB/mth for the first 12 months, then 40GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60 GB
Data
$35
per month
iiNet Extra Large Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$20/mth for the first 6 months, then $39.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
iiNet Extra Large Plan
Prepaid
$20/mth for the first 6 months, then $39.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 3G/4G/5G network
55GB
$20
per month
Go to site
View details
-50%
$20/mth for the first 6 months, then $39.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
55 GB
Data
$20
per month
felix Subscription 50GB
SubscriptionNo lock-in contract
$15/mth for the first 3 months, then $30/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
felix Subscription 50GB
Subscription
$15/mth for the first 3 months, then $30/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 5G/4G network
50GB
No excess data charges
$15
per month
Go to site
View details
GREEN COMPANY
$15/mth for the first 3 months, then $30/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50 GB
Data
$15
per month
Belong 25GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
From 30 July 2024 the plan fees will increase by $1 to $30/mth.
Belong 25GB
Postpaid
From 30 July 2024 the plan fees will increase by $1 to $30/mth.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
25GB
No excess data charges
$29
per month
Go to site
View details
From 30 July 2024 the plan fees will increase by $1 to $30/mth.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
25GB
Data
$29
per month
Vodafone Large SIM-only Plan
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Get 3 months free BINGE. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.12.24
Vodafone Large SIM-only Plan
Postpaid
Get 3 months free BINGE. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.12.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 5G/4G network
360GB
No excess data charges
$69
per month
Go to site
View details
Get 3 months free BINGE. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.12.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
360GB
Data
$69
per month
AGL Large 5G
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$30/mth for the first 6 months when bundled with AGL Energy. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 12.8.24
AGL Large 5G
Postpaid
$30/mth for the first 6 months when bundled with AGL Energy. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 12.8.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
160GB
$50
per month
Go to site
View details
$30/mth for the first 6 months when bundled with AGL Energy. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 12.8.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
160GB
Data
$50
per month
Belong 100GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
120GB/mth for the first 12 months, then 100GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
Belong 100GB
Postpaid
120GB/mth for the first 12 months, then 100GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
120GB
No excess data charges
$45
per month
Go to site
View details
120GB/mth for the first 12 months, then 100GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
120 GB
Data
$45
per month
felix Subscription 25GB
SubscriptionNo lock-in contract
$12.50/mth for the first 3 months, then $25/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
felix Subscription 25GB
Subscription
$12.50/mth for the first 3 months, then $25/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 5G/4G network
25GB
No excess data charges
$12.50
per month
Go to site
View details
GREEN COMPANY
$12.50/mth for the first 3 months, then $25/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
25 GB
Data
$12.50
per month
TPG Extra Large
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$20/mth for the first 6 months, then $40/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
TPG Extra Large
Prepaid
$20/mth for the first 6 months, then $40/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 5G/4G network
60GB
$20
per month
Go to site
View details
Finder Award
-50%
$20/mth for the first 6 months, then $40/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60 GB
Data
$20
per month
loading

Why compare mobile plans with Finder?

  • We don't charge extra. Prices shown on Finder are the same as those you get directly from mobile plan providers.

  • We regularly work with providers to deliver amazing exclusive offers you won't find anywhere else.

  • We have a team dedicated to monitoring mobile plan prices and keeping deals updated daily.

Which 5G network should I get my mobile plan on?

Telstra offers the widest 5G network coverage in Australia, servicing 80% of the Australian population.

Having said that, it's always best to go with a network that offers the best coverage at your home or the areas you usually frequent. This could just as well be Optus or Vodafone.

  • Keep in mind: Not all Telstra MVNOs get access to the full Telstra 5G network. Instead of 80%, coverage for smaller Telstra providers is 75%. Smaller providers on the Optus or Vodafone network get the same coverage as a plan direct from Optus or Vodafone.

Who offers 5G mobile plans in Australia?

There are currently 16 providers offering 5G plans in Finder's database, and a further 12 providers offering mobile plans with a free 5G trial.

The 5G trial means you can take a provider's mobile plan with 5G for a spin, free of cost, until the trial period ends.

While some providers now offer 5G in Australia, just be aware that it may not be available across their full set of mobile plans. Some providers will offer specific 5G plans, while others tack it onto their regular 3G/4G plans.

Here's a list of providers in Australia that are currently offering dedicated 5G plans and those offering 5G trials:

5G mobile plansFree 5G trial
AGLiiNet
ALDImobileKogan Mobile
amaysim MobileTPG Mobile
Aussie Broadband Mobile
Belong Mobile
Boost Mobile
CMobile Blue
Exetel Mobile
Goodtel Mobile
JB Hi-Fi
Lebara Mobile
Mate
Moose Mobile
More
numobile
Optus
Southern Phone
SpinTel
Tangerine Telecom Mobile
Telsim
Telstra Mobile
Vodafone Mobile
Woolworths Mobile
Konec Mobile

How much does 5G cost per month?

The average monthly cost of a 5G mobile plan on Finder is $52, and the average data allowance comes out to be close to 100GB per month.

How much does 5G cost compared to 4G?

It's not straightforward to compare 4G and 5G mobile plan costs from the same provider as data allowances can vary quite a bit.

The assumption is that because 5G mobile speeds are faster, you'll end up using more data to download, watch videos and play online games.

  • Example 1: Optus's 4G prepaid mobile plan costs $30 per 30 days for 30GB. Its 5G plan will set you back $60 every 30 days for 60GB of data. That's double the monthly cost for double the data.
  • Example 2: ALDImobile only offers 5G on its most expensive monthly plan which costs $55 for 60GB. However, you can get a 4G plan from $25 with 22GB monthly.

Generally speaking, 5G mobile plans are currently priced more expensive than 4G plans. But with the higher price tag, you'll likely get rewarded with more data too.

Angus Kidman

I needed to switch to the Telstra network because of reception dramas, but I didn't want to pay the Telstra price premium. ALDImobile had a much more affordable 5G option and I've had no dramas at all since switching.
— Angus Kidman, editor at large

What is the cheapest 5G mobile plan?

The cheapest 5G mobile plan on Finder is from Goodtel with 5GB for $24 per month.

If you want to try out 5G speeds for even cheaper, you could sign up to Optus's Flex 2GB for $2 plan, but it only lasts for a day.

How fast is 5G mobile?

Theoretically, 5G speeds can be as fast as 1 gigabit per second, which is about 20 times faster than a standard 4G plan. However, it's much more likely you'll get speeds closer to 100–400Mbps.

5G speed can be affected by a number of factors such as your location, your mobile device and your provider.

Optus currently has the fastest 5G network in Australia with a speed of 240.5Mbps, according to the OpenSignal Mobile Network Experience Report from October 2022.

Telstra came in at a close second with 232.3Mbps, with Vodafone falling quite far behind at 122.1Mbps.

Interestingly, Telstra users had the most consistent experience in Australia, while Optus users continued to have the best 5G video experience and a good games experience.

Is it worth getting a 5G mobile plan in Australia?

This depends on your requirements, budget and whether 5G is available at your property and the places you usually visit. You will also need to ensure you have a 5G capable handset.

If you like to play online games, stream videos and download things on the go, then 5G speeds and lower latency could suit you well.

However, with the current price of 5G mobile plans being quite a bit more expensive than a regular 4G plan, it may be in your interest to wait till the technology is more widely available to specifically seek out a 5G plan.

Finder survey: What mobile plan features are most important to Australians of different ages?

In a survey of 1,110 Australians, 5G was the 3rd most popular feature that respondents were looking for in a mobile plan.

Response
Network coverage85.32%
Data rollover34.14%
5G27.3%
Customer support options24.32%
Wi-Fi calling18.02%
Brand14.14%
International calls11.17%
Data sharing10.9%
Other3.15%
eSIM2.52%
None of the above2.34%
Source: Finder survey by Pure Profile of 1110 Australians, December 2023

You can always sign up to a month-to-month 5G mobile plan and see how you go. If you don't see a noticeable difference then you always have the option to switch to another plan or provider.

Mariam Gabaji

Mariam Gabaji
Utilities editor

Why compare mobile phone plans with Finder?

favourite icon

We know our stuff. We pour over hundreds of mobile plans every month. It's exhausting. But worth it.

we're experts icon

You can rely on us. We're constantly updating and fact-checking our data on dozens of Aussie telcos.

we're here to help icon

We're here to help. We've helped millions of Aussies find better mobile phone plan. And we'll keep doing it.

Latest mobile news

To make sure you get accurate and helpful information, this guide has been edited by David Gregory as part of our fact-checking process.
Mariam Gabaji's headshot
Written by

Editor I Tech and utilities expert

Mariam Gabaji is an editor and tech and utilities expert at Finder with 12+ years of experience as a journalist. Her goal is to help households cut through the industry jargon and save money on their household bills. Her expertise is often featured in media including the ABC, Yahoo Finance, 9News, 7News, A Current Affair, The Guardian, SBS and Money Magazine. See full bio

Mariam's expertise
Mariam has written 248 Finder guides across topics including:
  • Energy
  • Mobile
  • Broadband
  • Consumer tech

More guides 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

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms Of Service and Finder Group Privacy & Cookies Policy.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

2 Responses

    Default Gravatar
    billiMay 13, 2024

    whick company has best coverage in FNQ

      AvatarFinder
      MariamMay 14, 2024Finder

      Hi Billi, Telstra offers the widest network coverage followed by Optus and Vodafone. However, sometimes it depends on your address and the proximity to one of their towers. You can sign up for a cheap mobile plan to test out a provider and its coverage https://www.finder.com.au/compare-mobile-plans-under-20. Hope this helps!

Go to site