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Telstra international roaming

Activate international roaming with Telstra and get calls, texts, and data in 70+ countries for $10 a day.

What you need to know

  • Telstra offers international roaming packs for its prepaid and Upfront mobile plans.
  • International roaming on Telstra Upfront mobile plans start from $10 a day, available to use in over 70 countries.
  • Prepaid international roaming packs start from $10 for 3 days, available to use in 35 countries.

What is international roaming with Telstra?

If you're going overseas and have a Telstra mobile plan, you can activate international roaming with Telstra to save on roaming costs. International roaming will let you make calls and texts, and use a bit of data while you're overseas without blowing your budget.

What are the international roaming inclusions with Telstra?

All Telstra customers on an Upfront mobile plan have access to the International Day Pass for $10 per day ($5 in New Zealand).

In supported countries, the Day Pass offers:

  • Unlimited calls and SMS
  • 1GB of data per day (excluded in Zone 3 countries)
  • An extra 1GB for $10 when you exceed your daily limit

True to its name, all inclusions expire at the end of the 24 hour period, except for the data top-up. This will be valid for 31 days from your day of purchase.

Telstra prepaid customers have a slightly different offer for international roaming. You have 3 packs to choose from depending on how long you're going away for and how many inclusions you're after:

  • $10 for 3 days. Get 400MB data, 15 included SMS or MMS and 15 minutes worth of calls.
  • $15 for 7 days. Get 2GB data, 25 included SMS or MMS and 25 minutes worth of calls.
  • $25 for 14 days. Get 4GB data, 50 included SMS or MMS and 50 minutes worth of calls.

What countries are included with Telstra international roaming?

Here are the 75 countries where you can use an International Day Pass for roaming as of January 2023. Roaming will be charged on a pay as you go basis in excluded countries, covered in the next section.

  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • East Timor (Leste)
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Isle of Man
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Rep.
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam

Note that cruise ships are always excluded from the day pass, no matter how close to an included country you may be, and will be charged at pay as you go rates.

Prepaid international roaming with Telstra is available in 35 destinations. We've noted these countries in bold in the above list.

Telstra international roaming PAYG charges

You can still roam in the majority of countries not included on the International Day Pass, but you will be charged pay as you go rates (PAYG) for calls, texts, and data.

Data costs $3 per MB you consume. You'll find out the exact rates for calls, texts and more in an SMS you'll receive when you arrive in the country.

  • Keep in mind: PAYG rates are usually quite expensive and will vary from country to country.

How can I activate or turn off Telstra international roaming?

Activating and disabling international roaming with Telstra can be done in the same way, either through your online account management or the My Telstra mobile app. Disabling roaming means you won't be able to make calls, send texts, or use data on your Telstra SIM outside of Australia.

Compare Telstra plans with international roaming

If you're not yet a Telstra customer but want to take advantage of Telstra's international roaming packs, check out its range in the comparison table.

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Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Telstra Upfront Basic
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$52/mth for the first 6 months, then $62/mth. Use code XMASONLINE. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 19.12.23
Telstra Upfront Basic
Postpaid
$52/mth for the first 6 months, then $62/mth. Use code XMASONLINE. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 19.12.23
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
50GB
No excess data charges
$52
per month
View details
  • $52/mth for the first 6 months, then $62/mth. Use code XMASONLINE. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 19.12.23
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$52
per month
Telstra Upfront Essential
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$62/mth for the first 6 months, then $72/mth. Use code XMASONLINE. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 19.12.23
Telstra Upfront Essential
Postpaid
$62/mth for the first 6 months, then $72/mth. Use code XMASONLINE. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 19.12.23
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
180GB
No excess data charges
$62
per month
View details
  • $62/mth for the first 6 months, then $72/mth. Use code XMASONLINE. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 19.12.23
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
180GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$62
per month
Telstra Upfront Premium
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$85/mth for the first 6 months, then $95/mth. Use code XMASONLINE. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 19.12.23
Telstra Upfront Premium
Postpaid
$85/mth for the first 6 months, then $95/mth. Use code XMASONLINE. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 19.12.23
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
300GB
No excess data charges
$85
per month
View details
  • $85/mth for the first 6 months, then $95/mth. Use code XMASONLINE. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 19.12.23
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
300GB
Full speed data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$85
per month
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