The cheapest suburbs with NBN access right now

Angus Kidman 13 September 2016

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If you're buying a new house, you might as well get fast broadband at the same time.

Right now, the National Broadband Network (NBN) is available in around 3 million homes and premises around Australia. While we're promised that it will be available everywhere by 2020, that's not the case right now. So if you're in the market to buy a house, it makes sense to consider whether you can get fast broadband as one of the selection criteria.

To make that task a little easier, finder's research team has identified the 10 cheapest suburbs in each of Australia's state capitals which have the NBN active. We've listed the suburbs with the cheapest average house price, and also those with the cheapest average unit price. Check out the full lists below.

Reminder: not every location in a suburb will necessarily have the same kind of NBN connection, and some locations will be connected ahead of others. You can use finder's NBN Tracker to find out if a specific property is connected.

Sydney

Cheapest NBN suburbs for houses

RankSuburbPrice
1Lalor Park$609,375
2Marayong$634,500
3Mount Pritchard$634,750
4Lurnea$637,500
5Blacktown$646,875
6Warwick Farm$650,250
7Prospect$693,500
8Kings Park$697,500
9Seven Hills$707,500
10Liverpool$727,500

Cheapest NBN suburbs for units

RankSuburbPrice
1Warwick Farm$394,250
2Liverpool$415,500
3Blacktown$450,250
4Berala$469,000
5Regents Park$472,500
6Lurnea$495,000
7Auburn$520,000
8Mount Pritchard$560,500
9Marayong$567,000
10Campsie$585,000

Melbourne

Cheapest NBN suburbs for houses

RankSuburbPrice
1Werribee$359,250
2Wyndham Vale$362,500
3Epping$431,500
4Frankston$436,500
5Westmeadows$446,500
6Tullamarine$455,750
7Gladstone Park$480,000
8Mill Park$504,500
9Noble Park$523,875
10Keilor Park$561,000

Cheapest NBN suburbs for units

RankSuburbPrice
1Werribee$280,000
2Wyndham Vale$285,875
3Frankston$311,500
4Kingsville$328,000
5Epping$330,500
6Noble Park$346,500
7Tullamarine$355,500
8Bundoora$365,000
9Mill Park$367,500
10Footscray$372,500

Brisbane

Cheapest NBN suburbs for houses

RankSuburbPrice
1Dinmore$235,500
2Ebbw Vale$247,000
3Riverview$256,000
4Gailes$265,000
5North Booval$273,500
6Churchill$275,500
7Caboolture South$292,500
8Bundamba$297,000
9Goodna$308,000
10Redbank$308,000

Cheapest NBN suburbs for units

RankSuburbPrice
1Redbank$185,500
2Bellbird Park$196,025
3Caboolture$220,500
4West Ipswich$226,000
5Redbank Plains$248,750
6Caboolture South$259,750
7Morayfield$267,000
8Lawnton$276,000
9Beachmere$276,500
10Kippa-Ring$282,250

Perth

Cheapest NBN suburbs for houses

RankSuburbPrice
1Cannington$423,500
2Beckenham$447,500
3Queens Park$462,875
4Bentley$491,500
5Kewdale$500,500
6East Cannington$504,000
7Wilson$546,250
8Rivervale$560,000
9St James$564,750
10Carlisle$565,000

Cheapest NBN suburbs for units

RankSuburbPrice
1Queens Park$350,000
2Lathlain$356,000
3Rivervale$366,700
4Beckenham$373,000
5Churchlands$381,500
6Cannington$388,250
7Kewdale$392,500
8Bentley$405,040
9East Victoria Park$416,000
10Victoria Park$444,000

Adelaide

Cheapest NBN suburbs for houses

RankSuburbPrice
1Para Hills$302,000
2Sellicks Beach$306,000
3Port Willunga$316,000
4Old Noarlunga$333,750
5Ridgehaven$334,000
6Noarlunga Downs$339,000
7Gawler East$340,000
8Aldinga Beach$340,500
9Seaford$340,500
10Para Vista$341,500

Cheapest NBN suburbs for units

RankSuburbPrice
1Kilburn$219,000
2Enfield$220,500
3Gawler East$228,000
4Para Vista$236,000
5Aldinga Beach$237,500
6St Marys$243,500
7Edwardstown$247,500
8Modbury$253,500
9Holden Hill$257,750
10Ridgehaven$260,750

Hobart

Cheapest NBN suburbs for houses

RankSuburbPrice
1Risdon Vale$165,019
2Warrane$237,500
3Derwent Park$240,000
4Glenorchy$257,500
5Claremont$271,000
6Moonah$289,900
7Lutana$291,500
8Montrose$293,250
9Mornington$295,375
10West Moonah$302,250

Cheapest NBN suburbs for units

RankSuburbPrice
1Claremont$178,750
2Glenorchy$201,250
3Moonah$216,000
4Montrose$221,500
5Rosetta$227,000
6Lenah Valley$255,000
7Mount Stuart$256,500
8New Town$276,250
9West Moonah$282,000
10South Hobart$292,500

Angus Kidman's Findings column looks at new developments and research that help you save money, make wise decisions and enjoy your life more. It appears Monday through Friday on finder.com.au.

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