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Extra-value nbn BYO
1 month contract
Modem not included | min. $53.95 spend over 1 month
Product Information Glossary
  • dot Modem: BYO
  • dot Setup fees: $0
  • dot Entertainment inclusions: 2 month Home Secure trial
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out of 10 Glossary
Unlimited Glossary
50/20Mbps Glossary
Typical evening speed of 50Mbps
$53.95 Glossary
$53.95 for 6 months, then $69.95 per month
$53.95 first month minimum
Modem not included | min. $53.95 spend over 1 month
Family 50 BYO
1 month contract
Modem not included | min. $54.00 spend over 1 month
Product Information Glossary
  • dot Modem: BYO
  • dot Setup fees: $0
  • dot Entertainment inclusions: N/A
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Value Rank Glossary
out of 10 Glossary
Unlimited Glossary
50/20Mbps Glossary
Typical evening speed of 48Mbps
$54.00 Glossary
$54.00 for 6 months, then $64.90 per month
$54.00 first month minimum
Modem not included | min. $54.00 spend over 1 month
Unlimited Plus BYO
1 month contract
Modem not included | min. $54.00 spend over 1 month
Product Information Glossary
  • dot Modem: BYO
  • dot Setup fees: $0
  • dot Entertainment inclusions: N/A
Glossary
Value Rank Glossary
out of 10 Glossary
Unlimited Glossary
50/20Mbps Glossary
Typical evening speed of 50Mbps
$54.00 Glossary
$54.00 for 6 months, then $64.95 per month
$54.00 first month minimum
Modem not included | min. $54.00 spend over 1 month
Modem not included | min. $54.90 spend over 1 month
Product Information Glossary
  • dot Modem: BYO
  • dot Setup fees: $0
  • dot Entertainment inclusions: N/A
Glossary
Value Rank Glossary
out of 10 Glossary
Unlimited Glossary
50/20Mbps Glossary
Typical evening speed of 50Mbps
$54.90 Glossary
$54.90 for 6 months, then $69.90 per month
$54.90 first month minimum
Modem not included | min. $54.90 spend over 1 month
Modem not included | min. $53.95 spend over 1 month
Product Information Glossary
  • dot Modem: BYO
  • dot Setup fees: $0
  • dot Entertainment inclusions: N/A
Glossary
Value Rank Glossary
out of 10 Glossary
Unlimited Glossary
50/20Mbps Glossary
Typical evening speed of 48Mbps
$53.95 Glossary
$53.95 for 6 months, then $69.95 per month
$53.95 first month minimum
Modem not included | min. $53.95 spend over 1 month
Moose Everyday NBN BYO
1 month contract
Modem not included | min. $54.80 spend over 1 month
Product Information Glossary
  • dot Modem: BYO
  • dot Setup fees: $0
  • dot Entertainment inclusions: N/A
Glossary
Value Rank Glossary
out of 10 Glossary
Unlimited Glossary
50/20Mbps Glossary
Typical evening speed of 50Mbps
$54.80 Glossary
$54.80 for 6 months, then $69.80 per month
$54.80 first month minimum
Modem not included | min. $54.80 spend over 1 month
NBN50 SL Bundle BYO
1 month contract
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Modem not included | min. $69.99 spend over 1 month
Product Information Glossary
  • dot Modem: BYO
  • dot Setup fees: $0
  • dot Entertainment inclusions: N/A
Glossary
Value Rank Glossary
out of 10 Glossary
Unlimited Glossary
50/20Mbps Glossary
Typical evening speed of 50Mbps
$69.99 Glossary
$69.99 first month minimum
Modem not included | min. $69.99 spend over 1 month
NBN50 Unlimited BYO
1 month contract
Modem not included | min. $59.99 spend over 1 month
Product Information Glossary
  • dot Modem: BYO
  • dot Setup fees: $0
  • dot Entertainment inclusions: Fetch Entertainment $0 for the first 24 months.
Glossary
Value Rank Glossary
out of 10 Glossary
Unlimited Glossary
50/20Mbps Glossary
Typical evening speed of 50Mbps
$59.99 Glossary
$59.99 for 6 months, then $79.99 per month
$59.99 first month minimum
Modem not included | min. $59.99 spend over 1 month
nbnStandard BYO
1 month contract
Modem not included | min. $65.00 spend over 1 month
Product Information Glossary
  • dot Modem: BYO
  • dot Setup fees: $0
  • dot Entertainment inclusions: N/A
Glossary
Value Rank Glossary
out of 10 Glossary
Unlimited Glossary
50/20Mbps Glossary
Typical evening speed of 49Mbps
$65.00 Glossary
$65.00 for 6 months, then $75.00 per month
$65.00 first month minimum
Modem not included | min. $65.00 spend over 1 month
Silver UNLIMITED BYO
1 month contract
Modem not included | min. $68.90 spend over 1 month
Product Information Glossary
  • dot Modem: BYO
  • dot Setup fees: $0
  • dot Entertainment inclusions: N/A
Glossary
Value Rank Glossary
out of 10 Glossary
Unlimited Glossary
50/20Mbps Glossary
Typical evening speed of 46Mbps
$68.90 Glossary
$68.90 first month minimum
Modem not included | min. $68.90 spend over 1 month

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Why compare internet plans with Canstar Blue?


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Compare internet plans from more than 36 Australian NBN providers to help you find the best deal

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Alongside showing the best prices, we also rank NBN plans based on our unique ‘value score’

 

Internet guides and resources

Use Canstar Blue’s internet guides and articles to help you understand your NBN and broadband connection, troubleshoot your speeds and performance, and find a better internet plan and deal for your home and family.

What are the 3 types of internet plans available?


NBN

NBN is now the most widely-used broadband type in Australia. The best NBN plan for you depends on factors such as your household size, how you use the internet, and your budget.

Customers can choose between seven NBN speed tiers, including:

The faster the tier, the higher the price, so to find the best plan you’ll need to figure out which NBN speed is right for you.

 

NBN Provider: Most Satisfied Customer Award Winner

Each year, Canstar Blue surveys thousands of NBN users to determine which provider offers the best customer satisfaction

Australian-owned provider MATE is the winner of our 2021 Most Satisfied Customers award for NBN providers, achieving a five-star score for overall customer satisfaction, speed and reliability, customer service, ease of setup and for bill and cost clarity.

Best-Rated NBN Providers

 

Outstanding Value Award Winner for NBN Plans

Canstar Blue’s Outstanding Value Award is based on our unique value rank methodology, and highlights providers offering superior value and features.

Our 2022 award for NBN plans goes to TPG, which also won in 2021. TPG’s competitive prices, fast speeds and flexible plans make it a consistent standout in the NBN space, with options available for all budgets and usage needs.

Outstanding Value: NBN Plans

 

Mobile Broadband

Mobile broadband uses the same mobile 3G, 4G and 5G networks as home wireless broadband, but is designed to be portable and isn’t a great replacement for your home internet connection. You can connect via a SIM card, USB dongle, or WiFi hotspot, making it a portable internet option that’s good for travel, or as an NBN backup.

Mobile Broadband Provider: Most Satisfied Customer Award Winner

Canstar Blue’s annual Most Satisfied Customers award for Mobile Broadband is determined from feedback provided by thousands of Australian mobile broadband customers.  

ALDI Mobile is 2021’s best-rated mobile broadband provider, and also won our award in 2020 and 2019. Customers gave ALDI Mobile five stars for overall satisfaction, speed and coverage, customer service, bill and cost clarity, and for ease of setup.

Best-Rated Mobile Broadband

 

Home Wireless

Home wireless broadband is a popular alternative to NBN, and uses a plug-in modem to connect multiple devices to the internet wirelessly. This type of broadband uses the same 3G, 4G and 5G networks that connect your phone to the internet, and can be a good replacement for NBN or ADSL depending on where you live and the network coverage available.

 

 

How to choose the best internet plan for you


Find the right speed

The best broadband speed for you will depend on how you use the internet at home, as well as the number of people in your household.

Set a budget

The best plan is the right mix of price and features, but knowing how much you’re willing to spend can help narrow down your options.

Compare plans

Use Canstar Blue’s free NBN comparison tool to compare hundreds of NBN plans and find the right deal.

 

Learn more about internet in Australia


Unlimited data plans

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5G home internet plans

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Wireless routers

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Fastest internet plans

Browse through the fastest internet plans                available in Australia, including super-fast                      NBN 1000

Cheapest internet plans

See the cheapest NBN plans in Canstar Blue’s database for every speed tier

Pocket WiFi dongles

Get reliable internet on the go with a mobile, portable pocket WiFi dongle

 

FAQs about internet plans

The best internet plan is the one that’s right for you – and that’s a plan that has the right inclusions (such as speed, data, contract length, and extras such as modems) and a price that suits your needs and budget. Canstar Blue have made a list of the best internet plans available in the market if you’re looking for a good deal to start.

The cheapest NBN plans are offered on the basic NBN 12 speed tier, but cheap mobile broadband and home wireless options are also available. Prices for cheap NBN 12 begin at around $45 per month, but you can find discounts and specials if you shop around.

Switching to a new NBN plan is easy. Once you’ve found a plan and provider you’d like to switch to, simply sign up for your new service online or over the phone, then cancel your plan with your old telco.

You may not need a new modem for the NBN, but you do need a modem that’s NBN-ready. Your NBN provider can advise you if your current modem is suitable, or if you’ll need something new.

For standard definition streaming, you’ll want to find an internet plan that has a minimum speed of 3Mbps; for high definition video, 5 to 15Mbps; and for 4K ultra-HD, at least 15Mbps, although 25Mbps is ideal. 

Several NBN providers – including Telstra, Optus, MyRepublic and Aussie Broadband – offer plans specialised for online gaming, that include fast download speeds, reduced lag, and direct transit links to platforms such as Steam.

Several providers allow you to bundle mobile and broadband under the same account, or offer discounts for adding multiple services. Telcos such as Vodafone, TPG, Mate, iiNet, Aussie Broadband and SpinTel offer bundling incentives, including cheaper mobile plans or bonus mobile data.

Although the words can be used interchangeably, the ‘internet’ is the system of networks that connect devices worldwide, and allow you to browse websites and share information online. ‘WiFi’ is a wireless signal that connects your device to the internet via a router. 

The internet is a worldwide system of networks that connect via servers in order to share and store information such as websites. Broadband is a term used to describe the technology that allows your devices to collect to the internet, and includes fast connection types such as NBN, fibre, cable, 5G and home wireless.

Meet our internet experts

 

Canstar Blue Editorial Team

Canstar Blue has a skilled team of experienced journalists, content writers and subject matter experts dedicated to producing factual, up-to-date and well-researched information.


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Canstar Blue Data & Research Team

Canstar Blue’s Research Team provides the expertise that powers our Star Ratings and Awards, designed to help Australian consumers make more informed purchasing decisions.


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Primary Data Analyst

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Telco Data Analyst

 

Meet the Research Team

Important Information

For those that love the detail

 NBN Value Rank & Sort Order 

The data in the table is updated within 24 hours of Canstar Blue becoming aware of a change. The initial table display is sorted by Value Rank, then by Cost, then by contract length and finally alphabetically by product name. You can use the sort buttons at the top of each column to re-order the display. Learn more about our NBN Value Rank Methodology

Please note that the Customer Satisfaction rating displayed in the table is a rating relating to customer overall satisfaction with the brand, and should not be confused with an individual product rating. Learn more about NBN Customer Satisfaction ratings and for more information on how the Customer Satisfaction ratings are calculated, read the Canstar Blue Customer Satisfaction Ratings Methodology.

The ratings shown are only one factor to take into account when considering products. The results do not include all NBN retailers or products in the market, and may not compare all features relevant to you. Canstar Blue does not supply internet services. If you decide to apply for a particular NBN plan, you will deal directly with the NBN retailer, and not with Canstar Blue. Fees, charges, product information and contract terms should be confirmed directly with the relevant NBN retailer. The NBN plans listed are suitable for Fixed Line connections for residential purposes.

NBN Speed Tiers 

The speed associated with a speed tier is the theoretical maximum speed of the access line connecting your premises to the NBN. The actual speeds you experience, particularly during busy periods, may be limited by demand in other parts of the network and will typically be much slower. Check with a retailer before purchasing a product to see what speed you will likely receive at your address.

Typical Evening Speed 

Typical evening speeds are the download speeds you can expect during peak usage times. Please note the method for measuring and verifying the typical evening speeds may be different across each NBN retailer. The typical evening speed for each product is displayed in accordance with the product information developed by the retailer. The accuracy of the speed information should be confirmed with the relevant NBN retailer.

Unlimited Data

Where 'unlimited' is used in relation to Data available on a plan it is likely to be subject to a fair use policy. Please confirm any terms of a fair use policy with your selected provider before making a purchase decision.

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