What are the cheapest fast NBN plans?

More and more Aussies are now signing up to fast NBN plans, with over two thirds of Australians on a fast NBN plan with download speeds of 50Mbps or faster. It’s clear we have a thirst for those faster NBN speeds, but for most households, it often comes with the compromise of price.

Fast NBN plans are typically some of the most expensive plans on the market, especially if you’re looking for plans on NBN 100 speeds or faster, which can easily cost you anywhere around $100 per month. But, you can find fast NBN plans that don’t break the bank. Some providers offer cheaper monthly prices, while others might also offer deals or discounts on your plan fees, so it’s not hard to find a great plan. In this guide, we’ll take a look at some of the cheapest NBN plans on the fastest speed tiers to help you find the best NBN plan for your needs.

Can I get a fast NBN plan?

Thanks to the introduction of faster NBN speeds in 2020, there are plenty of options if you’re looking for a fast NBN plan for your home. While more Aussies are connected to faster NBN plans than before, there is still a catch — certain speed tiers are not available to every home. In order to deliver the fast speeds, NBN providers need to ensure that the NBN connection type you have is compatible with the fast speeds. For some home NBN connection types, a plan with NBN 50 speeds might be the fastest plan available, while others are able to get up to NBN 1000 speeds.

Before comparing NBN plans, make sure you know what your home NBN connection type is and then compare plans on speeds that your home’s connection is capable of achieving. Most providers will also confirm or test this when you sign up to an NBN plan, so that you are not paying for a speed tier that your home’s NBN connection is technically not capable of reaching.

Cheap NBN 50 plans

While NBN 50 is not the fastest speed tier around, and is mostly considered a middle-of-the-road type speed, it is generally the fastest NBN speed that you’ll be able to get if your home is connected to the NBN via FTTB, FTTC or FTTN. This speed tier is also one of the most widely available speed tiers, so you’ll have a large range of providers to choose from.

Plans on NBN 50 can start around $60 per month, however some providers might offer discounts for the first six or so months that you stay connected, which can help you to save even more on your internet bill.

If you’re after a cheap NBN plan on NBN 50, the following table shows a selection of published unlimited NBN 50 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

Cheap NBN 100 plans

For a long time, NBN 100 was the fastest NBN speed on offer. Because of that, it’s commonly available from a large range of providers, and typically is the fastest speed on offer from most telcos. However, some providers will recommend or limit access to NBN 100 to customers with a FTTP or HFC NBN connection, so if you’re looking into this speed tier, you’ll need to check to see if your home’s NBN connection is compatible. Plans on NBN 100 speeds typically cost somewhere around $80 monthly, but some might be cheaper if there are discounts on offer.

For cheap NBN 100 plans, the following table shows a selection of published unlimited NBN 100 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of monthly cost, from lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

Cheap NBN 250 plans

In 2020, the NBN introduced two new super-fast speed tiers, including the NBN 250 speed tier, also known as Home Superfast. As this speed tier is still relatively new, and only available to customers on FTTP and some HFC connections, not as many providers offer these speeds, so you will have a smaller pool of providers to compare from. Plans on the NBN 250 speed tier start at just over $100, however some providers might offer discounts that reduce the price for the first six or so months you stay connected.

The following table shows selected published unlimited NBN 250 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from lowest to highest, then alphabetically. Use our internet comparison tool to see plans from a range of providers and speeds. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period

elite mates Home Superfast BYO

  • Superfast 250/25 Evening Speed (NBN 250)
  • Special offer: $89 per month for the first 6 months, then $109 per month ongoing. Terms apply, offer available until withdrawn.

min. cost $109 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $109Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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NBN 250

  • Home Superfast Speed (NBN 250)
  • $70 setup fee
  • Modem included ($15 P&H)
  • PAYG calls

min. cost $185 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $115Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
MyRepublic Logo

Unlimited NBN Superfast

  • NBN 250/25Mbps speed
  • Optional WiFi hub+ modem for $149 upfront plus $10 P&H
  • Special offer: $95 for the first six months, then $115 ongoing. Terms apply.

min. cost $115 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $1i5Advertised Data^^/billing period
Southern Phones Logo

nbnSuperfast

  • Superfast 250/25 Evening Speed (NBN 250)
  • Optional WiFi modem $99 upfront

min. cost $115 over one month plan period

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $115Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go to Site
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Platinum Unlimited

  • Home Superfast Speed (NBN 250/25)
  • Modem available for $69 upfront

min. cost $119.90 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $119.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Superloop logo

Unlimited Superfast 250/25

  • Home Superfast Speed (NBN 250/25)
  • Special offer: $99.95 for the first six months, then $119.95 ongoing. Offer expires 31/10/21, terms apply.

min. cost $119.95 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $119.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site

Power User

  • Home Superfast Speed (NBN 250/25)
  • Optional modem from $149 ($15 P&H)
  • Special offer: First month free when you use code ‘FASTMONTH‘ at checkout. Terms apply.

min. cost $129 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $129Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Internode

NBN250 Unlimited

  • Home Superfast Speed (NBN 250/25)
  • Special offer: $99.99 for the first six months, then $129.99 ongoing. Terms apply.

min. cost $129.99 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $129.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Cheap NBN 1000 plans

The fastest speed tier on offer, NBN 1000 (also known as ‘gigabit NBN’), was introduced in 2020 and is also known as Home Ultrafast. As with NBN 250, you’ll need an eligible home NBN connection type — FTTP or some in some cases, HFC connections. Typically when you sign up to these fast plans, your chosen provider will confirm whether these speeds are achievable for your home.

However, with this ultra-fast speed comes the big price tag, as plans on NBN 1000 are typically the most expensive NBN plans around. There also aren’t as many providers offering NBN 1000 plans, with some providers choosing to only offer NBN 250, and prices on this speed tier are available from around $130 per month.

The following table shows selected published NBN 1000 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of their standard monthly cost, from lowest to highest, then alphabetically. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
MyRepublic Logo

Unlimited NBN Ultra-Fast

  • NBN 1000/50Mbps speed
  • Optional WiFi hub+ modem for $149 upfront plus $10 P&H
  • Special offer: $105 for the first six months, then $135 ongoing. Terms apply.

min. cost $135 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $135Advertised Data^^/billing period Link to provider unavailble
Kogan Logo

Diamond Unlimited

  • Home Ultrafast Speed (NBN 1000/50)
  • Modem available for $69 upfront

min. cost $139.90 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $139.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Superloop logo

Ultrafast 1000/50

  • Ultrafast 1000/50 Speed (NBN 1000)
  • Special offer: $119.95 for the first six months, then $139.95 ongoing. Offer expires 31/10/21, terms apply.

min. cost $139.95 over one month

3TBMax Data**/billing period $139.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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NBN Home Ultrafast

  • Home Ultrafast Speed (NBN 1000)
  • $0 setup fee on no lock-in contracts
  • Special offer: $114.99 per month for first 6 months, then $144.99 ongoing. Terms apply.

min. cost $144.99 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $144.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period

Power House

  • Home Ultrafast Speed (NBN 1000/50)
  • Optional modem from $149 ($15 P&H)
  • Special offer: First month free when you use code ‘FASTMONTH‘ at checkout. Terms apply.

min. cost $149 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $149Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Internode

NBN1000 Unlimited

  • Home Ultrafast Speed (NBN 1000/50)
  • Special offer: $119.99 for the first six months, then $149.99 ongoing. Terms apply.

min. cost $149.99 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $149.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

Do I need a fast NBN plan?

While fast NBN plans sound great in theory, as you might have noticed in this guide, the faster the speed is, the more expensive these plans are. If you’re unsure as to whether one of these fast-speed NBN plans are right for you, consider what types of activities you use the internet for mostly to help you determine what the best NBN speed is for your household.

If you and others in your home are very heavy internet users, then these fast NBN speeds might suit your needs. Otherwise, you can save more money by choosing a slower speed tier that better suits the way you use your NBN connection. As always, it helps to compare NBN plans from a range of NBN providers and within your budget, to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money.

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