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Disney Plus free trial: Is it still available in Australia?

The short answer? No. 

Brodie Fogg
Jun 07, 2023
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Although Disney Plus first launched in Australia with a 7-day free trial, that offer was subsequently retired in 2020. If you want to check out the latest corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or catch up on original series like The Bear, you'll have to pay for at least a month of the streaming service. There is one specific way to get two weeks of Disney Plus for free but involves signing up for another service.

If the lack of a free trial means that Disney Plus is not working for you then be sure to check out some of the other streaming free trials out there.

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How to sign up for Disney Plus in Australia

Looking to sign up for Disney Plus in Australia? It's easy. Just follow these simple steps.

  • Head to the Disney Plus website
  • Select a monthly ($13.99) or yearly ($139.99) subscription
  • Enter your email address - then check your inbox for a one-time passcode
  • Enter your one-time passcode and create your 6-digit password
  • Enter your personal details
  • Enter payment details
  • Boom! You're streaming.

Disney Plus deals and bundles

Disney Plus One Pass bundle

None of Australia's internet or mobile providers currently offer any explicit bundles that let you save money on the cost of Disney Plus. At the time of writing, there's just one bundle that does and it is available through One Pass.

One Pass is sort of like Amazon Prime but for Australian retailers like K-Mart and Bunnings Warehouse. Signing up for either a monthly or yearly One Pass membership gets you free shipping from select partners and access to exclusive deals.

Those who bundle together a One Pass and Disney Plus membership will save a few bucks on the cost of signing up for the two separately. Rather than pay $17.99 ($4 for One Pass and $13.99 for Disney Plus) per month, you're paying just $14.99 per month total.

Disney Plus Xbox Games Pass Bundle

From time to time, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can access 30 days of Disney Plus for free. At the time of writing, Microsoft and Disney are not  running this particular promotion. However, it may come back at a later date.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a games subscription that gives Xbox users access to a digital library of over 100 games, as well as various perks and discounts. New subscribers can currently get their first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1. Once subscribed, you need to navigate to the 'Perks Gallery' in the Xbox dashboard to claim your free trial.

It's the only way you can currently stream The Mandalorian online in Australia with a free trial and with Season 3 finally here, a month of Disney Plus free is a good bounty for Star Wars fans who have invested in one of Microsoft's next-gen consoles.

Disney Plus Telstra Bundle

Back in 2022, Telstra ran a promotion that gave customers who signed up for either its mobile or NBN plans a free month of access to Disney Plus. This promotion has since ended, but you can still get four free months of Spotify Premium, three free months of Apple TV+ and two free months of Binge if you sign up for any of the mobile and internet plans below.

Disney Plus Optus Bundle

Although Optus allow you to save lots of money on many different streaming subscription services through its SubHub platform, Disney Plus is not currently one of  them.

What to watch on Disney Plus

Even in times when there is no Disney Plus free trial available, there is still plenty worth watching on the subscription streaming service.

Now that the Disney Plus hype train has slowed to a crawl, we’d wager there’s nary an Australian out there that hasn’t taken the service for a whirl. But if you are one of the few that haven’t tried out the new streaming platform from the House of Mouse, there's not better time to check out the best TV series and movies it has on offer. You can even stream Disney Plus to your TV via a Chromecast or Amazon Fire Stick.

We’ve been subscribed since launch and can tell you, without a shadow of a doubt, what’s worth your time and whether it's worth it to stick around or cancel Disney Plus after your first month.

The Mandalorian

Yarp. If you’re signing up to Disney Plus, chances are those Baby Yoda memes finally got to you and you’re looking to stream the original Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. That’s completely fair enough. It was the thing keeping us subscribed for the first eight weeks.

If you’re a Star Wars fan from a long, long time ago, you should have no problem whipping through the first season. It’s nine episodes long with run times varying from 36 to 44 minutes. All up, Season one will take you 5.38 hours (or 323 minutes to complete).

Now that’s a mighty task for your first day of streaming but we’re housebound at the moment so it doesn’t just seem doable, those are rookie numbers. If you absolutely must, you can probably split this one up into two days but that would be a coward’s move.

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Frozen 2

Early 2020, Disney dropped Frozen 2 early on its shiny new streaming service. Whether you’ve got kids or not, you might as well take advantage of the service by bingeing some of the latest flicks from the studio.

Speaking of, the 2019 remake of The Lion King and Pixar's Onward are also streaming if you missed them at the movies.

Free Solo

Even if you aren’t able to go outside, you can still take a trip down memory lane and remember what it was like with the outstanding documentary Free Solo. This rock-climbing doco isn’t just “good for Disney Plus,” it’s genuinely one of the most thrilling documentaries we’ve ever seen and it could offer some much-needed fitness inspiration.

Home Alone

If you’re spending your latest quarantine like a hot-headed smuggler, Solo, why not revisit the timeless classic Home Alone. Culkin’s slapstick home security measures might not offer anything of use under quarantine but it might get those creative juices flowing.

Of course, in today’s climate the Wet Bandits’ home intrusion wouldn’t just be criminal, it would be downright irresponsible. Stay at home folks.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 7

If you truly despised the Star Wars prequels, we’re here to tell you there’s an animated series that (almost) makes up for it. This prequel trilogy spin-off has been running for years now but was ultimately cancelled without a satisfying conclusion. That was until Disney Plus stepped up to the plate.

But how? I hear you ask. How am I expected to binge through seven seasons in a single week? You don’t.  Just watch a recap video of the events leading up to Season 7 and get it over and done with. Historically, the show’s quality hasn't been super consistent and there are really only a handful of story arcs you need to follow. Get yourself clued up and hop aboard for the series’ thrilling climax.

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90s gems

If you’ve got kids and a Disney Plus subscription, there’s no better way to show those little squirts what television was like back in your day with these Saturday Disney cartoons and kids’ movie classics.

On the TV side of things, you’ve The Simpsons, Recess, Spider-Man, X-Men, Darkwing Duck, even Adventures of the Gummi Bears. But if you really want to show them how hard cartoons used to rock, you’ve got to show them Gargoyles.

For movies, there’s a decadent feast of your most fondly-remembered films; Mighty Ducks, Mrs. Doubtfire, Cool Runnings, Blank Check, Mighty Joe Young, and of course, 90s animated classics, like Hercules, Aladdin, and early Pixar picks, like Toy Story and A Bug’s Life.

Take your pick. Just be sure to keep an eye on how much data Disney Plus uses.

Marvel and Star Wars

Free trial or no, you’re going to want to make a list of missing movies from your Marvel and Star Wars repertoire once you sign up for Disney Plus.

There’s just no way you will be able to binge every Marvel or Star Wars movie in a single day. But, now's as good a time as any to start catching up. I’m pretty sure nobody saw Thor 2: The Dark World when it first released and the criminally underappreciated Iron Man 3 certainly didn’t fare much better.

We know for a fact that a lot of Star Wars fans noped out of seeing Solo in cinemas, so be take some time to catch up on some of the more under-loved entries in the world’s two biggest franchises.

How does Disney Plus compare to other streaming services

How long is the Disney Plus free trial?

Back when it was offered, a Disney Plus free trial in Australia lasted for seven days.

Almost every streaming service in Australia offers a free trial, except for Netflix and Disney Plus. There’s no better time to take each service for a test drive to at least stream the most popular exclusives on offer. We’ve got round-ups for days here at Reviews.org so have a browse through our top picks to decide which free trials are worth your time.

Service
Details
Monthly price
More info
Binge LogoBinge Standard plan
4K streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$18/mth
Apple TV+Apple TV+ plan
4K streaming
6 streams (Family Sharing)
Deal: 7-day free trial
$12.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Standard plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: $139.99 for 12mths
$13.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
Deal: $179.99 for 12mths
$17.99/mth
NetflixNetflix Standard + Ads
HD streaming
2 streams
$7.99/mth
StanStan Basic plan
SD streaming
1 stream
$12/mth
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$25/mth
Foxtel Now | 2022 logo | Reviews.org AustraliaFoxtel Now Essentials
HD streaming
2 streams
Access to over 30 channels
Deal: 10-day free trial
$25/mth
ShudderShudder plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Hayu | Provider logoHayu Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Paramount+Paramount+ plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$9.99/mth
Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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