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How much Netflix costs in Australia

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Georgia Dixon
May 25, 2023
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It was one of the first international streaming services to launch in Australia, and since 2015, more than 12.2 million of us have binged the likes of Stranger ThingsThe WitcherBridgerton and The Queen's Gambit. So, if you're one of the few who haven't signed up (or have let your membership lapse for a couple of years), you may not know exactly how much a Netflix subscription will set you back.

Here's a full breakdown of the damage.

Netflix prices in Australia

There are a few different Netflix plans available, ranging from $6.99 per month for the bare-bones service to $22.99 per month for the whole shebang.

Once upon a time, paying less for Netflix didn't necessarily involve getting less content. The Basic, Standard and Premium plans still come with access to Netflix's full library of movies and TV shows, but the new Basic with Ads plan only includes select content.

That aside, the other details that set each plan apart are the stream quality (ranging from SD to 4K), the number of simultaneous streams, and the number of devices able to download content to watch offline. The more you spend, the more you get in terms of streams, downloads, and resolution.

If you've been hit by Netflix's recent crackdown on password sharing, I've got good news and bad news. The upshot is that Netflix will let you grant access to someone outside your household. The bad news is that it'll cost you an extra $7.99.

Those on the Standard price tier can add a single extra member outside of their household. If you're on the Premium tier you can add two, but it'll cost you $7.99 per person.

Basic with Ads










Up to 4K

No. of simultaneous streams





No. of offline download devices





If you haven't been subscribed to Netflix for a few years, you'll notice the prices have gone up slightly. If you're looking for something a little cheaper, here's a comparison of all the streaming services currently available in Australia and their prices.

Disney Plus vs Netflix vs Stan and more
Monthly price
More info
Binge LogoBinge Standard plan
4K streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
Apple TV+Apple TV+ plan
4K streaming
6 streams (Family Sharing)
Deal: 7-day free trial
Disney PlusDisney+ Standard plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: $139.99 for 12mths
Disney PlusDisney+ Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
Deal: $179.99 for 12mths
NetflixNetflix Standard + Ads
HD streaming
2 streams
StanStan Basic plan
SD streaming
1 stream
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
Foxtel Now | 2022 logo | AustraliaFoxtel Now Essentials
HD streaming
2 streams
Access to over 30 channels
Deal: 10-day free trial
ShudderShudder plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
Hayu | Provider logoHayu Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
Paramount+Paramount+ plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial

Which Netflix plan is right for me?

The right Netflix plan really depends on how many people on the account will be likely to be watching on different devices at the same time. It also depends on whether or not each person plans on watching content offline, and what resolution you prefer.

If you're not keen on sharing your Netflix account with anyone else and can tolerate Standard Definition, a Basic account will do you just fine. For couples and small households, the Standard plan will put an end to fighting over how many people can watch at once, plus you'll get that crisp HD resolution. For those with fancy TVs or a larger household, we'd definitely recommend Premium. With 4K stream quality and up to four simultaneous streams, it'll keep everyone happy.

One thing to keep in mind is that, because Netflix plans are contract-free, you can switch tiers at any time if you find you need more (or less) simultaneous streams or simply want to watch your favourite shows in higher resolution.

Is there a Netflix free trial?

Unfortunately, no. Like many streaming services, Netflix used to offer a 30-day free trial in Australia as a way to attract new users. However, now that basically everyone in the country knows about Netflix and what movies and TV shows it has to offer, sadly for us, they no longer need to offer a free trial. The cheapest way to try Netflix is to simply sign up to the Basic plan for a month and cancel if you're not satisfied.

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How can I watch Netflix?

As the streaming service that's been around the longest (and has the most subscribers), it's no surprise that Netflix is available on basically every device you can think of, or simply accessed via your chosen PC or Mac browser.

From your smartphone to your PlayStation 5, here are all the devices compatible with Netflix.

Netflix compatible devices
Smart TVs
Gaming consoles
Set-top boxes and streaming devices
Smartphones , tablets and more




iPhone (iOS, App Store)



Foxtel iQ3 and iQ4

iPad (iOS, App Store)



Telstra TV

Android Smartphones (Google Play)


Xbox 360

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Android Tablets (Google Play)


Xbox One

Google Chromecast

Surface Tablets (Microsoft Store)


Xbox Series X | S

Apple TV

Sony, Samsung and LG Blu-ray players

How much data does Netflix use?

To get the best watching experience with as little buffering as possible, you'll need to see if your internet plan is equipped to handle Netflix's data usage.

Here's how much data each plan (or more specifically, each streaming resolution) will eat up, and the recommended internet speed.

Basic with Ads (SD)
Basic (SD)
Standard (HD)
Premium (4K)

Data usage

1GB per hour, per stream

1GB per hour, per stream

3GB per hour, per stream

7GB per hour, per stream

Recommended internet speed





If you're a regular Netflix user, we'd recommend going no slower than NBN Basic II speed, which clocks in at up to 25Mbps. However, unless you live alone, we'd suggest opting for an NBN Standard plan which, at speeds of up to 50Mbps, should be more than enough to give everyone in the household a smooth and snappy internet experience.

Here are the cheapest NBN 50 plans today.

Georgia Dixon
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Georgia Dixon
Georgia Dixon has over seven years' experience writing about all things tech, entertainment and lifestyle, with bylines in TechLife magazine, 7NEWS and In her spare time, you'll find her playing games and daydreaming about good food, wine, and dogs.

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