The best NBN plans available in July 2021

No big changes for July means that Spintel continues to be the go-to provider for competitively priced speedy NBN.
  • Spintel

    Best for most (NBN 50)

    NBN Unlimited Plus

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    4 out of 5 overall
    50Mbps evening speeds
    $59/mth (first 6mths)
  • Tangerine

    Best cheapest NBN deal

    Standard Unlimited

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    4 out of 5 overall
    21Mbps evening speeds
    $44.90/mth (first 6mths)
  • Spintel

    Best NBN Fast (NBN 100)

    NBN Unlimited Premium

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    4 out of 5 overall
    100Mbps speeds
    $74/mth (first 6mths)
  • Mate

    Best beyond NBN 100

    NBN Home Superfast

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    4 out of 5 overall
    $89/mth (first 6mths)
    Select FTTP/HFC users
  • Superloop

    Best NBN for gaming

    NBN Home Fast 40

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    3.5 out of 5 overall
    100Mbps speeds
    $89.95/mth (first 6mths)
Recent Updates: 3 weeks ago
Despite a constantly improving NBN download speed average for NBN 12, NBN 25, NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans, there aren’t any major changes to our category winners for July.
2 months ago
Not many big changes between May and June in terms of category winners, but we’ve removed the last of our fastest category because of Spintel’s continued dominance and ensured all of our other picks are up to date.
3 months ago
We’ve majorly shaken up our best categories this month, ditching most of our fastest plans because more providers are offering parity between self-reported download speeds and maximum plan speeds. The best streaming category is also gone because it’s effectively the same as the Best NBN Fast winner, plus we’ve added popular picks for big-name providers Telstra, Optus and TPG.
Less than 6 months
Spintel is the big winner taking out three of the six category crowns, two of which are for fastest speeds after a recent bump in self-reported typical evening speeds. Mate snags the best beyond NBN 100 category with competitive pricing, Superloop snatches best NBN plan for gaming from Aussie Broadband, but Aussie nabs the best NBN 1000 plan pick.

What are the best NBN deals in July?

Despite the continued trend for providers to offer faster self-reported typical evening download speeds, there aren’t any major changes to our category winners for July. The good news is if you’re in the market for a new NBN 12, NBN 25 NBN 50 or NBN 100 plan, you should expect a greater selection of faster plans on offer, with more providers than ever offering parity between the maximum potential speed and self-reported typical evening download speeds.

Mate, MyRepublic and Belong are the three providers that consistently offer speeds below the average of those speed tiers, but they also tend to offer competitively priced plans. Still, this month is still dominated by Spintel with backup support from familiar provider faces including Tangerine, Superloop and Mate’s NBN 250 plan.

The plans listed below are our top picks for the month from every NBN plan on the market. If you’d like to start your own search and compare your options, use our NBN plan search tool

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NBN 50 providers

There are currently 18 NBN 50 providers with unlimited-data plans that we track in our comparison engine but that’s down to five in recent times, which is equal first (shared with NBN 100) for the most providers per NBN speed tier. Below is a list of the 18 NBN 50 providers and their self-reported typical evening download speeds:

  • Aussie Broadband (50Mbps)
  • Dodo (50Mbps)
  • iiNet (50Mbps)
  • Internode (50Mbps)
  • iPrimus (50Mbps)
  • Kogan (50Mbps)
  • Optus (50Mbps)
  • Spintel (50Mbps)
  • Superloop (50Mbps)
  • Tangerine (50Mbps)
  • Telstra (50Mbps)
  • TPG (50Mbps)
  • Vodafone (50Mbps)
  • Exetel (48Mbps)
  • Southern Phone (47Mbps)
  • MyRepublic (43Mbps)
  • Mate (42Mbps)
  • Belong (40Mbps)

Spintel NBN Unlimited Plus 50/20

Best NBN deal for most (NBN 50)

Spintel NBN Unlimited Plus at a glance:

  • $59 initial monthly fee (6 months)
  • $64.95 per month (normally)
  • $743.70 first-year cost
  • Unlimited data
  • NBN 50/20 plan
  • 50Mbps download speeds

Spintel and Superloop have been battling on the promo-pricing month for a few months now, but it’s still the former that comes out on top yet again this month as the best NBN deal. The Spintel NBN Unlimited Plus plan has reduced pricing for the first six months to help keep first-year costs cheaper.

While both Spintel and Superloop now offer 50Mbps self-reported typical evening download speeds for their respective NBN 50 plans, Spintel still has better first-year pricing. Normally priced at $64.95 a month, the first six months are charged at $59 apiece ($743.70 first-year cost), whereas Superloop’s competing plan costs $59.95 for the first six months before jumping to $69.95 ($779.40 first-year fee).

Below is a daily updating list of popular NBN 50 plans.

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NBN 12 providers

There used to be seven NBN 12 providers with unlimited-data plans that we tracked in our comparison engine but that’s down to five in recent times, likely because NBN 12 is only intended for homes with very basic internet needs. Below is a list of the five NBN 12 providers and their self-reported typical evening download speeds:

  • Aussie Broadband (12Mbps)
  • Southern Phone (12Mbps)
  • Spintel (12Mbps)
  • TPG (12Mbps)
  • Mate (10Mbps)

Tangerine Standard Speed Unlimited 25/5

Best cheap NBN deal overall (NBN 12/NBN 25)

Tangerine Standard Speed Unlimited at a glance:

  • $44.90 initial monthly fee (6 months)
  • $59.90 per month (normally)
  • $628.80 first-year cost
  • Unlimited data
  • NBN 25/5 plan
  • 25Mbps download speeds

If you want the absolute cheapest NBN plan available, stick with the Spintel WhistleOut Exclusive NBN Unlimited Entry, which costs $39 for the first six months before reverting to a $49.95 monthly fee thereafter. The reason that’s not our top pick this month, though, is because that’s an NBN 12 plan with self-reported typical evening download speeds of 12Mbps. While that’s admirable in terms of parity with the NBN 12 speed tier, it isn’t really fast enough for more than just basic internet usage.

Though normally priced at $59.90 a month, new sign-ups can pay $44.90 a month for the Tangerine Standard Speed Unlimited plan, which is our winner yet again this month. It’s an NBN 25 plan, which equates to more than double the typical evening download speeds of that cheaper Spintel plan (25Mbps, up from 21Mbps) and for just under $5 extra a month (for the first six months).

Below is a daily updating list of the most popular NBN 25 plans.

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NBN 25 providers

There used to be 16 NBN 25 providers with unlimited-data plans that we tracked in our comparison engine but that’s down to 15 in recent times. NBN 25 was initially called NBN Standard, but that title now belongs to NBN 50, which is the most popular NBN speed tier in Australia. Below is a list of the 16 NBN 25 providers and their self-reported typical evening download speeds:

  • Aussie Broadband (25Mbps)
  • Dodo (25Mbps)
  • iiNet (25Mbps)
  • Internode (25Mbps)
  • Kogan (25Mbps)
  • Southern Phone (25Mbps)
  • Spintel (25Mbps)
  • Superloop (25Mbps)
  • Tangerine (25Mbps)
  • Telstra (25Mbps)
  • TPG (25Mbps)
  • Vodafone (25Mbps)
  • Exetel (24Mbps)
  • Mate (19Mbps)
  • MyRepublic (15Mbps)

Spintel NBN Unlimited Premium

Best NBN Fast plan (NBN 100)

Spintel NBN Unlimited Premium at a glance:

  • $74 initial monthly fee (6 months)
  • $84.95 per month (normally)
  • $953.70 first-year cost
  • Unlimited data
  • NBN 100/20 plan
  • 100Mbps download speeds

Spintel is back again to claim another category thanks to great promotional pricing and the not-so-long ago boosting of its self-reported typical evening download speeds. Spintel and close-competitor Superloop both now have 100Mbps download speeds for their respective NBN 100 plans, but Spintel has the better six-month and first-year pricing.

Instead of the usual $84.95 monthly fee, new sign-ups will pay $74 a month for the first six months. The only plan cheaper than that is the Dodo NBN 100 Unlimited Plan, which has slower 92Mbps (up from 82Mbps) self-reported typical evening download speeds and a $60 upfront fee (down from $120). If you fancy a versatile streaming plan for your home, the Spintel NBN Unlimited Premium plan is the one for you.

Below is a daily updating list of popular NBN 100 plans.

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NBN 100 providers

As with NBN 50, there are 18 NBN 100 providers with unlimited-data plans that we track in our comparison engine. For most fixed-line services, NBN 100 is the fastest available speed tier. Below is a list of the 18 NBN 100 providers and their self-reported typical evening download speeds:

  • Optus (100Mbps)
  • Spintel (100Mbps)
  • Supleroop (100Mbps)
  • Telstra (100Mbps)
  • Aussie Broadband (99Mbps)
  • Exetel (90Mbps)
  • iPrimus (95Mbps)
  • Dodo (92Mbps)
  • Tangerine (92Mbps)
  • iiNet (90Mbps)
  • Internode (90Mbps)
  • Kogan (90Mbps)
  • TPG (90Mbps)
  • Vodafone (90Mbps)
  • Southern Phone (89Mbps)
  • Mate (83Mbps)
  • MyRepublic (83Mbps)
  • Belong (80Mbps)

Mate Elite Mates NBN Home Superfast

Best beyond NBN 100 plan

Mate Elite Mates NBN Home Superfast at a glance:

  • $89 initial monthly fee (6 months)
  • $109 per month (normally)
  • $1,188 first-year cost
  • Unlimited data
  • NBN 250/25 plan
  • 208Mbps download speeds

If you have an eligible FTTP or select HFC connection, you can get speeds above NBN 100. Plus, you can try NBN 250 for the price of NBN 100 if you go with Superloop for the first three months (offer ends 31 July 2021). That said, this month’s winner has great pricing whether you’re looking at the first six months of discounted pricing or the typical monthly fee.

Mate’s Elite Mates NBN Home Superfast plan costs $89 per month for the first half year before reverting to a still great $109 monthly fee, which is part of why Mate is one of the best NBN providers. Whether you’re inside or outside that promotional-pricing window, you’ll be able to tap into respectable 208Mbps self-reported typical evening download speeds. For greater peace of mind, this plan also has a one-month risk-free guarantee.

Below is a daily updating snapshot of the 10 most popular NBN plans that offer self-reported typical evening download speeds above 100Mbps.

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NBN 250 providers

There are 11 NBN 250 providers with unlimited-data plans that we track in our comparison engine. Note that only Fibre-to-the-Premises and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial homes are eligible for NBN 250 plans. Below is a list of the 11 NBN 250 providers and their self-reported typical evening download speeds:

  • Aussie Broadband (248Mbps)
  • Telstra (230Mbps)
  • Optus (215Mbps)
  • Superloop (215Mbps)
  • Mate (208Mbps)
  • Tangerine (205Mbps)
  • iiNet (200Mbps)
  • Internode (200Mbps)
  • Kogan (200Mbps)
  • MyRepublic (200Mbps)
  • iPrimus (TBC)

Superloop NBN Home Fast 40

Best NBN plan for gamers

Superloop NBN Home Fast at a glance:

  • $88.95 initial monthly fee (6 months)
  • $98.95 per month (normally)
  • $1,127.40 first-year cost
  • Unlimited data
  • NBN 100/40 plan
  • 100Mbps download speeds

If you’ve got an avid online gamer in your home, there’s a good chance they care about four things when it comes to internet connectivity. Unlimited data for increasingly massive full game and patch downloads. Low latency for more responsive online gaming. Fast downloads to spend less time waiting and more time playing. And fast uploads to seamlessly play and stream in high-fidelity or share clips online. If it’s available at your home, we absolutely recommend considering an NBN 250 or NBN 1000 plan.

Superloop continues its dominant run for the best NBN 100/40 plan, despite competition from Mate, MyRepublic and Aussie Broadband. That’s because Superloop has the fastest 100Mbps self-reported typical evening download speeds, edging out Aussie Broadband (99Mbps) and obliterating both Mate and MyRepublic (83Mbps each). Superloop’s plan also has the cheapest first-year value with its six months of promo pricing, plus it has the lowest latency.

Optus has also recently entered the fray with its Optus Internet Gamer plan, which is similarly priced to Superloop (although slightly more expensive) and comes with an Asus DSL-AX5400 gaming modem-router. While, according to the ACCC, Optus has a higher download speed percentage of a night (Superloop has a higher upload speed percentage), Optus has higher latency (12.1ms vs 9.2ms) and only offers 20Mbps of maximum potential upload bandwidth compared to Superloop’s 40Mbps.

Below is a daily updating snapshot of the plans with the fastest self-reported typical evening speeds from the providers that are tracked by the ACCC (note that MyRepublic’s slightly improved 20.1ms latency is the highest by quite a margin).

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NBN 1000 providers

There are eight NBN 1000 providers with unlimited-data plans we track in our comparison engine (except for Superloop, which has a 3TB data cap). Note that only Fibre-to-the-Premises and select Hybrid Fibre Coaxial homes are eligible for NBN 1000 plans. Below is a list of the eight NBN 1000 providers and their self-reported typical evening download speeds:

  • Telstra (700Mbps)
  • Aussie Broadband (600Mbps)
  • MyRepublic (350Mbps)
  • Kogan (250Mbps)
  • Optus (250Mbps)
  • Superloop (250Mbps)
  • iiNet (200Mbps)
  • Internode (200Mbps)

Popular plans from popular providers

There’s a lot of interest around big-name NBN providers like Telstra, Optus and TPG, despite the reality that their plans rarely take out any top spots in our categories above. We feel there’s a misconception that these big providers own NBN networks, which is why their respective NBN plans tend to come with a premium price tag. While the best mobile plans are split across the Telstra, Optus and Vodafone networks, providers may have their own network infrastructure when it comes to NBN, but it’s not as impactful in terms of in-home internet service as it is for mobile plans.

If you want to go with a Telstra, Optus or TPG plan to bundle, you likely won’t save any extra dollars, so if you want to save money, it’s worth checking out our regularly updated best SIM Only plans, best Prepaid plans and best MVNOs on the Telstra network.

The good news is if you do want to save money by going with one of our NBN picks from above, it’s super easy to switch NBN providers. If you do want to stick with a Telstra, Optus or TPG NBN plan, you can see the most popular picks below. (Note that sometimes providers update their specials throughout the month so particular plans may not be visible during these times.)

Telstra Superfast Speed + Unlimited Data

Most popular Telstra NBN plan

Telstra Superfast Speed + Unlimited Data at a glance:

  • $100 initial monthly fee (6 months)
  • $140 per month (normally)
  • $1,440 first-year cost
  • Unlimited data
  • NBN 250/25 plan
  • 230Mbps download speeds

Those seeking Telstra NBN plans are clearly after something faster. Not so long ago, it was an NBN 100 plan, but at the start of this month the most popular pick is again an NBN 250 plan. The Telstra Superfast Speed + Unlimited Data plan has 230Mbps self-reported typical evening download speeds, which is more than double the best you can get on an NBN 100 plan. Paying a $100 monthly fee for the first six months is appealing (even if it was $90 last month), but be aware that it jumps up considerably to a $140 monthly fee thereafter.

Below is a daily updating list of the six most popular Telstra NBN plans.

The top spot for most popular Telstra NBN plan may change throughout the month based on demand, but this pick is accurate as of 6 July 2021.

Optus Internet Everyday NBN 50/20

Most popular Optus NBN plan

Optus Internet Everyday – NBN at a glance:

  • $75 per month
  • $999 first-year cost
  • Unlimited data
  • NBN 50/20 plan
  • 50Mbps download speeds

Unlike Telstra and TPG this month, the most popular Optus NBN plan is on the most popular NBN 50 speed tier. The Optus Internet Everyday NBN plan has 50Mbps self-reported typical evening download speeds, and costs $75 a month with availability in selected areas. The Optus plan comes with unlimited data, Optus Sport + OS Fitness, and the Optus Ultra WiFi Modem with 4G backup (it’s yours to keep if you stay connected for 36 months).

Below is a daily updating list of the 10 most popular Optus NBN plans.

The top spot for most popular Optus NBN plan may change throughout the month based on demand, but this pick is accurate as of 6 July 2021.

TPG NBN 100 Unlimited Bundle

Most popular TPG NBN plan

TPG NBN 100 Unlimited Bundle at a glance:

  • Six-month contract or $109.95 upfront fee
  • $89.99 per month (normally)
  • $1,380 first-year cost
  • Unlimited data
  • NBN 250/25 plan
  • 230Mbps download speeds

Like Telstra, those seeking a TPG NBN plan are clearly interested in getting something speedy. The TPG NBN 100 Unlimited Bundle is the most popular TPG plan this month, which comes with a WiFi modem-router and a PAYG phone service (you can purchase national and international call packs). As is the trend, it’s an unlimited-data plan, with recently improved 90Mbps self-reported typical evening download speeds. While it’s normally priced at $89.99 a month, the first six months are charged at $79.99 apiece, albeit with a $109.95 upfront fee, unless you opt for a six-month contract, which only as a $10 upfront cost.

Below is a daily updating list of the eight most popular TPG NBN plans.

The top spot for most popular TPG NBN plan may change throughout the month based on demand, but this pick is accurate as of 6 July 2021.

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NBN speed terminology

The introduction of faster-than-NBN 100 plans has led to some name changes. Here’s what they mean in terms of their maximum potential download and upload speed when you’re hunting for the best NBN deal:

  • Basic I (NBN 12): 12Mbps download, 1Mbps upload
  • Basic II (NBN 25): 25Mbps download, 5Mbps upload
  • Standard (NBN 50): 50Mbps download, 20Mbps upload
  • Fast (NBN 100): 100Mbps download, 20/40Mbps upload
  • Superfast (NBN 250): 250Mbps download, 25Mbps upload
  • Ultrafast (NBN 1000): 990Mbps download, 50Mbps upload

Which is the best NBN provider?

This is the million-dollar question, and the most difficult to answer. There are lots of variables to consider and lots of perspectives to cater for when hunting for the best NBN deal.

Are you looking for the cheapest provider? The provider with the best customer service and reliability? How about a provider that offers all of the extras like TV and movie services, rewards programs and bundle discounts?

Many different organisations try to judge NBN providers and crown a winner, and use different methodologies to prove it. Groups like the ACCC and Netflix run speed tests, others rely on customer surveys and user reviews.

We’ve used a combination of these data points and many more in our round-up of the best NBN providers in the game.

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Other NBN technologies

This page is dedicated to fixed-line NBN technologies that service metro areas, which includes Fibre-to-the-Premises, Fibre-to-the-Node, Fibre-to-the-Building, Fibre-to-the-Curb and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial. For rural, regional remote and offshore NBN users, we also cover the best Fixed Wireless NBN and the best NBN satellite plans.

Are NBN deals different in cities and states, like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane?

We are often asked this question, and the answer is pretty simple. Most NBN providers offer a national broadband service, and most have the same prices and deals available across Australia, so you’ll get the same price regardless of whether you are in Melbourne, Adelaide, even in Tasmania.

Some providers may vary the price of plans based on your address. The wholesale price of their service can vary from the city to less populous areas, and this is reflected in the price of NBN plans. To make sure you are getting the right price, start an NBN plan search below by entering your address.

The most popular NBN deals this week

If you’re only after the deals and discounts currently running with Australia’s various ISPs, the table below filters out regular broadband plans and only shows the most popular active NBN deals of the week.

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