These are the best NBN plans and deals available in July

The best NBN plans picked at the start of each month from Australia’s best providers, from cheaper NBN 25 to the fastest NBN 1000 plans.

Best NBN deal overall
Mate
Ripper nbn 50/20
  • Fire Emoji
    $55/mth for 6 months
  • pro
    Unlimited data
  • pro
    48Mbps downloads
Best cheap NBN deal
Spintel
NBN Unlimited Entry 25
  • Fire Emoji
    $49/mth for 6 months
  • pro
    Unlimited data
  • pro
    25Mbps downloads
Best NBN 100 plan
Tangerine Telcom
Speedy NBN
  • Fire Emoji
    $65/mth for 6 months
  • pro
    Unlimited data
  • pro
    95Mbps downloads
Best NBN 250 plan
Spintel
NBN Unlimited 250
  • Fire Emoji
    $79/mth for 6 months
  • pro
    Unlimited data
  • pro
    211Mbps downloads
Best NBN 1000 plan
Spintel
NBN Unlimited 1000
  • Fire Emoji
    $95/mth for 6 months
  • pro
    Unlimited data
  • pro
    650Mbps downloads
Nathan Lawrence
Jul 02, 2024
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Unlimited data is standard for home internet plans in Australia, so NBN providers tend to compete on promotional pricing and faster download speeds. NBN speed tiers technically start with NBN 12, but we don’t think that’s fit for purpose for most homes in Australia, which is why our cheapest picks start with the more practical NBN 25.

Now that we’re in the new financial year, there’ve been price increases for NBN plan prices (particularly slower speed tiers). For an NBN 25 plan, typical pricing starts at around $60 per month. NBN 50 plans start at roughly $80 per month for regular pricing, while NBN 100 plans normally cost at least around $85 per month. For homes that support faster speed tiers, NBN 250 typical pricing starts at around $90 per month, while cheaper NBN 1000 plans usually cost around $105 or more each month.

With the price expectations sorted, read on for the best NBN plans in July.

The NBN plans listed below are our top picks for the month from every Australian fixed-line internet plan on the market that we track in our comparison engine. If you’d like to start your own search and compare your options, use our NBN plan search tool.

How we choose the best NBN plans

Our top picks go through a rigorous selection process at the start of each month. The best NBN plans and contenders are evaluated by typical evening speeds, monthly price, first-year value, additional fees and more. All of our category winners and contenders are evaluated next to dozens of other NBN plans. Our overall scores for NBN providers—part of an in-depth comparison schema—also factor into the final decision. Read more about how we review NBN plans.

Best NBN 50 plan

Mate Ripper nbn 50/20


🔥Deal: Save $20/mth: $55/mth for first six months, then $75/mth.

How we chose this plan:

  • We used dollar-to-speed comparisons to separate cheaper NBN 50 plans for first-year value (capped at $75). Plan features and our in-depth NBN provider schema are used for tie-breaks.

NBN 50 is the most popular speed tier in Australia, which is understandable because it’s a good mix of price and speed. Nowadays, it’s trickier to separate NBN 50 plans in terms of speed, with 50Mbps self-reported typical evening download speeds common across providers. Upload speeds are self-reported nowadays, too, which is a great way to separate close-competing providers.

Mate rolls in to take out the top spot in the new financial year thanks to a great special. Normally priced at $75 a month, new customers can save $20 a month for the first six months with the Mate Ripper NBN 50/20 plan. To pay a $55 monthly fee initially, use the ‘KERR20’ promo code during sign-up. Just get in by 31 July 2024 to get the deal. If you’re a Mate mobile customer, you can also save another $10 off the monthly fee. Whichever price you’re paying, expect great 48Mbps download speeds and 19Mbps uploads. Mate also offers a one-month money-back guarantee. Alternatively, consider the cheaper typical pricing from Kogan Internet’s Silver Unlimited plan or the relatively competitive first-year pricing from Tangerine’s Value Plus NBN plan.

What is the best NBN plan?

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Take it from the experts
“NBN 25 is marginally cheaper than NBN 50, but NBN 50 offers up to twice the speed. Most homes should consider an NBN 50 plan or go to NBN 100 if you need faster download speeds.”
Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg
Editorial Lead, Reviews.org

The best NBN plan is the one that pairs well with your monthly internet budget and the speed needs of your home. It might not be the speed tier you settle on, but NBN 50 is usually the best place to start. NBN 25 plans used to be a cheaper alternative but that’s not necessarily the case anymore, at least not during initial promotional periods. On top of this, the typical monthly pricing for slower NBN plans has gone up in recent times.

NBN 50 internet plans are the most popular type of internet plan in our database because they offer a great mix of price and speed. Most homes can rev up to NBN 100 (or beyond) if they need more megabits-per-second for downloads.

Best cheap NBN (25) deal

Spintel NBN Unlimited Entry 25


🔥 Deal: Save $10.95/mth: $49/mth for first six months, then $59.95/mth.

How we chose this plan:

  • We used dollar-to-speed comparisons to separate cheaper NBN 25 plans for first-year value (capped at $65). Plan features and our in-depth NBN provider schema are used for tie-breaks.

We consider NBN 25 plans to be the real entry-level home internet option given the slow speeds on offer from NBN 12 plans: up to 25Mbps downloads vs max 12Mbps, respectively. If you don’t mind shifting providers every six months, NBN 50 plans may even have cheaper promotional pricing than NBN 25 typical monthly prices. Regardless, you can save a comparatively decent amount of money by sticking with an NBN 25 plan once regular pricing kicks in.

Spintel returns for yet another win with its NBN Unlimited Entry 25 plan, even with a slight hike to its typical pricing. This NBN 25 plan now normally costs $59.95 a month but has a cheaper $49 monthly fee for the first six months if you’re a new Spintel customer. Regardless of the price, expect 25Mbps evening download speeds and 8Mbps upload speeds. If you need support, Spintel also offers a seven-day call centre. For NBN 25 alternatives with faster upload speeds, consider the Exetel Everyday NBN 25 plan or the Mate Crikey NBN 25/10 plan.

Best NBN 100 plan

Tangerine Speedy NBN


🔥Deal: Save $20/mth: $64.90/mth for first six months, then $84.90/mth.

How we chose this plan:

  • We used dollar-to-speed comparisons to separate cheaper NBN 100 plans for first-year value (capped at $80). Plan features and our in-depth NBN provider schema are used for tie-breaks.

NBN 100 plans are the fastest speed tier available to most fixed-line homes in Australia. The chances are good you’re in a fixed-line home if you live in a metropolitan area. NBN 100 plans come in two flavours: one with max 20Mbps upload and the other with 40Mbps. You really only need an NBN 100/40Mbps plan if you perform a lot of uploading tasks, like syncing large files with the cloud. Otherwise, save money with an NBN 100/20 plan.

Tangerine takes out the top spot this month with its appropriately named Speedy NBN plan, which boasts great 100Mbps download speeds and competitive 17Mbps upload speeds. Normally priced at $84.90 per month (up to $85.90 from 1 August 2024), new Tangerine customers pay a $64.90 monthly fee for the first six months. Sign up by the end of July to score the promo pricing. Tangerine has 24/7 tech support if you have any issues. Alternatively, get slightly faster upload speeds with the competitively priced Mate No Worries NBN 100/20 plan or the Spintel NBN Unlimited Premium 100 plan.

Best NBN 250 plan

Spintel NBN Unlimited 250


Note: NBN 250 plans are only available to homes with NBN Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) or Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technologies.

🔥 Deal: Save $10.95/mth: $79/mth for first six months, then $89.95/mth.

How we chose this plan:

  • We used dollar-to-speed comparisons to separate cheaper NBN 250 plans for first-year value. Plan features and our in-depth NBN provider schema are used for tie-breaks.

NBN 250 plans are a good choice for a home whose internet speed needs go beyond 100Mbps downloads. For the NBN 250 plans we track, 200Mbps is the slowest typical evening download speeds you can expect. Basically, an NBN 250 plan is worth considering if NBN 100 isn’t quite fast enough but the thought of an NBN 1000 plan is too expensive.

This month, the Spintel NBN Unlimited Entry plan is back on top yet again thanks a lot to ongoing competitive promotional pricing, even though both promo and typical pricing have gone up in the new financial year. New customers pay a $79 monthly fee for the first six months before reverting to a typical $89.95 cost. You’ll get respectable 211Mbps download speeds and 22Mbps upload speeds during the busy evening hours. If you have any issues, the Spintel call centre is available seven days a week. Alternatively, consider the respectably faster download speeds from the Tangerine SuperSpeedy NBN plan or Southern Phone NBN Superfast plan.

Best NBN 1000 plan

Spintel NBN Unlimited 1000


Note: NBN 1000 plans are only available to homes with NBN HFC or FTTP technologies.
🔥Deal: Save $10.95/mth: $95 for the first six months, then $105.95/mth.

How we chose this plan:

  • We used dollar-to-speed comparisons to separate cheaper NBN 1000 plans for first-year value. Plan features and our in-depth NBN provider schema are used for tie-breaks.

The main reason to consider an NBN 1000 plan is you want no-compromise download speeds. Upload speeds are only marginally faster than an NBN 100/40 plan (up to 40Mbps uploads), hitting max 50Mbps. But for download speeds, you’re looking at up to 10 times faster than an NBN 100 plan under the right conditions, which means significantly shorter waiting times for large file downloads.

As providers that offer NBN 1000 plans continue to compete on faster speeds, Spintel rises to the top this month with its NBN Unlimited 1000 plan. In terms of speeds, you’re looking at very respectable self-reported 650Mbps downloads and 42Mbps uploads during the busy evening period. While this plan normally costs $105.95 per month, new Spintel customers can lock in $95 monthly pricing for the first six months. Alternatively, consider the similarly speedy but not quite as affordable Southern Phone NBN Ultrafast plan or the Tangerine UltraSpeedy NBN plan.

Most popular Telstra NBN plan

Telstra Upfront Internet Plan Essential


🔥Feature: Includes a preconfigured Telstra Smart Modem 3.

How we chose this plan:

  • We highlighted the most popular Telstra NBN plan on 2 July 2024.

We find that there’s a lot of internet search around the best Telstra NBN plans each month. While Telstra hasn’t taken out any of our curated categories above, we did want to acknowledge the provider’s popularity. Telstra NBN plans are generally pricier but typically offer fast download speeds and they all come with a preconfigured Telstra Smart Modem 3.

At the start of the month, the Telstra Upfront Internet Plan Essential was the most popular choice yet again. There hasn’t been a discount for a few months now, so you’ll pay the typical $105 monthly fee (up from $100) for 50Mbps download and 17Mbps upload speeds, plus three months of Telstra Device Security ($10 per month thereafter). All Telstra NBN plans come with a home phone that includes unlimited calls to Australian local, national and mobile numbers. Alternatively, consider the not-quite-as-popular Telstra Upfront Internet Plan Basic or Telstra Upfront Internet Plan Ultimate options.

Please note the most popular Telstra NBN plan below may be different from the one above at different points of this month.

Most popular Optus NBN plan

Optus Plus Everyday Fast NBN


🔥Deal: Save $10/mth: $89/mth for first six months, then $99/mth.

How we chose this plan:

  • We highlighted the most popular Optus NBN plan on 2 July 2024.

Like Telstra, there are a lot of monthly Google searches for the best Optus NBN plans. We figure this is because people may believe that Telstra and Optus own mobile networks alongside the NBN. That’s not the case, though, and our best NBN plan picks for the main speed tiers are above. That said, Optus NBN plans do come with decent speeds and a preconfigured Optus Ultra WiFi Modem Gen 2.

If you want to know which Optus NBN plan people are leaning towards at the start of the month, it’s still the Optus Plus Everyday Fast NBN plan. Normally priced at $99 per month, new customers get $89 monthly pricing for the first six months (up from $79). Whichever price you pay, you get great 100Mbps download speeds and 18Mbps upload speeds. Alternatively, the Optus Plus Everyday Ultrafast NBN and Optus Plus Everyday Superfast NBN plans were again also popular at the start of the month (for FTTP and HFC homes).

Please note the most popular Optus NBN plan below may differ from the one above at different points of this month.

Most popular TPG NBN plan

TPG nbn Home Fast Unlimited Plan


🔥Deal: Save $10/mth: $79.99/mth for first six months, then $89.99/mth.

How we chose this plan:

  • We highlighted the most popular TPG NBN plan on 2 July 2024.

Telstra, Optus and TPG are big-name internet brands in Australia, which is likely why they’re also the ones people search for the most when seeking an NBN plan. As you’ve hopefully seen above, though, there are more competitively priced NBN plans from other providers.

At the start of the month, the most popular TPG plan was still the NBN Home Fast Unlimited Plan. Sign up by 9 July 2024 to get six months of discounted pricing: a $79.99 monthly fee before the typical $89.99 monthly cost kicks in. Whichever price you’re paying, expect great 100Mbps download speeds and 17Mbps upload speeds. For other popular TPG NBN plans, consider the NBN Home Fast Unlimited Plan or the NBN 50 Unlimited Plan.

Please note the most popular TPG NBN plan below may be different from the one above at different points of this month.

What to look for in an NBN plan


There are several key factors to consider before signing up for a new NBN plan or switching from one provider to another.

  • Download speeds: The faster the download speed, the speedier your connection. Unless you live alone or in a home with a couple of people who don’t really use the internet a lot, it’s best to start with NBN 50 and work up. NBN 50 plans aren’t much more expensive than NBN 25 plans, but they are noticeably faster.
  • Upload speeds: Download speeds are, admittedly, more important than upload speeds, but if you're working from home, NBN plans with fast upload speeds are worth considering. For those after faster uploads, consider an NBN 100/40 plan from select providers. Alternatively, for the ultimate mix of download and upload speeds, NBN 1000 plans offer up to 50Mbps upload speeds.
  • Promotional pricing: Some NBN providers offer a discounted rate for new customers. NBN plan promo pricing can make it easier to justify trying out a faster speed tier than the one you need before committing to a higher fee.
  • Typical pricing: If you want a long-term NBN provider, factor in more than just the promo period. An otherwise-good discount might not be worth the short-term savings once you’re paying a lot more for the typical monthly fee.
  • Provider speeds: NBN providers sell internet plans within determined speed tiers. But not all NBN providers offer the same download and upload speeds within those tiers. Alongside NBN providers’ respective self-reported typical evening download and upload speeds, be sure to check what the ACCC has to say about participating providers before you sign up.
  • Extra costs: Contracts on NBN plans are rare these days and best avoided. Most NBN providers let new customers use a bring-your-own (BYO) NBN-compatible modem-router or router. Others offer preconfigured modem-routers or routers for purchase, while others still bundle a modem-router with their plans. Consider the costs involved with paying extra for a provider-recommended NBN networking device as well as potential hardware exit fees if you switch NBN providers.

Which NBN provider is the best?

For us, the best NBN provider is the one that ticks the right boxes based on what you need. If you’re after great pricing, look for a provider that offers promotional pricing and competitive typical monthly plan fees, like Spintel, Exetel, Swoop, Kogan, Tangerine and Superloop.

Download speeds are typically closely matched for plans up to NBN 100 but there are providers who tend to offer fast plan speeds, including Dodo, Southern Phone and Swoop. Upload speeds and latency are more closely matched but check in with providers tracked by the ACCC for the best typical upload speeds and lowest possible latencies. Even if an NBN provider isn’t part of the ACCC’s ‘Broadband performance data’ program, the results from participating providers are still a great guideline for what to expect from others.

Unlike SIM-only plans, NBN plans aren’t renowned for being particularly feature-rich. That said, while it’s common for providers to let customers use a BYO modem-router or router, you may want a preconfigured NBN-compatible modem-router or router that automatically updates. For that peace of mind, consider NBN providers like Telstra, Optus, iiNet and Internode, all of which offer plans with modem-routers that have 4G backup.

Speaking of peace of mind, those after an NBN provider with lots of support pathways should consider Optus, Telstra, iiNet and Vodafone. While customer-review sites tend to be a haven for those venting about their negative experiences, we’ve tracked great reported customer satisfaction for Aussie Broadband, Kogan Internet, Moose NBN and Tangerine.

If you’re after a single NBN provider pick, Tangerine is our current favourite.

How much should I pay for NBN?

NBN 50 is the most popular speed tier and the one we recommend most homes start with for comparisons. Promotional pricing starts at around $60 but expect to pay at least $70 a month for a competitively priced cheaper NBN 50 option in terms of typical costs.

The cheapest NBN plans in our comparison engine start at around $50 with promotional pricing and closer to $55 per month typically for an NBN 25 plan. NBN 100 plans compete around the $70 mark for promo pricing but are upwards of $80 for cheap typical monthly pricing.

You might find cheap NBN 250 promotional pricing under $80 but expect to normally pay closer to $100 per month for most of the cheaper NBN 250 plans. NBN 1000 plans are around $100 during promotional periods but cost more than $105 during a typical month.

Here’s how much you should expect to pay for each NBN speed tier in terms of standard pricing (for the plans in our comparison engine).

  • Satellite NBN: Monthly prices from $34.95
  • Fixed Wireless NBN: Monthly prices from $59.99
  • NBN 12: Monthly prices from $64.80
  • NBN 25: Monthly prices from $54.95
  • NBN 50: Monthly prices from $68.90
  • NBN 100: Monthly prices from $78.90
  • NBN 250: Monthly prices from $85.95
  • NBN 1000: Monthly prices from $104.99

Which NBN provider is the cheapest?

The cheapest NBN provider may change month to month, depending on whichever promotional pricing is the lowest per speed tier. Generally, Tangerine, Exetel, Spintel, Superloop and Dodo closely compete on promotional pricing for popular speed tiers. In terms of the typically cheapest regular monthly pricing, consider Spintel, Tangerine, Kogan and Mate.

NBN frequently asked questions

Is NBN 25 fast enough to stream Netflix?

Yes, NBN 25 is fast enough to stream all Netflix content, including 4K movies and TV shows. Netflix needs at least 15Mbps download speed for 4K content per device. So if you want to watch 4K Netflix content on four screens in your home, you’d need at least 60Mbps of available download speed for smooth streaming. Practically speaking, you’d need an NBN 100 plan for that four-streams scenario.

How do I upgrade to FTTP?

If your NBN plan speeds aren’t up to snuff, you should first consider a faster plan. Already have an NBN 100 plan? You can only shift to NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans if your home is connected either via FTTP or HFC technologies. If you’re not in one of those homes, use the link below to see if your address is eligible for an upgrade from another NBN technology type to FTTP.

Can I bundle my NBN with other services?

Some NBN providers offer discounts for bundling your NBN with other services. For example, you could get a discount for: While a discount may sound nice, you’re still paying for two services to get a bundle discount, so make sure both services work for you first.

Are there discounted NBN plans for seniors?

Discounts for older adults are available for mobile phones but are less common for NBN providers. Check in with a prospective NBN provider to see if they have a discount available at the time of sign-up.

How much data do I need on an NBN plan?

Most NBN fixed-line plans come with unlimited data these days. There are, however, data caps for NBN Sky Muster satellite and some Fixed Wireless NBN plans. Note that unlimited-data plans typically come with a fair-use policy, technically restricting how much you can download in a month, but this won’t impact most regular internet users.

Nathan Lawrence
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Nathan Lawrence has been banging out passionate tech and gaming words for more than 11 years. These days, you can find his work on outlets like IGN, STACK, Fandom, Red Bull and AusGamers. Nathan adores PC gaming and the proof of his first-person-shooter prowess is at the top of a Battlefield V scoreboard.

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