NBN plan comparison: best value options (updated August 2019)

With the NBN rollout well underway and expected to reach its completion target by 2020, there's a good chance you've already got access to the nation's high-speed network. While different addresses and areas have access to different connection types, one of the toughest choices customers will face is deciding which provider to go with, which speed tier to choose, and how much data they'll need.

On this page, we'll break down the best NBN plans currently on offer, whether it be the most affordable offering, the highest speeds and data allowances, or the overall best value. Along with our hand-picked choice offers, this page will feature a live tracker of the best NBN plans as, and when, they're put on offer, so you can be sure to get the best deal available right now!

Best NBN plans

After years of waiting, many Australians are now finding that the NBN has finally reached their area. If you do have access to a fibre connection, it's definitely worth considering one of the plans below. While a great many plans offer unlimited data, there are still some that don't, and others will sacrifice certain perks in order to cut costs, so keep an eye out for what's included and what's been left out.

Editor's Pick: Best Value

Exetel | Unlimited data | NBN50 | 12 month contract | $59.99 pm (+$20 upfront)

Although it just scrapes in under $60, this plan from Exetel offers excellent value over the course of the year-long contract. On the NBN50 tier, you'll get unlimited data with typical evening speeds of up to 43Mbps, a free modem and only $20 to pay up front.

Minimum total cost over 12 months is $739.88
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Editor's Pick: Premium Package

Tangerine | NBN100 | Unlimited data | No lock-in contract | $69.90 pm (first 6 months, then $79.90 pm)

As is becoming popular, you'll get a bit of a discount on your first few months – 6 months specifically – but even once the price then jumps up an extra $10 per month, it's still the best value NBN100 plan on the market right now. With this offer, you can either BYO modem or spend $89.90 up front to get one from Tangerine direct.

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Editor's Pick: Budget Plan

Exetel | NBN50 | 100GB data | No lock-in contract | $49.99 pm (BYO modem)

NBN12 plans are thin on the ground at the moment and, typically, they don't come with phone line rental, so you'll end up paying a similar monthly price anyway, so why not go with this top notch NBN50 deal from Exetel? You won't be getting unlimited data (check out out 'Best Value' pick above for that), but you'll be getting all the other benefits.
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Live-updated NBN deals: today's best-value plans

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Other factors to consider

It's important to note these recommendations do not take into consideration other factors which could make certain deals a better option for you. For instance, do you already have a Telstra or Optus mobile plan and home phone line? If so, sometimes combining them with their respective NBN plans could save you some money.

When applying for new NBN deal, make sure you're not already signed up to a contract you can't get out of – most contracts are on 12 or 18 month terms, so it's important to contact your current provider before committing to anything else. 

Another thing worth noting is some services may not be available in your area. If a particular deal seems good to you, head over to the provider's website to find out if it's available at your address.