The Best Broadband Plans in Australia 2022
A great internet connection is essential for modern-day work and play. From making endless video calls while working from home to attending online concerts and events, our broadband plans have become integral to everyday life.
Which makes finding the right plan to suit your specific needs all the more important.
To help make your search a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of noteworthy Broadband plans, some of which took out a win in the 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Awards and 2022 Mozo People’s Choice Awards.
Expert picks: Mozo Experts Choice Award-winning best NBN plans
To determine the winners of the 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Awards, our Mozo Expert Research Team analysed and compared 79 different broadband providers against a range of criteria, including download speeds, data limits and pricing.
Our Mozo Experts then picked the winners and divided them into several awards categories to reflect broadband speeds to suit different types of users.
Whether you’re a creative who needs excellent upload and download speeds for smooth workflow or a Netflix junkie on the lookout for the next great show to stream, here’s a roundup of some of the best NBN plans in Australia as per the 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Awards^:
Best Standard Plus (NBN 50) plans:
This category assessed NBN 50 plans, the middle tier of NBN speeds. An NBN 50 plan might be a good choice if you’re looking for an affordable, solid connection but don’t necessarily require lightning-fast speeds for things like work or gaming.
Internode NBN50 Unlimited
- Save $20 per month for the first 6 months
- $59.99/month (for the first 6 months) then $79.99 after (same min. costs)
- $0 setup fee
The Internode NBN50 Unlimited plan hits the ground running with a $20 per month discount ($59.99 p/m) on offer for the first six months (then $79.99 per month after that) - (same min. costs). On top of a typical evening speed of 50Mbps, unlimited data and a no lock-in contract and no set-up fees. You’ll also have the option to buy a modem for $59.95 or bring your own compatible modem for free. Not only did Internode take out two 2022 Mozo People’s Choice Awards in the Outstanding Customer Satisfaction and Excellent Service & Support awards categories – but this product, in particular, won a 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Award^ in the Standard Plus (NBN 50) awards category.
Exetel Extra-value NBN50
- $54.95/month (for first 6 months), then $69.95/month after that (same min. total cost)
- Unlimited data
- 50Mbps advertised typical evening speed
With the Exetel Extra-Value NBN50 Plan, new customers could pay just $54.95 p/m for the first 6 months ($69.95p/m after that) on a new month-to-month contract (price may vary based on your location) - (min. cost $54.95, then $69.95) plus any pro-rata charges for 30-day cancellation notice period). They could also receive a 2-month free trial of Home Secure, Extel’s wifi security subscription (after which the price reverts to $6p/m, no lock-in). The plan also comes with unlimited data, a typical evening speed of 50 Mbps, and the option to either supply your own compatible modem or purchase one for $130. Best of all, this product won a 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Award in the Standard Plus (NBN 50) awards category^.
Best Fast (NBN 100) plans:
This category assessed premium NBN 100 plans which offer faster speeds typically suited to larger families or households with heavy internet usage. Online gamers, video conference callers and 4k video streamers roll up!
Dodo NBN100 Unlimited Plan
- $85 per month (same min. total cost) – New customers get the first month free (Offer ends 30th June 2022)
- 92Mbps advertised typical evening speed & Unlimited data
- Multiple contact methods – live chat, kiosks & calls
Dodo is offering new customers the first month free ($85 p/month after that. Min. cost the same) on its Dodo NBN100 Unlimited Plan (offer ends 30th June 2022). New customers can also score an extra 2 months of free internet when adding a Dodo electricity service (selected areas only. T&Cs apply). The plan offers typical evening speeds of 92mbps, unlimited data, and a no lock-in contract. Plus, with no setup fees, customers who bring their own compatible modem will see no upfront costs. Alternatively, you can opt to purchase a modem for $88. This product received a 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Award^ in the Fast (NBN 100) awards category.
TPG NBN100 Unlimited
- 90Mbps advertised typical evening speed & Unlimited data
- Set-up and modem included
- $79.99/month (for first 6 months), then $89.99/month after that (same min. total cost)
With the TPG Home Fast Unlimited (NBN100) Plan, new customers could save $10p/m for the first 6 months, bringing the price to $79.99p/m for the first 6 months and then $89.99p/m after that (same min. costs). The plan offers a typical evening speed of 90Mbps, unlimited data, and a $0 setup fee when you bring your own compatible modem. You can also purchase a modem for a $99.95 setup fee + $10 delivery if you’d prefer. Plus, with a 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Award in the Fast (NBN 100) category^, this plan could be another great option for anyone happy to pay a little more so they can move faster on their internet excursions.
Best Super Fast (NBN 250) plans:
Plans in this category offered even faster speeds than other categories – with a download speed of 250 Mbps. If you live with a big bunch of online shoppers, streamers and gamers, these plans might serve you well.
MyRepublic NBN Super-Fast Plan
- 200Mbps advertised typical evening speed & unlimited data
- Supports heavy usage (more than 9 devices simultaneously)
- $89/month (first 6 months) then $99/month after that (same min. total cost)
Get your virtual wetsuit on and prepare for some high-speed internet surfing. MyRepublic’s NBN Super-Fast Plan offers unlimited data, no setup fees and an advertised typical evening speed of 200Mbps, all for a total minimum cost of $89p/m for the first 6 months then $99p/m after that (same min. costs). It supports heavy usage from multiple devices at once. Plus, you can BYO compatible modem or buy one (for $149) outright or in $10 monthly instalments over 24 months (+ a $10 delivery fee). On top of all this, this plan won a 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Award^ in the Super Fast (NBN 250) category.
Elite Mates NBN Home Superfast
- 208Mbps advertised typical evening speed & Unlimited data
- No set-up fees with BYO modems
- Switch to MATE in June & get $100 credit on your account once connected (use promo code ‘MATE100’ at checkout. Offer ends 30th June 2022)
If you’re looking for a super-fast internet connection with no setup fees and unlimited data, then the Mate Elite Mates NBN Home Superfast Plan just might be the mate for you. With this plan, you can opt to bring your own compatible WiFi modem for free or purchase one for $165 upfront. The plan costs $99 per month (same min. costs); however, if you switch your internet to MATE in June, you could score $100 credit on your account once connected (use promo code ‘MATE100’ at checkout. Offer ends 30th June 2022). Best of all, this plan won a 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Award in the Super Fast (NBN 250) category^.
Other standout Broadband winners:
There were some really outstanding broadband plans on offer – so many that we’re running out of room to write about them all!
In addition to the categories we’ve already run through, we also had awards looking at plans with greater speeds in the Ultra Fast and Creator categories, plus a range of other awards categories.
Check out some of the other Mozo Experts Choice Award-winning^ Broadband plans:
2022 Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Provider of the Year: Flip
This year, Flip won Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Awards across the Fast (NBN 100), Super Fast (NBN 250), Creator (NBN 100/40) award categories^ – offering some of the most competitive NBN plan prices in each speed tier.
Not only did Flip take home awards in 3 categories, but its prices were still incredibly sharp in the categories that they didn’t win in. Flip’s value-packed services were ultimately what led it to win the prestigious title of 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Provider of the Year.
Standard (NBN 25) plans:
If you spend most of your time offline, you might not need super high speeds or unlimited data packages. Plans awarded in the Standard (NBN 25) category offered a great value entry-level broadband connection for modest internet users.
Winner’s in this category include:
- Accord with Officeworks for its Standard plan
- Belong for its Starter plan
- Dodo for its NBN25 plan
- MyOwnTel for its Bronze plan
- Occom for its Boost plan
- Tangerine Telecom for its Standard Speed plan
- Vocal for its NBN 25 Unlimited plan
Standard Plus (NBN 50) plans:
Winners in this category yet to have a mention include:
- Occom for its Boost Plus plan
- Tomi for its Unlimited NBN Super Fast plan
- Vocal for its NBN 50 Unlimited plan
Fast (NBN 100) plans:
Winners in this category yet to have a mention include:
- Accord With Officeworks for its Super Fast plan
- Belong for its Premium plan
- Flip for its Turbo Plus plan
- Kogan for its Gold plan
- Vocal for its NBN 100 Unlimited plan
Super Fast (NBN 250) plans:
Winners in this category who haven’t been mentioned yet include:
- Flip for its Super Speed plan
- Tangerine Telecom for its XXXL Speed Boost plan
Ultra Fast (NBN 1000) plans:
For this category, the judges compared ultra-fast plans that offered the best-value pricing. These types of broadband plans are typically used by internet users that require extremely fast internet.
- MyRepublic’s Unlimited NBN Ultrafast plan was the sole winner in this category for the second year in a row
Creator (NBN 100/40) plans:
These NBN plans are great for providing a smooth workflow for creative types with greater uploading demands. Winner’s in this category were:
- Flip for its Turbo Plus plan
- MATE for its Soul Mates Fast+ plan
- MyRepublic for its Unlimited NBN Premium Plan
5G Home Broadband:
For this category, our experts examined the pricing of advertised 5G home broadband plans and awarded these plans as offering best value:
- Iinet for its 5G Home Broadband/5G Home Broadband Max
- Internode for its 5G Home Broadband/5G Home Broadband Max
- Vodafone for its 5G Home Internet Plan/5G Home Internet Plan Max
Broadband with Backup:
If you’re after the speed of fibre with the reliability of a backup mobile data connection integrated into the supplied modem – here are some providers that offer some of the widest plan options at some of the most affordable rates:
- Iinet for its NBN + 4G Backup plan
- Internode for its NBN with 4G Connection Backup plan
Customer Faves: Mozo People’s Choice Award-winning Broadband plans
The annual Mozo People’s Choice Awards highlight some of Australia’s favourite brands and providers across a range of different categories
Every year, Mozo conducts a nationwide survey to determine Australia’s favourite brands and providers across a range of different product categories for the Mozo People’s Choice Awards.
In the survey, Australian consumers are asked to rate financial institutions and other providers against a range of criteria, such as customer service and satisfaction, trust and whether or not they’d recommend them to family or friends.
Here’s a look at some of the winners from our 2022 Mozo People’s Choice Broadband Awards and the broadband plans they offer:
Aussie Broadband 50/20 Plan
- 49Mbps advertised typical evening speed
- Unlimited data
- $79 per month (same min. costs) with no connection fee
The Aussie Broadband 50/20 plan offers unlimited data, typical evening speeds of 49Mbp, no setup fees for $79 per month (same min. costs) and a no lock-in contract. With this plan, you’ll have the option to use your own compatible wifi modem/router or purchase one from Aussie Broadband (prices start at $149). Best of all, Aussie Broadband received not one but four Mozo People’s Choice Awards^ in the Outstanding Customer Satisfaction, Connection Quality, Excellent Service & Support, and Most Recommended awards categories.
Belong NBN Premium - Unlimited
- 95Mbps advertised typical evening speed
- Unlimited data
- $75/month (for first 6 months), then $90/month after that (same min. total cost) with no connection fee
The Belong NBN Premium Unlimited plan comes with unlimited data, typical evening speeds of 95Mbp, no setup fees for $75/month (for first 6 months), then $90/month after that (same min. total cost) and a no lock-in contract. This plan gives you the option to use your own compatible wifi modem or purchase one from Belong for $60 upfront or $5 per month for 12 months. Not only did this product receive a 2022 Mozo Experts Choice Broadband Award in the Fast (NBN 100) awards category^, but Belong itself won a 2022 Mozo People’s Choice Award^ in the Broadband category for ‘Connection Quality’.
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