Internet Speed Test Australia

Check the speed of your NBN, ADSL, Cable or Mobile broadband connection and find the best high speed internet plans available.

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How to run a speed test

If you have ever experienced slow internet speeds, you know how frustrating it can be. As households behavior changes with more and more connected devices that demand more data, internet speed can change pretty dramatically at different times of day. 

Internet speeds are measured in Megabits Per Second (Mbps), for most people a connection speed over 50Mbps would be considered to be really fast.

Before starting a speed test it is best to make sure that there are no other internet activities using your connection that might be using data, like app updates, streaming video, or online games. 

Click on the start test button when you're ready, and wait a couple of minutes while the test runs. You will get an upload and download number in Mbps.

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What you need to know about testing your internet speed


How do speed tests work?

The speed is measured by measuring how long it takes for you computer to download a small amount of data from a server and send it back. The result is how fast it can download and upload the data. Speed test should always just be used as a guide as there are a number of things that can impact a speed test, including:

  • Location of the server that is sending and receiving the data can change the result considerably. The closer the server the faster the reading
  • Number of connected devices
  • Peak periods when more people are online at the same time in your local area will likely result in a slower speed if there's congestion
  • Your home network setup and the types of devices you are using can impact the speed. For example if you run the test on your computer that is connected via a cable to your modem, you may get a faster speed than if you use a Wi-Fi connection.

The main point is that speed tests should only be used as a guide and to get a more accurate picture you need to be testing a regular intervals using a consistent setup to understand your average performance.

What speed is right for me?

If you're on an ADSL connection, you really don't get too much choice when it comes to your internet speeds; unfortunately, you just end up getting what you're given. ADSL speeds are typically dependent on where you live, the quality of the wiring in your area, and the distance between your place and your local telephone exchange. 

When it comes to the NBN, you have a choice of four different speed tiers. Not all internet service providers offer all four, but these are what you'll commonly find. 

  • Basic Evening Speed (NBN 12) is a basic internet connection, roughly equivalent to ADSL2+ speeds. Unless you're a very light internet user, you should look at 25Mbps as a minimum. 
  • Standard Evening Speed (NBN 25) should work from smaller households with standard internet usage like watching movies, streaming music and everyday web browsing. 25Mbps is the minimum you need to stream 4K video, but you'll have no very little capacity for anyone else on your network. 
  • Standard Plus Evening Speed (NBN 50) is suitable for larger families or households with multiple devices watching movies, gaming, streaming music and videos.
  • Premium Evening speed (NBN 100) is great for large families or share houses that need to get lots of people online at the same time. It is particularly good for people that download and upload large files to the web like photos, video games, or movies. 

If you're after a Standard Plus or Premium plan, you may need to buy a Standard Evening plan, and then get faster speeds by paying for a "speed pack" or a "speed boost". 

Read more about picking the right speed here.

What is the best high speed internet available?

Currently the best speed for a fixed line connection is NBN 100Mbps. The starting point for high speed NBN plans is about $59.99 per month for unlimited data. You can check out the best high speed plans from some of the most popular providers or you can compare all plans and providers using our search tool.

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Southern Phone

Small NBN Satellite Plan

  • NBN Satellite
  • $40/mth
  • + $59 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $99 for first month
Telstra

Home Wireless Broadband Plus S BYO Plan

  • $45/mth
  • Min. total cost $540 over 12 months
vividwireless

200GB Data Plan

  • Deal: Get your second month access fee free
  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $70/mth
  • + $199 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $269 for first month
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Lebara Mobile

Data Pack 500MB

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $5
  • Per 30 Day Recharge
Exetel

4G ExeGo 1.5GB

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $9.99/mth
  • Min. total cost $9.99 for first month
Dodo

Mobile Broadband 1GB

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $10/mth
  • Min. total cost $10 for first month
Jeenee Mobile

$10 Data SIM Plan

  • $10/mth
  • + $10 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $20 for first month
Optus

$10 Prepaid Mobile Broadband SIM Starter Kit

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $10
  • Starter Pack
Moose Mobile

Moose 1.5GB Data SIM Plan

  • $12/mth
  • Min. total cost $12 for first month
Vodafone

3GB Mobile Broadband Plan

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $15/mth
  • Min. total cost $180 over 12 months
Optus

$15 My Mobile Broadband Plus

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • 3GB Data
  • $15/mth
  • Min. total cost $180 over 12 months
Optus Business

$15 Mobile Broadband Business

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $15/mth
  • Min. total cost $180 over 12 months
Virgin Mobile

Mobile Broadband 3GB

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $15/mth
  • Min. total cost $15 for first month
Optus

$15 My Mobile Broadband Plus

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • 2GB Data
  • $15/mth
  • Min. total cost $15 for first month
Telstra

Go Mobile BYO Data S Plan

  • Deal: Unlimited Telstra Air Data until 27 March 2018
  • $15/mth
  • Min. total cost $180 over 12 months
Telstra

Go Mobile Data Plus S Plan

  • Deal: Unlimited Telstra Air Data until 27 March 2018
  • $15/mth
  • Min. total cost $360 over 24 months
Telstra Business

My Business BYO Mobile Data S Plan

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $15/mth
  • Min. total cost $180 over 12 months
Telstra Business

My Business Mobile Data Plan (S)

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $15/mth
  • Min. total cost $360 over 24 months
Jeenee Mobile

$15 Data SIM Plan

  • $15/mth
  • + $10 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $25 for first month
amaysim

Mobile Broadband Data 2GB

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $15/mth
  • Min. total cost $15
amaysim

Mobile Broadband Data 2GB Prepaid

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $15
  • Per 28 Day Recharge
Yomojo

3GB Data Pack

  • $15.90/mth
  • Min. total cost $15.90
SpinTel

4G Mobile Broadband 5GB

  • Mobile Broadband Connection
  • $16.95/mth
  • + $5 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $21.95 for first month
Southern Phone

Small NBN Satellite Plan

  • NBN Satellite
  • $40/mth
  • + $59 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $99 for first month
amaysim

Basic Speed - Unlimited Data

  • Deal: Promotional Offer: Special pricing for the first six months, ends 30 Nov 2017
  • NBN Fixed Line
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
iPrimus

100GB Bundle

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $60/mth
  • Min. total cost $60 for first month
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Dodo

ADSL2+ Unlimited Metro

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • Unlimited Data
  • $29.90/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $128.90 for first month
AusBBS

On-Net ADSL PAYG

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • 10GB Data
  • $29.95/mth
  • + $55 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $84.95 for first month
SkyMesh

NBN-SA-10-40 Sky Muster™ Plan

  • $34.95/mth
  • Min. total cost $34.95 for first month
Belong

ADSL2+ Broadband – Regular

  • Deal: $0 Activation + $0 Modem on Belong 12 month contracts.
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $35/mth
  • Min. total cost $420 over 12 months
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Starter

  • NBN Fixed Line
  • $35/mth
  • Min. total cost $35 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Starter

  • NBN Wireless
  • $35/mth
  • Min. total cost $35 for first month
SkyMesh

NBN-SA-20-140 Sky Muster™ Plan

  • $39.95/mth
  • Min. total cost $39.95 for first month
SkyMesh

NBN-SB-10-40 Sky Muster™ Plan

  • $39.95/mth
  • Min. total cost $39.95 for first month
SpinTel

Urban Home Bundle 50GB ADSL2+

  • Deal: No Setup Fee (Special Offer)
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $39.95/mth
  • Min. total cost $39.95 for first month
SpinTel

NBN 50GB Tier 1 (Entry)

  • NBN Fixed Line
  • $39.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $172.95 for first month
SpinTel

NBN 50GB Tier 1 (Entry)

  • NBN Wireless
  • $39.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $172.95 for first month
iiNet

NBN Satellite 150 Basic

  • NBN Satellite
  • $39.99/mth
  • + $99.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $139.94 for first month
Exetel

nbn12 - 100GB

  • NBN Fixed Line
  • $39.99/mth
  • + $99.99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $139.98 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Casual

  • NBN Fixed Line
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Casual

  • NBN Wireless
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
Southern Phone

Small NBN Satellite Plan

  • NBN Satellite
  • $40/mth
  • + $59 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $99 for first month
amaysim

Basic Speed - Unlimited Data

  • Deal: Promotional Offer: Special pricing for the first six months, ends 30 Nov 2017
  • NBN Fixed Line
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
amaysim

Basic Speed - Unlimited Data

  • Deal: Promotional Offer: Special pricing for the first six months, ends 30 Nov 2017
  • NBN Wireless
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
Teleron

100GB Standard (Promo)

  • Deal: Unlimited Netflix streaming and data-free iTunes downloads, offer ends 30.11.2017
  • NBN Fixed Line
  • Basic Evening Speed
  • $42.50/mth
  • + $50 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $92.50 for first month
SkyMesh

NBN-SA-45-140 Sky Muster™ Plan

  • $44.95/mth
  • Min. total cost $44.95 for first month
iPrimus

100GB Bundle

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $60/mth
  • Min. total cost $60 for first month
Optus

60 Plan M2M

  • $60/mth
  • + $200 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $260 for first month
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Dodo

ADSL2+ Unlimited Metro

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • Unlimited Data
  • $29.90/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $128.90 for first month
AusBBS

On-Net ADSL PAYG

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • 10GB Data
  • $29.95/mth
  • + $55 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $84.95 for first month
Belong

ADSL2+ Broadband – Regular

  • Deal: $0 Activation + $0 Modem on Belong 12 month contracts.
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $35/mth
  • Min. total cost $420 over 12 months
SpinTel

Urban Home Bundle 50GB ADSL2+

  • Deal: No Setup Fee (Special Offer)
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $39.95/mth
  • Min. total cost $39.95 for first month
Barefoot Telecom

ADSL Standalone Metro Ultra

  • Deal: For a limited time your 2nd month plan fee is $0, offer ends 30.11.2017
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $49/mth
  • Min. total cost $49 for first month
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MATE Communicate

ADSL2+ #citymates

  • Deal: For a limited time your 2nd month plan fee is $0, offer ends 30.11.2017
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $49/mth
  • Min. total cost $49 for first month
Call MATE Communicate
SpinTel

Urban Home Bundle 500GB ADSL2+

  • Deal: No Setup Fee (Special Offer)
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $49.95/mth
  • Min. total cost $49.95 for first month
SpinTel

Urban Home Bundle 50GB ADSL2+

  • Deal: No Setup Fee (Special Offer)
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $49.95/mth
  • Min. total cost $49.95 for first month
SpinTel

Metro Home Bundle 50GB ADSL2+

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $49.95/mth
  • + $49 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $98.95 for first month
MyNetFone

ADSL2+ Economy 500GB

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $49.95/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $148.95 for first month
Exetel

100GB ADSL2+ Plan

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $49.99/mth
  • + $99.99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $149.98 for first month
Southern Phone

200GB S Plan

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $50/mth
  • + $200 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $250 for first month
SpinTel

Urban Home Bundle Unlimited ADSL2+

  • Deal: No Setup Fee (Special Offer)
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $54.95/mth
  • Min. total cost $54.95 for first month
Barefoot Telecom

ADSL Standalone Regional Ultra

  • Deal: For a limited time your 2nd month plan fee is $0, offer ends 30.11.2017
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $59/mth
  • Min. total cost $59 for first month
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MATE Communicate

ADSL2+ #countrymates

  • Deal: For a limited time your 2nd month plan fee is $0, offer ends 30.11.2017
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $59/mth
  • Min. total cost $59 for first month
Call MATE Communicate
SpinTel

Urban Home Bundle 500GB ADSL2+

  • Deal: No Setup Fee (Special Offer)
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $59.95/mth
  • Min. total cost $59.95 for first month
SpinTel

Metro Home Bundle 500GB ADSL2+

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $59.95/mth
  • + $49 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $108.95 for first month
SpinTel

Metro Home Bundle 40GB ADSL2+

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $59.95/mth
  • + $49 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $108.95 for first month
iiNet

500GB Bundle

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $59.99/mth
  • + $79.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $139.94 for first month
Internode

Easy Broadband 250 with NodeLine

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $59.99/mth
  • + $94 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $1,533.76 over 24 months
Optus

60 Plan Cable M2M

  • $60/mth
  • + $200 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $260 for first month
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Optus

60 Plan - Cable

  • Cable Connection
  • $60/mth
  • Min. total cost $1,440 over 24 months
Optus Business

60 Plan - Cable

  • $60/mth
  • Min. total cost $1,440 over 24 months
Optus

60 Plan Cable M2M

  • $60/mth
  • + $200 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $260 for first month
Telstra

Home Internet Connect Bundle - Cable

  • Cable Connection
  • $70/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $1,779 over 24 months
Optus

80 Plan - Cable

  • $80/mth
  • Min. total cost $1,920 over 24 months
Optus Business

80 Office Plan - Cable

  • $80/mth
  • Min. total cost $1,920 over 24 months
Optus Business

80 Plan - Cable

  • Cable Connection
  • $80/mth
  • Min. total cost $1,920 over 24 months
Telstra

Home Internet Connect Plus Bundle - Cable

  • Deal: Includes 500GB bonus data. Bundle Price $80/mth offer, ends 25.12.17
  • Cable Connection
  • $80/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,019 over 24 months
Telstra

Home Internet Connect Bundle - Cable

  • Cable Connection
  • $80/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,019 over 24 months
Optus

80 Plan Cable M2M

  • $80/mth
  • + $200 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $280 for first month
Telstra

Home Internet Connect Plus Bundle - Cable

  • Deal: Includes 500GB bonus data. Bundle Price $80/mth offer, ends 25.12.17
  • Cable Connection
  • $90/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,259 over 24 months
Telstra

Home Internet Entertainment Bundle - Cable

  • Deal: Includes 1000GB bonus data + Foxtel Now Offer (ends 26.02.18) + BigPond Movies Offer (ends 30.06.18)
  • $99/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,475 over 24 months
Telstra

Home Internet Entertainment Bundle - Cable

  • Deal: Includes 1000GB bonus data + Foxtel Now Offer (ends 26.02.18) + BigPond Movies Offer (ends 30.06.18)
  • $109/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,715 over 24 months
Telstra

Home Internet Entertainment Plus Bundle - Cable

  • Deal: Includes 1000GB bonus data + BigPond Movies Offer (ends 30.06.18)
  • $130/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $3,219 over 24 months
Telstra

Home Internet Entertainment Plus Bundle - Cable

  • Deal: Includes 1000GB bonus data + BigPond Movies Offer (ends 30.06.18)
  • $140/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $3,459 over 24 months
MyNetFone

ADSL2+ Economy Naked 500GB

  • Naked DSL Connection
  • $49.95/mth
  • + $99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $148.95 for first month
iiNet

Naked 500

  • Naked DSL Connection
  • $59.99/mth
  • + $99.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $159.94 for first month
Internode

Easy Naked 250

  • Naked DSL Connection
  • $59.99/mth
  • + $129 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $188.99 for first month
MyRepublic

Unlimited Broadband Bundle (Standard)

  • Naked DSL Connection
  • $69.99/mth
  • + $1 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $840.88 over 12 months
iiNet

Naked Liimitless

  • Deal: Add an optional Entertainment Bundle
  • Naked DSL Connection
  • $69.99/mth
  • + $89.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $1,769.71 over 24 months
iiNet

Naked Liimitless

  • Naked DSL Connection
  • $69.99/mth
  • + $99.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $169.94 for first month
iiNet

Naked Liimitless

  • Deal: Includes Fetch Premium TV Bundle + 1 Channel Pack + Fetch set-top box
  • Naked DSL Connection
  • $69.99/mth
  • + $149.94 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $1,829.70 over 24 months
iiNet

Naked Liimitless

  • Naked DSL Connection
  • $74.99/mth
  • + $159.94 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $234.93 for first month
iiNet

Naked Liimitless

  • Deal: Add an optional Entertainment Bundle
  • Naked DSL Connection
  • $79.99/mth
  • + $89.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,009.71 over 24 months
iiNet

Naked Liimitless

  • Naked DSL Connection
  • $79.99/mth
  • + $99.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $179.94 for first month
iiNet

Naked Liimitless

  • Deal: Includes Fetch Premium TV Bundle + 1 Channel Pack + Fetch set-top box
  • Naked DSL Connection
  • $79.99/mth
  • + $149.94 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,069.70 over 24 months
iiNet

Naked Liimitless

  • Naked DSL Connection
  • $84.99/mth
  • + $159.94 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $244.93 for first month
amaysim

Basic Speed - Unlimited Data

  • Deal: Promotional Offer: Special pricing for the first six months, ends 30 Nov 2017
  • NBN Fixed Line
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
MATE Communicate

NBN #goodmates

  • Deal: For a limited time your 2nd month plan fee is $0, offer ends 30.11.2017
  • NBN Fixed Line
  • $59/mth
  • Min. total cost $59 for first month
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iPrimus

Basic 100GB

  • NBN Fixed Line
  • $60/mth
  • + $115 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $175 for first month