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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What you need to know about testing your internet speed


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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 50 Mbps 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 downloading data, like app updates, streaming or online games. Click on the start test button and wait while the test runs. You will get an upload and download number in Mbps.

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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
  • 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 WiFi 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 set up to get understand the average performance.

What speed is right for me?

  • 12Mbps should be fast enough for single occupant homes or a couple to browse the web and watch streaming video.
  • 25Mbps should work from smaller households with standard internet usage like watching movies, streaming music and everyday web browsing.
  • 50Mbps is suitable for larger families or households with multiple devices watching HD movies, gaming, streaming music and videos.
  • 100Mbps 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 upload large files to the web like photos or documents.

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.

What is a good internet speed?

In the past when most people had access to ADSL the speed of your internet connection was somewhat simpler, basically you get what you get. With the introduction of the NBN and an continuous improvements in mobile network speed plays a much bigger role in what you choose. It is really important to distinguish between advertised speeds and actual speeds. Internet service providers will advertise an up to speed for a plan, this is basically the maximum possible speed that you could get for the connection type, but given all of the factors that can affect the speed at your home it is rarely the speed that you will actually get. To help explain the differences we are using the advertised or maximum speeds for each type of connection.

  • ADSL2+ - maximum speed 24Mbps, actual speed is more likely to be around 10 Mbps
  • NBN - you can choose between max speeds of 12Mbps, 25Mbps, 50Mbps or 100Mbps
  • Mobile Broadband - up to 1000Mbps, actual speed more likely to be around 40 to 50Mbps

What can I do if my speed is slow?

Once you have run multiple tests and you have determined that your speed is slow, your best course of action is to talk to your internet provider. They deal with these kind of issues every day and should be able to give you some options if any. There are some things that you can do yourself to try to improve that situation that are outlined in some of the articles included in the Learn more section.




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Southern Phone

Small NBN Satellite Plan

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $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
Telstra

Medium Broadband Bundle - NBN

  • Deal: Online only offer: save $15/month with the 24-month Medium Broadband Bundle
  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • $80/mth
  • + $257 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,177 over 24 months
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MATE Communicate

NBN + Phone #goodmates

  • Deal: For a limited time your 2nd month plan fee is $0, offer ends 31.10.2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $68/mth
  • Min. total cost $68 for first month
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Telstra

Home Internet Large Bundle - Cable

  • $120/mth
  • + $189 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $3,069 over 24 months
Teleron

Regular 200GB Gold

  • Up to 50Mbps NBN
  • 200GB Data
  • $64.50/mth
  • + $150 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $214.50 for first month
Belong

NBN Broadband – Unlimited

  • Deal: Limited time Online Only price offer, ends 15.11.2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $65/mth
  • + $60 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $125 for first month
Lebara Mobile

Mobile Broadband Data 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

  • $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
Telstra

Home Internet Large Bundle - Cable

  • $120/mth
  • + $189 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $3,069 over 24 months
MATE Communicate

NBN #goodmates

  • Deal: For a limited time your 2nd month plan fee is $0, offer ends 31.10.2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $59/mth
  • Min. total cost $59 for first month
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Telstra

Medium Broadband Bundle - NBN

  • Deal: Online only offer: save $15/month with the 24-month Medium Broadband Bundle
  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • $80/mth
  • + $257 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,177 over 24 months
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MATE Communicate

NBN + Phone #goodmates

  • Deal: For a limited time your 2nd month plan fee is $0, offer ends 31.10.2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $68/mth
  • Min. total cost $68 for first month
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Telstra

Home Internet Large Bundle - Cable

  • $120/mth
  • + $189 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $3,069 over 24 months
Teleron

Regular 200GB Gold

  • Up to 50Mbps NBN
  • 200GB Data
  • $64.50/mth
  • + $150 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $214.50 for first month
Belong

NBN Broadband – Unlimited

  • Deal: Limited time Online Only price offer, ends 15.11.2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $65/mth
  • + $60 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $125 for first month
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

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $35/mth
  • Min. total cost $35 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Starter

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $35/mth
  • Min. total cost $35 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)

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $39.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $172.95 for first month
SpinTel

NBN 50GB Tier 1 (Entry)

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $39.95/mth
  • + $133 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $172.95 for first month
iiNet

NBN Satellite 60 Basic

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $39.99/mth
  • + $99.95 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $139.94 for first month
Exetel

nbn12 - 100GB

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $39.99/mth
  • + $99.99 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $139.98 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Casual

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
Aussie Broadband

NBN Basic Casual

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
Southern Phone

Small NBN Satellite Plan

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • + $59 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $99 for first month
Belong

ADSL2+ Broadband – Regular

  • $40/mth
  • + $60 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $100 for first month
amaysim

nbn 12

  • Deal: Promotional Offer: Special pricing for the first six months, ends 31 Oct 2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • Min. total cost $40 for first month
iPrimus

100GB Bundle

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

Medium Broadband Bundle

  • Deal: Online only offer: save $15/month with the 24-month Medium Broadband Bundle
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $80/mth
  • + $257 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,177 over 24 months
Foxtel

Unlimited Broadband + Entertainment Bundle

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $101/mth
  • + $225 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,649 over 24 months
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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
Belong

ADSL2+ Broadband – Regular

  • $40/mth
  • + $60 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $100 for first month
Belong

ADSL2+ Broadband – Large

  • Deal: $0 Activation + $0 Modem on Belong 12 month contracts.
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $45/mth
  • Min. total cost $540 over 12 months
Barefoot Telecom

ADSL Standalone Metro Ultra

  • Deal: For a limited time your 2nd month plan fee is $0, offer ends 31.10.2017
  • 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 31.10.2017
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $49/mth
  • Min. total cost $49 for first month
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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
Belong

ADSL2+ Broadband – Large

  • $50/mth
  • + $60 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $110 for first month
Southern Phone

200GB S Plan

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

ADSL Smart

  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • Unlimited Data
  • $54.90/mth
  • Min. total cost $1,317.60 over 24 months
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
Belong

ADSL2+ Bundle – Regular

  • Deal: $0 Activation + $0 Modem on Belong 12 month contracts.
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $55/mth
  • Min. total cost $660 over 12 months
Barefoot Telecom

ADSL Standalone Regional Ultra

  • Deal: For a limited time your 2nd month plan fee is $0, offer ends 31.10.2017
  • 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 31.10.2017
  • ADSL2+ Connection
  • $59/mth
  • Min. total cost $59 for first month
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Telstra

Home Internet Large Bundle - Cable

  • $120/mth
  • + $189 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $3,069 over 24 months
Optus

60 Plan - Cable

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

Home Internet Large Bundle - Cable

  • $120/mth
  • + $189 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $3,069 over 24 months
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

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

Home Internet Small Bundle - Cable

  • Cable Connection
  • $70/mth
  • + $189 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $1,869 over 24 months
Telstra

Home Internet Small Bundle - Cable (Casual)

  • $70/mth
  • + $525 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $595 for first month
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
Optus

80 Plan Cable M2M

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

Medium Broadband Bundle - Cable

  • Deal: Online only offer: save $15/month with the 24-month Medium Broadband Bundle
  • $80/mth
  • + $257 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,177 over 24 months
Telstra

Big Data Bundle - Cable

  • Cable Connection
  • $90/mth
  • + $89 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,249 over 24 months
Telstra

Home Internet Medium Bundle - Cable

  • $90/mth
  • + $89 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,249 over 24 months
Telstra

Home Internet Medium Bundle - Cable (Casual)

  • $90/mth
  • + $425 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $515 for first month
Telstra

Medium Broadband Bundle - Cable (Casual)

  • $95/mth
  • + $377 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $472 for first month
Telstra

Best Bundle Ever

  • Cable Connection
  • $99/mth
  • + $89 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,465 over 24 months
Telstra

Large Broadband Bundle - Cable (Casual)

  • $115/mth
  • + $377 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $492 for first month
Telstra

Home Internet Large Bundle - Cable (Casual)

  • Cable Connection
  • $120/mth
  • + $425 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $545 for first month
Telstra

Home Internet XL Bundle - Cable (Casual)

  • Cable Connection
  • $140/mth
  • + $425 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $565 for first month
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

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

Naked Liimitless

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

Small NBN Satellite Plan

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $40/mth
  • + $59 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $99 for first month
iPrimus

Basic 100GB

  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $60/mth
  • + $115 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $175 for first month
Telstra

Medium Broadband Bundle - NBN

  • Deal: Online only offer: save $15/month with the 24-month Medium Broadband Bundle
  • Up to 25Mbps NBN
  • $80/mth
  • + $257 Upfront
  • Min. total cost $2,177 over 24 months
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MATE Communicate

NBN + Phone #goodmates

  • Deal: For a limited time your 2nd month plan fee is $0, offer ends 31.10.2017
  • Up to 12Mbps NBN
  • $68/mth
  • Min. total cost $68 for first month
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