Internet speed test

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  • Works for all connection types (NBN, ADSL, wireless internet, mobile)
  • Results in under 30 seconds
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What do your results mean?

Now that you've got your download speed test results, how do they stack up?

Depending on which NBN speed tier you're on, the average speeds are as follows:

NBN speed tierAverage speedsPoor speeds
Basic II (NBN 25)15–22Mbps0–15Mbps
Standard (NBN 50)30–40Mbps0–30Mbps
Fast (NBN 100)60–85Mbps0–60Mbps
Superfast (NBN 250)110–150Mbps0–150Mbps

If your results are sitting in the "poor" range for your speed tier, you may not be getting what you pay for.

Which internet provider offers the fastest speed in Australia?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) releases a broadband performance report 4 times a year.

The ACCC tests NBN connections during the busiest hours of the day (7–11pm). A score of 100% would mean a provider reaches its advertised speeds 100% of the time.

The 3 best-performing providers in the latest report were:

1st: Launtel

from $67.50 /month

  • Percentage of maximum plan speed: 103.3%
  • Long-term performance trend: This is Launtel's first time topping the report. It has historically placed in the top 3 since its inclusion in the report in 2022.

2nd: Optus

from $79.00 /month

  • Percentage of maximum plan speed: 101.7%
  • Long-term performance trend: Optus has regularly come in 1st or 2nd in the report. Its lowest rank in 2022 was 4th place.

3rd: Exetel

from $49.95 /month

  • Percentage of maximum plan speed: 101.5%
  • Long-term performance trend: Exetel has topped 3 out of 4 reports in 2022. It has consistently hit 100% or more throughout last year.

You can find the results from all the NBN providers tested in the report here.

What is the average speed of internet in Australia?

According to our speed test data, the average download speed in Australia is 47.65Mbps.

Broken down across different states and territories the averages are as follows:

Learn more about Australia's internet speed statistics here.

What's the right internet speed for me?

The speed you need really depends on what activities you need to perform. With higher speeds, more people in your household can do more activities online simultaneously.

Speed tierTypical evening speedNumber of users at one timeActivity
NBN 12 (Home Basic I)Less than 12Mbps1 person
  • Sending emails and general browsing
  • Wi-Fi calling
NBN 25 (Home Basic II)At least 15Mbps and up to 25Mpbs1–2 people
  • Sending emails and browsing
  • Social media and music streaming
  • SD video streaming
NBN 50 (Home Standard)At least 30Mbps and up to 50Mbps2–3 people
  • Sending emails and browsing
  • Social media and music streaming
  • HD video streaming (1080p)
  • Video conferencing
  • Gaming
NBN 100 (Home Fast)At least 60Mbps and up to 100Mbps4 or more people
  • Sending emails and browsing
  • Social media and music streaming
  • HD video streaming (4K)
  • Video conferencing
  • Gaming
  • Large downloads
NBN 250 (Home Superfast)At least 150Mbps up to 250Mbps5 or more people
  • Sending emails and browsing
  • Social media and music streaming
  • HD video streaming (4K and 8K)
  • Video conferencing
  • Faster gaming
  • Large downloads and faster uploads
  • Keep in mind: The following table is a guide only. Heavy concurrent use will result in poorer performance overall. Availability of speed tiers depends on technology type.

In a smaller household, 35Mbps will be fine. If you're working from home, aim towards 70Mbps as a minimum. In a big family or if you're always working with big files, think superfast and look for 120Mbps+ if you can get it.

Angus Kidman

Angus Kidman
Editor-at-large

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