Finder's internet speed test:
- Works for all connection types (NBN, ADSL, wireless internet, mobile)
- Results in under 30 seconds
- Compatible with all internet providers
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 tier||Average speeds||Poor speeds|
|Basic II (NBN 25)||15–22Mbps||0–15Mbps|
|Standard (NBN 50)||30–40Mbps||0–30Mbps|
|Fast (NBN 100)||60–85Mbps||0–60Mbps|
|Superfast (NBN 250)||110–150Mbps||0–150Mbps|
If your results are sitting in the "poor" range for your speed tier, you may not be getting what you pay for.
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:
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.
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 tier||Typical evening speed||Number of users at one time||Activity|
|NBN 12 (Home Basic I)||Less than 12Mbps||1 person|
|NBN 25 (Home Basic II)||At least 15Mbps and up to 25Mpbs||1–2 people|
|NBN 50 (Home Standard)||At least 30Mbps and up to 50Mbps||2–3 people|
|NBN 100 (Home Fast)||At least 60Mbps and up to 100Mbps||4 or more people|
|NBN 250 (Home Superfast)||At least 150Mbps up to 250Mbps||5 or more people|
If you're consistently having trouble with your internet speed, you can contact your provider to submit a complaint or consider switching internet providers.
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