• Looking to move into a new home and unsure about your NBN options?
  • The NBN is available Australia-wide with providers and plans to choose from
  • Scroll down to compare the best NBN deals for you.

Congratulations on your new home or upcoming house move. Before you dive into the excitement of settling in, it's essential to address an important aspect: getting your home connected, especially when it comes to setting up an NBN connection for a new house.

The NBN - or National Broadband Network - has been around for a while now but if you’re building a new house you might be wondering whether you can get NBN set up before you move in. 

The NBN continues to improve Internet service for millions of Australian homes and businesses, and here’s how you can get it.

Choose your provider

Planning ahead is crucial when it comes to setting up your Internet connection in your new home. It's wise to select your provider and initiate the setup process well before your moving-in date. This allows time for your order to be processed and for installation of your NBN box, if you’re building a new house.

Consider your specific needs when choosing a plan. If you're planning to work from home, you might require a faster plan than your current one. Take the opportunity to explore different options based on your preferences and circumstances. For instance, if your household has several occupants, especially young people, a faster NBN plan would likely be beneficial.

Think about whether upgrading to a high-performance modem would be beneficial. If you're a student looking to save or use the Internet sparingly, a popular option like the NBN 50 might suffice.

While it's essential to consider your budget, investing an extra $10 a month for the top speed could be a worthwhile expense. Ultimately, your choice should align with your individual preferences and requirements.

Tangerine Telecom broadband provider logo
Tangerine Telecom Value Plus Broadband Plan
  • Unlimited
  • 50/17 Mbps
  • Deal: $59.90 for first 6 months, then $79.90 ongoing
$59 .90/ mth
Min total cost $59.90
Tangerine Telecom broadband provider logo
Tangerine Telecom Speedy Broadband Plan
  • Unlimited
  • 100/17 Mbps
  • Deal: $64.90 for first 6 months, then $84.90 ongoing
$64 .90/ mth
Min total cost $64.90
Dodo broadband provider logo
Standard Plus (nbn50) Unlimited Dodo broadband plan
  • Unlimited Data
  • 50/17 Mbps
  • Deal: $65 for first 6 months, then $80 ongoing
$65 .00/ mth
Min total cost $65
Superloop broadband provider logo
Superloop nbn™ Family Broadband Plan
  • Unlimited
  • 95/17 Mbps
  • Deal: $69 for first 6 months, then $85 ongoing
Superloop broadband provider logo
Superloop nbn™ Family Broadband + PAYG Home Phone Bundle Plan
  • Unlimited
  • 95/17 Mbps
  • Deal: $69 for first 6 months, then $85 ongoing
To find out more about how we recommend plans, click here.

Get installation ready

To prepare for NBN installation, clear the installation area and ensure there's a nearby powerpoint and power supply. 

During the installation, an NBN technician will visit your home to set up the necessary equipment, which may involve drilling holes and installing equipment both inside and outside your home. 

Once the installation is complete, you'll need to wait for your Internet provider to notify you when your NBN connection is activated and ready for use.

Be aware of timeframes

The timeline for installing NBN in a new home is influenced by various factors such as NBN availability in your area, the type of NBN technology required, and the complexity of the installation. 

Typically, the process can range from a few days to several weeks before your NBN connection is up and running in your new house.

Get connected today

Need more help? Let Compare Broadband help you to get set up with a new provider. Give us a call, and we'll sort it all out for you on 1800 061 200.