Best NBN 1000 plans: top options for Australia’s fastest internet

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Got a need for speed? Advertising theoretical maximum speeds of 1,000Mbps, the 'ultrafast' home internet tier is the fastest available in Australia. Here at Tom's Guide, we use the word 'theoretical' as real-world speeds can differ greatly, and are based on your location, connection type and your chosen internet service provider (ISP). 

According to a recent NBN Co update, more than 8.4 million homes and businesses nationwide can access theoretical speeds up to 1,000Mbps, with more than 10 million premises expected to reach ultrafast heights by the end of 2025.

At the time of writing, no NBN provider claims to reach the full 1,000Mbps during the busy evening hours of 7pm to 11pm. However, that is largely changing, as one provider, Swoop, has made a massive speed claim of 969Mbps, which is the closest we've seen to the magic number so far. Most providers, however, promise to deliver minimum speeds between 350Mbps-800Mbps that are still classified as 'ultrafast'. 

Only a handful of providers advertise speeds above 600Mbps — including Optus, Superloop and Telstra — but if you have the right connection type (either FTTP or HFC) and sign up for a 1,000Mbps plan, you’ll be able to achieve some fast download speeds. But if you’re not sure which NBN 1000 plans are the best, read on to find out.

Best NBN 1000 plans

Best NBN 1000 plan overall

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TPG | NBN 1000 | Unlimited data | No lock-in contract | AU$104.99p/m
our top pick

TPG | NBN 1000 | Unlimited data | No lock-in contract | AU$104.99p/m

This NBN 1000 plan offers some pretty decent value at a low cost, which is rather surprising as it stems from one of the big three. Advertising theoretical maximum speeds of 800Mbps during the busy evening hours of 7pm to 11pm, TPG's ultrafast offering is one of few that provide speed claims of over 800Mbps.  

Despite not offering any introductory discounts for new customers, TPG’s ongoing cost is well under that of the average monthly of AU$121.51 for this speed tier. 

Total minimum cost: AU$104.99 | Total yearly cost: AU$1,259.88

Cheapest NBN 1000 plan

Superloop| NBN 1000 | Unlimited data | No lock-in contract | AU$99p/m

Superloop| NBN 1000 | Unlimited data | No lock-in contract | AU$99p/m (for 6 months, then AU$109p/m)

Superloop offers one of the cheapest NBN 1000 plans available. It's even cheaper than some NBN 250 plans, making it almost a no-brainer if you have the right connection type to support it. Superloop has updated its advertised speeds and now reaches up to 811Mbps during the typical evening hours. 

Do note though, Superloop isn’t our best overall pick because it doesn't receive as many positive reviews from users, especially when contacting customer service. That's not to say it's a bad service at all, and some negative reviews can result from isolated cases. 

Total minimum cost: AU$99 | Total cost of first 12 months: AU$1,248 | Yearly cost after discount: AU$1,308

Best fast NBN 1000 plan

Swoop | NBN 1000 | Unlimited data | No lock-in contract | AU$119p/m using the codeWHISTLE20

Swoop | NBN 1000 | Unlimited data | No lock-in contract | AU$119p/m using the code WHISTLE20 (for six months, then AU$139p/m)

Swoop's plan has quite literally hurdled over the likes of Telstra, Superloop and Optus when it comes to speed promises during the evening hours, making it the easiest pick for the best fast NBN 1000 plan.

Advertising an astonishing 969Mbps download speeds during the typical evening hours of 7pm to 11pm, Swoop's Home Ultrafast plan is the fastest internet available in Australia. That said, the telco has recently dropped a few Mbps down on its speed claims, as it previously noted 975Mbps downloads during the busy evening hours. 

Swoop is pretty highly regarded by gamers, remote workers and streamers across NBN Reddit and reviews, with customers raving about speedy connection times and fast, yet effective support. Do note though, that this plan is only available for FTTP addresses. 

Total minimum cost: AU$119 | Total cost of first 12 months: AU$1,548 | Yearly cost after discount: AU$1,668

NBN 1000 FAQ

Can I get NBN 1000?

NBN 1000 plans are only available on fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) and some hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) connection types. Be sure to check with your provider of choice if you have an HFC connection, to see if you can sign up to an NBN 1000 plan.

How fast is NBN 1000?

As its name implies, NBN 1000 plans can achieve a theoretical maximum download speed of 1000Mbps. We say theoretical because reaching this maximum speed is pretty tricky. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) publishes average download speed data in its quarterly Broadband Performance report. In the most recent, published in March 2024, the average download speed of NBN 1000 plans was 844.5Mbps across all hours, and 830.5Mbps during the busy hours. 

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How much does NBN 1000 cost?

NBN 1000 plans may have the potential to offer crazy-fast download speeds, but they come at a cost. The cheapest NBN 1000 plan you can currently get starts at AU$99p/m, but only for six months. 

The current average cost of an NBN 1000 plan is AU$121.51.

Lucy Scotting
Staff Writer

Lucy Scotting is a digital content writer for Tom’s Guide in Australia, primarily covering NBN and internet-related news. Lucy started her career writing for HR and staffing industry publications, with articles covering emerging tech, business and finance. In her spare time, Lucy can be found watching sci-fi movies, working on her dystopian fiction novel or hanging out with her dog, Fletcher.