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February 15, 2023

Complete Guide To Australian Sim Card & Data Plans

Activate an Australian Sim card is one of the first things to do when arriving in Australia in order to be able to stay in touch with family and friends back home but also to be ready to start the job research.


Buying a SIM card can be tricky: there are so many options and choices that it can be hard to know which one is right for you.  The good news is that there are plenty of prepaid SIM cards available in Australia, which means you can use your phone as normal but won’t have to pay expensive international roaming charges. And if you don’t know where to start, we’ve got some tips on how to choose the best SIM card for your needs.

Where to buy your SIM Card

You can buy it practically anywhere. You can either buy one at the airport as soon as you arrive in Australia or in one of the Australian supermarkets (Woolworth, Coles, 7Eleven, convenience stores, etc.) or phone stores.

How to choose the right phone provider

When you arrive in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa getting an Australian phone number is essential to start your life down under, you need it to look for a job as well as for engaging an appropriate social life.

How do you choose the right phone provider?

Telstra is by no doubt the best phone provider in Australia when looking at coverage however, Aldi is the best provider when looking at costs. If you are planning to travel around the country and spend time in the outback having a good coverage is going to be a factor to take in good consideration, if you are aiming to live in a big city and do a little traveling then the provider you pick isn’t that important.

Telstra is the best phone provider in Australia

Here are some of the other companies:
Traditional Companies
Low Cost Companies
Most of the plans include calls, messages and data.

What is included in the Australian packages?

Usually Australian plans cost around $30 and include:

  • illimitate calls within Australia
  • 100-300 minutes of international calls
  • illimitate messages 
  •  30-40 GB of data 



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