Prepaid Data SIM Cards in Australia (2018)

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In here, you can find the list of popular network operators of prepaid SIM cards in Australia, along with links to their store locations, information on data packages, and how to check your balance.

Using a local prepaid SIM card during your travel or vacation in a foreign country is often cheaper than incurring roaming charges! If you’re considering or planning to buy one for your next trip to Australia, we hope the information provided here will be useful to you. Enjoy!~

Mobile Network Operators in Australia


▫ Telstra
▫ Optus
▫ Vodafone


Telstra


Australia Telstra Sim Card

Useful Links

▫ Website for Prepaid SIM
▫ Telstra Store Locations
▫ Telstra 24×7 App


Basic Information


Prepaid Plans

After receiving your SIM card, you get to choose from 1 of these plans:

  • Day2Day Plan
    • Fixed and simple daily plan
    • 1 AUD per day – 100 MB – valid until 23:59
    • Add-On Data Package:
      • 1 AUD – 100 MB – valid until 23:59
  • Pre-Paid Extra Plan
    • Basic plan with various packages
    • Top-up Plans for Bonus Data:
      • 30 AUD – 2.5 GB – valid for 28 days
      • 40 AUD – 5 GB – valid for 28 days
      • 50 AUD – 7.5 GB – valid for 28 days
      • 60 AUD – 10 GB – valid for 28 days
    • Add-On Data Packages:
      • 10 AUD – 1 GB – valid until plan expires
      • 20 AUD – 2.5 GB – valid until plan expires
  • Long Life Plus Plan
    • Features longer expiry date than the other plans
    • Top-up from 20 AUD to get longer validity for your card
    • Add-On Data Packages:
PriceData VolumeValidityActivation
5 AUD30 MB45 DaysText 'BROWSERPLUS5' to 1257587
10 AUD200 MB30 DaysText 'BROWSERPLUS10' to 1257587
20 AUD700 MB30 DaysText 'BROWSERPLUS20' to 1257587
39 AUD1 GB30 DaysText 'BROWSERPLUS39' to 1257587
49 AUD3 GB30 DaysText 'BROWSERPLUS49' to 1257587
59 AUD4 GB30 DaysText 'BROWSERPLUS59' to 1257587

Optus


Australia Optus Sim Card

Useful Links

▫ Website for Prepaid SIM
▫ Optus Store Locations
▫ My Optus App


Basic Information

  • Starter Pack: from 2 AUD
  • Check Balance:

Prepaid Plans

After receiving your SIM card, you get to choose from 1 of these plans:

  • Daily Plus Plan
    • Fixed and simple daily plan
    • 2 AUD per day – 500 MB – valid until 23:59
    • Add-On Data Package:
      • 2 AUD – 500 MB – valid until 23:59
  • Ultimate Plus Plan
    • Basic plan with various packages
    • Top-up Plans for Bonus Data:
      • 10 AUD – 500 MB – valid for 7 days
      • 20 AUD – 2 GB – valid for 7 days
      • 30 AUD – 3 GB – valid for 28 days
      • 40 AUD – 7 GB – valid for 28 days
      • 50 AUD – 10 GB – valid for 28 days
      • 60 AUD – 12 GB – valid for 28 days
    • Add-On Data Packages:
      • 10 AUD – 1.5 GB – valid for 7 days
      • 20 AUD – 3.5 GB – valid for 7 days
  • Long Expiry Plan
    • Features longer expiry date than the other plans
    • Top-up from 10 AUD to get longer validity for your card
    • Add-On Data Packages:
      • 5 AUD – 500 MB – valid for 14 days
      • 10 AUD – 1.5 GB – valid for 14 days

Vodafone


Australia Vodafone Sim Card

Useful Links

▫ Website for Prepaid SIM 
▫ Vodafone Australia Store Locations
▫ My Vodafone App


Basic Information

  • Starter Pack: from 1 AUD
  • Check Balance:

Data Combo Plan

  • Top-up Plans for Bonus Data:
    • 30 AUD – 3 GB – valid for 35 days
    • 40 AUD – 9 GB – valid for 35 days
    • 50 AUD – 12 GB – valid for 35 days
  • Add-On Data Packages:
ValidityData VolumePriceActivation
1 Day2 GB3 AUDText 'DATADAYS' to 1264
4 GB5 AUDText 'DATADAYL' to 1264
7 Days2 GB7 AUDText 'DATAS' to 1264
5 GB15 AUDText 'DATAL' to 1264
28 Days500 MB5 AUDText 'DATA28S' to 1264
1 GB10 AUDText 'DATA28M' to 1264
2 GB15 AUDText 'DATA28L' to 1264

General Information
▪ Your device must be an unlocked GSM device to use a local prepaid SIM card
▪ Your device must work on the frequencies used by the network operator
▪ You may need to register the SIM card with your passport or identity card
▪ Our lists focus on Prepaid Data packages ; for SMS or call rates please check the official site


Have you used a prepaid SIM card from Telstra, Optus, or Vodafone before?
Let us know about your experience in the comments section below! Thank you~


Last Updated on 26 April 2018

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