Australia’s mobile phone providers offer a wide range of phone plans and services. Generally, there are two options for your mobile phone plan: prepaid or contract.
With a prepaid mobile phone, you buy a pre-paid SIM and then top up when you need to. You can purchase credit:
- From a mobile phone store
- At a supermarket, convenience store or petrol station, or
- Online or over the phone using a credit card, debit card or PayPal.™
Prepaid plans make it easy to control mobile usage spending―with recharge amounts starting from just $5.
Once you’re set up in Australia with a credit card and a fixed address, you can then sign a contract with your network provider. This means you’ll pay a monthly fee for a fixed period of time, usually 18 to 24 months, and have a set amount of calls, texts and data. If you use more than this limit, you may be charged extra for that month. You can sign up for a contract at your nearest mobile phone store.