If an online application is deemed eligible and you choose to proceed, an application fee is required to perform a high level cost estimation. nbn will then provide a quote that outlines the financial contribution required by the applicant, as well as the payment structure. These quotes are subject to certain requirements, feasibility and availability limitations.
Once an application is submitted, nbn will provide a quote that outlines the financial contribution required by the applicant, as well as the payment structure. These quotes are subject to certain requirements, feasibility and availability limitations.
The below table sets out a summary of the applicable fees for an Individual Premises Switch.
Fees & payments
Fees to be paid by the applicant
What does nbn provide?
1. Build quote fee
This consists of the incremental costs to build (such as design, construction and project management), as well as the contract
2. Build payments
|As per build quote||Construction of the network as per build quote|
The build quote outlines the financial contribution required as well as the overall payment structure.
nbn determines the build quote, based on the following:
If nbn receives multiple Individual Premises Switch applications in the same location, this may result in lower infrastructure cost per applicant as there may be an opportunity to share the infrastructure.
For example, in a street serviced by nbn™ Fibre to the Node (FTTN), the incremental cost of building nbn™ Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) may include local fibre infrastructure, and the applicant will bear this cost. Subsequent Individual Premises Switch applications may be able to utilise this new local fibre infrastructure, which may reduce the cost of subsequent Individual Switches.
Below is an example of a scenario where price adjustments may occur:
Property 1 incurs the full cost of the switch from the closest fibre boundary.
Property 2 applies for an Individual Premises Switch prior to the completion of the construction for property 1.
Property 2 pays for the cost of the new switch plus part of the initial switch cost for property 1.
The applicant for property 1 receives a price adjustment on the original quote.
Property 3 applies for a switch under Individual Premises Switch prior to the completion of the switch for properties 1 and 2.
Property 3 pays the cost of the new switch plus part of the costs incurred for properties 1 and 2.
The owners of properties 1 and 2 will receive a price adjustment on their last quote.
Price adjustments will only be assessed when subsequent Individual Premises Switch deposit payments are received prior to the completion of construction of the original Individual Premises Switch.
It is important to note that nbn may only prepare quotes based on an individual request for connection. If there are multiple Individual Premises Switch applicants along the same route (in the same street or area), we may only be able to provide a firm (pro-rata) cost when we receive all relevant applicants' deposits. We may then either:
Individual Premises Switch applications can be made by an individual, small group of premises or phone or internet service providers (RSP). Read the important 'Before you apply' list before submitting your application online.
The latest policy outlines the financial contributions for Individual Premises Switch to the eligible nbn™ network technologies.