It’s important that you plan the installation of the nbn™ network early as you need to apply at least 3 months before civil works commence. Start thinking about how the nbn build process fits into your construction plan, your costs and the documents you’ll need to apply for the nbn™ network.
It's best to start incorporating the nbn™ network into your construction plan once you have your planning permits and have appointed your builder. However, nbn requires you to apply at least 3 months before any civil works commence. This time period allows you adequate time to go through our application process and it also allows nbn time to plan and provide infrastructure.
You must apply online so nbn can assess your eligibility to receive the nbn™ network. If your development is eligible, nbn will contact you to discuss the next steps and guide you through the appropriate building process for your dwelling type which you can then add into your construction plan.
nbn charges a flat rate of $600 per Single Dwelling Unit (SDU) lot/premises and $400 per Multi Dwelling Unit premises (MDU). There is also a $300 new developments (end user) charge and backhaul charges that may apply. Read a summary of the government policy and charges for new developments.
If you would like to get an estimate of indicative costs before applying, nbn offers free feasibility assessments for developments with 100 or more premises. However, to determine final costs for developments of any size, you must submit an application using the pre-qualification online tool.