nbn™ New Development Charge
From the 1st April 2016, the $300 New Development Charge is an Australian Government mandated charge and is applied to all nbn™ broadband connections (FTTC, FTTP, FTTB, FTTN, HFC and Fixed Wireless) in the following circumstances:
- The first connection at premises (office or home) in a newly developed area or building. For example, a new housing development, building or suburb with no pre-existing telecommunications infrastructure.
- The first connection(s) at premises (office or home) in an established area in the situation where a developer or home owner has increased the number of dwellings on the same plot of land. For example, demolished a single house and built a block of units.
- Once the New Development Charge has been charged at an individual address, it will not be charged again for customers using this same connection. If a new dwelling or office is added to the address and a new nbn™ connection is requested, then a New Development Charge will be applicable.
The charge will be applied as an upfront cost on your first bill.
Please note that NBN Co also charges for subsequent installations where an additional nbn™ connection is requested and there is already an existing nbn™ connection present at the address. This charge is known as a Subsequent Installation Charge.