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eSIM Australia: Effortless Travel Connectivity with Our Top-Rated Plans

Discover the perfect eSIM for your Australia trip with our quick and easy plans. Get reliable connectivity, 24/7 online support and a hassle-free refund guarantee if it's not working

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What is eSIM Australia?

An embedded SIM card, or eSIM, is a digital version of a physical SIM card. There are two main types of prepaid eSIMs available:

  1. Data-only eSIMs provide mobile internet access but do not come with a local phone number. They allow using data services like maps, messaging apps, web browsing, etc. However, you cannot make regular calls or send SMS texts without a phone number.
  2. Full-service eSIMs work just like a traditional SIM card. They provide a local Australia phone number plus data connectivity. This allows making calls, sending texts, and using mobile internet.

For tourists traveling to Australia, most eSIM options are data-only plans. They give you mobile data to stay connected online, use travel apps, maps, and contact people via Internet messaging. But they do not support voice calls or SMS without a local number.

Travelers can use a Australia data eSIM to access useful apps and services during their trip, like Google Maps, WhatsApp, Skype, travel sites, email etc. While not a full replacement for a SIM card, data eSIMs meet the needs of most tourists who just need connectivity and internet access in Australia. They can be purchased conveniently online before the trip starts.

Where to buy eSIM Australia?

There are two main categories of eSIM providers that offer plans for travel to Australia:

  1. Local Australian mobile operators: The major cellular networks in Australia are Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, and TPG. They each offer eSIM plans directly to tourists visiting Australia.
  2. Global eSIM providers: These companies provide eSIMs for multiple countries worldwide, including Australia travel plans. They are not affiliated with specific Australian networks.

The local Australian mobile operators offer eSIM plans on their own networks - Telstra, Optus, Vodafone or TPG. This provides direct access to their network coverage and speeds.

The global eSIM providers generally resell or lease capacity from Australian mobile networks. They can offer Australia connectivity on Telstra, Optus, Vodafone or TPG depending on their agreements.

Next, we can explore the specific eSIM plan options, pricing, and features offered by the local Australian mobile operators versus the global eSIM providers for travel to Australia. This will help compare the pros and cons of the two provider categories.

In summary, travelers can choose between purchasing eSIMs directly from major Australian networks or using international eSIM providers that resell access to Australian networks. Comparing plans and features can help determine the best option.

1. Local mobile network operators

Purchasing eSIM directly from Australian mobile operators like Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and TPG has some advantages but also potential drawbacks for tourists:

Pros of direct operator eSIMs:

  • Get access to the fastest possible internet speeds by using the operator's network infrastructure directly rather than routing indirectly through a reseller
  • Receive a local Australian phone number, which can be useful for certain purposes like registering local accounts
  • Avoid needing to change SIMs when switching between the major Australian networks Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and TPG
  • Operator eSIMs are compatible with the telco's other prepaid recharge options for flexibility

Cons of direct operator eSIMs:

  • Requires providing your personal details and passport information to comply with local Australian telecom laws
  • Generally only short-term prepaid plan options ranging from 5GB to 200GB are available from operators for tourists
  • The registration process can be time-consuming compared to some global eSIM providers
  • Operator eSIMs may have restrictions on which devices are compatible

1.1 Telstra Australia eSIM

As Australia's largest telecommunications provider, Telstra offers prepaid eSIMs with data passes targeted at tourists visiting Australia.

Benefits of using the Telstra Australia eSIM include:

  • Fast and reliable connectivity across Telstra's extensive 4G and 5G networks nationwide
  • Data allotments ranging from 5GB valid for 5 days up to 200GB valid for 365 days
  • Seamless compatibility with Telstra's prepaid recharge options to top up data allowance
  • Telstra has a very wide network coverage footprint, especially in rural areas

1.2 Optus Australia 

Optus is another top-tier Australian telco that provides prepaid eSIMs for travelers visiting Australia.

Key advantages of the Optus Australia eSIM:

  • Gives you access to Optus' far-reaching 4G and 5G networks across the country
  • Prepaid plan options with data amounts from 10GB to 200GB for validity periods between 10 to 365 days
  • Ability to conveniently recharge and top up your data allowance as required
  • Optus focuses service quality in metro areas and cities

1.3 Vodafone Australia eSIM 

Vodafone Australia has eSIM offerings targeted at tourists needing short-term prepaid connectivity.

Benefits of the Vodafone Australia eSIM include:

  • Reliable connectivity on Vodafone's national 4G and 3G network coverage
  • Prepaid data passes starting from 5GB valid for only 5 days up to 30 days
  • Easy online or in-store prepaid top ups available as you need more data
  • Competitive rates for short tourist and business trips

In summary, purchasing direct operator eSIMs in Australia provides very fast speeds but requires registration. Global eSIM providers offer more flexibility for short trips without personal details.

2. Buying Australia eSIM from eSIM providers

Gohub is a reputable provider of international travel SIM and eSIM, which has been operating since 2018. With partners are operators of more than 100 countries worldwide. Gohub's consultancy team is always available to serve customers 24/7, answering any questions and problems that customers may encounter.
Gohub is committed to providing high-quality Internet services, aimed at providing a safe and smooth experience for customers throughout their travel. We understand that Internet connectivity is an important part of modern life, especially when traveling abroad. So, Gohub continuously strives to ensure customers receive a stable, reliable and fast service.
Our consulting team will always accompany you, help you choose the service package that suits your needs, and ensure that you get a continuous and secure Internet connection throughout your trip. With Gohub, you can safely enjoy your trip without worrying about connecting to the Internet.
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What devices support eSIM Australia?

Method 1: Quickly check your device model on this list

Important note: Please make sure your phone supports eSIM before purchasing. The information on how to check eSIM-enabled devices is only for your reference. We are not responsible for any errors or outdated information. We will not refund any phones that does not support eSIM, including the below cases:

  • Some physical dual SIM phone models do not support eSIM.
  • The phone is locked to a fixed network operator (subscriber to a long-term carrier contract).
  • Some phone models purchased in certain countries, refer to the table below.
To ensure your phone supports eSIM, you can contact the stores/brands where you bought the devices to check for the correct information.


  • iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 13 Mini
  • iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS, XS Max, XR
  • iPhone SE (2020), iPhone SE (2022)


  • iPad Air (3rd, 4th Generation)
  • iPad Pro (1st to 5th Generation)
  • iPad Mini (5th, 6th Generation)
  • iPad (7th, 8th, 9th Generation)
  • Apple Watch S3, S4, S5, Apple Watch Nike, Apple Watch Nike+, Apple Watch Hermes, Apple Watch Edition

* Note: Apple devices that do not support eSIM

  • iPhones with 2 physical SIM slots version usually do not support eSIM. Please check your Setting > Cellular (Mobile Data) to make sure there is an option to "Add eSIM".

  • All iPhones bought from China Mainland, Hong Kong and Macao DO NOT support eSIM.

  • Galaxy A54 5G*
  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22 5G
  • Galaxy S22+ 5G
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S21 5G*
  • Galaxy S21+ 5G*
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G*
  • Galaxy S20 5G
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20+ 5G
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5 5G
  • Galaxy Fold
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 5G
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

*Note: Samsung devices that not support eSIM:

  • All Samsung S20 FE and S21 FE
  • All Samsung purchased from China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
  • S20/S21, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Note 20 Ultra, Z Fold 2, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, S20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Fold 5 bought in the USA.
  • Most Samsung Galaxy devices purchased in South Korea do not support eSIMs (except for the Galaxy S23, S23+, S23 Ultra, Z Flip4, Z Fold4, Z Flip5, Z Fold5, and A54 5G).
  • Google Pixel 2 (only devices purchase with Google Fi service), 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL zPixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 3a XL
  • Google Pixel 4, 4a, 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 5, 5a
  • Google Pixel 6, 6a, 6 Pro
  • Google Pixel 7, 7a, 7 Pro
  • Google Pixel 8, 8 Pro
  • Google Pixel Fold

*Note:The following Google devices do not support eSIM:

  • Google Pixel 3 bought in Australia, Japan, Taiwan do not support eSIM, and those purchased with service from US or Canadian carriers other than Sprint and Google Fi DO NOT have eSIM capability
  • Google Pixel 3a bought in Japan and ASEAN countries and with Verizon service.
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Oppo A55s 5G*
  • Oppo Find X3 Pro*
  • Oppo Reno 5A*
  • Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G*
  • Oppo Find X5*
  • Oppo Find X5 Pro*
  • Oppo Find X5 Pro*
  • Sony Xperia 1 V*
  • Sony Xperia 1 IV*
  • Sony Xperia 5 IV*
  • Sony Xperia 10 III Lite*
  • Sony Xperia 10 IV*
  • Sony Xperia 10V*
  • Sony Xperia Ace III*
  • HAMMER Explorer PRO
  • HAMMER Blade 3
  • HAMMER Blade 5G
  • myPhone NOW eSIM
  • Honor Magic5 Pro*
  • Honor Magic4 Pro*
  • Honor 90*
  • Motorola Razr 2019*
  • Motorola Razr 5G*
  • Motorola Razr 40*
  • Motorola Razr 40 Ultra*
  • Motorola Razr+*
  • Motorola Edge+*
  • Motorola Edge 40 Pro*
  • Motorola G52J 5G*
  • Motorola G52J 5G Ⅱ*
  • Motorola G53J 5G*
  • Sharp AQUOS sense4 lite
  • Sharp AQUOS Sense6s
  • AQUOS sense 7
  • AQUOS sense 7plus
  • Sharp AQUOS Wish
  • AQUOS wish 2 SHG08
  • AQUOS wish3
  • AQUOS zero 6
  • Simple Sumaho6
  • Sharp AQUOS R7
  • Sharp AQUOS R8
  • Sharp AQUOS R8 Pro
  • Xperia 1 IV
  • Surface Pro X
  • Xiaomi 12T Pro
  • Xiaomi 13 Pro
  • Xiaomi 13 Lite
  • Xiaomi 13
  • NUU X5
  • Gemini PDA
  • Rakuten Mini
  • Rakuten Big-S
  • Rakuten Big
  • Rakuten Hand
  • Rakuten Hand 5G
  • Fairphone 4
  • DOOGEE V30
  • Acer Swift 3
  • Acer Swift 7
  • Asus Mini Transformer
  • Asus NovaGo
  • Asus Vivobook Flip 14
  • HP Elitebook G5
  • HP Probook G5
  • HP Zbook G5
  • HP Specter Folio 13
  • Lenovo Yoga C630
  • Lenovo Miix 630
  • Lenovo Yoga 520
  • Lenovo Flex 5G

Method 2: Check your phone setting

Check whether your devices support eSIM following these steps.

Why should you choose eSIM Australia from Gohub?

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4.6 out of 5

May 15, 2023

Fast and reliable data connection

fast and reliable data connection when i’m abroad. affordable and very easy to use. the support team is also very attentive when you require help or have any questions. I always use esim gohub anywhere i travel ☺️


May 12, 2023

Really really good service

Really really good service. I activated the sim but cant connect to the internet , so I deleted the esim and tried to re-activate. This sim can be activated ONCE only, and they write clearly on the sim cover but I didnt see it. Then I contact to the customer service and they made me a replacement which is, i think, i should buy another one. Thank you so much for your kindness


April 30, 2023

Good services and quality

Good services and quality! The speed is very fast and access very well for me :) Nice experience

Sayuki Tsang

May 12, 2023

I used the Esim for South Korea for my…

I used the Esim for South Korea for my last day. Customer support was patient enough to assist me. The connection is fast.


May 12, 2023

Easy to use

Easy to use. Easy to communicate with support if there is issue. Works great.


Apr 25, 2023

Best one yet!

I had subscribed for the esim in the middle of our Japan trip and it did not disappoint! I got their response within 30 minutes from subscribing, setup was quick and connectivity was very stable and speed was fast! Will subscribe again!


May 12, 2023

Purchased E-sim for Malaysia

Purchased E-sim for Malaysia. Received confirmation email fast and activation was smooth. Their whatsapp customer service was responsive when I encounted a problem (due to the local telco poor network coverage), and the staff walked me through troubleshooting and eventually managed to solve my issue. Will purchase e-sim from them for my next trip.

Vvien C

Apr 16, 2023

esim for Japan (Kyushu)

I bought esim for Japan (Kyushu) trip, it’s work well during my trip. Some more, customer service here is excellent & helpful!!! Any problem you can text them reply you in prompt.

Alice Chee

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Frequently Asked Questions

eSIM is the next generation of SIM card technology. It replaces the physical SIM card with a digital eSIM profile that you can download and install directly on your phone. You can click here to check if your devices are in the eSIM supported list.

If you are using the chat apps (Whatsapp) with your physical SIM Cards, you still can install extra eSIMs on your phone to use internet without logging out the chat apps.

You can check out our troubleshooting guide here or contact us directly on our Whatsapp. We are available 24/7 to help you out.

We offer both data only eSIMs and eSIMs with phone number and voice calls to cater all of your needs & preferences.

It depends on your phone model / brand. The best way is to check it online to know if your device support more than 1 eSIM. Or you can check the detail list on our guide here.

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