Experience the world first
National Geographic App

Explore the universe as you've never seen it before. From historic evolutions to scientific revolutions – see the world as it changes every day. You can now trial the app free for 30 days on any Australian mobile, or get the full version included at no additional cost on eligible Optus Plans.

Explore without limits

Expand all your horizons. Enjoy the best National Geographic documentaries, photo stories, and articles on demand.

Data free

Become a world explorer on the Optus mobile network without using your data.

Personalised Content

Indulge your curiosity. Content is curated especially for you and updated every day.

Mobile and Tablet

You can now enjoy National Geographic App's ground-breaking content on mobile and tablet.

How to get the National Geographic App

Getting the National Geographic App is easy and included at no additional cost for eligible customers on a 24-month postpaid or 12-month SIM only plan, mobile broadband plan, or active Fetch with Optus customers.

Available for eligible Optus customers on 24-month postpaid or 12- month SIM only plans, mobile broadband plan, or active Fetch with Optus customers.

Not on one of the plans above? You can still try the National Geographic App for up to 30 days by downloading the app and signing up for a free trial which is open to any Australian mobile.

Download the app

Follow the links to download the National Geographic App.

SMS me a direct download link

Activate your app

Enter your mobile number and we'll send you a verification code, or enter your My Account details for full access.

Start Exploring

Choose your interests and begin exploring a world of content.

*Optus consumers on eligible plans will get the unlimited time access with no additional cost

Download the app

Follow the links to download National Geographic App



Activate your app

Enter your mobile number and we’ll send you a verification code, or enter your My Account details for full access.



Start Exploring

Choose your interests and begin exploring a world of content.



*Optus consumers on eligible plans will get the unlimited time access with no additional cost

See what's featuring on the National Geographic App

Experience a vast and diverse range of documentaries, videos on demand and live TV available at your fingertips.

Animals | Australia
Dino Bird

In the oldest rainforest on Earth, in the shadow of Australia’s wettest mountain, see why the Cassowary is more important than any other.

Monday 5th February
People
Chain of Command

Narrated by Chris Evans, get unprecedented access to the U.S. Armed Forces for an intimate portrait of the war against violent extremism, and the men and women devoting their lives to it.

Thursday 8th February
Travel | People | History
China: Year of the Dog

To celebrate Chinese New Year, National Geographic brings you a showcase of all things China.

Friday 2nd February

Lose yourself in National Geographic's world famous, breathtaking photography collection.

Daily
In the Field

Explore the photo stories of world adventurers, curated for you and updated every day.

Image Credit: National Geographic
OVER 28,000
Galleries

Lose yourself in the world's most famous photography archive.

Image Credit: Jason Edwards
SOCIAL
Instagram

Stream National Geographic's latest photos from Instagram.

Image Credit: Ben Britton

Erase your limits. Explore articles, recent and classic issues of the National Geographic magazine and breaking news stories.

History | Australia
The Most Famous Person on Captain Cook’s Ship

Despite popular belief it wasn’t Captain Cook.

Monday 26th February
Animals
Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

How different animals attract their mates.

Wednesday 14th February
Animals | Australia
Australia’s Whales

From killer whales to beautiful blues, where and when will you find whales in Australia?

Sunday 18th February

Experience a vast and diverse range of documentaries, videos and live TV available at your fingertips.

Animals | Australia
Monday 5th February
Dino Bird

In the oldest rainforest on Earth, in the shadow of Australia’s wettest mountain, see why the Cassowary is more important than any other.

see more
People
Thursday 8th February
Chain of Command

Narrated by Chris Evans, get unprecedented access to the U.S. Armed Forces for an intimate portrait of the war against violent extremism, and the men and women devoting their lives to it.

Travel | People | History
Friday 2nd February
China: Year of the Dog

To celebrate Chinese New Year, National Geographic brings you a showcase of all things China.

Keep watching on the go with Mobile TV streaming. You can now stream movies and TV from your favourite streaming services without using your data on selected plans.

Daily
In the Field

Explore photos submitted by Your Shot community photographers around the world.

Image Credit: National Geographic
more
OVER 28,000
Galleries

Lose yourself in the world's most famous photography archive.

Image Credit: Jason Edwards
SOCIAL
Instagram

Stream National Geographic's latest photos from Instagram.

Image Credit: Ben Britton

Keep watching on the go with Mobile TV streaming. You can now stream movies and TV from your favourite streaming services without using your data on selected plans.

History | Australia
Monday 26th February
The Most Famous Person on Captain Cook’s Ship

Despite popular belief it wasn’t Captain Cook.

more
Animals
Wednesday 14th February
Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

How different animals attract their mates.

Animals | Australia
Sunday 18th February
Australia’s Whales

From killer whales to beautiful blues, where and when will you find whales in Australia?

 
Enjoy the exclusive National Geographic App free for 30 days

New to Optus?

Check out our eligible plans to get full access to the latest content with the National Geographic App, data free on Optus mobile networks.

Experience the National Geographic App data free

Sim Card
Only

Starting at

$30/month

Min cost over 12 months is $360
  • Full access to the National Geographic App
  • Enjoy great data & entertainment inclusions
  • Unlimited talk and text

Experience the National Geographic App data free

iPad and
Tablet

Starting at

$35/month

Min cost over 24 months is $840
  • Full access to the National Geographic App on-the-go with a larger screen
  • Get the latest technology with a choice of repayment options
  • Enjoy other great data free entertainment

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The National Geographic App included on eligible Optus Plans
Fair Go Policy applies. The National Geographic App is a premium product available at no additional cost for viewing in Australia on eligible Optus plans for selected iOS and Android devices. Visit optus.com.au/natgeo for more info.

Available for Optus customers who are 18+ yrs, or 15-17yrs with parental permission, on eligible postpaid mobile, mobile broadband plans and active Fetch with Optus customers. Excludes Fleet, Tech Fund and month-to-month SIM only customers.

Eligible customers will receive 1 login per account, allowing concurrent use on 2 screens. Mobile customers may receive additional logins for additional service numbers. Mobile broadband and active Fetch with Optus customers will receive a maximum of one login per account. May take up to 4 hours after activating your service before you can successfully access the National Geographic App. National Geographic content will be streamed data-free on the Optus mobile network. Other content such as ads, authentication, app analytics, Optus Competition Page or links to third party sites are excluded and may incur data charges.

Access to the National Geographic App will be available for the life of your plan (unless you cancel or move to an ineligible plan), while Optus retains the rights. App is exclusive until January 2019.

The National Geographic App includes selected content from National Geographic magazines. Includes full magazine content from January 2009, a selection of 75 of National Geographic’s best classic issues from the archive, and web articles from January 2014.

The National Geographic App with 30-day Free Trial
Fair Go Policy applies. One National Geographic App free 30-day trial per user available at no cost for viewing in Australia on selected iOS and Android devices. Requires an active Australian mobile number and is available for those who are 18+yrs, or 15-17yrs with parental permission. Data charges may apply from your internet and mobile service provider.

By participating in the National Geographic App free 30-day trial, you agree that Optus may collect the information you provide during the registration process and may contact you about the National Geographic App and other Optus products and services. Your information will be kept by Optus indefinitely. You may opt-out of being contacted for marketing purposes by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘opt-out’ on Optus’ communications after you have received your registration confirmation. Data charges will apply when streaming National Geographic App content on a non-Optus network.

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