Prepaid Mobile

Optus Prepaid offers you flexibility, affordability and freedom!

Whether you’re bringing your own phone and just want a SIM, or want a new phone and SIM, we’ve got a great range of prepaid mobile plans for you.

So if you’re looking for lots of data, long expiry, talk, text, international calls, or a bit of everything, you’re in the right place.



Make the Call on a 4G Prepaid Phone

Our Prepaid mobile phones offer 4G with great data, talk & text options on Optus prepaid plans. With prices starting from only $69, get yours today. 4G Coverage will vary based on your type of 4G device, location and other factors. See

Say G'Day with Unlimited Std Int'l Calls

Recharge with $40 or more on My Prepaid Ultimate to enjoy unlimited standard international calling to ten selected countries. Offer ends 10/7/16. Use in Oz in 28 days. Fair Go Policy applies.


Featuring a Screen Flash feature for front-facing pics and 13MP rear camera, you can take your best selfie yet with a Prepaid OPPO F1.


Featuring a Screen Flash feature for front-facing pics and 13MP rear camera, you can take your best selfie yet with a Prepaid OPPO F1.

iPhone 5s ON PREPAID FOR ONLY $399

Get the amazing iPhone 5s on Prepaid for just $399 (was $479) plus a bonus $30 recharge. Now that's forward thinking.

How Prepaid Works

Buy a phone

Choose from a range of affordable basic phones, and 3G and 4G smartphones.

Buy a sim

Bring your own phone and order the Prepaid SIM that fits.


  • How to check my prepaid balance and data usage?

    You can check your prepaid credit, balance, expiry date and data usage via My Optus App or SMS ‘menu’ to 9999. Learn more

  • Can I keep my number when switching to Optus prepaid?

    Yes! Transferring a phone or service number between phone companies is called 'porting'. The following steps summarise what needs to happen if you want to keep your number and transfer it to Optus.

    1. Head to and have your new Optus Prepaid SIM & some ID handy
    2. Find the Optus SIM number located on your SIM or your SIM card holder
    3. Enter Your Details and be sure they match the details of your current Mobile Service Provider’s record
    4. Select Keep Your Number when you've reached the Your Number section in Step 3 and enter your mobile number
    5. Make sure you provide us authority to contact your current Mobile Service Provider and arrange the transfer

    If you've already activated your SIM card and have been allocated a new number, you won't be able to replace the new number with your old number.

    Need help transferring your number over?
    For Prepaid activations call 1300 737 252

    How long does the porting transfer take?
    You can request to transfer to us online at any time; however a number will only 'physically' switchover during the times/days shown below. So if you make a request outside of these hours, your service will remain active with your existing provider until the next business day and then switchover. Switching normally occurs within about 20 minutes, but can take up to 4 hours during these times.

    Monday - Friday:

    08:00AM - 08:00PM


    10:00AM - 06:00PM

    What will it cost?
    Sometimes if you cancel a contract with another service provider early, they may charge you a fee. Be sure to check with your existing provider as Optus is not liable for any fees incurred as a result of you transferring your service from another carrier.

  • Can I change or move between prepaid plans?

    SMS the number '4' to 999 to change your prepaid plan or call Care 1300 737 252. Learn more
    You can change your plan via SMS every 30 days

    You can change your plan via SMS every 30 days. These options are free to use in Australia and available 24/7.

  • How do I recharge my prepaid mobile phone?

    There are many ways you can recharge your prepaid mobile phone service such as online (using a prepaid voucher, credit/debit card, internet banking transfer or PayPal.), Otherwise download the My Optus App it's our favourite way to recharge! Learn more

  • How to add, change or remove prepaid AutoRecharge?

    Optus AutoRecharge is an online service that will enable you to register your credit card and set up automated recharges for your Optus Prepaid service.
    To use AutoRecharge you'll need a valid credit or debit card.
    More information on AutoRecharge can be found Here.

  • How can I use my data free music streaming?

    Your data free audio music streaming is for your single usage, through the included mobile music service apps only (at launch: on Google Play Music, Guvera, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Spotify).

  • Can I tether from my service?

    No, data free audio music streaming does not include tethering of any kind.

  • How will music be streamed through my single service?

    Your streaming service has been designed to not exceed 512 kbps. This speed is for single usage on your service, to enable you to stream audio music data free through the included mobile music service apps.


Fair Go Policy applies. Data services (Blackberry Internet Solution) are not available with BlackBerry phones running on operating system version 7.1 or earlier. For more info, see our Critical Information Summaries which can be found at or pick one up in store.

With 3G devices, you can access our 3G (UMTS 2100 MHz / 900 MHz) network. With 4G devices and a compatible plan, you can access our 3G network plus some or all of our 4G Plus network. Our 4G Plus network uses multiple frequencies (LTE 700 / 1800 / 2100 / 2300 / 2600 MHz) to provide coverage. Coverage availability will vary depending on your device and location. Check coverage at based on your address and device.
Compatibility: If you bring your own device, make sure it's not locked to other networks and is compatible with the Optus Network. Refer to your device user guide for specifications.

Are sent to you in real time although delays may occur from time to time. You should not rely solely on the alert service to monitor your usage. To get up to speed with your balance, free SMS the keyword BAL to 9999 or download the My Optus app.

All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies. On selected mobile Prepaid plans & streaming service apps only. Available until 16/07/17 on My Prepaid Ultimate, My Prepaid Daily Plus, My Prepaid Ultra, My Prepaid Ultra Plus, My Prepaid Daily, Optus Prepaid Social 4G Ready, Optus Prepaid Cap, Turbo Cap Bonus, Turbo Cap Plus, New Turbo Cap Plus, Super Cap by Optus, Crew Cap & $2 Days 4G Ready plans only. For daily plans streaming will trigger a day’s usage. For other eligible plans streaming will be available on first recharge from 02/05/16. You must have a positive MyCredit or data balance to access data free music streaming. Add Ons will not extend your recharge expiry or use of data free music streaming. Song downloads, mobile & mobile broadband WiFi hotspots, video content, non-music audio content & other data sent by streaming services such as advertisements & album art is excluded & will incur data charges. Some streaming services may require paid subscription or access fees & may not have apps available on all mobile operating systems. Streaming services may be subject to change at any time. This offer is not available on My Prepaid Long Expiry or My Prepaid Mobile Broadband.

Extras Credit: Expires in 28 days or on next recharge, whichever is earlier. Travel Credit: For use on standard voice calls, SMS and data whilst roaming overseas. Travel Credit cannot be used for MMS. Travel Credit will be charged at standard rates which can be found at Optus makes no guarantee regarding the quality and availability of coverage or any roaming services. Extras Credit & Travel Credit Add Ons: If you recharge with the same Add On before it expires, the inclusions in each Add On will roll over (e.g. if you recharge with a $10 Extras Credit Add On before an earlier $10 Extras Credit Add On expires, those Add On inclusions will roll over). MyData Rollover: Unused included MyData will roll over to next recharge as MyData Rollover if you recharge before credit expires. MyData Rollover is limited to 15GB. If you accrue over 15GB of MyData Rollover you will forfeit any data over that limit. MyData Rollover will be used after any MyData you have on your current recharge.1GB Bonus Data: Customers on My Prepaid Ultimate will receive 1GB bonus data on every recharge of $30 or more made before 31 July 2016. Expires in 28 days, unless Data Rollover applies. Check data balance before purchasing next recharge. Recharges made after 31 July 2016 will revert to standard data inclusion for that recharge. Unlimited Standard International Calls: Available with $40+ recharges on My Prepaid Ultimate from 1 February 2016 to 10 July 2016. For calls made from within Australia. Excludes premium services and video calls. Expires within 28 days. Countries are China, India, USA, UK, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Malaysia. Calls to other countries are deducted from included Extras Credit, see for rates.