Australia IPv6 in Australia

These graphs show the evolution of default protocol, v6 address types, and average bandwidth in Australia over time.

They are generated using the data collected by the ipv6-test.com connection test page, and are updated on a monthly basis.

Overall IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Australia

This graph shows the evolution of IPv6 support vs IPv4 for all our connection test.

The numbers are percentages, so we can expect almost 100% of hosts supporting IPv4 with a slow growth for IPv6.

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 in Australia (Dec 2019)

  ISP IPv6 tests count
1.Aussie Broadband16,602
2.Telstra Corporation703
3.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia658
4.Internode378
5.Exetel Pty Ltd305
6.RIPE Network Coordination Center124
7.Hurricane Electric LLC68
8.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd59
9.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd45
10.Origin Energy Retail Limited41
11.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd30
12.2405:6e00::/3223
13.Launtel PTY LTD22
14.TPG Internet Pty Ltd16
15.iiNet Limited15
16.Obenetwork Network11
17.Ovh Sas10
18.Information Technology Professionals Association LTD9
19.Oliver Alexander Ransom9
20.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd9
21.Choopa9
22.Google LLC8
23.M247 Ltd7
24.Cedric Rossius6
25.Optusinternet6

IPv6 and v4 protocol support in Australia (unique addresses)

This graph shows the evolution of IPv6 support vs IPv4 for unique users of our connection test.

The numbers are percentages, so we can expect a slow growth towards 50% v4 / 50% v6.

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 in Australia (unique addresses, Dec 2019)

  ISP Unique IPv6 addresses
1.Aussie Broadband852
2.Telstra Corporation471
3.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia312
4.Internode171
5.Exetel Pty Ltd121
6.Hurricane Electric LLC36
7.Origin Energy Retail Limited29
8.RIPE Network Coordination Center23
9.2405:6e00::/3219
10.Launtel PTY LTD16
11.iiNet Limited13
12.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd13
13.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd13
14.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd12
15.Google LLC7
16.Information Technology Professionals Association LTD6
17.TPG Internet Pty Ltd6
18.M247 Ltd5
19.Cedric Rossius5
20.Ausit4
21.Oliver Alexander Ransom4
22.Choopa4
23.SkyMesh Pty Ltd4
24.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd4
25.Pentanet3

Default browser protocol in Australia

This graph shows the percentage of browsers that default to IPv6 vs. IPv4 when visiting the ipv6-test connection test.

Hopefully, in the not so distant future, the v6 part will grow taller than the v4 one.

Default browser protocol in Australia (dual-stack users)

This graph shows the percentage of browsers that default to IPv6 vs. IPv4 for users that have both v4 and v6 connectivity.

Usually a system will default to v6 when it's available, but in some cases with tunneled connections, v4 stays the default.

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 default in Australia (Dec 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv4 IPv4 % IPv6 IPv6 %
1.Lightning Broadband Pty Ltd600.0%6100.0%
2.Obenetwork Network1100.0%11100.0%
3.Ausit500.0%5100.0%
4.Cedric Rossius600.0%6100.0%
5.Servers Australia Pty. Ltd900.0%9100.0%
6.Information Technology Professionals Association LTD900.0%9100.0%
7.Google LLC800.0%8100.0%
8.Pentanet500.0%5100.0%
9.SkyMesh Pty Ltd500.0%5100.0%
10.Aussie Broadband16,6023662.2%16,23697.8%
11.RIPE Network Coordination Center12454.0%11996.0%
12.iiNet Limited1516.7%1493.3%
13.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd4548.9%4191.1%
14.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd30310.0%2790.0%
15.Internode3784913.0%32987.0%
16.Telstra Corporation70311215.9%59184.1%
17.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia65811116.9%54783.1%
18.Origin Energy Retail Limited41717.1%3482.9%
19.Launtel PTY LTD22418.2%1881.8%
20.Exetel Pty Ltd3055819.0%24781.0%
21.2405:6e00::/3223626.1%1773.9%
22.Hurricane Electric LLC682739.7%4160.3%
23.M247 Ltd7457.1%342.9%
24.Choopa9666.7%333.3%
25.Ovh Sas10770.0%330.0%

IPv6 address types in Australia

Here you can see the evolution of address types over time, and measure usage of 6to4 and Teredo tunneled connectivity.

It should be noted that because 6rd works with native addresses, it cannot be detected here as tunneled. This is also the case with VPN based tunnels.

Downstream bandwidth in Australia

This graph illustrates the connection speed gap between IPv4 and IPv6, numbers represent v6 speed as percentage of v4 speed.

The lower IPv6 speeds are often caused by tunneling overhead or insufficient v6 connectivity or peering capacity at ISPs.

Top 25 internet service providers for IPv6 speed in Australia (Dec 2019)

  ISP Test count IPv6 average
1.Logic IT Solutions Pty Ltd3041.0 Mbps
2.Aussie Broadband16,60234.4 Mbps
3.Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Regional Internet Registry for the Asia-Pacific Region, 6 Cordelia Street, PO Box 3646, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia65821.4 Mbps
4.Hurricane Electric LLC6815.5 Mbps
5.Telstra Corporation70311.9 Mbps
6.Exetel Pty Ltd30511.7 Mbps
7.Internode3787.3 Mbps
8.TPG Internet Pty Ltd162.2 Mbps
9.2405:6e00::/32232.1 Mbps
10.iiNet Limited151.8 Mbps
11.RIPE Network Coordination Center1240.0 Mbps
12.Information Technology Professionals Association LTD90.0 Mbps
13.Ausit50.0 Mbps
14.Cedric Rossius60.0 Mbps
15.M247 Ltd70.0 Mbps
16.Choopa90.0 Mbps
17.Optusinternet60.0 Mbps
18.Intergrid Group Pty Ltd590.0 Mbps
19.Oliver Alexander Ransom90.0 Mbps
20.Google LLC80.0 Mbps
21.Pentanet50.0 Mbps
22.SkyMesh Pty Ltd50.0 Mbps
23.Origin Energy Retail Limited410.0 Mbps
24.Ovh Sas100.0 Mbps
25.Mammoth Media Pty Ltd450.0 Mbps