NordVPN Review: Without a single doubt, NordVPN is 100% worth getting for securing your online privacy, online data protection in Australia, and for overcoming different barriers imposed on your cyberspace in the form of geo-restricted content and ISP throttling to name a few in Australia.
But what makes NordVPN so special in Australia? Why is it way more famous than other VPNs in Australia? What is so unique about it that makes it worth getting in Australia? We got our answer after reading NordVPN review in Australia
After analysing NordVPN review and its service for almost a week and putting this service through all sorts of different tests, just to bring you an honest NordVPN review, I found it a pretty well-designed VPN that not only hides your online activities but also worked flawlessly for torrenting and streaming multiple different contents in Australia.
As for privacy, I found that NordVPN is located in the data retention-free jurisdiction of Panama, follows a strict no-logs policy, comes standard with features like Military-grade encryption, Internet Kill Switch, Onion Over VPN (Double VPN) in Australia, and also optimized apps for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and more in Australia. This is a pretty decent security and privacy combo for starters, but I will save my verdict till I have tested all of the features in Australia.
So stick around if you want to see me tearing apart NordVPN into pieces only to review every bit of it in my NordVPN review in Australia (In-depth).
NordVPN Review: Prominent Features of NordVPN in Australia–Updated 2022
|Number of servers||190+ servers|
|Simultaneous connections||Six Devices|
|Internet Kill Switch||Yes|
|Onion Over VPN||Yes|
|Price||AU$ 6.17/mo (US$ 3.99/mo) (Save 70% on 2 Years Plan + Extra Subscription)|
NordVPN Streaming Test – Is NordVPN good for streaming in Australia?⭐9.0
Yes, NordVPN is one of the finest choices currently available for streaming in Australia. Even though NordVPN has been more popular for providing security and encryption techniques that most top-tier VPN providers do not offer, it still hasn’t lost its touch regarding providing unlimited and unrestricted access to geo-blocked streaming services in Australia.
I tested NordVPN with streaming services such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Disney+, Hulu, and many other streaming services in Australia and found them working exceptionally well.
|NordVPN||Streaming Platforms in Australia|
|Netflix||US, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and more.|
|Amazon Prime Video||Yes|
NordVPN working flawlessly with Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu and Disney+ in Australia
Speaking of the speed when streaming US Netflix in Australia, I received an impressive 91.36 Mbps speed on my 100 Mbps connection in Australia. It was more than enough to let me view Netflix titles in HD quality for hours. Also, I was able to unblock UK, Canada, Germany South Korea, and Japan Netflix libraries with NordVPN in Australia.
If you are looking for in-depth knowledge about all the Netflix Libraries that NordVPN can unblock in Australia, which servers it can unblock them, and how to use those servers with NordVPN, we recommend reading our blog on Does NordVPN work with Netflix? – A detailed review
Even though the speed was a little on the lower side when streaming BBC iPlayer with NordVPN, I didn’t feel much difference, to be honest. The stream was clear, and the audio was also synced perfectly with the video. It seems a speed of 80.68 Mbps is not bad for streaming BBC iPlayer in Australia.
It was only after I took a speed test in Australia, I understood what was causing the second delay. I was getting 86.78 Mbps speed on the same server I used a couple of hours ago for US Netflix in Australia. Pretty consistent and good results if you ask me.
This time I used the quick connect feature and was assigned a US-based server automatically in Australia. I received a good 92.75 Mbps speed from NordVPN’s network. Hence the crystal clear video quality in Australia.
Just like Netflix in Australia, you can also obtain unlimited and unrestricted access to Disney+ with NordVPN and even unblock HBO Max anywhere with NordVPN, with zero buffering and HD quality in Australia.
Before you try to access any streaming service with NordVPN, always ensure that your browser cache, cookies, and history are cleared for a better streaming experience. If you are using handheld devices, then disable your GPS or location service and clear the streaming application’s cache.
Apart from the above four mentioned streaming services, I successfully unblock in Australia Amazon Prime Video, HBO Go, Hotstar, CBS, NBC Live, Sony Liv, ESPN+, Spotify, and DAZN through NordVPN. Although with Hotstar and Sony Liv, I did experience a small buffering issue that is understandable since I had to connect to servers in India that are far away from my actual location.
Streaming Services Comparison in Australia: NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Surfshark
I have prepared a small streaming channel comparison table that shows NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Surfshark unblocking capabilities in Australia.
|Amazon Prime Video||Yes||Yes||Yes|
In my personal opinion, if your purpose behind getting a VPN is streaming different services, then having NordVPN in Australia by your side would be one of the best decisions of your life.
Not only was I really impressed with its unblocking capabilities in Australia, but the video quality that I received with every streaming service that I tested was High-Definition, which made the experience a whole lot better in Australia.
Our websites also have an in-depth comparison between these providers in Australia. If you are conflicted between the three and want some help in deciding on one, then do check out ExpressVPN vs NordVPN and NordVPN vs. Surfshark for a detailed comparison.
NordVPN Speed Test – Does NordVPN speed up the Internet in Australia?⭐8.0
Yes, NordVPN does speed up your internet connection in Australia. Although not much appreciated for its speed, it exceptionally outperforms many other high-speed VPN providers.
NordVPN delivers excellent speeds across its wide network of 190+ servers in 5 locations in Australia. As detailed in my following NordVPN speed test, which revealed how fast NordVPN really is, the provider was quite consistent in providing stability and decent speeds in Australia when I tested it on a 100 Mbps connection in one of our US-based testing labs in Australia.
NordVPN connected to United States of America server in Australia:
I received a good 90.84 Mbps speed from the NordVPN network. Just a 9.16% difference in the speed.
NordVPN connected to Canada server in Australia:
I have to admit, this was a surprise. Although I was expecting something similar to the US server response, I never imagined I would get the same speed as my actual ISP connection with a 0% difference in speed in Australia.
NordVPN connected to the United Kingdom server in Australia:
Speed is inversely proportional to the distance between you and the server. This was quite true in the United Kingdom case. With a 21.03% in speed, it was quite alarming in Australia.
NordVPN connected to the Spain server in Australia:
I already figured the results of Spain and other European countries would be quite similar to the one we got in the United Kingdom in Australia. After all, they both are located on the same continent. Still, a difference of 25.35% isn’t that bad. I was able to stream Netflix Spain on this speed perfectly in Australia.
NordVPN connected to the France server in Australia:
I experienced a speed difference of 28.93% when I used the France server in Australia. With a speed loss of less than 30% in Europe for someone sitting in the United States, I’d say it’s not that bad and a good companion for quality streaming and other purposes that require a decent speed.
Similarly, I conducted speed tests with NordVPN servers in Australia in all the major cities of different countries. You can learn in detail about these tests and the speed loss we experienced with NordVPN in our blog: “how fast NordVPN is?“.
Also, you can take a quick overview of the speed results I obtained with NordVPN’s servers in major countries in the table below reviews in Australia:
|Server location||Download speed||Upload speed||Speed – (%) drop|
|Australia (local server)||70 Mbps||73.25 Mbps||30%|
|Brazil||79.92 Mbps||75.5 Mbps||20.08%|
|Germany||82 Mbps||80.67 Mbps||18%|
|Hong Kong||69 Mbps||71.09 Mbps||31%|
|Israel||78.09 Mbps||73.75 Mbps||21.91%|
|Japan||71.25 Mbps||73.41 Mbps||28.75%|
|Singapore||75.59 Mbps||79.09 Mbps||24.41%|
NordVPN Double-VPN Speeds Test in Australia
When I connected to the double VPN servers of NordVPN in Australia, I experienced almost a 50% drop in speed. Before enabling the double VPN feature, the maximum speed that I got with NordVPN was 96.92 Mbps. After connecting to the USA > Canada server, I managed to get a maximum download speed of 53 Mbps.
After switching to the Switzerland > Sweden server, I still didn’t notice my speeds improve. The maximum download speed that I got this time was 51.14 Mbps in Australia.
Speed Comparison: NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Surfshark in Australia
Like I did in the streaming heading, I have also prepared a small download speed comparison table showing NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Surfshark’s download speeds with seven different countries in Australia including its local server.
|Australia (local server)||70 Mbps||79.25 Mbps||75.36 Mbps|
|Brazil||79.92 Mbps||80.5 Mbps||80.15 Mbps|
|Germany||82 Mbps||80.67 Mbps||81.27 Mbps|
|Hong Kong||69 Mbps||71.09 Mbps||70.39 Mbps|
|Israel||78.09 Mbps||73.75 Mbps||75.65 Mbps|
|Japan||71.25 Mbps||73.41 Mbps||72.71 Mbps|
|Singapore||75.59 Mbps||79.09 Mbps||76.72 Mbps|
Although the Double VPN feature speed results were about 50% of the actual speeds in Australia, I still found NordVPN quite decent concerning speed. Don’t forget that you are also getting multiple security features that are not available with other providers. Hence, a small drop in speed is perfectly understandable and acceptable by my standards in Australia.
Also, I do like to mention here that a VPN will work within your actual internet connection network’s boundaries in Australia. Many factors affect the speed of the internet connection, and these factors are different for each of us.
Even after taking everything into account, NordVPN did a great job to offer me the most optimized speeds it could with the present network conditions in Australia, so it has my vote of confidence.
Furthermore, If you are facing a hard time deciding on a VPN provider optimized for speed than your purposes and need some help deciding on one, check out NordVPN vs. ExpressVPN and NordVPN vs. Surfshark for a detailed comparison.
NordVPN Gaming Test – Is NordVPN good for gaming in Australia?⭐8.0
Yes, NordVPN is good for gaming in Australia. While it allows you to play games originally not available to you, you’d have to ensure that you connect with the closest server to your actual location for an enhanced gaming experience in Australia.
When I used the quick connect feature in Australia, the speeds were great, but when I manually select a server in a country a little far away, the speeds were decent and not great. I could easily play Apex Legend with the United States #5611 server and experienced zero lag and lowest pings results in Australia.
Unlike streaming, when you are involved in any form of online gaming in Australia, the number of factors affecting your gaming experience is considerably larger. Therefore, you’d have to be prepared for all kinds of different effects you will experience during your game.
Favorably, during my testing, I found NordVPN to be quite effective for the online gaming experience in Australia. Not only my ping results were better, but I was also able to connect with the players from regions I was never able to. So, all in all, I firmly believe NordVPN to be a good VPN for gaming in Australia.
NordVPN Server Network – How many servers does NordVPN have in Australia?⭐8.5
NordVPN has 5,400 servers in 65 locations worldwide in Australia. It’s not bad, considering that most top-tier VPN providers normally have about 3,000 servers worldwide. Although the number of servers is decent, one thing that bothers me is the number of countries. However, if you want global coverage, you can also go for ExpressVPN with 3000 servers in 94 countries and over 160 cities.
NordVPN’s server network is divided into five different categories in Australia.
Note: NordVPN server network also consists of servers that especially support Socks5 proxy services in Australia. Learn more about it in detail and its combination with NordVPN in our descriptive analysis of NordVPN and SOCKS5.
While a server network comprising more than 5,000 servers is quite impressive on its own, the most spectacular thing for me was the detailed information about each type of server available on the NordVPN website. They have listed down the number of servers each category holds separately for users’ convenience in Australia.
NordVPN Security Test – Is NordVPN really secure in Australia?⭐9.0
Yes, NordVPN is really secure in Australia. Its headquarter is located in Panama, which isn’t part of the 5-eyes or 14-eyes intelligence-sharing alliance. It also supports zero-log policy, encrypts data using military-grade encryption, and has an official Warrant Canary. Trust me; if you are looking for your online security in Australia, it doesn’t get better than NordVPN.
DNS, IP Leak, and WebRTC Leak Tests in Australia
I do not give out any recommendation without actually testing the service first myself. Of course, I had to conduct DNS, IP Leak, and WebRTC leak tests in Australia to see for myself just how secure NordVPN really is.
NordVPN doesn’t leak DNS, IP, and WebRTC. Here are the test results:
I connected to the German server in Australia and took the DNS, IP leak, and WebRTC test. As you can see from the screenshot, there wasn’t any leak in the connection, and I was completely secure online. Overall, NordVPN performed exceptionally well. However, I’m not surprised since NordVPN actually comes with built-in leak protection in Australia.
Also, I believe that we as users can also play our part in ensuring that our DNS, IP, or WebRTC doesn’t leak over the internet in Australia. For example, ensuring that your browser cache, cookies, and history is always clear and keeping the IPv6 of the device disabled can ultimately benefit us in the long run in Australia.
Encryption Test in Australia
NordVPN uses AES-256-CBC with a 2048-bit DH key encryption in Australia. This type of encryption has around 1.1×1077 possible combinations. Unless anyone uses a supercomputer, your sensitive data cannot be decrypted. Also, AES-256-CBC, with a 2048-bit DH key, is the strongest cipher in the industry.
Another thing that I really like about NordVPN is the fact that it uses Perfect Forward Secrecy for every session in Australia. This means that NordVPN uses unique session keys to ensure better privacy and even stronger encryption.
While all of that sounds so secure and encrypted, I won’t be satisfied with the encryption until I tested it in Australia. So I decided to test it using Wireshark. I knew that if I connected the VPN and ran a packet tracing, the data should be seen as gibberish. So I tried to test NordVPN’s encryption in Australia, and here is the result of it:
Once I saw the Wireshark packet tracer results in Australia, I knew NordVPN encryption was working as it should and encrypting my data.
What Security Protocols does NordVPN Use in Australia?
For even more robust security in Australia, NordVPN uses OpenVPN (TCP/UDP), IKEv2/IPsec, and more recently have added WireGuard. Not only WireGuard in Australia is secure, but it is also faster than OpenVPN. We recently pitted CyberGhost OpenVPN protocol and NordVPN WiregGuard protocol to see which one is best. It was no surprise that NordVPN came out on top in every test.
If you wish to see further how CyberGhost did against other tests, you can visit CyberGhost vs. NordVPN comparison for more info in Australia.
WireGuard protocol consists of only 4000 lines of code, which is considerably less than OpenVPN. This makes the WireGuard protocol easy to deploy and audit for bugs in Australia.
This protocol is only available for Linux, iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows operating systems. However, the provider is planning on releasing the WireGuard protocol for other platforms too in the future in Australia.
One of the core purposes of a VPN is to offer the most secure security to its users in Australia. I was very pleased with the results of every security test I ran on NordVPN. I was delighted with the outcome and highly recommended NordVPN for security and privacy-conscious users.
NordVPN Privacy – Does it protect your online privacy in Australia?⭐8.5
In this heading, I will be looking directly into the relationship between your privacy and NordVPN, how NordVPN honors it in Australia, and what is a Warrant Canary.
Where is NordVPN located?
NordVPN is located in Panama, which is a country with no data retention laws. In fact, Panama is a haven for privacy-conscious users who value their privacy.
Panama also does not fall under the 5 eyes intelligence-sharing countries; this way, Panama is not liable to share users’ information with any other country or authority if required. This is great since NordVPN doesn’t have to abide by any mandatory data retention laws.
Jurisdiction is significant when you are deciding on a VPN for yourself. You don’t want to purchase a VPN provider like TunnelBear, which operates from Canada (Part of the 5 eyes alliance) and risk your online privacy and data.
Even though TunnelBear is a competitive VPN provider on many levels with NordVPN, it is not a favorite due to its jurisdiction. Check out how it performs against top-tier VPN in TunnelBear vs. NordVPN comparison.
Does NordVPN keep logs in Australia?
No, NordVPN doesn’t store logs. in Australia In fact, NordVPN’s logging policy follows a strict zero-logging rule, ensuring none of the personally identifiable information of users is logged. More specifically, NordVPN legitimately doesn’t retain IP address, connection timestamps, bandwidth, or your traffic data in Australia. In fact, it is clearly mentioned in the NordVPN logging policy.
The reason why NordVPN can guarantee zero logs is because of its Panamanian jurisdiction. The only thing NordVPN keeps logs of are email addresses, payment data, and server performance data in Australia. Don’t worry though, this type of information is pretty standard and wouldn’t actually compromise your true identity in Australia.
Besides, you can just use a separate pseudo email and cryptocurrency for total anonymity in Australia. Here are some other logless VPNs.
What is NordVPN’s Warrant Canary in Australia?
If you don’t know, a warrant canary is basically a small document informing customers of National Security Letters, Gag Orders, and Warrants that the provider has received to date in Australia.
NordVPN has introduced a warrant canary which is a statement that is regularly published confirming that they have not received a secret warrant, gag order, subpoenas, or national security letters from the government. NordVPN has a 3 line statement published on their website, which states:
NordVPN hasn’t received any warrants so far as of 2021-04-26. You find this information at the very bottom of their about us page.
Privacy Feature Comparison: NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Surfshark in Australia
Here’s a comparison table about the privacy features of NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Surfshark in Australia.
|Jurisdiction||Panama (Safe)||The British Virgin Islands (Safe)||The British Virgin Islands (Safe)|
I’ll be honest, I had my doubts regarding NordVPN’s privacy due to the security breach incident that occurred in the past, but after seeing the security test results and the establishment of NordVPN’s Warrant Canary, I personally believe they are safe and completely capable of protecting your online privacy in Australia.
Also, NordVPN clearly takes an edge over ExpressVPN – a popular VPN provider in Australia – in terms of privacy features. Nevertheless, to help you make better decisions for your privacy, we urge you to check out NordVPN vs. ExpressVPN and NordVPN vs. Surfshark detailed comparison.
NordVPN Torrenting Test – Does NordVPN allow Torrenting in Australia?⭐8.5
Yes, NordVPN allows torrenting. One of the main reasons I like NordVPN is the massive number of P2P supported servers NordVPN offers in Australia. At the time of writing this review, NordVPN is offering 4,676 servers are optimized for torrenting.
Apart from the impressive P2P supported server count, NordVPN ensures that you are faced with no data limit or bandwidth restrictions that could suppress the speeds of your internet connection while you are downloading torrents in Australia.
NordVPN performed exceptionally well in my testing in Australia, and I easily managed to download a large torrent file without any major speed drops or connectivity issues in Australia. NordVPN performed exceptionally well, and I easily managed to download a large torrent file without any major speed drops or connectivity issues in Australia.
Let’s take a look at the tablet below to see which NordVPN’s servers in Australia I tested for torrenting, the speed received on them, the speed loss in percentage, and the time it took for me to download a 5.27 GB file. On my Internet Service Provider’s connection, I receive an average of 15 MB/s speed in the uTorrent Client.
|P2P Server||Download speed||File download – ETA||Speed – (%) drop|
|Canada||14.94 Mbps||5 min 18 sec||0.4%|
|Brazil||13.21 Mbps||7 min 11 sec||11.93%|
|Germany||13.97 Mbps||6 min 23 sec||6.86%|
|Netherlands||13.73 Mbps||7 min 0 sec||8.46%|
|Sweden||12.84 Mbps||8 min 53 sec||14.4%|
|Australia||10.01 Mbps||10 min 45 sec||33.26%|
|Singapore||11.32 Mbps||9min 39 sec||24.53%|
While I was convinced that NordVPN allows torrenting in Australia, I also wanted to see proof about security while downloading torrents with NordVPN in Australia. So took another security test to confirm that my connection was really secure for torrenting.
As you can see, NordVPN easily passes the Torrent Address Detection in Australia, meaning that this provider is completely safe and secure for downloading torrents. What I liked most about NordVPN because it offers a completely separate mode for P2P purposes that lets you connect to the P2P-specific servers within a few seconds in Australia.
While I am personally not a big torrent user, from what I have seen in NordVPN’s Torrenting test in Australia, I’d say that it is pretty handy for taking care of your day-to-day basis torrenting needs. Also, after testing its torrent security, I am quite confident that it is very much safe and secure.
Torrenting Features Comparison: NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Surfshark in Australia
Let’s look at some of the other competitors that support torrents in Australia and see what they have to offer compared to NordVPN.
|Number of P2P Servers||4,676||3,000||3,200+|
|Internet Kill Switch||Yes||Yes||Yes|
NordVPN clearly comes out on top if we consider the number of P2P servers offered by a provider in Australia. It is a great companion for your P2P purposes, with additional security features that are scarce these days.
Is NordVPN safe for the dark web in Australia?
Yes, NordVPN is completely safe for the dark web in Australia. The reason why I say this is that it comes with plenty of Onion Over VPN servers. These servers are designed to keep you totally anonymous while browsing the dark web in Australia.
There are four stages of anonymity with Onion Over VPN in Australia.
- Entry – You are connected with Onion Network at a completely random entry point in Australia
- Maze of servers – Multiple layers of encryption is applied to your data as it travels through different servers in Australia
- Decryption – The layers are peeled off as the decryption process starts in Australia
- Exit – Your data is decrypted, and you arrive at your desired website in Australia
Other features that make NordVPN safe to use on the dark web are military-grade encryption, Internet Kill switch, and DNS leak protection in Australia. Best of all, since the dark web is a sketchy place to visit, NordVPN actually comes with a built-in CyberSec feature to protect you against adware and malware in Australia.
NordVPN User Interface – Is it easy to use in Australia?⭐9.0
NordVPN apps are nicely designed, are quite lightweight, and I experienced no connectivity issues or abrupt crashes during my testing in Australia. I really like that its servers are listed quite conveniently on the left-hand side of the screen.
To start, it comes with a user-interactive map for server selection in Australia. This map is available right on the face of the application, and you can connect to your desired location with just a simple click. This feature is unique these days, and I was quite impressed by it.
Just at the right side of the user-interactive map in Australia, we see a list of VPN services sorted in alphabetical order and the famous Onion Over VPN features that allow you to connect to the tor network after connecting with the VPN network for additional security.
You will find the quick connect button below the map to automatically connect you to the most optimized location according to your actual location in Australia. For example, since I am in the Australia, quick connect would always connect me to the Canadian server.
To connect to different servers present in Australia, all you have to do is click on the three horizontal dots in front of the country name, and a server selection box will appear. From here, you can select your desired server and directly connect to it.
Once the VPN connection is successful, the quick connect button will turn into the Disconnect button. You can use it to either completely disconnect the VPN connection or temporarily pause in Australia. The option to pause your VPN connection. This saves a ton of time disconnecting and reconnecting again in Australia.
The usability of NordVPN mobile apps is outstanding in Australia. The Android app of NordVPN has a 4.3-star rating on Google Play Store and a 4.6-star rating on the iTunes Store. Whether you’re an iPhone or an Android user, you’ll have no problem figuring out how to use the apps in Australia. In fact, the apps are straightforward and easy to use.
It is pretty much self-explanatory when it comes to changing basic settings and making a connection to servers of your choice in Australia. As such, no user should have trouble figuring out how to use NordVPN. This way you can also download the NordVPN app on Android TV from Google Play Store.
Although, I have to admit that I ran into a few issues while I was testing NordVPN’s applications in Australia. It’s a good thing; I was aware of NordVPN’s troubleshooting steps, which we already compile for users facing issues related to the service in our NordVPN not working – troubleshooting tips.
Concerning the NordVPN user interface in Australia, I find it very neat, clean, and organized. The interface is very straightforward, maybe so much that someone with minimal VPN experience can easily start using this service at their fingertips. Its user interface is easy to use, which is a good thing and deserves appreciation.
NordVPN Security Feature – Does it offer any Advance Security features in Australia?⭐9.0
A VPN is as good as its security features. Even if you are not a VPN veteran, you must have heard about NordVPN and its excellent security features at some point. Well, if you haven’t, today I will show you the amazing features it has stored for its customer’s security and online privacy in Australia.
NordVPN’s CyberSec Feature – Is it any good in Australia?
NordVPN CyberSec feature allows you to block unwanted ads and malicious websites on your network in Australia. It is a feature essential for keeping your device secure from any malware and malicious content. It can be easily activated along with a few other basic application features from the general settings of your NordVPN application in Australia.
I decided to test the CyberSec feature to see its results in Australia. I was surprised by how accurate and optimized it was. You can observe the results in the below screenshot. I was delighted with the CyberSec feature results and believe it is a worthy addition to NordVPN’s arsenal against intrusive and irritating advertisements in Australia.
Does NordVPN Auto-Connect on Wi-Fi in Australia?
The NordVPN Auto-connect on Wi-Fi features ensures that your VPN connection is automatically reconnected if disconnected due to any reason in Australia. You get an option to either use this feature for all the networks or for only those that are marked as unsecured by you.
You can also select your choice of protocol that will be used for the automatic reconnection in Australia. You can either have OpenVPN (UDP), OpenVPN (TCP), or NordLynx (Recommended).
This is a convenient feature if you are involved in an activity that can compromise your online privacy if the VPN connection is dropped and not reconnected again immediately in Australia.
I tested this feature about 8-10 times, and I was pleased with the way it performed in Australia. Unlike many other VPN providers I tested, NordVPN auto-connect feature didn’t let me down even when I tested this feature in some very irregular and unpredicted network conditions.
I’d say this is a convenient feature, and if you are looking for a provider that can make it work 10 out of 10 times, then NordVPN is definitely one of them in Australia.
Internet Kill Switch – Does NordVPN kill switch work in Australia?
This feature enables the NordVPN application to completely shut down your device’s internet connection in the case of VPN disconnection in Australia. This is done so that your actual IP address and location are not leaked over the internet. It is an essential feature to have if your purpose for using the VPN involves activities such as Torrenting in Australia.
NordVPN also offers an App Kill Switch that allows you to specify some particular apps that NordVPN will disconnect from the internet in case of VPN disconnection in Australia.
Even though I am not a very heavy torrenting user, I make sure that the Internet Kill Switch feature is activated whenever I download torrents in Australia. During my testing, I had to create such conditions to test NordVPN’s Internet Kill Switch feature efficiency.
Usually, with such a feature, you’d expect them to malfunction 1 out of 3 times, but in the NordVPN case, the Internet Kill Switch didn’t disappoint and worked every time I tested it in Australia. Even when I used this feature with different applications, it didn’t let me down. I was really impressed with how much accuracy this feature was working for me.
Split Tunneling – Does NordVPN allow split tunneling in Australia?
Split Tunneling features allow you to split your internet traffic into two different tunnels in Australia. One of the tunnels uses your actual ISP internet connection, while the other tunnels run on the VPN internet connection in Australia.
With the NordVPN Split Tunneling feature, you have two choices. You can either specify the apps using the VPN internet connection or specify the apps that won’t use the VPN internet connection and use an ISP internet connection in Australia.
This feature allows you to separate those apps you don’t wish to associate with the VPN connection while downloading torrents on your torrent client with VPN protection in Australia.
I have tested many VPN providers to know that features like Split Tunneling often disappoint and don’t completely work as they should.
Fortunately, except for just a few occasions where the IP address on my selected app didn’t change, NordVPN proved yet again to be one of the best VPN providers when it comes to advanced security features.
This feature worked flawlessly by splitting my network into two different tunnels without compromising my actual location or IP address in Australia.
Advanced Features in Australia
NordVPN Advanced features consist of Custom DNS, Obfuscated servers, and Invisibility on Lan. Let’s take a look at what they are:
What is the custom DNS feature of NordVPN?
NordVPN applications use NordVPN’s DNS servers when connected to VPN. Usually, this DNS is used to prevent DNS leaks during a VPN connection. That said, NordVPN also gives its users the freedom to use their own Custom DNS from the Advanced feature option.
What are NordVPNs obfuscated servers in Australia?
This set of servers is used to hide the fact that you are using a VPN to reroute your traffic in Australia. They are quite common in environments with heavy internet censorship, such as China, Iran, Seria, and Russia. This feature is also offered by many other popular VPN providers but with different names in Australia.
What does NordVPNs invisibility on LAN mean in Australia?
Invisibility on LAN just hides your device from being seen by other devices on the network in Australia. If you’re at a friend’s house or on public Wi-Fi, it can act as an extra layer of protection to secure your files. Other devices won’t be able to interact with your device when you’re invisible on LAN in Australia. They won’t even know that you’re connected to the wifi at all.
How to access the NordVPNs Diagnostics Feature in Australia?
This is a handy tool that will help the customer support team diagnose your application-related issues in Australia. In some technical issues, they may ask you to upload the connection log files of the NordVPN desktop application to help them identify and fix the issue. This feature will help you gather the necessary log file to pass it on to the customer support team in Australia.
NordVPN App’s Security Audit in Australia
It’s not the first time the company has carried out a third-party audit in Australia. In fact, after the no-logs policy audit conducted last year, NordVPN carried out another audit on October 9, 2019, but this time for their apps.
An independent auditing firm named VerSprite specializes in finding vulnerabilities, risks, and threats in application software performed penetration tests based on real-world attack scenarios on NordVPN’s iOS and Android apps in Australia.
According to Laura Tyrell, Head of Public Relations at NordVPN, the vulnerabilities pointed out by the auditing firm were addressed, and a few changes were made accordingly in Australia. This shows NordVPN’s commitment to maintaining a flawless VPN service.
NordVPN Security Breach Incident in Australia
Currently, NordVPN is among the safest VPNs in the industry according to our NordVPN Review (Extensive). But in the past, there was one major incident that tainted NordVPN’s reputation in Australia. In October 2019, NordVPN suffered from a security breach in Australia.
Even though one of NordVPN’s rented servers got hacked, in reality, the hacker was unable to obtain any sensitive information in Australia. The reason why no sensitive information was compromised was that NordVPN stores no logs on their servers. This proves that NordVPN is trustworthy and secure in Australia.
NordVPN constantly comes up with innovations to make their service more secure in Australia. For instance, NordVPN has just released a new feature called Dark Web Monitor, which constantly scans lists of compromised email addresses, passwords, and usernames listed on cybercrime forums and sends alerts to users’ credentials that appear on the list.
Time to see if other competitors are keeping up with the quality of Security Features offered by NordVPN in Australia. Let’s compare the security features of ExpressVPN and Surfshark with NordVPN in Australia.
|Internet Kill Switch||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Invisibility on Lan||Yes||No||No|
NordVPN clearly takes the win as it provides multiple additional security features for its user’s online privacy and anonymity in Australia.
While I am always rooting for services that offer multiple security features to their client in Australia, I believe NordVPN could have done more here in Australia. I think they should consider adding a few explanations for their advanced security features to understand the purpose behind them and make informed decisions about them in Australia.
Another thing that I would’ve liked to see is a separate place for the “connection protocol” selection. I believe it would be more beneficial and easy for the users to select their desired “connection protocol” from either the main setting page or have a separate section in Australia.
Apart from these two things, I don’t believe they need to do anything else in Australia.
NordVPN Compatibility – What devices does NordVPN support in Australia?⭐9.0
NordVPN supports almost every device you can imagine in Australia. You can use it on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and on a bunch of other devices. Also, NordVPN Chrome extensions and Firefox extensions can help you secure your connection without even opening the app in Australia.
Besides the common operating systems and platforms, you can also easily use NordVPN on a little more complicated devices such as Kodi, Raspberry Pi, Linux, Routers, Chromecast, Xbox, and Roku. I’ll make sure to link our corresponding NordVPN configuration pages at the end of this section so that you can easily set up NordVPN on all of your devices in Australia.
Here’s a table of all the devices that NordVPN is compatible with in Australia:
NordVPN Windows & macOS Apps in Australia
NordVPN Windows app has considerably improved since the release of their new updated app in Australia. The same is true for the macOS app of NordVPN, which also works just as well. On Windows, NordVPN is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7. It is considered as one of the best Windows 10 VPN, On macOS, NordVPN is compatible with all macOS versions above 10.10.
NordVPN Android & iOS Apps in Australia
NordVPN also offers well-designed apps for both iOS and Android in Australia. On iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can use NordVPN with iOS 11.0 or above. On Android, it’s not exactly clear which OS versions it officially supports. But regardless of that, you should be able to use NordVPN on iPhones and Android phones in Australia.
Overall, NordVPN offers great apps, and the fact that it can be used on 6 devices simultaneously makes it even better considering its price in Australia.
NordVPN App Version 6.35.9 and 6.36.9 – What’s different in Australia?
Recently NordVPN has released a new version (Version 6.36.9) of its Windows Application in Australia. Version 6.36.9 seems to be resolved the issue of an empty server list after updating the app or launching it without an active internet connection and unreliability issues concerning the automatic reconnection feature in Australia.
Let’s take a look at what’s different about their latest version in Australia.
- Location markers for the cities in the countries on the map in Australia
- Visual improvements for the map’s accuracy in Australia
- Less memory usage by the app in Australia
- OpenVPN version updated to 2.4.10 in Australia
- Logging in via NordVPN Account will be smoother now in Australia
How to Install and Set-Up NordVPN in Australia?
Not every VPN provider offers a native application for all of the devices in Australia. If you are lucky, you will be able to download the application on a maximum of 4 or 5 devices in Australia. In the case of NordVPN, you get a native application for Mac, Android, Windows, iOS, Linux, Android TV, and routers. You can also install NordVPN on Synology easily in Australia.
These native applications require a few minutes to install and do not need any complex manual configuration steps in Australia.
The quickest and easiest way to get started with NordVPN is by downloading the application directly from the website in Australia. It will automatically detect your device and display the download button for the appropriate application.
To log into the application, you will need an access code – provided by NordVPN itself. The whole process is straightforward and easy. You can connect Six devices at a single time with a single NordVPN subscription.
However, if you configure NordVPN on a router in Australia, it will be considered as a single device, and all the devices connected to your router won’t be counted as connected devices.
NordVPN for Kodi, Linux, Chromecast, Xbox, Raspberry Pi, and Router in Australia
While NordVPN does offer easy-to-use and straightforward applications for common operating systems according to our NordVPN review such as Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS, setting up NordVPN on complicated devices such as Kodi, Linux, Chromecast, Xbox, Raspberry Pi, and Router can be difficult for you if you don’t have basic operational knowledge of the platform in Australia.
While NordVPN does have a command-line-based application available for Linux, you’d pretty much have to manually set up the VPN connection in Australia for the rest of the device. Also, if you are not a big fan of setting up VPN on all of your devices separately, you can simply set up NordVPN on Mikrotik router just like me and connect every device in your home with the router in Australia.
Compatibility Comparison: NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Surfshark in Australia
If we compare ExpressVPN and Surfshark, there’s no surprise that all of the three quality VPN providers support the most basic and common operating systems and platforms operated by their users in Australia.
I found NordVPN no different than any other VPN provider when it comes to installation and setup in Australia. I do think the six simultaneous connections feature quite impressive and worth mentioning since many VPN providers out there are still offering only fix simultaneous connections.
In the end, it all comes down to your own preference as all three providers are easily capable of supporting your major devices in Australia.
NordVPN Pricing Plans – How much does NordVPN cost in Australia?⭐8.5
NordVPN currently offers 3-plans, and each of them is quite affordable. NordVPN subscription plans are listed below in Australia:
I personally liked the 2-year plan as it is cheaper than the 1-year plan if you think about securing yourself for the whole 24 months in Australia. Also, you will be getting a 30-day money-back guarantee with all the premium subscriptions in Australia.
If we talk about extra value-added features in Australia, you can also get add-ons like dedicated IPs or a NordVPN lifetime deal. If you want a dedicated or static IP from NordVPN, you’ll have to pay an extra $70.00 per year.
As for payment methods, NordVPN accepts PayPal, Credit Cards, Amazon Pay, Crypto Currencies, Ali Pay, Sofort, Google Play, and Union Pay in Australia. The good thing about NordVPN is that it gives you the freedom to use one subscription plan on 6 devices simultaneously in Australia.
Needless to say that out of all the payment methods this provider uses, NordVPN’s PayPal payment method will always be my favorite and recommended due to its accuracy and efficiency in Australia.
I personally like the idea of having Crypto Currencies as payment methods these days when major VPN providers are only accepting Credit Card or PayPal in Australia. While the 2-year subscription is the obvious cheapest subscription in Australia, I’d recommend starting with small steps and going with the monthly subscription if you are new to the game in Australia.
How do I get a refund from NordVPN in Australia?
A 30-day NordVPN refund policy covers all subscription plans in Australia, so you will be eligible for a full refund if you cancel NordVPN during this time. Ensure that you cancel the subscription before your renewal gets charged; otherwise, a refund of the renewal payment might not be possible as per their official refund policy in Australia.
If you want to learn more about NordVPN’s cancellation and refund request procedure in Australia, here’s how you can cancel NordVPN and get a refund.
NordVPN Customer Support – Is it fast and reliable in Australia?⭐9.0
NordVPN’s customer support is divided into three parts in Australia. You can either talk to their live chat representative, get assistance via email or find yourself the solution on their knowledge base in the form of support articles.
While their live chat operates 24/7, which is impressive, it is quite slow in Australia, to be honest. I contacted them and asked about their service condition in the China server in Australia. I had to wait quite a bit as the representative tool almost 30+ seconds for each response.
In customer support language in Australia, that amount of time will surely raise few eyebrows. You can view my conversation with the live chat representative in the below screenshot.
I asked the representative about NordVPN condition in China server in Australia, and he told me that NordVPN is working in Australia. However, you’d have to download a test application on your Windows device in China and only use the NordLynx protocol for VPN connection. Android, iOS, and macOS devices will have to use the manual connection method in China.
You can also contact their support team via email at “[email protected]” for your query in Australia. I emailed them a small query and received their response exactly after 6 hours. Not bad if you ask me, considering email responses can usually take more than 24 hours in some cases.
Aside from that, NordVPN has a detailed help section on its website where you can find troubleshooting guides, installation tutorials for popular devices, and helpful FAQs in Australia.
Although the Live Chat representative was slow for my liking in Australia, I was quite satisfied with their complete support system in A. They are quite professional, to the point, and always ready to help out a user in need. I respect and appreciate that.
People opinions about NordVPN on Reddit in Australia⭐8.0
If you head over to Reddit in Australia, you will also find various users who will praise this service in Australia, while many of the users will highlight the negative aspect in Australia. Deep down, we all know that NordVPN is a customer-centric product determined to provide online anonymity with access to global content, and it can be clearly seen from NordVPN’s Reddit Reviews.
Let’s take a look at a Reddit review left by one of their satisfied users in Australia.
Reddit user “JamesgibsonESQ,” while sharing his personal NordVPN experience in Australia perfectly sums up what a VPN service really is. In his comment, the reddit user clearly expresses his satisfaction with NordVPN while also admitting that the service does have disconnection issues in Australia. Still, he has found comfort in the Internet Kill Switch feature.
Quick Comparison of NordVPN in Australia with three other best VPNs in 2022
Here is a quick comparison between NordVPN, ExpressVPN, Surfshark, and CyberGhost in Australia:
|Jurisdiction||The British Virgin Islands||The British Virgin Islands||Panama||Romania|
|Security||AES 256 Bit||AES 256 Bit||AES 256 Bit||AES 256-bit|
|Leaks||No IP, DNS & WebRTC||No IP, DNS & WebRTC||No IP, DNS & WebRTC||No IP, DNS & WebRTC|
|Server||5 server locations||91 server (3 Server Locations)||190+ servers in 5 locations||150 servers|
|Speed||27.17 Mbps average||27.91 Mbps average||20.15 Mbps average||17.10 Mbps average|
|Streaming||Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, and More||Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, and More||Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, and More||Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, and More|
|Compatibility||Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, routers||Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, routers||Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, routers||Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, routers|
|Trustpilot||4.6/5 – Reviews 7,202||4.3/5 – Reviews 8,634||4.1/5 – Reviews 5,708||4.8/5 – Reviews 12,286|
|Best For||Overall Best VPN||Fastest VPN Service||Best for Geo-Unblocking||Best for Private Browsing|
|More Info||ExpressVPN Review||Surfshark Review||NordVPN Review||CyberGhost Review|
|Visit Site||Visit Site||Visit Site||Visit Site|
FAQs of NordVPN Review in Australia:
Now that you know basically all the pros and cons of NordVPN in Australia with the help of NordVPN Review(Extensive Review), let’s answer some of the most frequently asked questions people have about NordVPN in Australia.
Can you use NordVPN with your Amazon account in Australia?
Yes, since NordVPN offers dedicated IPs in Australia, you can use it with your Amazon seller account in Australia. If you use shared IPs, your Amazon seller account can get suspended. NordVPN’s dedicated IPs cost $70/yr.
Can you use NordVPN on PS4 in Australia?
Yes, since NordVPN is compatible with routers in Australia, you can use NordVPN on PS4 and with other gaming consoles in Australia. Here’s how you can set up NordVPN on a PS4.
What routers are compatible with NordVPN in Australia?
NordVPN is compatible with a lot of routers in Australia, but it recommends the following router models in Australia:
- Asus router models: RT-AC86U, RT-AC88U (AC3100), RT-AC5300
- D-Link router models: DIR-885L, DIR-895L
- Linksys router models: EA8500, WRT1900ACS, WRT3200ACM
- Netgear router models: R7500, R7800, R8500, R9000
Is NordVPN good for Firestickin Australia?
Since NordVPN’s app is available on the Amazon app store and can be directly downloaded on various Firestick models in Australia, it is a great choice for Firestick users. Here’s how you can use NordVPN on Firestick.
Does NordVPN offer a free trial in Australia?
Yes, NordVPN offers a 7-day free trial for Android devices at the moment in Australia. However, you will have to provide your credit card details and cancel auto-renewal to avoid getting charged after your trial ends in Australia.
Final Verdict – NordVPN Review: Is NordVPN worth it in Australia 2022?
Yes, NordVPN is totally worth it, I concluded it after doing in depth NordVPN review in Australia. After compiling this NordVPN review, I found it to be a very well-made product. After all, it delivers smooth performance, affordable plans, and excellent security features like Onion over VPN, Obfuscation servers, and CyberSec that only a few VPN providers offer in Australia.
Not only that but I was also blown away by how good NordVPN works with different streaming services and torrenting in Australia. Despite streaming and downloading simultaneously, NordVPN still managed to crunch out considerably fast speeds up to an average of 91.92 Mbps.
That being said, because its desktop apps are quite slow and have a security breach history, according to NordVPN review, it scored an 8.6/10 rating in Australia.