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Choosing a VPN for Australia does depend on many of the basic factors that make a quality VPN. And this would be fine if the VPN is used by people in Australia wanting to access other countries’ content. The problem is, there aren’t many providers who have VPN servers in Australia. Users who want to access Australian content from other parts of the world will be out of luck. And Australian users who simply need a secure local server for local shopping or bank transactions will suffer greater speed loss.
So in this case, the VPN for Australia that will stand out more is the one that has an Australia server.
Basic Qualities of a VPN for Australia
A good VPN for Australia should have at least the basic features of a decent VPN service. First, the provider should have pre-configured apps for at least Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. They should also provide the option for VPN router connections. The best of these will have specially developed apps for each operating system. This produces apps that are perfectly matched to each device used with the VPN. This reduces the need for troubleshooting. The provider should also not charge extra for each app.
Second, the best providers do not put limitations on server use, server switching, speed, data usage or bandwidth. Some companies charge very little for their services. But the service features are not that great. To get the full range of services, you will have to pay extra. This brings the cost up considerably. Third, the VPN for Australia should properly secure user privacy by not keeping logs. Fourth, you should have ample time to test out the service. Look for free premium trials or a long money-back guarantee. Good customer support and tutorials are also a big plus even though the service is stable. Choose a provider with a clean website and app interface so you can navigate easily. This is also a sign of an established company that cares about quality service.
Prime Factors for a VPN for Australia
Australia is not a country where one would expect to find Internet censorship. But since 2011, the Australian Communication and Media Authority has blocked over 500 websites. These sites were declared by the government to be undesirable. And high tech content filters are in place that block any other sites added to the blacklist since then.
A good VPN for Australia should have high encryption and secure protocols to get through these blocks. But the encryption should not be so high that it slows down the connection. Australia doesn’t have connections as fast as what other countries like the US enjoy. 128-bit encryption is the best balance for security and speed, and the VPN protocol should be OpenVPN. It is the most secure and the fastest protocol that doesn’t have vulnerabilities.
Fast servers are a must when choosing a VPN for Australia. As mentioned, Internet speeds are not that great in Australia. Connections must also be available close by, either within the country or in neighboring locations. The country is surrounded by ocean, however, so there are not that many options. A good VPN for Australia must therefore have an Australian server, and servers in countries like New Zealand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.
First, ExpressVPN has a server in Australia, and in many of the countries nearby. They have specially designed apps for all major operating systems, and they run on OpenVPN by default. ExpressVPN does not charge extra for any of the features that make their VPN for Australia great. As a US company, there are no laws that require ExpressVPN to keep logs. ExpressVPN doesn’t, unless the user permits it for immediate troubleshooting. You can test the ExpressVPN service with the 30-day money-back guarantee. And with a single package you get the full features of all the apps and servers with no limitations.