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For the most part, internet connections are inexpensive and easy to find.
Global Gossip are a major internet cafe chain in Australia with over 200 branded sites nation-wide. Their great advantage is that you can buy a card from one and take it elsewhere and use it again.
You can also book a computer at a local library and in the major cities you can often find cafes that allow you to access their wireless on your laptop when you buy a coffee. Starbucks is one such place that has free wifi. Look for others as you are wandering about the cities of Australia.
If you have brought a laptop, it is possible to buy internet sticks from most mobile phone shops. These are USB sticks that allow you to access the internet anywhere, it works very similarly to a prepaid phone. These are great for travellers who are constantly moving around.
If you are looking to purchase internet for your flat or long term accommodation, be aware that this is often quite expensive. The internet is purchased in Australia using a different system than many other countries so be sure to read up on your internet provider before you make a purchase.
Internet is a great way to communicate with your family, friends and loved ones at home, but it is not the only way. There are many possibilities to speak with those back home.