Family playing with firecrackers for Diwali

Diwali is the annual festival of lights celebrated by Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Newar Buddhists, although it represents a different meaning to each of the many cultural groups that observe it. No matter your background, we want to help you connect, celebrate and enjoy.

Diwali is a special time of celebration with family, friends and loved ones in many South Asian cultures. The four- or five-day-long festival of lights symbolises the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and of knowledge over ignorance.

In the past, Diwali celebrations around Australia were relatively small and private, but in recent years we’ve been delighted to see the hundreds of thousands of Australians with Indian or subcontinental heritage taking part in public celebrations around the country.

To mark the occasion this year, we’re offering a bonus add-on to our mobile plans: unlimited standard calls and texts to India and 24 other destinations from Australia, for $0 a month for the first 12 months on a $60 or above month-to-month plan.

An Indian family connecting with relatives and friends for Diwali

Even if it’s day here and night there, you can bring some light to the lives of your friends and family by giving them a call and sharing the celebration of Diwali. All you have to do is choose International Direct Calls as an add on when you’re choosing a new plan from our Diwali store page.

We’re very proud to support Australia’s Indian community with initiatives like the Telstra Bollywood Dance Competition at Melbourne’s Indian Film Festival, and we wish everyone a happy, safe and light-filled Diwali.

Things you need to know

Offer ends 28 October 2019. Available in selected stores and online. After 12-month trial has ended active customers will be charged $10/mth unless you opt out. Excludes calls to premium and satellite phone numbers and video calls.