Make the most of your gaming with the paid Nintendo Switch Online membership service!*

Paid service launches September 2018

If you join the paid Nintendo Switch Online membership service, you’ll have access to a range of different benefits – like online gaming, and an evolving library of classic Nintendo titles!

Please note: with the start of this service, online play will no longer be offered for free.

A range of benefits

Online play

Enjoy competitive and co-operative online gaming in supported Nintendo Switch titles.


Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Switch Online

Play a growing library of classic NES games anytime, anywhere – with added online features!


Save Data Cloud

Securely back up your console’s save data to the cloud.

Please note: not compatible with all software.


Dedicated app for your smartphone or tablet

Use the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone and tablet app to enhance your online experience.

Only compatible with supported software.


Exclusive offers for members

Enjoy exclusive offers only for members. Further details will be announced soon.


Membership Options


Individual Membership

1 month
(30 days)

AU $5.95
NZ $6.55

3 months
(90 days)

AU $11.95
NZ $13.15

12 months
(365 days)

AU $29.95
NZ $32.95

Family Membership

12 months
(365 days)

AU $54.95
NZ $60.45

If you create a Family Group, up to eight Nintendo Accounts can use the Nintendo Switch Online membership service under one Family Membership!

As the purchaser of a Family Membership, you will need to be at least 18 years old.

Prices include GST.



How do I join?


You can join by purchasing a Nintendo Switch Online membership from locations such as Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, or the official Nintendo website, after the service launches in September.


Which games require a Nintendo Switch Online membership to access online play?


Nintendo Switch games such Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, will require a Nintendo Switch Online membership, but other games will vary.


What kind of Membership Options are there?


There are Individual Memberships (one Nintendo Account) and a Family Membership (up to eight Nintendo Accounts). Individual Memberships are available as 1, 3 and 12 month options, while the Family Membership is available as a 12-month subscription only.

See here for details

Online services list

Online play
Smart device app for online lobbies and voice chat
Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online
Save Data Cloud
Member-only exclusive offers
Nintendo Switch system updates
Software updates
Access to Nintendo eShop
Register and manage friends
Share screenshot images on social networks
Nintendo Switch Parental Controls smartphone app

*Internet connection required during online play. The registration and linkage of Nintendo Account and acceptance of the Nintendo Account Agreement and Privacy Policy are required. Online services require a Nintendo Account. Starting September 2018, some online services will also require a paid subscription. Paid online service availability may be limited based on location.

What is a Family Group?

From May 15th 2018, we’ll introduce a Nintendo Account setting that allows you to group up to eight Nintendo Accounts (including Child Accounts) together as one Family Group.

From September 2018 onwards, the Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership can then be purchased and applied to your Nintendo Account Family Group, enabling all Nintendo Accounts in that group to enjoy the Nintendo Switch Online membership service.