CNet reported that Netflix put up prices in Australia over the weekend to test consumer's creations and this was confirmed by Netflix who said they had upped prices for all three of their plans: Basic, Standard and Premium.
A look at Netflix on Monday morning showed the subscription prices had reverted back to normal.
Netflix did not reply to TheDCNF's request for comment by the time of publication.
"We continuously test new things at Netflix and these tests typically vary in length of time", a Netflix spokesperson.
At this point, we're surprised there are still people who aren't signed up already. If we use approximately the same percentage price hikes being tried out in Australia, and apply it to USA pricing, we could see the rate for the monthly Basic plan go to $8.99 from the current $7.99.
Netflix made it clear to Mashable that no one has been charged an extra fee and that no announcement has been made - it was simply a user test on the service.
"Tidelands will be available through Netflix in 190 countries, leveraging the success of our screen industry and showcasing Queensland to its significant worldwide audience, which will deliver strong cultural tourism", Palaszczuk said in a statement obtained by Xinhua.
But surge pricing is unlikely, he says.
Netflix has seen some backlash in recent years due to previous price hikes in the USA and overseas.
Pricing can be a touchy subject for Netflix - and its subscribers.
Netflix lost 800,000 US subscribers due to the price hike.
Your Netflix bill could be set to increase, as the video streaming company experiments with charging customers more for binge-watching on weekends. No, neither you nor any Australian you know will have to pay more for enrolling in a Netflix plan on the weekend.
It comes as the federal government prepares to expand the GST to cover streaming services from July 1 this year. New Zealand enacted a similar 15% tax a year ago.
When it was founded in 1997, Netflix was only considered a streaming service for movies and television shows but in 2013, the company started producing its own original dramas. And a proposal to add Netflix and Spotify to services subject to sales tax was dropped this week in the Louisiana state legislature.