Our online comparison tool offers one of the quickest and easiest ways to review your options and help search for a cheaper energy deal.
When you use our service, you can compare any discounts (or any perks) available from a range of energy providers (also known as retailers) and your estimated monthly, quarterly or yearly energy cost. We’ll show you the information you need to help you make an informed choice for your household.
Simply put, we take the anxiety out of searching for a cheaper energy provider.
Here’s why you should compare your electricity and gas:
To benefit from a change, we recommend you compare energy plans often; at least once a year.
To compare electricity and gas plans with ease, simply enter a few details into our free comparison tool. We’ll ask a few questions, like:
We’ll also ask you a few details to help you look for great-value plans in minutes. Keep in mind that you may live in an area where you can’t choose your own energy plan – or you have limited options available. Find out more about whether you can switch providers below.
To track down a cheaper electricity and gas plan, you’ll also need to understand more about your energy bill. That’s why our service helps you compare energy plans, including the:
What’s considered the best energy plan will vary from household to household. However, the most suitable plan is one that matches your energy needs, offers attractive contract terms (e.g. discounts and other perks) and is cost-effective. Not as simple as it sounds!
We aim to make your search for the best energy plan easier. By using our helpful online energy comparison tool, you’ll be able to compare a range of energy plans to see if you can find great value for your needs.
That is as simple as it sounds!
The average electricity cost in Australia varies substantially, depending on which state or territory you live.
To learn more about how much electricity might cost you, please select our state and territory pages for more in-depth information:
Please note: If you live in regional Queensland, the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia, you are limited or unable to choose an electricity provider on our site. See why.
We compare several of the most reputable electricity providers in Australia. Depending on your location and our service’s plan availability, you can compare electricity plans from some of the providers listed below.
Keep in mind that we don’t compare energy products from all providers on this list as we do not compare all brands in the market, or all products offered by all brands. Information about the partners we currently compare is available here.
Australian electricity providers:
The provider list above is based on the following postcodes: 2000, 2250, 2300, 2600, 3000, 3220, 4000, 4217, 4558 and 5000. This list is accurate as of 14 January 2021. We sourced our data from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria. We don’t compare all providers in the market, and therefore don’t compare all providers listed above. Learn more about the partners we compare.
Some energy providers may offer gas and electricity together (sometimes called dual fuel plans) and offer an added incentive to sign up both to the one provider. However, some only offer the two products separately, so it’s best to shop around if you have both electricity and natural gas at your property. Refer to the energy provider list below to understand which providers offer both electricity and gas.
You may be able to compare plans from some of these providers, depending on where you live and the availability in your area. Please note that we don’t compare energy products from all providers on this list as we do not compare all brands in the market, or all products offered by all brands. Information about the partners we currently compare is available here.
|Providers that offer both electricity and gas|
|Dodo Power & Gas||Yes||Yes|
|Aurora Energy also offers electricity and gas in Tasmania, and Synergy offers electricity and gas in Western Australia.|
The information provided above is based on the following postcodes: 2000, 2250, 2300, 2600, 3000, 3220, 4000, 4217, 4558 and 5000. This information is accurate as of 14 January 2021 and is subject to change. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria. We don’t compare all providers in the market, and therefore don’t compare all providers listed above.
If you’re able to purchase your gas and electricity with one provider, you may receive a further discount. However, by shopping around to compare separate electricity and gas plans, you’ll ensure you find a price point that you’re comfortable paying – regardless of the brand.
Don’t fret! When switching energy providers, we’ll transfer your existing account from your current provider to your new one, without any disruption to your service. No physical changes are made (such as cabling or meters), meaning the quality and reliability of your supply remains the same.
You can typically compare energy plans for your postcode if you live in south-east Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), South Australia or Victoria.
If you live outside of these areas, your state or territory government will set prices for your electricity instead of a provider (also known as a retailer). Or, you may have little choice in your plan options between providers (like in NT and Tasmania). As such, our service doesn’t feature plans in these areas.
However, we may offer gas plans in some areas in regional Queensland and Western Australia.
To check if switching energy providers is an option for you, use our electricity and gas comparison service. Just enter a few details about your property and power usage to compare electricity and gas plans to search for great value.
A supply charge (also called a fixed or service charge) is the cost to transport energy to your property and stay connected to the network. The usage charge is the price your provider (often called the retailer) charges you for the energy you use.
Energy distributors (who provide you with your electricity via power poles etc.) charge the providers for electricity supply. Providers (retailers) then determine what the supply charge and usage charges will be and apply that to your energy plan.
Pricing is one of the key differentiators between choosing one energy plan over another. That said, looking at just one feature (like a discount) may not be the answer to finding the cheapest energy deal available that is most suitable to your needs.
To determine the best-value plan for your household, take into consideration the whole plan; this includes its usage and supply charges in conjunction with its discount and any other perks the provider may offer. Carefully checking the latter is especially important, as providers may only offer discounts and other benefits for a period (e.g. 12 months), or only if you meet their conditions (e.g. pay by direct debit or eBills).
In addition to discounts, you should (a) look up reviews to see which providers have the best customer service, and (b) compare contract terms, exit fees, usage charges and market offers (energy plans with discounts or other perks). You can find a lot of this detail in our comparison service when you complete a quote.
Tariffs are the way your energy provider charges you for your electricity. Specifically, controlled load tariffs are used for certain appliances that often use a lot of energy – like underfloor heating or electric hot water systems.
If you have a controlled load tariff for particular appliances, your retailer charges a specific rate for the energy that appliance uses. These appliances may have their own meter. Learn more about controlled load tariffs.
Peak and off-peak tariffs are also known as time-of-use tariffs. Time of use means your electricity usage is more expensive or cheaper at different times of the day and night, or during different times of the year such as summer or winter. These times are known as peak, off-peak and (in some states) shoulder periods. Find out more about peak and off-peak tariffs.
Different states and territories offer energy concessions for cardholders. These concessions can help reduce the amount you pay for your electricity and gas. Find out more about energy concessions.
If you install solar panels at your home or business, you may be able to receive a rebate from the government if you’re eligible. This rebate will help subsidise the cost of purchasing a solar panel. Find out more about the solar rebate.
Your state or territory government or certain energy providers may pay you for any unused solar energy you feed back into the supply grid; this payment is known as a solar feed-in tariff. Find out more about how solar feed-in tariffs work.
Some providers on our service may automatically offer plans that feature a portion of renewable energy. For example, you may spot a plan that offers 10% GreenPower as standard (GreenPower is an Australian Government-accredited renewable energy program). Other providers may require you to sign up for these renewable energy programs at an extra cost.
Don’t forget: the types of plans that are available to you will depend on your postcode.
Wondering where your electricity supply comes from? Or, are you considering if you could turn to other alternatives, like solar or hydro? Read more about sources of electricity.
No, energy plans (i.e. electricity and gas plans) are not Eligible Purchases for Meerkat Mondays.
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