Our online comparison tool is the quickest and easiest way to review your options and find a cheaper energy deal. We’ll show you the discounts available, your estimated quarterly bill, and any other information you need to make the best choice for your household.
Why else should you compare your electricity and gas?
To benefit from a change, we recommend you compare often; perhaps once a year.
The best energy plan will vary from household to household. However, the most suitable plan is one that addresses your energy needs, offers attractive contract terms and, of course, costs the least. 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 that should best suit your needs.
That is as simple as it sounds!
In order to track down a cheaper electricity plan, you’ll need to understand more about your energy bill. That’s why our service helps you compare energy plans including the benefit period (e.g. your bill may include a discount for 12-24 months), daily supply (cents per day) and usage charges (c/kWh), applicable discounts, fees and more.
Don’t fret! When switching energy providers, your existing account will be transferred from one electricity provider to another, without any disruption to your service. No physical changes are made (such as cabling or meters), meaning the quality and reliability of your service remains the same.
Have a look at the electricity prices per kWh for residential customers in the table below, to compare energy usage to the average Australian bill. So, how much does electricity cost in each state, and which state has the cheapest electricity?
|State||Average annual electricity bill|
* This data is taken from the Australian Bureau of Statistics consumer price index – Sep 2017
All that said, if you’re paying more than the above for energy, it might be time to review your plan against others in the market. It’s important to note that customers in regional Queensland, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia are limited to or unable to choose an electricity provider.
We compare several of the most reputable energy providers (sometimes called retailers or suppliers) in Australia. Depending on your location, you can compare energy from the providers listed in blue below (providers in black do not feature in our comparison service). This list is subject to change.
* The information provided above was compiled in January 2019 and is sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and Victorian Energy Compare, as well as directly from the energy companies. Availability is subject to change.
Some energy providers may offer gas and electricity together (sometimes called dual fuel plans), which may be ideal if you rely on gas throughout the year but don’t want to manage two different bills. However, some only offer the two products separately. Refer to the energy retailer list below to understand which providers offer both electricity and gas.
|Electricity and Gas Retailers||States|
|ActewAGL||Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales|
|AGL||Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia|
|Alinta Energy||Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales|
|amaysim||Victoria, New South Wales|
|Click Energy||Victoria, New South Wales|
|Commander||Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia|
|CovaU||Victoria, New South Wales|
|Dodo Power & Gas||Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia|
|EnergyAustralia||Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia|
|Lumo Energy||Victoria, South Australia|
|Origin Energy||Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia|
|Red Energy||Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia|
|Simply Energy||Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia|
* The information provided above was compiled in January 2019 and is sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and Victorian Energy Compare, as well as directly from the energy companies. Dual fuel availability is subject to change.
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. In fact, looking at the discounts offered in isolation could be quite misleading. Some plans have an attractive discount, but a higher cost per kilowatt for your usage charges. To determine the best value plan for your household, take into consideration both features – especially as your discount may have a limited contractual time period (e.g. for only 12 months).
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 or retail offers. You can find a lot of this detail in our comparison service when you complete a quote.
Supply charges (also called a fixed or service charge) are the cost to transport energy to your property and stay connected to the network; while usage charges are the price you’re charged for the amount of energy you use. Supply charges are set by the energy distributor (i.e. network) in your area, while usage charges are calculated by the energy provider (often called a retailer) for each kilowatt of electricity used per hour (kWh).
If you live in South East Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, South Australia, or Victoria, you may be able to compare energy plans in your postcode. To check if switching energy providers is an option, use our electricity and gas comparison service. Just enter a few details about your property and power usage to compare electricity and gas plans that are suitable for you.
If you’re in a position to purchase your gas and electricity with one provider, you may receive a further discount for combining the two. 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 brand.