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Compare regularly to save

We offer energy comparisons for SE QLD, NSW, ACT, SA, VIC and WA, though conditions and exclusions may apply. If you’re eligible, it’s best to compare at least once a year, but every 3-6 months is also ideal as rates offered by providers can change often.

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Combat bill shock by understanding your bill

By understanding your energy plan, eligible customers can search for a more suitable plan by comparing energy rates, tariffs, incentives, discounts or perks from a range of providers.

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Check your eligibility for energy concessions and rebates

Different states and territories offer energy concessions for eligible cardholders that can be applied to your energy plan.

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It pays to compare

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Get started by answering a few quick questions to help us understand your needs.


Compare & save

Save time and money by easily comparing options from a range of providers side-by-side.


Switching is easy

Follow a few easy steps online to switch to a new deal that suits you and your budget.

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A guide to electricity & gas

Updated February 5, 2024
Written by Tiana Lee-Collins
Reviewed by Meredith O'Brien

Expert tips for comparing energy plans

Our energy expert, Meredith O’Brien, has some top tips on helping you search for a suitable energy plan.

Meredith O'Brien
Head of Energy

Compare electricity and gas separately

Although many providers can offer bundled packages, you’ll often find better deals by comparing plans separately.

Keep your energy bills handy

Have your electricity and/or gas bill details handy so you can input the details into our comparison tool. This provides an estimate based on your historical usage and factors in additional electricity tariffs, if these apply to your property.

Switching is easy

Switching providers does not disrupt your energy supply. It can take as little as two business days to be transferred to a new electricity provider. For gas, it can take up to 90 days as it takes effect from your next billing cycle.

Can I switch energy providers?

You can typically compare energy plans for your postcode if you live in:

If you live in the Northern Territory or Tasmania, you may have little choice in your plan options between providers. Note that we compare gas, but not electricity, in some areas in regional Queensland and Western Australia.

If you live outside of these areas, your state or territory government will set prices for your electricity instead of a provider. Our service doesn’t feature plans in these areas.

Electricity providers in Australia

We compare several of the most reputable electricity retailers in Australia. Depending on your location and our service’s plan availability, you can compare electricity plans from some of the providers listed below.

Note: 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

Dual fuel providers in Australia

Comparing energy plans

How do you compare energy plans?

Why compare energy plans?

By comparing your electricity and gas plans at least once a year, you could make sure you’re not paying more than you need to for energy.

What to consider when comparing energy plans

Energy charges and tariffs

Types of charges

Electricity tariffs

Gas tariffs

Average electricity price in Australia

Energy concessions and rebate

Concessions and rebate

Discounts vs energy rates

Renewable energy

Solar energy

Does Compare the Market offer renewable energy plans?

Meet our Head of Energy, Meredith O’Brien

As the Head of Energy at Compare the Market, Meredith O’Brien believes in educating Australian customers about the everchanging gas and electricity market so they can adjust their energy usage habits and get the most out of their energy plans.

Meredith has six years within the energy industry, following 15 years of experience in financial services and is currently studying a Master of Business Administration. Meredith is a dedicated customer advocate who is passionate about empowering Australians to find the right products to suit their needs by removing the confusion from comparing.