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You’re free to choose

NSW is deregulated, so you can choose your electricity or gas retailer.

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Concessions and rebates

You might be eligible for concessions on your electricity and gas bills – especially if you’re a concession card holder.

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Rates and tariffs can vary

Energy rates and tariff types vary between providers, plans and what you’re eligible for.

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Different prices for different regions

Electricity prices can vary depending on your distributor and the area you live in.

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Compare regularly

At least once a year is best, as rates and providers can change.

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A guide to comparing energy in NSW

Updated 16 May 2024
Written by Tiana Lee-Collins
Reviewed by Meredith O'Brien

Expert tips for finding the right energy plan for you

Get the top tips on finding a suitable NSW energy plan from our energy expert, Meredith O’Brien.

Meredith O'Brien
Head of Energy

Choosing different electricity and gas retailers

While it may be convenient, you don’t need to use the same energy retailer for your gas and electricity. In fact, you may be able to find cheaper options by purchasing plans with different providers.

Smart meters

By switching to a smart meter, you can take advantage of a time of use tariff to better manage your usage by spreading non-time critical usage from peak demand times to off-peak times.

No disruptions

Switching providers does not disrupt your energy supply, and it can take as little as two business days to be transferred to your new provider.

Choosing the right NSW energy plan for you

Why compare energy plans with us

How does the energy market work in NSW?

Energy providers and distributors

Energy distributors in NSW

Electricity providers in NSW

Electricity and gas providers in NSW

Electricity providers in Sydney

Electricity providers in Central Coast/Gosford

Electricity providers in Newcastle

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Cheapest electricity in different cities

Cheapest electricity in Sydney

Cheapest electricity in Central Coast/Gosford

Cheapest electricity in Newcastle

Energy charges, tariffs and rebates

How energy is charged in NSW

Types of tariffs in NSW

What is the average energy bill in NSW?

Concessions and rebates

Meet our energy expert, Meredith O’Brien

Meredith O'Brien
Head of Energy

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.

1 Australian Energy Regulator. Annual Retail Market Report 2021-22. Published November 2022. Accessed March 2023

2 Australian Energy Regulator, Australian Government. Final Determination: Default Market Offer Prices 2022-23. May 2023.