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Why compare electricity and gas plans in Queensland?

If it’s been a while since you’ve compared electricity or gas plans in South East Queensland, you could be paying too much for energy.

Here are just a few reasons to compare QLD energy providers:

  1. Take advantage of market offers. SE Queenslanders can compare market offers, which can include discounts or cheaper usage rates on your electricity or gas. This can represent a significant saving for some households.
  2. Save with time-of-use tariffsSmart meters are available in QLD, which allows some customers to opt for a time-of-use tariff. These account for the time of day you’re using electricity and may charge you less during quiet, low-demand periods.
  3. Enjoy an energy discount. If you haven’t compared energy plans in a while, your discounts may have expired or you may be on a plan that never offered them, such as the Default Market Offer (DMO).

The easiest way to see if there’s a better (and potentially cheaper) energy plan for your home is to compare. You can get started today with our free energy comparison service!

Why compare Queensland electricity providers with us?

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Learn more about electricity and gas providers in Queensland

Connecting utilities when moving

Call us on 1800 990 003 before 12pm AEDT (business days) and you may be able to connect electricity at your new home on the same day or the next business day if you call after noon. It takes at least three business days to connect gas. You can’t usually connect energy on weekends or public holidays.

The pros of using a smart meter

Are you unsure about using a smart meter? We look at the benefits of having this energy tracking tool and how it can help you save money on your bill.

Electricity concessions in Queensland

The Queensland government offers concessions and rebates to support lower-income households who might be struggling to pay their power bills.

Solar batteries

Queensland is called ‘the Sunshine State' for a reason. Solar panels are common in many homes, which you can use in conjunction with solar batteries to give you more control of when you use your solar power.

Energy jargon explained

Are you confused by your gas or electricity bill charges? We explain things like tariffs, peak pricing, rebates and meters to give you the best understanding of your usage.

Understanding solar energy

Solar power has become popular for environmentally conscious and thrifty Queensland customers. Here’s how to get more from this green investment.

More information on energy in Queensland

How does the electricity market work in Queensland?

The Queensland energy market explained

Distributors supply energy to your home, while your QLD energy provider (also known as a retailer) will send you your bill. QLD electricity distributors are:

  • Energex (SEQ)
  • Ergon Energy (regional QLD)
  • Essential Energy (parts of southern QLD)

QLD gas distributors are:

  • AllGas Energy
  • Australian Gas Networks.

South East Queensland (SEQ)

If you live in SEQ, you may be in the deregulated zone, which means that you have the option to choose between competitive market offers that have been set by a variety of electricity and gas providers in your area. You can shop around for better offers at any time!

The Default Market Offer (DMO) guides these market offers to protect you from paying excessive prices for electricity. The DMO acts as a benchmark reference price that all market offers must reference against. The DMO is also the offer that you’re automatically put on if you’ve moved into a new premises but haven’t yet contacted a retailer to supply your energy.

N.B. While the DMO is a fair price, these offers usually aren’t as competitive as market offers. The DMO also applies in New South WalesSouth Australia and the ACT. Meanwhile, Victoria has its own version of the DMO, known as the Victorian Default Offer.

Regional Queensland

Electricity prices in regional Queensland are regulated by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA).  The QCA updates these prices once a year to reflect the average costs in SEQ. This ensures that providers don’t overcharge you for electricity.

Electricity is regulated like this because it costs a lot more for providers to service regional areas. The Queensland Government works with certain electricity providers in regional QLD and subsidises the price difference between:

  • Costs set by the QCA
  • Actual cost for supplying electricity in regional areas.

This enables providers to service regional areas without overcharging customers.

However, regional Queenslanders may have some options with gas market offers.

How providers charge Queenslanders for electricity

In Queensland, you’ll pay a fixed daily supply charge (cents per day) to maintain infrastructure and supply power to your home. You’ll also pay a usage rate based on kilowatts per hour (kWh) for electricity and megajoules (MJ) for natural gas.

Usage rates can be charged at a single standard rate for every ‘block’ of electricity used; this is calculated in quarterly, monthly or daily blocks (i.e. how much you use each day, month or quarter). However, you may be charged a different rate for the first block of energy you use (e.g. first 0 to 1,500 kWh) than for any subsequent blocks of energy you use.

Alternatively, if you have a smart meter, you may be able to take advantage of variable rates(i.e. time-of-use tariffs), which charge you depending on what time of the day you use your energy.

Depending on which tariff you’re on, providers measure QLD electricity costs in:

  • Cents per day (c/day) for supply charges
  • Cents per kilowatt per hour (c/kWh) for energy usage rates (flat rate or peak, shoulder or off-peak rates)
  • Dollars per kilowatt per month ($/kW/mth) for demand charges from the energy network.

What impacts electricity costs in Queensland?

Numerous factors impact the price you pay for electricity in Queensland, including:

Where you live in QLD;
Who your energy provider is; and
What type of plan you’re on

How much could Queenslanders save on their average electricity bill?

If you’re a residential customer in South East Queensland, there may be opportunities to save by switching to a new electricity plan. According to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), you could save significantly by switching from the DMO to the lowest market offer available or from the median market offer to the lowest offer available.1

Of course, the actual amount you could save can vary, so always ensure you understand the terms of the plans you’re comparing.

As of 1 October 2021, electricity transfers no longer take up to 90 days as they did in the past. Instead, transfers can now occur within two business days.

You can compare electricity providers in QLD to search for a great value plan that suits your budget and energy needs.

Queensland electricity tariffs and off-peak times explained

Where you live in Queensland determines which tariffs are available to you (i.e. your rate paid for energy usage). If you live in regional QLD, you may have a limited choice of tariffs, as the Queensland Competition Authority regulates this market. If you live in South East Queensland, you may have more options when it comes to tariffs. However, keep in mind that the names may vary between QLD electricity providers.

Residential electricity tariffs in Queensland

The following are examples of the types of tariffs available in Queensland and how the tariff names may appear on your electricity bill. Your provider and location may limit tariff availability.

Tariff 11
‘Single rate’ tariff
Also known as:

  • Residential flat
  • Standard
  • Residential
  • Domestic

 

This is a flat rate tariff where you’ll pay the same price for each unit of electricity used (i.e. doesn’t measure usage at different times).

This tariff is the most common, especially for regional QLD customers, as many regional Queenslanders don’t have a smart meter.

Tariff 12A
‘Time of use’ (TOU) tariff
Also known as:

  • Domestic TOU
  • Residential TOU
  • Seasonal TOU

 

This tariff is calculated on how much energy is used at certain times. It includes high usage charges during peak times and lower charges at other times, as well as a daily supply charge.

You will need a smart meter to measure usage for this tariff, but it means you can use your high-powered appliances in off-peak times to possibly save money on energy usage.

Tariff 12B

Also known as

  • Residential TOU
This tariff is for households with digital meters that use high volumes of electricity during off-peak times and minimal usage in peak and shoulder times.

 

Customers generally benefit most from this tariff when most of their usage is outside of peak times.

Tariff 14
‘Demand’ tariff
Also known as:

  • Seasonal TOU demand
  • Residential demand

 

Customers need a smart meter to access this tariff. This tariff includes a lower daily supply and usage charges. However, it will also include demand charges for peak periods, usually in Summer.

Demand charges are based on how much power is used or how fast you use electricity in peak season during a 30-minute period.

‘Lifestyle’ tariff
Also known as:

  • Residential lifestyle

 

This tariff may only be available in SEQ. It charges a flat rate for usage (c/kWh) as well as a fixed amount ($/month) for a specific allowance of energy during the summer peak period (November to March). You may also be able to access a summer peak ‘top-up’ at an additional cost per month.
Tariff 31 and 33
‘Economy’ tariff
Also known as:

  • Control tariff
  • Controlled load
  • Controlled supply
  • Night rate
  • Super economy
  • Smart control
  • Guaranteed supply

 

With this tariff, appliances like pool pumps and hot water systems are metered. It’s generally cheaper than Tariff 11 because electricity may not be available at all times (it has an interruptible supply).

Tariff 31 guarantees supply for 8 hours per day, while Tariff 33 supplies electricity for 18 hours per day.

Regional customers must first be on Tariff 11, 12 or 14 to access one of these tariffs.

Electricity peak, shoulder and off-peak times & rates in Queensland

If you’re living in Queensland, you can take advantage of time-of-use tariffs through a digital smart meter. Prices in SE Queensland for tariff 12B are generally divided between peak (high demand), off-peak (low demand) and shoulder rates (all other times).

South East Queensland electricity peak, shoulder and off-peak times

If you’re in south east Queensland, Energex divides residential time-of-use rates into:

  • Peak (4pm–8pm weekdays)
  • Shoulder (weekdays between 7am–4pm and 8pm–10pm Weekends between 7am-10pm)
  • Off-peak (weekdays and weekends 10pm-7am), with off-peak being charged at the lowest rate.

Regional Queensland electricity peak, shoulder and off-peak times

If you live in regional Queensland, Ergon Energy’s times vary between tariff types.

Tariff 12A

  • Peak:3pm – 9:30pm on summer weekdays
  • Off-peak: All other times

Tariff 12B

  • Peak:4pm – 9pm daily
  • Shoulder:9pm – 9am daily
  • Off-peak:9am-4pm daily

Demand timeframes

If you’re on a demand tariff with Ergon, your peak period is during the summer months between December and February. The demand period is 3pm – 9pm daily. Meanwhile, Energex’s demand timeframes aren’t season and the demand period is 4pm – 9pm daily.

QLD electricity providers

You can see which electricity providers in QLD retail energy by reviewing the list below.

N.B. Compare the Market does not compare energy products from all retailers 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.

  • 1st Energy
  • AGL
  • Alinta Energy
  • Bright Spark Power
  • Circular Energy
  • CovaU
  • Diamond Energy
  • Discover Energy
  • Dodo Power & Gas
  • Electricity in a Box
  • Elysian Energy
  • Energy Locals
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Enova Energy
  • Future X Power
  • GEE Energy
  • Globird Energy
  • Glow Power
  • Kogan Energy
  • Locality Planning Energy
  • Mojo Power
  • Momentum Energy
  • Nectr
  • Origin Energy
  • OVO Energy
  • People Energy
  • Powerclub
  • Powershop
  • Radian Energy
  • ReAmped Energy
  • Red Energy
  • Simply Energy
  • Smart Energy
  • Social Energy
  • Sumo
  • Tango Energy

* The information provided above is based in the postcodes of 4000, 4217 and 4558 and is accurate as of 20 October 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

The following providers can offer both electricity and gas. Please note that providers may or may not offer a combined package and billing may fall on separate dates and separate agreements/contracts. This list may not include all providers due to the limited postcodes used (4000, 4217 and 4558).

Here’s a list of electricity and gas providers in QLD:

  • AGL
  • Alinta Energy
  • CovaU
  • Discover Energy
  • GloBird Energy
  • Origin Energy
  • Red Energy

* The information provided above is accurate as of 25 October 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria.

If you’re looking for the cheapest electricity in your area, see our comprehensive list of city-based electricity prices to compare a variety of providers and plans:

sunset at airlie beach representing qld electricity providers

How does the gas market work in Queensland?

There are two types of gas available in Queensland:

Not all homes in QLD have access to gas by pipeline (reticulated natural gas); if you’re not eligible, you can use LPG. With LPG, you’ll have to order bottles when you run out. Bottles are usually 45kg each and a licensed gas fitter will deliver them to your home.

We don’t currently offer LPG through our comparison service. However, you can compare providers and plans for natural gas through our gas comparison service. It’s easy to compare the prices and rates and, best of all, it’s free!

Who is the best energy provider in Queensland?

The best energy provider in QLD for you may be different for someone else. This is because your individual household energy needs and the plans or tariffs available to you may vary depending on your location, type of home, number of people you live with, energy usage and what times you’re at home.

Use our free energy comparison service today to explore great-value plans from some of Australia’s top providers.

How does solar energy in Queensland work?

If you have a solar power system installed, any unused energy you produce can be converted and fed into the electricity grid. For some households, this may be available through a feed-in tariff, although this option isn’t available to everyone.

If it is an option, it means you could be making savings on your energy bills! You just have to be mindful of installation costs of any panels, the expense to maintain these panels and other costs.

  • If you’re a SE Queensland resident, you may be able to get a market feed-in tariff from electricity providers. Different electricity providers will offer different rates to buy back your solar energy.
  • If you’re a regional Queensland customer, you can only access regional feed-in tariffs.

New customers can no longer access the Solar Bonus Scheme feed-in tariff (44c solar selling rate), which was a previous government incentive for Queenslanders to install solar panels.2

Learn more about the rebates and concessions available in QLD and other Australian states.

What is the best solar feed-in tariff in Queensland?

The ‘best’ solar feed-in tariff in Queensland may vary depending on your energy needs, location, number of people in your household and what hours of the day you’re at home, not to mention what is available to you. For example, some providers in SE Queensland may offer competitive rates and various feed-in tariffs, but others won’t; that’s why it’s important to shop around.

If you live in regional QLD and are an eligible Ergon Energy Retail or Origin Energy customer, you may be able to access the regional solar feed-in tariff. This flat rate tariff may change every year, so reach out to your provider for more information.

Cheapest electricity in different Queensland cities

Cheapest electricity in Queensland

Even though everyone’s energy needs are different, we’ve analysed some electricity providers in Queensland to give you an idea of how much electricity could potentially cost you. Note that the cheapest electricity plan may not always be the best electricity deal in QLD. Make sure you compare the discount benefit periods and the contract terms to ensure that you’re on the most suitable plan for your household.

We’ve put together a comprehensive list of city-based electricity prices. For more location-specific information, follow the links to find the cheapest electricity in your area. See the list of electricity providers in QLD below for more information.

The cheapest electricity prices in QLD may often change, so compare electricity in QLD with our free energy comparison service to find great deals in your area.

If you’re in regional QLD, you’ll be on a regulated electricity tariff. There are five tariffs available to regional Queenslanders, which, depending on where you live, you may or may not be able to choose from. The below table sets out a breakdown of the notified prices by cost component for 2021-22.

TariffSupply charge (c/day)Usage rate (peak) (c/kWh)Usage rate (flat/off-peak) (c/kWh)Demand charge (off-peak) ($kW/mth)Demand charge (peak) ($/kW/mth)
Tariff 11 Residential (flat rate)88.392N/A19.782N/AN/A
Tariff 12A Residential (seasonal time-of-use)69.96751.26016.461N/AN/A
Tariff 14 Residential (seasonal time-of-use demand)42.958N/A13.0797.00448.769
Tariff 31 (night rate, super economy)N/AN/A13.026N/AN/A
Tariff 33 (controlled supply, economy)N/AN/A14.313N/AN/A

Source: Queensland Competition Authority – ‘Regulated retail electricity prices for 2021-22: Regional Queensland (page 65)’ – Accessed 23/11/2021

Cheapest electricity in Brisbane

If you live in Brisbane, you will pay a fixed supply charge to provide energy to your home, which is calculated in cents per day. Depending on your specific financial situation and living circumstances, you may be looking for cheap electricity providers in Brisbane. The table below can help you compare a variety of electricity providers.

You may pay usage charges, calculated by kilowatts of power used per hour (cents per kWh), and will have a choice of different tariffs to determine the rate you’ll pay for electricity in Brisbane. Consider these electricity providers in Brisbane:

ProviderPlan nameAnnual Cost (inc. discounts)Annual Cost (excl. discounts)Discount Benefit PeriodContract Term
ReAmped EnergyReAmped Advance | Anytime$1,020.00$1,070.00NoneNone
Kogan EnergyKogan Energy Market Offer$1,080.00$1,080.00NoneNone
GEE EnergyGEE Saver Residential Online$1,120.00$1,170.00NoneNone
NectrNectr Online$1,120.00$1,170.00Ongoing1 year
Elysian EnergyPower Maximiser – Monthly Subscription – No Fees$1,140.00$1,170.00NoneNone
Mojo PowerAll Day Breakfast$1,150.00$1,200.00NoneNone
Energy LocalsOnline Member 2022 – Anytime$1,170.00$1,170.00NoneNone
Dodo Power & GasResidential Market$1,180.00$1,180.00NoneNone
Electricity in a BoxQLD Home TOU 8900$1,180.00$1,180.00NoneNone
SumoSumo Assure Advantage Residential$1,180.00$1,180.00OngoingOngoing
OVO EnergyThe One Plan$1,180.00$1,180.00NoneNone
Tango EnergyHome Select$1,190.00$1,190.00Ongoing1 year
Locality Planning EnergyMates Rate$1,190.00$1,190.00NoneNone
Simply EnergyQLD Simply Blue Perks 16% off elec$1,200.00$1,200.00OngoingOngoing
CovaUFreedom Online QLD Res Single$1,210.00$1,210.00NoneNone
Diamond EnergyEveryday Renewable Saver$1,210.00$1,340.00NoneNone
Radian EnergyThe Simple Switch Res Anytime$1,210.00$1,210.00NoneNone
Alinta EnergyHomeDeal – Single Rate$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNone
PowershopPowershop 100% Carbon Neutral$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNone
Glow PowerGlowpower Saver – Single Rate$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNone
PowerclubPowerbank Home Flat$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNone
Globird EnergyULTRASAVE Residential (Flexible Rate) – Energex$1,220.00$1,230.00NoneNone
EnergyAustraliaTotal Plan Home$1,230.00$1,230.00Ongoing1 year
Origin EnergyOrigin Go$1,230.00$1,230.00Ongoing1 year
Future X PowerMarket Offer – Smart Flat$1,230.00$1,230.00Ongoing1 year
AGLResidential Flexible Saver$1,240.00$1,240.00NoneNone
Momentum EnergySmile Power Flexi_8400$1,270.00$1,270.00NoneNone
Red EnergyLiving Energy Saver$1,280.00$1,280.00NoneNone
Smart EnergyFeel Good$1,280.00$1,280.00NoneNone
1st Energy1st Energy – Time of Use$1,300.00$1,400.00OngoingOngoing
Bright Spark PowerAussie Flat Rate Plan$1,350.00$1,350.00None1 year
Social EnergySocial Energy Basic Plan$1,370.00$1,370.00NoneNone
Circular EnergyCommunity Energy TOU$1,370.00$1,370.00NoneNone
Discover EnergyEnergex Residential TOU Standing Offer$1,380.00$1,380.00NoneNone
Enova EnergyEnova Community Plus TOU$1,390.00$1,430.00NoneNone
People EnergyStanding Retail Contract SR$1,430.00$1,430.00NoneNone

* The prices and information provided above are based on a house with two to three adults with no solar panels or pool and in the postcode of 4000 and are accurate as of 20 October 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). Plans and prices are subject to change.

Cheapest electricity on the Gold Coast

If you live on the Gold Coast, electricity charges will include a supply charge which is calculated in cents per day, as well as usage charges which is calculated on how much kilowatts of power are used per hour (c/kWh). The more energy you use, the more you’ll pay.

See our comprehensive list of prices and compare a variety of electricity providers on the Gold Coast. You can compare the annual cost (including and excluding discounts, the benefit period and contract terms of plans on the Gold Coast.

ProviderPlan nameAnnual Cost (inc. discounts)Annual Cost (excl. discounts)Discount Benefit PeriodContract Term
ReAmped EnergyReAmped Advance | Anytime$1,020.00$1,070.00NoneNone
Kogan EnergyKogan Energy Market Offer$1,080.00$1,080.00NoneNone
GEE EnergyGEE Saver Residential Online$1,120.00$1,170.00NoneNone
NectrNectr Online$1,120.00$1,170.00Ongoing1 year
Elysian EnergyPower Maximiser – Monthly Subscription – No Fees$1,140.00$1,170.00NoneNone
Mojo PowerAll Day Breakfast$1,150.00$1,200.00NoneNone
Energy LocalsOnline Member 2022 – Anytime$1,170.00$1,170.00NoneNone
Dodo Power & GasResidential Market$1,180.00$1,180.00NoneNone
Electricity in a BoxQLD Home TOU 8900$1,180.00$1,180.00NoneNone
SumoSumo Assure Advantage Residential$1,180.00$1,180.00OngoingOngoing
OVO EnergyThe One Plan$1,180.00$1,180.00NoneNone
Tango EnergyHome Select$1,190.00$1,190.00Ongoing1 year
Locality Planning EnergyMates Rate$1,190.00$1,190.00NoneNone
Simply EnergyQLD Simply Blue Perks 16% off elec$1,200.00$1,200.00OngoingOngoing
CovaUFreedom Online QLD Res Single$1,210.00$1,210.00NoneNone
Diamond EnergyEveryday Renewable Saver$1,210.00$1,340.00NoneNone
Radian EnergyThe Simple Switch Res Anytime$1,210.00$1,210.00NoneNone
Alinta EnergyHomeDeal – Single Rate$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNone
PowershopPowershop 100% Carbon Neutral$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNone
Glow PowerGlowpower Saver – Single Rate$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNone
PowerclubPowerbank Home Flat$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNone
Globird EnergyULTRASAVE Residential (Flexible Rate) – Energex$1,220.00$1,230.00NoneNone
EnergyAustraliaTotal Plan Home$1,230.00$1,230.00Ongoing1 year
Origin EnergyOrigin Go$1,230.00$1,230.00Ongoing1 year
Future X PowerMarket Offer – Smart Flat$1,230.00$1,230.00Ongoing1 year
AGLResidential Flexible Saver$1,240.00$1,240.00NoneNone
Momentum EnergySmile Power Flexi – 8400$1,270.00$1,270.00NoneNone
Red EnergyLiving Energy Saver$1,280.00$1,280.00NoneNone
Smart EnergyFeel Good$1,280.00$1,280.00NoneNone
1st Energy1st Saver – Time of Use$1,300.00$1,400.00OngoingOngoing
Bright Spark PowerAussie Flat Rate Plan$1,350.00$1,350.00None1 year
Social EnergySocial Energy Basic Plan$1,370.00$1,370.00NoneNone
Circular EnergyCommunity Energy TOU$1,370.00$1,370.00NoneNone
Discover EnergyEnergex Residential TOU Standing Offer$1,380.00$1,380.00NoneNone
Enova EnergyEnova Community Plus TOU$1,390.00$1,430.00OngoingOngoing
People EnergyStanding Retail Contract SR$1,430.00$1,430.00NoneNone

* The prices and information provided above are based on a house with two to three adults with no solar panels or pool and in the postcode of 4217 and are accurate as of 20 October 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). Plans and prices are subject to change.

Cheapest electricity on the Sunshine Coast

If you are living on the Sunshine Coast, you will pay an electricity supply charge which is calculated in cents per day, in addition to usage charges which are calculated by the kilowatts of power used per hour (c/kWh). The greater your energy usage, the greater the costs.

You can compare a range of electricity providers on the Sunshine Coast in our comprehensive list:

ProviderPlan nameAnnual Cost (inc. discounts)Annual Cost (excl. discounts)Discount Benefit PeriodContract Term
ReAmped EnergyReAmped Advance | Anytime$1,020.00$1,070.00NoneNone
Kogan EnergyKogan Energy Market Offer$1,080.00$1,080.00NoneNone
GEE EnergyGEE Saver Residential Online$1,120.00$1,170.00NoneNone
NectrNectr Online$1,120.00$1,170.00Ongoing1 year
Elysian EnergyPower Maximiser – Monthly Subscription – No Fees$1,140.00$1,170.00NoneNone
Mojo PowerAll Day Breakfast$1,150.00$1,200.00NoneNone
Energy LocalsOnline Member 2022 – Anytime$1,170.00$1,170.00NoneNone
Dodo Power & GasResidential Market$1,180.00$1,180.00NoneNone
Electricity in a BoxQLD Home TOU 8900$1,180.00$1,180.00NoneNone
SumoSumo Assure Advantage Residential$1,180.00$1,180.00OngoingOngoing
OVO EnergyThe One Plan$1,180.00$1,180.00NoneNone
Tango EnergyHome Select$1,190.00$1,190.00Ongoing1 year
Locality Planning EnergyMates Rate$1,190.00$1,190.00NoneNone
Simply EnergyQLD Simply Blue Perks 16% off elec$1,200.00$1,200.00OngoingOngoing
CovaUFreedom Online QLD Res Single$1,210.00$1,210.00NoneNone
Diamond EnergyEveryday Renewable Saver$1,210.00$1,340.00NoneNone
Radian EnergyThe Simple Switch Res Anytime$1,210.00$1,210.00NoneNone
Alinta EnergyHomeDeal – Single Rate$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNone
PowershopPowershop 100% Carbon Neutral$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNone
Glow PowerGlowpower Saver – Single Rate$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNone
PowerclubPowerbank Home Flat$1,220.00$1,220.00NoneNone
Globird EnergyULTRASAVE Residential (Flexible Rate) – Energex$1,220.00$1,230.00NoneNone
EnergyAustraliaTotal Plan Home$1,230.00$1,230.00Ongoing1 year
Origin EnergyOrigin Go$1,230.00$1,230.00Ongoing1 year
Future X PowerMarket Offer – Smart Flat$1,230.00$1,230.00Ongoing1 year
AGLResidential Flexible Saver$1,240.00$1,240.00NoneNone
Momentum EnergySmile Power Flexi_8400$1,270.00$1,270.00NoneNone
Red EnergyLiving Energy Saver$1,280.00$1,280.00NoneNone
Smart EnergyFeel Good$1,280.00$1,280.00NoneNone
1st Energy1st Saver – Time of Use$1,300.00$1,400.00OngoingOngoing
Bright Spark PowerAussie Flat Rate Plan$1,350.00$1,350.00None1 year
Social EnergySocial Energy Basic Plan$1,370.00$1,370.00NoneNone
Circular EnergyCommunity Energy TOU$1,370.00$1,370.00NoneNone
Discover EnergyEnergex Residential TOU Standing Offer$1,380.00$1,380.00NoneNone
Enova EnergyEnova Community Plus TOU$1,390.00$1,430.00OngoingOngoing
People EnergyStanding Retail Contract SR$1,430.00$1,430.00NoneNone

* The prices and information provided above are based on a house with two to three adults with no solar panels or pool and in the postcode of 4558 and are accurate as of 20 October 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). Plans and prices are subject to change.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What concessions are available in Queensland?

The Queensland Government offers electricity and gas rebates to help eligible residents lower their overall cost of living. These rebates are available to those who have the below:

  • Queensland Seniors Card
  • Services Australia Pensioner Concession Card
  • Services Australia Health Care Card, including low-income health care cards and ex-carer allowance (child) health care cards (electricity rebate only)
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card (and receive the War Widow/er Pension or special rate TPI Pension)
  • Asylum seeker status – residents will need to provide their ImmiCard details (electricity rebate only)

You’ll only be eligible if you hold the electricity account and share your primary residential home with any of the below:

  • Your spouse
  • Others who hold a Services Australian Pensioner Concession Card or Queensland Seniors card
  • Dependents
  • Others receiving income support or families payment from Centrelink and don’t pay rent
  • Others who receive an income support payment from the department of Veterans’ Affairs and don’t pay rent
  • Others who live with the cardholder to provide pare and assistance and don’t pay rent.

Other energy concessions available to Queenslanders include:

Find out more about concessions and rebates.

What is the average electricity bill in Queensland?

Compare the Market’s Bill Shock Tracker survey of 1,501 Australian adults on any tariff in September 2021 found that the average quarterly electricity bill for Queenslanders is $389.10.3 This is lower than the national average quarterly electricity bill of $411.80.Keep in mind that the number of people in your home, energy habits, tariffs and provider may affect your bill. Energy bills tend to vary significantly between households. If you’re looking for the cheapest electricity in your area, see our comprehensive list of city-based electricity prices:

How much do energy meters cost in Queensland?

You will find energy meter costs included in your energy bill. This covers the costs of purchasing and connecting the metering equipment, as well as any inspections, testing, maintenance, repairs, replacements, quarterly or regular meter readings, and handling metering data.

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) sets the price that providers charge for standard meter readings (older meters). However, modern digital meter charges are not regulated, which means your energy provider can choose how much they charge for digital metering and will add these to your daily supply charges.

Who is the best energy provider in Queensland?

The best energy company in Queensland will vary depending on your specific household, financial situation and tariff. There are several electricity and gas providers in QLD, all offering varying rates, discounts and conditions (e.g. exit fees).

You can also get a free quote from our energy comparison service to look for the best deal in your area.

Sources

  1. Australian Energy Regulator – ‘Final Determination Default Market Offer Prices 2021-22’ – Accessed 23/11/2021
  2. Queensland Government – ‘Solar Bonus Scheme 44c feed-in tariff’ – Accessed 23/11/2021
  3. Compare the Market Bill Shock Tracker survey of 1,501 Australian adults, September 2021. Compare the Market commissioned PureProfile to survey 1,501 Australian adults in September 2021. Responses required a minimum of 30 responses to be considered.

Brett Mifsud, General Manager

Meet our energy expert, Brett Mifsud

As the General Manager of Utilities at Compare the Market, Brett Mifsud is our resident expert in energy. Brett believes education is key to helping people get the most out of their energy plans, so if you’re in South East QLD, consider comparing today.

With more than 10 years of experience in the energy sector across energy exploration, production and sales, Brett hopes to change the energy landscape in Australia through comparison services. He holds a Master of Business Process Management from QUT and has led operational and project teams in the energy industry to deliver transformative change across sales, customer service, marketing and energy meter reading and billing. Brett also guest lectures at The University of Queensland.

Brett’s top Queensland energy tips

  1. Have your electricity and/or gas bill details handy so you can input the details into our comparison tool. This will provide an estimate based on your historical usage and will factor additional electricity tariffs, if these apply to your property.
  2. If you have solar but don’t have a battery, factor how much electricity you use at night. This may cost more than your solar feed-in tariff (FIT), so consider the balance between usage charges and you solar FIT.
  3. Switching providers does not disrupt your energy supply and can take as little as two business days to be transferred to your new provider.

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