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Why compare electricity and gas plans in Queensland?

It may have been a while since you last shopped around for a cheaper electricity or gas bill. If that’s the case, how would you know that a better option isn’t available for you?

For any Queenslander, here are just a few reasons to compare:

  1. Take advantage of market offers. South-East Queenslanders can compare market offers, which can include both discounts and cheaper usage rates. This can represent a significant saving for some households.
  2. Save with time-of-use tariffs. Smart meters are available in Queensland, which allow some customers to opt for a time-of-use tariff. These account for what time of day you’re using electricity and may charge you less during quiet, low demand periods.
  3. Enjoy an energy discount. We all love a good bargain, which is why it’s a great idea to shop around for discounts or lower rates on your electricity. This way, you’ll feel confident you’ve done everything possible to get the best possible energy deal for your home.

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!

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Learn more about energy in Queensland

Connecting utilities when moving

At least a week before moving day, you should be confident that the power will be on when you arrive. We’ll walk you through how to get connected and answer any questions you may have.

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 QLD

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

Solar batteries

Queensland isn’t called ‘the Sunshine State’ for no reason. Solar panels are common in many homes, but should these households take advantage of solar batteries?

Energy jargon explained

Are you confused by your 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 QLD?

The Queensland energy market explained

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

  1. Energex (South-East Queensland),
  2. Ergon Energy (regional QLD), and
  3. Essential Energy (areas around Goondiwindi, close to QLD/NSW border).

If you live in south-east Queensland, 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!

These market offers are guided by the Default Market Offer (DMO). The DMO acts as a benchmark price that protects customers from paying excessive prices for their energy. The DMO is also the offer that you’re automatically put on if you’ve moved into a new premise but haven’t yet contacted a retailer to supply your energy.

N.B. Although you’ll still be connected to electricity through a DMO after moving houses despite not having contacted a retailer, DMO prices may not be as competitive as market offers.

Electricity prices in regional QLD, however, are regulated by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA).  The QCA updates these prices once a year to reflect the average prices in south-east Queensland. This ensures that you’re not overcharged for electricity.

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

  • costs set by the QCA
  • actual cost for supplying electricity in regional areas.

This enables retailers to service regional areas without overcharging customers.

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

How Queenslanders are charged for electricity

In Queensland, you’ll pay a fixed daily supply charge (cents per day) to maintain infrastructure and supply power to your home. In addition, you’ll 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, the cost of electricity in Queensland is measured 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), or
  • dollars per kilowatt per month ($/kW/mth) for demand charges from the energy network.

How much does electricity cost in Queensland?

According to the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA), the typical household in Queensland on residential tariff 11 (single rate tariff) paid between $264 and $430 in the March quarter (January to March) of 2020 on average.1

Keep in mind that this number may vary between individual households, depending on:

  • where you live in Queensland;
  • who your energy provider is;
  • what type of plan you’re on;
  • your energy usage, particularly whether you use an air conditioner or own a pool; and
  • the number of people in your household.

How much could Queenslanders save on their average electricity bill?

If you’re in South-East Queensland, there may be opportunities to save by moving from standing default offers to market offers; the latter of which is a discounted offer with a contract period (e.g. one year). Regardless of which type of offer you’re contracted to, there may be an opportunity to save by comparing other energy plans and discounts, particularly by shopping around for market offers from different electricity companies in QLD (i.e. brands).

According to a report by the QCA, the average residential standing offer for South-East Queenslanders in the June quarter (April to June) of 2020 was $356, while the average residential market offer was $314.1

According to a different report by the QCA, residential customers in regional Queensland paid roughly $313 to $343 on tariff 11; $42 to $51 on tariff 31; and $36 to $42 on tariff 33. Learn more about tariffs in regional Queensland.2

It’s a good idea to compare electricity providers in QLD to search for a great value plan that suits your budget and energy needs.

QLD 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 Queensland, 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 choices 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 that may be available in Queensland, and how the tariff names may appear on your energy bill. Tariff availability may be limited depending on where you live in Queensland and which electricity provider you use.

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 Queensland 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, lower charges at other times, and 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 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 (cents per kWh) as well as also 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.
This tariff is only available for regional Queenslanders, whose retailer and distributor are Ergon Energy. This tariff is not available for those whose distributor is Energex (South East Queenslanders) or Essential (those on the New South Wales and Queensland border).
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 SEQ 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) and
  • 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 are living in regional Queensland, Ergon energy only offers time of use pricing throughout summer. During this period, peak times are from 3pm to 9:30pm weekdays. From March to November, Ergon charges all electricity at off-peak rates, no matter which time it’s used.

If you reside close to the QLD/NSW border, Essential Energy classifies residential peak periods on weekdays from 7am-9am and 5pm-8pm, and shoulder periods on weekdays from 9am to 5pm and 8pm to 10pm. All other times are considered off-peak.

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
  • Click Energy
  • CovaU
  • Diamond Energy
  • Discover Energy
  • Dodo Power & Gas
  • Electricity in a Box
  • Elysian Energy
  • Energy Locals
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Enova Energy
  • Future X Power
  • GloBird Energy
  • Glow Power
  • Kogan Energy
  • Locality Planning Energy
  • Mojo Power
  • Momentum Energy
  • Nectr
  • Origin Energy
  • OVO Energy
  • People Energy
  • Powerclub
  • Powerdirect
  • Powershop
  • Radian Energy
  • ReAmped Energy
  • Red Energy
  • Simply Energy
  • Social Energy
  • Sumo

* The information provided above is based in the postcodes of 4000, 4217 and 4558 and is accurate as of 1 March 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

The following retailers 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

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:

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How does the gas market work in Queensland?

There are two types of gas available in Queensland:

Not all homes in Queensland 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, which a licensed gas fitter will deliver 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 QLD?

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.

To explore great-value plans from some of Australia’s top providers, use our free energy comparison service today!

How does solar energy in Queensland work?

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

If it is, however, 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, etc.

  • If you’re a SEQ 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, too.
  • 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.

To make electricity more affordable for Queensland residents, the Queensland Government initiated the Affordable Energy Plan in 2018, which included:

  • rebates for electricity and energy-efficient appliances,
  • interest-free loans and rebates for Queensland customers who purchase solar and battery storage systems, and
  • rental property trials that help landlords install solar power for their tenants.

Learn more about the rebates and concessions available in your state.

What is the best solar feed in tariff in QLD?

The ‘best’ solar feed in tariff in QLD 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. Some providers in SEQ, for example, 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 Queensland 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 cities

Cheapest electricity in QLD

While everyone’s energy needs are different, we’ve analysed some electricity providers in Queensland to give you an idea of how much electricity could cost you. Note that the cheapest electricity 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 Queensland, 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.

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 (flat rate)90.676N/A21.756N/AN/A
Tariff 12A Residential (seasonal time-of-use)75.09155.96619.084N/AN/A
Tariff 14 Residential (seasonal time-of-use demand)47.434N/A15.5057.42351.689
Tariff 31 (interruptible supply, super economy)N/AN/A14.932N/AN/A
Tariff 33 (interruptible supply, economy)N/AN/A16.331N/AN/A

* 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 26 February 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). Plans are prices are subject to change.

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 the 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:

ProviderPlanAnnual Cost (inc. discounts)Annual Cost (excl. discounts)Discount Benefit PeriodContract Term
Elysian EnergyElysian Market Residential Super Simple Plan (QEX)$1,060$1,150NoneNone
ReAmped EnergyReAmped Advance – Time of Use$1,080$1,080NoneNone
GloBird EnergyGLOSAVE Residential (Flexible Rate) – Energex$1,100$1,200NoneNone
Mojo PowerAll Day Breakfast$1,140$1,140NoneNone
NectrNectr Friends Clean$1,160$1,3101 yearOngoing
Electricity in a BoxQLD Home TOU 8900$1,230$1,230NoneNone
SumoSumo Assure Advantage Residential$1,260$1,260OngoingOngoing
PowerclubPowerbank Home Flat$1,260$1,260NoneNone
Kogan EnergyKogan Energy Market Offer$1,260$1,260NoneNone
Simply EnergyQLD Simply Blue 20% off elec$1,270$1,270OngoingOngoing
Enova EnergyEnova Community Plus TOU$1,270$1,300OngoingOngoing
Origin EnergyOrigin Go$1,280$1,280OngoingOngoing
Momentum EnergySmile Power Flexi 8400$1,290$1,290NoneNone
OVO EnergyThe One Plan$1,290$1,290NoneNone
PowershopShopper Market Offer$1,300$1,380NoneNone
Energy LocalsOnline Member – Anytime$1,300$1,300NoneNone
CovaUFreedom Plus – Residential Energex Single$1,310$1,310NoneNone
Click EnergyClick Myrtle$1,310$1,310NoneNone
AGLResidential Essentials$1,310$1,3101 yearOngoing
Glow PowerGlowpower Saver – Single Rate$1,310$1,310NoneNone
Future X PowerMarket Offer – Smart Flat$1,310$1,3101 yearOngoing
Locality Planning EnergyLPE Mates Rate$1,320$1,320NoneNone
EnergyAustraliaTotal Plan Home$1,330$1,3301 yearOngoing
PowerdirectPowerdirect Residential Rate Saver$1,330$1,3301 yearOngoing
Bright Spark PowerAussie Flat Rate Plan$1,340$1,340None1 year
1st Energy1st Saver Plus – Single Rate$1,350$1,510OngoingOngoing
Alinta EnergyHomeDeal – SR$1,360$1,360NoneNone
Radian EnergyGTG Energex Residential Time of Use$1,360$1,360NoneNone
Red EnergyLiving Energy Saver$1,440$1,440NoneNone
Diamond EnergyEveryday Renewable Saver$1,450$1,620NoneNone
Social EnergySocial Energy Basic Plan$1,460$1,460NoneNone
Dodo Power & GasResidential Market$1,520$1,520NoneNone
Discover EnergyEnergex Residential TOU Standing Offer$1,530$1,530NoneNone
People EnergyStanding Retail Contract SR$1,550$1,550NoneNone

* 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 26 February 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). Plans are prices are subject to change.

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Cheapest electricity in 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 in the Gold Coast. You can compare the annual cost (including and excluding discounts, the benefit period and contract terms of plans in the Gold Coast.

ProviderPlanAnnual Cost (inc. discounts)Annual Cost (excl. discounts)Discount Benefit PeriodContract Term
ReAmped EnergyReAmped Advance – Time of Use$1,050$1,050NoneNone
Elysian EnergyElysian Market Residential Super Simple Plan (QEX)$1,060$1,150NoneNone
GloBird EnergyGLOSAVE Residential (Flexible Rate) – Energex$1,100$1,200NoneNone
Mojo PowerAll Day Breakfast$1,140$1,140NoneNone
NectrNectr Friends Clean$1,160$1,3101 yearOngoing
Electricity in a BoxQLD Home TOU 8900$1,230$1,230NoneNone
SumoSumo Assure Advantage Residential$1,260$1,260OngoingOngoing
PowerclubPowerbank Home Flat$1,260$1,260NoneNone
Kogan EnergyKogan Energy Market Offer$1,260$1,260NoneNone
Simply EnergyQLD Simply Blue 20% off elec$1,270$1,270OngoingOngoing
Enova EnergyEnova Community Plus TOU$1,270$1,300OngoingOngoing
Origin EnergyOrigin Go$1,280$1,2801 yearOngoing
Momentum EnergySmile Power Flexi – 8400$1,290$1,290NoneNone
OVO EnergyThe One Plan$1,290$1,290NoneNone
PowershopShopper Market Offer$1,300$1,380NoneNone
Energy LocalsOnline Member – Anytime$1,300$1,300NoneNone
CovaUFreedom Plus – Residential Energex Single$1,310$1,310NoneNone
AGLResidential Essentials$1,310$1,3101 yearOngoing
Glow PowerGlowpower Saver – Single Rate$1,310$1,310NoneNone
Future X PowerMarket Offer – Smart Flat$1,310$1,3101 yearOngoing
Locality Planning EnergyLPE Mates Rate$1,320$1,320NoneNone
EnergyAustraliaTotal Plan Home$1,330$1,3301 yearOngoing
PowerdirectPowerdirect Residential Rate Saver$1,330$1,3301 yearOngoing
Bright Spark PowerAussie Flat Rate Plan$1,340$1,340None1 year
1st Energy1st Saver Plus – Single Rate$1,350$1,510OngoingOngoing
Alinta EnergyHomeDeal – SR$1,360$1,360NoneNone
Radian EnergyGTG Energex Residential Time of Use$1,360$1,360NoneNone
Red EnergyLiving Energy Saver$1,440$1,440NoneNone
Diamond EnergyEveryday Renewable Saver$1,450$1,620NoneNone
Social EnergySocial Energy Basic Plan$1,460$1,460NoneNone
Dodo Power & GasResidential Market$1,520$1,520NoneNone
Discover EnergyEnergex Residential TOU Standing Offer$1,530$1,530NoneNone
People EnergyStanding Retail Contract SR$1,550$1,550NoneNone

* 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 3 March 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). Plans and prices are subject to change.

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Cheapest electricity in 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 in the Sunshine coast in our comprehensive list below. Find the cheapest electricity plan in the Sunshine Coast by comparing the annual costs.

ProviderPlanAnnual Cost (inc. discounts)Annual Cost (excl. discounts)Discount Benefit PeriodContract Term
Elysian EnergyElysian Market Residential Super Simple Plan (QEX)$1,060$1,150NoneNone
ReAmped EnergyReAmped Advance – Time of Use$1,080$1,080NoneNone
GloBird EnergyGLOSAVE Residential (Flexible Rate) – Energex$1,100$1,200NoneNone
Mojo PowerAll Day Breakfast$1,140$1,140NoneNone
NectrNectr Friends Clean$1,160$1,3101 yearOngoing
Electricity in a BoxQLD Home TOU 8900$1,230$1,230NoneNone
SumoSumo Assure Advantage Residential$1,260$1,260OngoingOngoing
PowerclubPowerbank Home Flat$1,260$1,260NoneNone
Kogan EnergyKogan Energy Market Offer$1,260$1,260NoneNone
Simply EnergyQLD Simply Blue 20% off elec$1,270$1,270OngoingOngoing
Enova EnergyEnova Community Plus TOU$1,270$1,300OngoingOngoing
Origin EnergyOrigin Go$1,280$1,2801 yearOngoing
Momentum EnergySmile Power Flexi 8400$1,290$1,290NoneNone
OVO EnergyThe One Plan$1,290$1,290NoneNone
PowershopShopper Market Offer$1,300$1,380NoneNone
Energy LocalsOnline Member – Anytime$1,300$1,300NoneNone
CovaUFreedom Plus – Residential Energex Single$1,310$1,310NoneNone
AGLResidential Essentials$1,310$1,3101 yearOngoing
Glow PowerGlowpower Saver – Single Rate$1,310$1,310NoneNone
Future X PowerMarket Offer – Smart Flat$1,310$1,3101 yearOngoing
Locality Planning EnergyLPE Mates Rate$1,320$1,320NoneNone
EnergyAustraliaTotal Plan Home$1,330$1,3301 yearOngoing
PowerdirectPowerdirect Residential Rate Saver$1,330$1,3301 yearOngoing
Bright Spark PowerAussie Flat Rate Plan$1,340$1,340None1 year
1st Energy1st Saver Plus – Single Rate$1,350$1,510OngoingOngoing
Alinta EnergyHomeDeal – SR$1,360$1,360NoneNone
Radian EnergyGTG Energex Residential Time of Use$1,360$1,360NoneNone
Red EnergyLiving Energy Saver$1,440$1,440NoneNone
Diamond EnergyEveryday Renewable Saver$1,450$1,620NoneNone
Social EnergySocial Energy Basic Plan$1,460$1,460NoneNone
Dodo Power & GasResidential Market$1,520$1,520NoneNone
Discover EnergyEnergex Residential TOU Standing Offer$1,530$1,530NoneNone
People EnergyStanding Retail Contract SR$1,550$1,550NoneNone

* 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 1 March 2021. Data sourced from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). Plans and prices are subject to change.

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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 to 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 hole 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 bill in Queensland?

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) estimated the annual cost of electricity for residential customers to be $1,275 in March 2021, compared to $1,401 in June 2020. 3

Keep in mind that the number of people in your household, energy habits, tariffs and provider may affect your bill. That’s to say, energy bills tend to vary significantly from household to household.

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 QLD?

The best energy company in QLD will vary depending on your specific household, financial situation and tariff. There are several electricity suppliers and power companies in QLD, all of which offer varying rates, discounts and conditions (e.g. exit fees).

If you’re looking for the cheapest energy or electricity supplier in QLD, check our comprehensive list of city-based electricity prices to compare a variety of providers and plans:

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

Sources

1 Queensland Competition Authority (2020). SEQ retail electricity market monitoring report 2019-2020. Accessed 22 April 2021.
2 Queensland Competition Authority (2021). Regulated retail electricity prices for 2021-22. Accessed 22 April 2021.
3 Australian Competition & Consumer Competition (2021). $900 million in electricity bill savings available to households. Accessed 26 May 2021.

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