How to connect and disconnect electricity and gas when moving house

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A guide to connecting and disconnecting electricity and gas

Last updated April 20 2024
Written by Tiana Lee-Collins
Reviewed by Meredith O'Brien

What do I need to do when moving into a new house?

There are two main steps to connecting and disconnecting your electricity and gas when moving.

Step one: Tell your energy service providers that you’re moving

Step two: Organise a new electricity and gas connection at your new house

Quick tips for energy connection when moving house

Important to know

What do I need to be aware of when moving interstate?

How long does it take to connect electricity and gas?

Is there a cost to connect electricity when moving houses?

When will I get my first electricity or gas bill after I’ve moved in?

What if my new home has gas appliances?

More information

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What if I’m moving to a place that has solar panels?

How do I connect a newly built home for the first time?

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.