As of now, over 80% of Australian households are able to nominate their gas and electricity suppliers. If you live in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia or the ACT, you have the freedom to switch gas or electricity providers without restriction.
Currently, Tasmanian residents are unable to change their electricity provider, as Aurora Energy carries the sole license to distribute power in the state. However, you do have the ability to choose who will supply your gas if you live within the gas network.
Thanks to the introduction of new gas networks into Tasmania, households can now migrate to a cheaper, more efficient natural gas supply. Accordingly, though, many residents would need to upgrade their hot water, heating and cooking systems to accommodate the new fuel source. Incentives and rebates may be available to those interested in converting, and more information can be found by visiting the TasGas website.
If you live in either Western Australia or the Northern Territory , currently you’re unable to switch gas or electricity suppliers.
Changing energy providers can be a straightforward process, with no interruptions to your current supply.
Whatever your reason for wanting to change gas or electricity providers, comparethemarket.com.au can help you compare a number of providers within participating states to find a plan that’s right for you. Are you paying too much for your energy?