Australian-owned energy companies in 2021

Interested in buying local? Here’s who owns the energy companies you see in Australia.

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Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Is the retailer Australian owned? Customer service rating More details Details
Energy Locals
Green Company
Energy Locals
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT, TAS
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
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2020 Finder Green Award Winner (Retail brand)
Sumo
Sumo
NSW, VIC, QLD
NSW, VIC
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
Go to site
More infoView details
Red Energy
Red Energy
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
Enquire now
More infoView details
Lumo Energy
Lumo Energy
NSW, VIC, SA
VIC
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
Enquire now
More infoView details
Momentum Energy
Momentum Energy
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
VIC
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
More infoView details
QEnergy
QEnergy
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
Enquire now
More infoView details
Future X Energy
Future X Energy
NSW, QLD
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
More infoView details
1st Energy
1st Energy
NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
Enquire now
More infoView details
Discover Energy
Discover Energy
NSW, QLD, SA
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
Aurora Energy
Aurora Energy
TAS
TAS
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
More infoView details
Pooled Energy
Pooled Energy
NSW
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
Elysian Energy
Elysian Energy
VIC
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
Synergy
Synergy
WA
WA
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
Horizon Power
Horizon Power
WA
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • Solar
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
Amber Electric
Amber Electric
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
More infoView details
Rimfire Energy
Rimfire Energy
NT
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
TasGas
TasGas
VIC, TAS
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • Monthly billing
More infoView details
GloBird Energy
GloBird Energy
VIC
VIC
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
More infoView details
Next Business Energy
Next Business Energy
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • Solar
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
Kleenheat
Kleenheat
NT, WA
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
CovaU
CovaU
NSW, VIC
NSW, VIC
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
Blue NRG
Blue NRG
NSW, VIC, SA
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
LPE Energy
LPE Energy
NSW, QLD
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
People Energy
People Energy
VIC
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
Powerclub
Powerclub
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
More infoView details
Enova
Enova
NSW
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
More infoView details
Jacana Energy
Jacana Energy
NT
Australian-owned
N/A
N/A
  • Solar
More infoView details
Ergon Energy
Ergon Energy
QLD
Australian-owned

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
More infoView details
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Which energy brands are fully Australian owned, partially Australian owned and foreign owned?

It doesn't matter to everyone, but doing business with companies that are fully or partly Australian owned means there's a better chance the profits stay in the country. This can help promote local jobs or make you feel better about supporting local businesses.

Since it's not clear from a casual glance which energy companies are Australian and which are part of foreign conglomerates, we've done the work for you on who owns what.

Fully Australian-owned energy brands (21 found)

Brand
Amber Electric
more info
Aurora Energy
more info
Bright Spark Power
CovaU
more info
Discover Energy
more info
Elysian Energy
more info
Enova Energy
more info
Ergon Energy
Energy Locals
more info
Future X Power
more info
GloBird Energy
more info
LPE
more info
Lumo Energy
more info
Momentum Energy
more info
People Energy
more info
Pooled Energy
more info
Powerclub (IP is owned by Australian investors, but the company itself is owned by the various members)
more info
QEnergy
more info
Red Energy
more info
Sumo Power
more info
Synergy
more info
1st Energy
more info

Partly Australian-owned energy brands (16 found)

Brand
ActewAGL
more info
AGL
more info
Amaysim Energy
more info
Click Energy
more info
Commander Energy
DC Power Co
more info
Diamond Energy
Dodo
Kogan Energy
Mojo Power
more info
Origin Energy
more info
Powerdirect
more info
Powershop
ReAmped Energy
Tango Energy
more info

Foreign-owned energy companies (5 found)

Brand
Alinta Energy
more info
Energy Australia
more info
Nectr
more info
OVO Energy
more info
Simply Energy
more info

What's offered by the Australian-owned energy companies?

Here's a short summary of the different Australian energy companies. We've split them into ones that are fully Australian owned and those that are only partly Australian owned.

Fully Australian-owned companies

CompanyDetails
Amber ElectricAmber Electric was founded by a couple of Australians, Chris Thompson and Dan Adams, in 2017. It operates under the green-focused power retailer Energy Locals, which is also completely Australian owned.
Aurora EnergyAurora Energy is owned and operated entirely by the Tasmanian state government.
Bright Spark PowerThe Bright Spark website states that Bright Spark is completely owned and privately operated by Australians, as well as having its headquarters based in the country.
CovaUAccording to its LinkedIn page, CovaU is entirely owned by TPC Consolidated Limited, a Sydney-based Australian company.
Discover EnergyDiscover Energy is owned by a broad group of Australian investors, including people from the IT sector, innovators and others.
Elysian EnergyElysian Energy is a totally Australian-owned energy company that operates in the state of Victoria, out of Melbourne.
Ergon EnergyThe Queensland state government owns Ergon Energy and runs it as a state electricity retailer and distributor for regional Queenslanders.
Energy LocalsTrue to its name, Energy Locals was founded by an Australian and continues to be owned by Australians. You'll find its headquarters in Melbourne.
Future X PowerBased in Brisbane since 2014, Future X Power is owned by a group of Australian managers with experience in the energy retail sector.
GloBird EnergyMelbourne-based retailer GloBird Energy claims to be entirely Australian owned and operated, with locally based customer service centres to match.
LPEWith a local Queensland call centre and Queensland headquarters, Locality Planning Energy has been completely Australian owned since its founding in 2010.
Lumo EnergyLumo Energy is completely owned by Snowy Hydro Limited, a totally Australian company that owns and maintains the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme.
Momentum EnergyMomentum Energy is a gas and electric company owned by Hydro Tasmania, Tasmania's main electricity generator.
Pooled EnergyPooled Energy is an Australian owned company that focuses around helping pool owners make their pools more efficient.
PowerclubPowerclub's IP licence is owned by a group of Australian investors, but the company itself is owned by the various members who purchase power from it.
QEnergyQEnergy is Australian owned and operated, and it's based in the city of Brisbane. It has a strong focus on selling energy to businesses.
Red EnergyRed Energy is another subsidiary of Snowy Hydro, a company that maintains the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme.
Sumo PowerSumo Power claims to be 100% Australian owned and is based in Melbourne.
SynergySynergy is entirely owned and operated by the Western Australian state government.
1st EnergyThe offices of 1st Energy are based in Australia, with a head office in Melbourne. It is completely Australian owned.

Partly Australian owned companies

CompanyDetails
ActewAGLAll arms of ActewAGL are partly Australian owned – its retail section is jointly owned by Icon Water Limited and AGL Energy, while its distribution part is jointly owned by Icon Water Limited and Jemena Limited.
AGLAGL is one of the three largest energy companies in Australia and has been partly Australian owned since 1837. It's listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and is therefore owned by the shareholders.
Amaysim EnergyAmaysim is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, so it's owned by the stockholders who have invested in it, overseas and in Australia.
Click EnergyClick Energy is owned by Amaysim, bought out in 2017. This means that, like Amaysim, it's owned by foreign and domestic shareholders.
Commander EnergyCommander Energy is owned by the Vocus Group, a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. It's owned by both domestic and foreign shareholders.
DC Power CoA Melbourne-based startup that began out of a crowdfunding campaign, backed by thousands of investors from all over the world.
Diamond EnergyMore than 80% of Diamond Energy is Australian owned, with the rest owned by foreign interests.
DodoDodo is another subsidiary of the Vocus Group, which is owned by its shareholders on the Australian Securities Exchange, here and abroad.
Enova EnergyBased in Byron Bay, Enova Energy is a community-owned energy retailer.
Kogan EnergyAlso a retail giant, Kogan is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, making it part Australian and part foreign owned.
Mojo PowerWhile Mojo Power was founded in Australia, its owners now include foreign investment companies like South Cross Venture Partners and more, so it's only partly Australian.
Origin EnergyAustralia's largest energy company, Origin Energy has been in Australia for a long time but is still listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. This means it has part foreign, part domestic ownership.
PowerdirectAGL bought out Powerdirect in 2007, meaning that it has the same split ownership that AGL does.
PowershopPowershop is jointly owned by Australian and New Zealander concerns, under Meridian Energy.
ReAmped EnergyReAmped Energy was founded by an Australian, but many of the investors came from over in New Zealand meaning that it's partly foreign owned.
Tango EnergyTango Energy is the retail arm of Pacific Hydro Australia, a company that operates many renewable assets in Australia. However, it's owned by China's State Power Investment Corporation.

Summary of foreign owned energy companies

CompanyDetails
Alinta EnergyAlinta Energy is owned by a Hong Kong-based company called Chow Tai Fook Enterprises. It owns and operates a bunch of power stations all across Australia.
Energy AustraliaEnergy Australia, despite its name, is actually owned by another Hong Kong energy company called the CLP Group. It used to be owned by the NSW state government but was sold in 2011.
NectrNectr is owned by Hanwha Energy Australia, a Korean company.
OVO EnergyOVO is originally a UK energy retailer and it's been operating in Australia only since 2019.
Simply EnergySimply Energy operates with the backing of ENGIE, a French energy company that operates in many countries throughout the world.

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