Best value electricity plans in NSW

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Best value electricity plans in NSW by category January 2021


Most Popular Electricity

Here is the plan with the lowest estimated price from Origin in our database. We compared prices based on a residential customer in NSW (Postcode: 2000) who consumes 3,900 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. We show one plan per provider and the estimated price includes conditional discounts (if any). Any plans with special eligibility requirements are excluded from this list. Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage. Always check the provider's site before applying. Please use our engine for a specific comparison in your postcode.

Last checked December 2020.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the Ausgrid network, the AER reference price is $1,462 / year.

Electricity charges may have changed in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, ACT, and TAS on 1 January 2021 and could also change on 1st February. Our pricing and estimates below may not take these possible changes into account.
Please confirm plan details with the provider before making a decision.

Name Product Features Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Description Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Origin Go
Customer service rating
Origin Energy
Customer service rating
No exit fee
Has discount
GreenPower
Solar payback available

18% less

than the reference price

$300

Includes GST
With Origin Go, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,200 which is 18% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
With Origin Go, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,200 which is 18% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Good solar tariff incentive plans and a commitment to cutting carbon emissions.
  • Comprehensive app for managing your power and gas usage among other things.

Cons

  • Cheapest deals only come with a 12-month benefit period.

Greenest provider

Best value electricity plan from Finder's Green Award Winner

Here is the plan with the lowest estimated price from Powershop in our database. We compared prices based on a residential customer in NSW (Postcode: 2000) who consumes 3,900 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. We show one plan per provider and the estimated price includes conditional discounts (if any). Any plans with special eligibility requirements are excluded from this list. Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage. Always check the provider's site before applying. Please use our engine for a specific comparison in your postcode.

Last checked December 2020.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the Ausgrid network, the AER reference price is $1,462 / year.

Electricity charges may have changed in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, ACT, and TAS on 1 January 2021 and could also change on 1st February. Our pricing and estimates below may not take these possible changes into account.
Please confirm plan details with the provider before making a decision.

Name Product Features Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Description Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Shopper Market Offer
Customer service rating
Powershop
Customer service rating
No exit fee
No lock-in
GreenPower
Solar payback available

15% less

than the reference price

Further 5% off the reference price for Pre-payment.
$294

Includes GST and conditional discounts
Shopper Market Offer is 15% less than the reference price for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. If you qualify for all discounts, the lowest annual cost is $1,176 (a further 5% below the reference price). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Shopper Market Offer is 15% less than the reference price for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. If you qualify for all discounts, the lowest annual cost is $1,176 (a further 5% below the reference price). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Electricity for residents of QLD, NSW, VIC, and SA.
  • QGreen GreenPower program for businesses to reduce greenhouse emissions and support renewable energy.

Cons

  • They only provide electricity, and their GreenPower options are mostly for businesses.

Best customer service

Best value plan from the brand with the best customer service rating

Here is the plan with the lowest estimated price from AGL in our database. We compared prices based on a residential customer in NSW (Postcode: 2000) who consumes 3,900 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. We show one plan per provider and the estimated price includes conditional discounts (if any). Any plans with special eligibility requirements are excluded from this list. Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage. Always check the provider's site before applying. Please use our engine for a specific comparison in your postcode.

Last checked December 2020.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the Ausgrid network, the AER reference price is $1,462 / year.

Electricity charges may have changed in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, ACT, and TAS on 1 January 2021 and could also change on 1st February. Our pricing and estimates below may not take these possible changes into account.
Please confirm plan details with the provider before making a decision.

Name Product Features Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Description Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Residential Essentials
Customer service rating
AGL
Customer service rating
No exit fee
Has discount
GreenPower
Solar payback available

18% less

than the reference price

$299

Includes GST
With Residential Essentials, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,196 which is 18% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
With Residential Essentials, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,196 which is 18% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • AGL offers loyalty rewards, including select discounts on gift cards, movie tickets, travel and accommodation. Flybuys rewards customers can also earn points.
  • AGL plans do not have any exit fees.

Cons

  • Many of AGL's cheaper plans only offer benefits for a set period (this is known as the "Energy Plan Period"). After this period, rates can increase.

least complaint

Best value plan from brand with the least amount of complaints in NSW

Here is the plan with the lowest estimated price from Powershop in our database. We compared prices based on a residential customer in NSW (Postcode: 2000) who consumes 3,900 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. We show one plan per provider and the estimated price includes conditional discounts (if any). Any plans with special eligibility requirements are excluded from this list. Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage. Always check the provider's site before applying. Please use our engine for a specific comparison in your postcode.

Last checked December 2020.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the Ausgrid network, the AER reference price is $1,462 / year.

Electricity charges may have changed in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, ACT, and TAS on 1 January 2021 and could also change on 1st February. Our pricing and estimates below may not take these possible changes into account.
Please confirm plan details with the provider before making a decision.

Name Product Features Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Description Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Shopper Market Offer
Customer service rating
Powershop
Customer service rating
No exit fee
No lock-in
GreenPower
Solar payback available

15% less

than the reference price

Further 5% off the reference price for Pre-payment.
$294

Includes GST and conditional discounts
Shopper Market Offer is 15% less than the reference price for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. If you qualify for all discounts, the lowest annual cost is $1,176 (a further 5% below the reference price). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Shopper Market Offer is 15% less than the reference price for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. If you qualify for all discounts, the lowest annual cost is $1,176 (a further 5% below the reference price). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Electricity for residents of QLD, NSW, VIC, and SA.
  • QGreen GreenPower program for businesses to reduce greenhouse emissions and support renewable energy.

Cons

  • They only provide electricity, and their GreenPower options are mostly for businesses.

Sports bundle

Best Value Plan from brands with Sports Pack Bundle

Here is the plan with the lowest estimated price from Alinta Energy in our database. We compared prices based on a residential customer in NSW (Postcode: 2000) who consumes 3,900 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. We show one plan per provider and the estimated price includes conditional discounts (if any). Any plans with special eligibility requirements are excluded from this list. Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage. Always check the provider's site before applying. Please use our engine for a specific comparison in your postcode.

Last checked December 2020.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the Ausgrid network, the AER reference price is $1,462 / year.

Electricity charges may have changed in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, ACT, and TAS on 1 January 2021 and could also change on 1st February. Our pricing and estimates below may not take these possible changes into account.
Please confirm plan details with the provider before making a decision.

Name Product Features Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Description Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Sports Pack Electricity Plan (Single Rate)
Customer service rating
Alinta Energy
Customer service rating
No exit fee
No lock-in
GreenPower
Solar payback available

8% less

than the reference price

$337

Includes GST
With Sports Pack Electricity Plan (Single Rate), for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,348 which is 8% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
With Sports Pack Electricity Plan (Single Rate), for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,348 which is 8% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Alinta has electricity plans for residents in NSW, VIC, QLD, and SA, plus natural gas choices for those who live in NSW, VIC, SA, and WA.
  • Uncomplicated energy plans with no conditional discounts, just competitive variable rates

Cons

  • Alinta Energy currently has a very poor green rating and low solar tariffs, so they're not a great choice for environmentally-minded customers.

internet bundles

Best Value Plans from brands with internet bundles

Here are the plans with the lowest estimated price from Origin, Dodo Energy, and Sumo Energy in our database. We compared prices for based on a residential customer in NSW (Postcode: 2000) who consumes 3,900 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. We show one plan per provider and the estimated price includes conditional discounts (if any). Any plans with special eligibility requirements are excluded from this list. Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage. Always check the provider's site before applying. Please use our engine for a specific comparison in your postcode.

Last checked December 2020.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the Ausgrid network, the AER reference price is $1,462 / year.

Electricity charges may have changed in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, ACT, and TAS on 1 January 2021 and could also change on 1st February. Our pricing and estimates below may not take these possible changes into account.
Please confirm plan details with the provider before making a decision.

Name Product Features Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Description Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Origin Go
Customer service rating
Origin Energy
Customer service rating
No exit fee
Has discount
GreenPower
Solar payback available

18% less

than the reference price

$300

Includes GST
With Origin Go, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,200 which is 18% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
With Origin Go, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,200 which is 18% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Sumo Assure Residential
Customer service rating
Sumo
Customer service rating
No exit fee
Has discount
GreenPower
Solar payback available

22% less

than the reference price

$284

Includes GST
With Sumo Assure Residential, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,136 which is 22% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
With Sumo Assure Residential, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,136 which is 22% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Residential Market
Customer service rating
Dodo Power & Gas
Customer service rating
No exit fee
No lock-in
GreenPower
Solar payback available

18% less

than the reference price

$301

Includes GST
With Residential Market, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,204 which is 18% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
With Residential Market, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,204 which is 18% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Good solar tariff incentive plans and a commitment to cutting carbon emissions.
  • Comprehensive app for managing your power and gas usage among other things.

Cons

  • Cheapest deals only come with a 12-month benefit period.

Pros

  • Electricity plans for residents of NSW, VIC, SA, and QLD, as well as natural gas to VIC and parts of NSW.
  • Simple energy plans without complicated features or discounts.

Cons

  • While Dodo can provide all your home services (including Internet), it makes it harder to tell whether you're getting a good deal on each one individually.

Pros

  • Bundling together services at sign-up can result in bill credits.

Cons

  • Low to minimum solar feed-in tariffs.

Frequent Flyer Points

Best Value Plans from brands with Frequent Flyer Points

Here is the plan with the lowest estimated price from Red Energy in our database. We compared prices based on a residential customer in NSW (Postcode: 200 who consumes 3,900 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. We show one plan per provider and the estimated price includes conditional discounts (if any). Any plans with special eligibility requirements are excluded from this list. Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage. Always check the provider's site before applying. Please use our engine for a specific comparison in your postcode.

Last checked December 2020.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the Ausgrid network, the AER reference price is $1,462 / year.

Electricity charges may have changed in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, ACT, and TAS on 1 January 2021 and could also change on 1st February. Our pricing and estimates below may not take these possible changes into account.
Please confirm plan details with the provider before making a decision.

Name Product Features Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Description Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Qantas Red Saver
Customer service rating
Red Energy
Customer service rating
No exit fee
No lock-in
GreenPower
Solar payback available

15% less

than the reference price

$310

Includes GST
With Qantas Red Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,240 which is 15% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
With Qantas Red Saver, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,240 which is 15% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Electricity plans to residents of NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, and the ACT, as well as natural gas to NSW, VIC, QLD, and SA.
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer Point rewards for every dollar spent on your bill on their Qantas Red Saver plans.

Cons

  • All discounts and special deals are highly conditional, requiring you to pay on time every time to get the benefits.

Our methodology 🧪

Most Popular Electricity

Best Value Plan from the Most Popular Brand
This is the plan with the lowest estimated price from the most popular energy brand in Australia.

Greenest provider

Best Value Plan Greenest Brand:
This is the plan with the lowest estimated price from the traditional energy brand who won Finder's Green award.

best customer service

Best Customer Service Best Value Plan
This is the plan with the lowest estimated price from the energy brand with the best customer service.

least complaint

Best Value Plan from Provider with Least Complaints
This is the plan with the lowest estimated price from the energy brand with the least amount of complaints.

Sports bundle

Best Value Plan with Sports Pack Bundles
These are the plans with the lowest estimated price from energy brands that include a sport pack.

internet bundles

Best Value plan with Internet Bundles
These are the plans with the lowest estimated price from the energy brands that include an internet bundle.

Frequent Flyer Points

Best Value Plan with Frequent Flyer Points
These are the plans with the lowest estimated price from energy brands that include frequent flyers bonuses.

Last checked December 2020. Read our full methodology.


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