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How we determined popular brands

The most popular brands were based on market share using figures from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER's) Annual retail markets report 2019-20 (Table 2.1). This figure is a general guide only. The proportion of market share is to one decimal place.

Why it pays to compare

The Australian energy market works differently depending on where you live. If you live in regional Queensland, the NT, or Tasmania, the market is highly or completely regulated, meaning you have little to no choice of who your retailer is. If you're a resident of South East QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, or the ACT, there's plenty of competition between retailers and you can pick your provider and energy plan freely. Here's what you could stand to save by comparing:

  • Some Aussies can save as much as $119 a quarter on their electricity bill.
  • Among 37 electricity providers, the average difference was $92.
  • Among the three largest providers (AGL, Origin Energy and EnergyAustralia) the average energy user could be saving more than $70.

Note: Numbers last checked May 2020.

Important notes: The estimated price we show by default is based on a single rate tariff. On your bill this might be known as a 'peak tariff', 'peak only' or an 'anytime tariff'. There are other tariff types available to customers and you may need to contact your provider if you are on these tariffs:

  • Single rate with a controlled load
  • Time of use
  • Time of use with a controlled load

The price estimate should not be used as an official quote, but an indication of what your costs may be on the plan. It varies based on whether you provide us with your bill details. You can learn more here.

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