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Rates last updated October 19th, 2018
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Powershop
Powershop
  • *Only available for VIC, NSW and QLD
  • Download the mobile app to track your account
  • 100% offset of carbon emissions
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas only available for VIC
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Go to site More info
Click Energy
Click Energy
  • Pay on time discounts off usage and supply
  • Discounts that don't expire
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Go to site More info
Sumo
Sumo
  • Australian owned and operated
  • Monthly billing – so you can budget easier
  • Pay on time discounts on gas and electricity when you bundle
  • Electricity, broadband and gas (Vic only)
  • No lock in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
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Energy Locals
Energy Locals
  • 50% of profit goes to great Aussie causes
  • 13c Feed-in-Tariff
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Go to site More info
AGL
AGL
  • Pay on time discounts available
  • Flexible payment and billing options
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
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Actew AGL
Actew AGL
  • No exit fees when you add GreenPower
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
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Power Direct
Power Direct
  • Discounts available for long term contracts
  • Pricing promise available
  • Variable / fixed available
  • Electricity only
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Dodo Power and Gas
Dodo Power and Gas
  • Discounts off usage rates when you pay on time & bundle (conditions apply)
  • Free electricity between 6-7am (conditions apply)
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Flexible instalment options
  • Electricity and gas
  • *Gas only available for selected VIC & NSW customers
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Amaysim Energy
Amaysim Energy
  • Pay on time discounts off usage and supply
  • Discounts that don't expire
  • Monthly payments - to reduce bill shock
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas not available for SA & QLD
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
More info More info
Alinta Energy
Alinta Energy
  • Discounts on usage charges when you pay on time
  • Quarterly billing for electricity, billing every two months for gas
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas only in WA, Electricity only in QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
More info
1st Energy
1st Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges when you pay on time
  • Monthly billing
  • Electricity and solar only
  • Only available in VIC, NSW and QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Origin Energy
Origin Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Billed monthly
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity not available in WA
  • No exit fees
  • No lock-in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info More info
CovaU Energy
CovaU Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Monthly billing
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Only available in VIC and NSW
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
Energy Australia
Energy Australia
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Monthly billing
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity only in QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Diamond Energy
Diamond Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time with direct debit
  • Quarterly billing
  • Electricity and solar
  • *Only available in VIC, NSW, SA and QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • Emphasis on renewable energy sources
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info
Rates last updated October 19th, 2018
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Powershop
Powershop
  • *Only available for VIC, NSW and QLD
  • Download the mobile app to track your account
  • 100% offset of carbon emissions
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas only available for VIC
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Go to site More info
Click Energy
Click Energy
  • Pay on time discounts off usage and supply
  • Discounts that don't expire
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Go to site More info
Sumo
Sumo
  • Australian owned and operated
  • Monthly billing – so you can budget easier
  • Pay on time discounts on gas and electricity when you bundle
  • Electricity, broadband and gas (Vic only)
  • No lock in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
Go to site More info
AGL
AGL
  • Pay on time discounts available
  • Flexible payment and billing options
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Power Direct
Power Direct
  • Discounts available for long term contracts
  • Pricing promise available
  • Variable / fixed available
  • Electricity only
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Dodo Power and Gas
Dodo Power and Gas
  • Discounts off usage rates when you pay on time & bundle (conditions apply)
  • Free electricity between 6-7am (conditions apply)
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Flexible instalment options
  • Electricity and gas
  • *Gas only available for selected VIC & NSW customers
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Online Power and Gas
Online Power and Gas
  • Up to 35% off your energy plan
  • Flexible payment options with direct debit
  • Exit fees may apply
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Amaysim Energy
Amaysim Energy
  • Pay on time discounts off usage and supply
  • Discounts that don't expire
  • Monthly payments - to reduce bill shock
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas not available for SA & QLD
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
More info More info
Alinta Energy
Alinta Energy
  • Discounts on usage charges when you pay on time
  • Quarterly billing for electricity, billing every two months for gas
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas only in WA, Electricity only in QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
More info
1st Energy
1st Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges when you pay on time
  • Monthly billing
  • Electricity and solar only
  • Only available in VIC, NSW and QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Origin Energy
Origin Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Billed monthly
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity not available in WA
  • No exit fees
  • No lock-in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info More info
CovaU Energy
CovaU Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Monthly billing
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Only available in VIC and NSW
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
Energy Australia
Energy Australia
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Monthly billing
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity only in QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Diamond Energy
Diamond Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time with direct debit
  • Quarterly billing
  • Electricity and solar
  • *Only available in VIC, NSW, SA and QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • Emphasis on renewable energy sources
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info
Rates last updated October 19th, 2018
Details Features
Powershop
Powershop
  • *Only available for VIC, NSW and QLD
  • Download the mobile app to track your account
  • 100% offset of carbon emissions
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas only available for VIC
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Go to site More info
Click Energy
Click Energy
  • Discounts off usage and supply
  • $0 Exit fees
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Go to site More info
Energy Locals
Energy Locals
  • 50% of profit goes to great Aussie causes
  • 12.1c Feed-in-Tariff
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
AGL
AGL
  • Pay on time discounts available
  • Flexible payment and billing options
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Power Direct
Power Direct
  • Discounts available for long term contracts
  • Pricing promise available
  • Variable / fixed available
  • Electricity only
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Red Energy
Red Energy
  • Pay On Time discount off your entire electricity bill
  • 100% Australian owned
  • No exit fees
  • Electricity only
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info
Dodo Power and Gas
Dodo Power and Gas
  • Discounts off usage rates when you pay on time & bundle (conditions apply)
  • Pay on time discounts off usage
  • Free electricity between 6-7am (conditions apply)
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Amaysim Energy
Amaysim Energy
  • Pay on time discounts off usage and supply
  • Discounts that don't expire
  • Monthly payments - to reduce bill shock
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas not available for SA & QLD
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
More info More info
Alinta Energy
Alinta Energy
  • Discounts on usage charges when you pay on time
  • Quarterly billing for electricity, billing every two months for gas
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas only in WA, Electricity only in QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
More info
1st Energy
1st Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges when you pay on time
  • Monthly billing
  • Electricity and solar only
  • Only available in VIC, NSW and QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Origin Energy
Origin Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Billed monthly
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity not available in WA
  • No exit fees
  • No lock-in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info More info
Energy Australia
Energy Australia
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Monthly billing
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity only in QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Diamond Energy
Diamond Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time with direct debit
  • Quarterly billing
  • Electricity and solar
  • *Only available in VIC, NSW, SA and QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • Emphasis on renewable energy sources
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info
Rates last updated October 19th, 2018
Details Features
Click Energy
Click Energy
  • Discounts off usage and supply
  • $0 Exit fees
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Go to site More info
AGL
AGL
  • Pay on time discounts available
  • Flexible payment and billing options
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Dodo Power and Gas
Dodo Power and Gas
  • Discounts off usage rates when you pay on time & bundle (conditions apply)
  • Pay on time discounts off usage
  • Free electricity between 6-7am (conditions apply)
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Red Energy
Red Energy
  • Pay On Time discount off your entire electricity bill
  • 100% Australian owned
  • No exit fees
  • Electricity only
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info
Power Direct
Power Direct
  • Discounts available for long term contracts
  • Pricing promise available
  • Variable / fixed available
  • Electricity only
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Amaysim Energy
Amaysim Energy
  • Pay on time discounts off usage and supply
  • Discounts that don't expire
  • Monthly payments - to reduce bill shock
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas not available for SA & QLD
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
More info More info
Alinta Energy
Alinta Energy
  • Discounts on usage charges when you pay on time
  • Quarterly billing for electricity, billing every two months for gas
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas only in WA, Electricity only in QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
More info
Origin Energy
Origin Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Billed monthly
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity not available in WA
  • No exit fees
  • No lock-in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info More info
Energy Australia
Energy Australia
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Monthly billing
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity only in QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Diamond Energy
Diamond Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time with direct debit
  • Quarterly billing
  • Electricity and solar
  • *Only available in VIC, NSW, SA and QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • Emphasis on renewable energy sources
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info
Rates last updated October 19th, 2018
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Actew AGL
Actew AGL
  • No exit fees when you add GreenPower
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Origin Energy
Origin Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Billed monthly
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity not available in WA
  • No exit fees
  • No lock-in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info More info
Energy Australia
Energy Australia
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Monthly billing
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity only in QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Rates last updated October 19th, 2018
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PowerWater Energy
PowerWater Energy
  • Discounts for off-peak usage
  • Quarterly billing
  • Electricity only
  • Only available in NT
  • No lock-in contracts
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
Jacana Energy
Jacana Energy
  • Discounted rates for off-peak usage
  • Quarterly billing
  • Electricity only
  • *Only available in NT
  • No lock-in contracts
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
Kleenheat Energy
Kleenheat Energy
  • Discounts on usage charges for paying on time
  • Monthly and quarterly billing options
  • Electricity and gas
  • Gas only available in NT and WA
  • Electricity only available to select WA businesses
  • No lock-in contracts
  • Rewards program
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Not available
More info
Rates last updated October 19th, 2018
Details Features
AGL
AGL
  • Pay on time discounts available
  • Flexible payment and billing options
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Origin Energy
Origin Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Billed monthly
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity not available in WA
  • No exit fees
  • No lock-in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info More info
Alinta Energy
Alinta Energy
  • Discounts on usage charges when you pay on time
  • Quarterly billing for electricity, billing every two months for gas
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas only in WA, Electricity only in QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
More info
Kleenheat Energy
Kleenheat Energy
  • Discounts on usage charges for paying on time
  • Monthly and quarterly billing options
  • Electricity and gas
  • Gas only available in NT and WA
  • Electricity only available to select WA businesses
  • No lock-in contracts
  • Rewards program
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Not available
More info
Perth Energy
Perth Energy
  • Usage discounts off residential tariffs
  • Multiple billing options
  • Gas only for residential customers
  • Only available in WA
  • No lock-in contracts
  • Flat-rate pricing
Rates last updated October 19th, 2018
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Aurora Energy
Aurora Energy
  • Discounts available for off-peak usage
  • Quarterly billing
  • Pay-as-you-go options available
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • Only available in TAS
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
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How do I compare energy providers?

When looking to switch electricity and gas providers, it’s best to have your current (or future) address at hand. This will determine which providers are able to provide you energy and which deals they can offer.

You’re also going to need to know what kind of contract you’re looking for. There are typically three types of energy contracts in Australia: standard retail contracts, market retail contracts and regulated contracts.

If you're not sure what any of this means, we'll break it down for you.

Standard retail contract

A standard retail contract has set terms and conditions that cannot be changed by a retailer. If you’ve never spoken to your provider about your contract (or never changed retailers), then it’s more than likely you’re on a standard retail contract. The price you pay for gas and electricity under a standard retail contract may be set by the state or territory government.

If you live in Victoria, New South Wales or South Australia, your electricity prices are set by the power retailers. In all other states and territories prices are set by the government.

Market retail contract

Market retail contracts usually have a few set terms and conditions, which can vary between contracts. Sometimes known as "market contracts", market retail contracts often offer features such as discounted prices, green and solar alternatives, contracted term periods, cancellation and registration fees or a number of other incentives.

You might not necessarily be eligible for a market retail contract with your current provider, but it’s a good idea to shop around and do your research for the best deal in your area. Keep in mind though that prices under these contracts are set by the energy provider and not the state or territory government. This means prices and services do vary and can even fluctuate during a fixed-term contract.

Regulated contract

In NSW, every gas customer is entitled to purchase gas at a regulated price. A "regulated contract" is offered to the customer by a regulated retailer. Regulated retailers are spread out across specific districts within NSW. This means that if you’re located within one provider’s regulated district, you will not be able to accept a regulated offer from another.

The State Government decides upon the terms and conditions of these contracts with the prices being set by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

Moving house?

If you're moving house, you will need to let your energy provider know. When moving to a new location, you do have the option to stay with your current provider if it supplies energy to that new area. It's smart to check and compare services in your new location. You may potentially find a much better deal with another provider that services that address.

Typically it takes up to three business days to get your energy connected. As such it's best not to leave this to the last minute, otherwise you may be leaving your family in the dark.


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Solar energy

Today, there are two main approaches to using solar power in Australian homes: Solar hot water systems and solar panel systems.

Solar hot water systems


Solar hot water systems collect energy from the sun, store that energy in water and store that water for later uses around the home like hot showers and dishwashers. These systems take the pressure off the traditional gas or electricity-powered hot water systems.

There are two main solar hot water system designs to choose from: Flat-plate systems and evacuated tube systems.

  • Flat-plate systems consist of a flat glass plate covering copper pipes. These pipes bear water which is heated by the sun and then transported to a storage vessel.
  • Evacuated tubes are just that, evacuated tubes with a vacuum component for insulation. As with flat-plates, the sun heats up the copper pipes, but thanks to the 360° nature of the tubes, the tubes catch more sun than flat-plate panels. Evacuated tubes are generally more expensive, but are newer, more efficient, durable and easily fixed.

If you're after more information about solar hot water systems, you can read our handy solar hot water guide.

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Solar panel systems

A solar panel system generally consists of more than just the panels that sit on your roof collecting the sun's rays. You’ll also need an inverter for converting the energy so you can use it to power your home's electricity and a mounting system to secure the panels to your roof. If you want to use the collected solar power at night you will also need a battery storage system.

Solar panel systems use light from the sun to create a direct electrical current, which is captured by photovoltaic cells (or PV cells) in the solar panel. The current is then run through an inverter to convert it from direct current (DC) to an alternating current (AC) which can be used to power your home appliances.

It's important when considering a solar system for your home to take into account your household's needs and your budget. For a more detailed guide to solar electricity, see our solar power guide.

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