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About Energy Finder
We've built a tool to help you compare gas or electricity plans in your state, with rates.
Whether you're looking for a better energy deal for your family household or if you are moving house and need to sort your utilities, you've come to the right place to compare prices.
How much can you save by switching?
We looked at bills from 37 electricity providers and discovered that the some Australians could be saving nearly $120 every quarter on their power bill - around $480 annually.
"Some Australians could be saving nearly $120 every quarter on their power bill - around $480 annually."
Here is the difference between the most expensive and least expensive plan we compared in our engine (per quarter) .
|Most expensive plan||$413||$355||$399||$485|
|Least least expensive plan||$294||$283||$322||$383|
From the big 3 providers (AGL, EnergyAustralia, Origin Energy), here is the difference between the most expensive and least expensive plan we compared in our engine (per quarter) .
|Most expensive plan||$366||$355||$399||$485|
|Least expensive plan||$308||$283||$333||$417|
Accurate as of February 2020.
Exactly how much you can save by switching provider depends on where you live, but even between the big three (Origin, AGL, and EnergyAustralia) there's almost a $70 difference on bills, with Victorians seeing the largest gap.
To find out how much you could save, just plug in your postcode at the top of the page and browse plans by their estimated price.
Meet the experts behind our energy comparison
Our engine lets you compare estimated prices to give you an idea of how you'll pay. Here's a quick guide on how to use it:
- Single rate tariff. This is the most common type of tariff in Australia and is also referred to as a flat rate, standard rate, general supply and anytime rate tariff. If you choose a single rate tariff plan, you'll pay the same rate at all times with no peak or off-peak periods.
- Time of use tariff. With a time of use tariff, the electricity you use will cost different prices at different times of the day. Time of use tariffs require a smart meter, but many retailers offer smart meter installation for a one-time fee.
- During peak times, or when most people use electricity, prices are the highest. Peak times are usually from 3pm to 9pm weekdays.
- During off-peak times, or when fewer people are using electricity, rates are cheaper. Off-peak times are typically overnight.
- During shoulder periods, rates fall somewhere in between peak and off-peak rates. Shoulder rates usually apply at any time that isn't considered peak or off-peak.
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.
Once you've compared energy retailers and chosen the one that meets your needs, switching providers is simple. All you have to do is sign up for your new plan and notify your current provider that you want to switch.
When you switch providers, your distributor still stays the same so you won't lose power or gas during the transition. If you're moving to a new location, make sure to sign up for an energy plan before you move to make sure you're connected as soon as you move in.
Switching could take anywhere from a few days up to a few months depending on the type of meter you have.
5 tips to save on energy
One of the easiest ways to save on energy costs is to switch to a cheaper energy provider. Here are a few more tips to lower your bills:
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