Electricity and gas plans in Canberra and the ACT

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The ACT is a fully competitive energy market, with 7 companies to choose from when it comes to energy. Even with all these choices, it's easy to avoid getting overwhelmed with our comparison tool.

For those who want to dive in right away, enter your postcode and get comparing. You'll be connected to a new provider within 2 business days if you sign up to a plan.

Otherwise, you can browse this guide for more information on the ACT energy market. Try starting with the following:

Best electricity and gas providers in the ACT

We've put together our top 10 picks for electricity and gas providers in the ACT, based on number of customers, basic plan costs and percentage of complaints.

These are subjective and the "best" choices may not be the best for you.

Best electricity providers in ACT

RankMajor retailersNumber of customersComplaints as a proportion of customers
1Energy Locals20,5041.10%Get your quote
2Origin Energy1,831,9481.10%Get your quote
3Power Club6271.00%
5Red Energy306,2284.10%
6EnergyAustralia1,044,3841.20%Get your quote
7Simply Energy133,3185.10%

Best gas providers in ACT

RankMajor retailersNumber of customersComplaints as a proportion of customers
2Origin Energy602,7481.10%Get your quote
3EnergyAustralia421,9711.20%Get your quote
4Simply Energy55,6775.10%
5Red Energy73,0644.10%

What company is the cheapest electricity and gas provider in the ACT?

We analysed monthly price estimates for power and gas providers in the ACT and found that Red Energy and Origin Energy offer some of the cheapest electricity rates.

Red Energy and EnergyAustralia were the cheapest options for gas connections.

  • Good to know: Electricity prices are compared against a reference price, which is a benchmark "fair" price for power set by the government to help customers compare plans.

Cheapest electricity in ACT

ProviderPrice estimateDifference from Reference PriceElectricity plan
Red Energy$140/mo21% lessRed Living Energy Saver - ACT
Origin Energy$140/mo21% lessOrigin Advantage Variable - ACTGet your quote
ActewAGL$143/mo20% lessACT Easy Saver
EnergyAustralia$153/mo14% lessTotal Plan HomeGet your quote
Origin Energy$165/mo7% lessOrigin Solar Boost - ACTGet your quote

Cheapest gas in ACT

ProviderPrice estimateElectricity plan
Red Energy$107/moLiving Energy Saver - ACT
EnergyAustralia$109/moTotal Plan HomeGet your quote
Origin Energy$120/moOrigin Advantage Variable - ACTGet your quote

Compare energy providers in the ACT

Learn more about the energy providers in ACT that we compare:

How much can I save by switching energy plans?

There are 2 common situations where you'll be able to save money by switching plans:

  • You're on a standing offer. If you've been on a plan for more than a year or have moved house in the recent past, you could be on a standing offer. The latest research shows that you could save between $180 and $300 by changing to a market offer.
  • You haven't switched recently. Market offers don't stay the best forever, and if you've been on one for a while, there's a reasonable chance something cheaper is available. If this is the case, switching can save you money.

No matter what your current energy situation, you can always compare the energy plans in your area to see how much you can save.

Do I qualify for any energy rebates available in the ACT?

When you get an energy rebate, you'll either receive it as a flat sum or as a percentage of your energy bill.

Qualifying for rebates and claiming them requires you to meet eligibility requirements, which often include holding a valid concession card.

We've broken down the energy rebates available in the ACT and how to claim them.


Utilities concession scheme

This scheme provides financial assistance to low-income households or those struggling with energy bills.

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Life support rebate

This rebate is designed to help people with life-threatening conditions cover the running costs of life assistance equipment.

A subcategory of this rebate applies to people who require constant heating or cooling to prevent their condition from getting worse.


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    RobertSeptember 19, 2017

    I live in Duffy so do i have an option of electricity suppliers?

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      MariaSeptember 19, 2017

      Hey Robert,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Regarding your options on electricity suppliers in your area, availability would vary depending on location.

      You may fill out our Energy Comparison form for the Australian Capital Territory to consult an energy broker.

      Once you have chosen a particular plan, make sure to review the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions then click on the “Go to site” button to proceed with your application.

      I hope this helps.


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    TullyMay 31, 2017

    Name of gas suppliers that service red hill act

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      jonathan.chan@findercrew.comMay 31, 2017

      Hi Tully!

      Thanks for the comment.

      Currently, we have ActewAGL as the sole option for ACT residents on our page.

      You may complete the inquiry form and an energy consultant will get in touch with you.

      Hope this clarifies.


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