Compare electricity and gas energy plans in New South Wales

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Shop around for electricity and gas plans from NSW energy providers. Learn what to look for and how to save.

In New South Wales there are 3 electricity distributors that maintain electricity grids in different parts of the state. Over 20 retail providers sell electricity from these grids to consumers. There are 6 gas distributors, and 10 retail suppliers that sell gas.

Energy customers in NSW are entitled to rebates if they hold a valid concession card.

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Rates last updated December 15th, 2017
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AGL
AGL
  • Pay on time discounts available
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity and gas
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
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Actew AGL
Actew AGL
  • Up to 22% off your energy plan
  • No exit fees when you add GreenPower
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity and gas
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
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Red Energy
Red Energy
  • Pay On Time discount off your entire energy bill
  • 100% Australian owned
  • No exit fees
  • Electricity and gas
  • No contract term for electricity and gas
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
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Powershop
Powershop
  • Choose from 4 power-packs
  • Download the mobile app to track your account
  • 100% offset of carbon emissions
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
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Mojo
Mojo
  • Use EnergyPass® to access Mojo’s wholesale energy rates
  • 10 Day cooling off period
  • Up to $55 per month for an EnergyPass
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
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Energy Locals
Energy Locals
  • 50% of profit goes to great Aussie causes
  • 12c Feed-in-Tariff
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in 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
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Click Energy
Click Energy
  • Discounts off usage and supply
  • $0 Exit fees
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity and gas
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
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Dodo Power and Gas
Dodo Power and Gas
  • 30% off electricity and 20% off gas when you bundle (conditions apply)
  • Free electricity between 6-7am (conditions apply)
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity and gas
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
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How can I switch providers?

The supply of energy in NSW is a free market. While your electricity and gas come from the same network, your choice of retail provider can make a noticeable difference to your energy bills. Switching providers is fairly simple, but there are a few things to consider when comparing different plans:

  • Early termination fees. Some energy providers charge a fee if you terminate a contract early. You should factor this in to your costs when comparing retailers. Early termination fees typically range from $40 to $100 and must be specified in your contract.
  • Tariffs. Always compare your current tariffs with any new plan you're interested in. Note which tariffs are fixed and which are variable.
  • Cooling-off periods. Check if a provider's energy plan comes with a cooling-off period. Many plans, by law, must have a 10-day cooling-off period that allows you to cancel a plan free of charge.
  • Contract terms. Pay close attention to the contract terms. Some providers will automatically roll over your contract when it expires, which can be convenient, but may come with additional costs.

Will electricity prices increase in NSW this year?

Electricity prices are set to rise across most Australian states in the next few years and NSW is no exception. While NSW prices are estimated to rise by a slender 0.9% in 2017/2018, this is expected to jump a further 6.9% in 2018/2019. This could increase average energy bills by $100 a year.


There are several reasons for the increase in electricity prices. These include:

  • The closure of the Hazelwood power station in Victoria.
  • Increased network maintenance costs.
  • Greater investment in renewable energy and increased penalties for unclean energy production.
  • Increased retail charges.

What kind of energy plans and deals are available in NSW?

One of the biggest advantages of switching providers is that you can save money. Like any other market, energy retailers are competing for your dollars. While there is no single best energy plan for everyone, there are some features and benefits you should look out for when energy shopping.

  • Choice. Some providers offer more than one energy product, and may let you buy your energy in different ways with different prices. For example, Powershop offers NSW consumers the option of buying energy in advance instalments, with various discounts. Many providers offer a variety of plans, so look for the one that works best for you.
  • Flexible payment. Check to see what provisions there are for paying your bills. It might be possible to pay in advance, or in flexible instalments. For some customers flexibility can mean the difference between paying on time or paying late and incurring a fee. You should compare what the fees are for late payment as well.
  • Discounts. Energy providers want your money and frequently offer discounts for new customers. This alone can make switching worthwhile; but it's a good idea to look for a plan that extends discounts to customers beyond the early stages of a contract. You should to be rewarded for your loyalty. Some plans even include discounts for paying bills on time.
  • Bundling. If a provider allows you to bundle your gas and electricity, they may offer a discount for doing so.
  • Monitoring. Could an energy app help you save money? Some providers let you track your energy usage through their smartphone app. This could help you understand your usage patterns, and you'll be better informed when you make future energy purchases.
Know your energy needs

The best way to make sure an energy deal is right for you is to know your needs. Some plans offer free energy at certain times of day, which can be useful if you use energy mainly at these times. If you have a busy household and use energy consistently throughout the day, you might prefer a plan that charges a flat, all-day rate. If you work irregular hours, a plan with peak and off-peak pricing might be a great way to cut down on your power bills.

Other questions about switching energy providers

Shirley Liu

Shirley Liu is a program manager at finder, formerly the publisher for Banking and Investments. She is passionate about helping people make an informed decision, save money and find the best deal for their needs.

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    AdelesaJune 26, 2017

    Is the price for gas and electricity are the same for every provider in NSW. Or each provider set their own price for gas 7 electricity

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      LiezlJune 26, 2017Staff

      Hi Adelesa,

      Thanks for your question.

      Gas and electricity prices in NSW vary between energy providers. They also offer deals such as discounts to stay competitive in the market.

      If you want to receive a quote from providers you may click the “Enquire Now” button and fill in your details on the form. The consultant will work with you to compare a range of energy suppliers in your area.

      Cheers,
      Liezl

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    StephanMay 21, 2017

    Who can supply LPG in a large bottle to our property in Pokolbin. We want to drive our Rinnai 25 LPG heater. We do not have access to natural Gas network.

    • Staff
      AnndyMay 22, 2017Staff

      Hi Stephan,

      Thanks for your question.

      You may want to try Origin Energy as they offer LPG gas delivery.

      Alternatively, you may also directly contact and inquire from any of the energy providers we have listed above if they deliver LPG in your area.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    rollyApril 27, 2016

    when does the 60cent solar rebate finish?

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      ShirleyApril 28, 2016Staff

      Hi Rolly,

      Thanks for your question.

      The NSW solar bonus is due to end on 31st Dec 2016.

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      freshOctober 27, 2016

      With the solar rebate ending what type of options available are there for those coming off the current rebate?

      Is Finder organising a special deal for those large numbers with solar power currently receiving the rebate?

    • Staff
      ShirleyNovember 10, 2016Staff

      Hi Fresh Mullet,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately the government has not announced any further rebates. finder.com.au is always working hard to get exclusive deals for our users.

      If you would like to discuss your options, you may want to speak to an energy consultant.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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