Electricity and gas plans in NSW

Compare energy providers in New South Wales and learn how to switch.

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Essential facts about NSW energy plans

  • The NSW electricity market was deregulated in 2014 and the gas market was deregulated in 2017.
  • NSW residents have a wide range of energy options with more than 25 electricity providers and more than 10 gas providers.
  • If you have an eligible pension or concession card, you may be able to get discounts on your energy bill.
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How does the energy market work in NSW?

The NSW electricity market was deregulated in 2014 and the gas market was deregulated in 2017. Deregulation means energy providers can set their own plans and prices and has led to a wide range of competitors in both markets. Your choice of provider can have a large impact on the size of your energy bill.

There are more than a dozen solar farms in NSW, as well as several coal-fired power plants generating electricity for the state. Three electricity distributors maintain the electricity grids in different parts of the state:

  • Endeavour Energy operates in southern and western metropolitan Sydney and the surrounding area, including the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains.
  • Ausgrid covers inner Sydney, northern Sydney, eastern metropolitan Sydney and surrounding area.
  • Essential Energy covers regional and country NSW.

There are also three gas distributors operating in NSW:

  • Central Ranges System covers Tamworth.
  • Jemena Gas Networks supplies Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Central Coast and parts of country NSW.
  • Wagga Wagga Gas Network (Australian Gas Networks) covers Wagga Wagga and Albury.

NSW energy retailers

NSW residents can choose from the following energy retailers:

Provider ⚑ Electricity ♨️ Gas β˜€οΈ Solar
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AGL βœ… βœ… βœ…
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Amber Electric βœ… ❌ βœ…
Click Energy βœ… βœ… βœ…
Commander βœ… ❌ ❌
CovaU βœ… βœ… βœ…
DC Power Co βœ… ❌ βœ…
Diamond Energy βœ… ❌ βœ…
Discover Energy βœ… ❌ βœ…
Dodo βœ… βœ… βœ…
Energy Locals βœ… ❌ βœ…
EnergyAustralia βœ… βœ… βœ…
Enova Energy βœ… ❌ βœ…
Mojo Power βœ… ❌ βœ…
Momentum Energy βœ… ❌ βœ…
Origin Energy βœ… βœ… βœ…
Pooled Energy βœ… ❌ βœ…
Powerdirect βœ… ❌ βœ…
Powerclub βœ… ❌ βœ…
Powershop βœ… ❌ βœ…
QEnergy βœ… ❌ ❌
ReAmped Energy βœ… ❌ βœ…
Red Energy βœ… βœ… βœ…
Simply Energy βœ… βœ… βœ…
Sumo βœ… ❌ βœ…

Business owners can also sign up for plans with Next Business Energy and Blue NRG.

Energy rebates and concessions in NSW

Residents of NSW with eligible pension or concession cards may be eligible for the following energy discounts:

  • Family Energy Rebate
  • Low Income Household Rebate
  • Life Support Rebate
  • Medical Energy Rebate
  • NSW Gas Rebate
  • Energy Supplement

Check if you're eligible for any NSW concessions and learn how to apply

How to compare energy plans in NSW

NSW residents have a wide range of options when it comes to energy retailers, so you can save by shopping around. Keep the following in mind when comparing electricity and gas providers:

  • Discounts. Many providers in NSW offer discounts for new customers. This alone can make switching worthwhile, but make sure to check if the discount extends beyond the early stages of a contract. Some providers also offer discounts for customers who regularly pay their bills on time or who pay using direct debits.
  • Fees. Some energy providers charge connection fees for new customers or exit fees for customers who terminate a contract early. You should factor this in to your costs when comparing retailers and deciding if switching will help save you money. Fees typically range from $40 to $100 and will be specified in your contract.
  • Bundled deals. If you need both gas and electricity services, you may be able to get a discount for signing up for both with a single provider.
  • Energy monitoring. Some providers let you track your energy usage through a smartphone app. This can help you understand your usage patterns and know exactly what you're paying for when it comes to energy.
  • Payment options. Check to see what options the provider offers for paying your bills. For some customers, flexibility can mean the difference between paying on time or paying late and incurring a fee.

How to switch providers in NSW

Your choice of retail provider can make a noticeable difference to the size of your energy bill. Once you've compared electricity and gas plans and chosen a new provider, it's relatively easy to switch. It's simply a matter of applying with the new provider and cancelling your existing plan. Your new provider should generally be able to supply your energy by the next day.

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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, 2017

      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.

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      DeeMay 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?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      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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