Compare electricity and gas providers in NSW to save up to $300/year

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It's easy to find yourself a wallet and customer-friendly company in New South Wales, or one that's enironmental goals align with yours.

Best electricity and gas providers in NSW

We've picked out the top 10 electricity and gas providers in NSW based on the number of customers, percentage of complaints, and the cost of their basic plans.

Best electricity providers in NSW

RankMajor retailersNumber of customersComplaints as a proportion of customers
1Origin Energy1,831,9481.45%Get your quote
2Powershop52,8710.32%
3Alinta Energy352,6793.91%
4EnergyAustralia1,044,3841.70%Get your quote
5AGL1,390,0173.00%Get your quote
6Powerdirect47,9324.91%
7Dodo Energy47,8391.63%Get your quote
8Simply Energy133,3187.22%
9Momentum Energy28,4734.80%
10Red Energy306,2285.03%

Best gas providers in NSW

RankMajor retailersNumber of customersComplaints as a proportion of customers
1AGL818,8445.09%Get your quote
2Origin Energy602,7484.41%Get your quote
3EnergyAustralia421,7914.22%Get your quote
4Simply Energy55,67717.29%
5CovaU2,8223.90%
6Red Energy73,06421.08%
7GloBird Energy9080.88%
8Alinta Energy55,08625.02%
9Dodo12,7086.15%Get your quote

Who is the cheapest electricity and gas provider in NSW?

After analysing monthly price estimates for energy providers on Finder, we found Alinta Energy, Ovo Energy, and Tango Energy to offer some of the lowest electricity rates in NSW for electricity.

Simply Energy, AGL and Origin took the top 3 spots for gas.

  • Good to know: Prices for electricity can be compared against the reference price — the benchmark electricity price set by the government to help you compare offers.

Cheapest electricity in NSW

ProviderPrice estimateDifference from Reference PriceElectricity plan
Alinta Energy$89/mo25% lessHome Deal
Ovo Energy$92/mo23% lessThe One Plan
Tango Energy$92/mo22% lessTango NSW Home Select
Power Direct$94/mo20% lessPowerdirect Rate Saver - NSW
Simply Energy$95/mo20% lessNSW Simply Blue Perks
EnergyAustralia$95/mo20% lessTotal Plan HomeGet your quote
Powershop$95/mo20% lessPowershop 100% Carbon Neutral
Origin$95/mo20% lessOrigin Advantage - NSWGet your quote
Sumo$96/mo20% lessSumo Assure PlanGet your quote
Dodo Energy$97/mo18% lessDodo Power & Gas - NSWGet your quote
AGL$97/mo18% lessSuper Saver - NSWGet your quote
Red Energy$100/mo16% lessRed Living Energy Saver - NSW

Cheapest gas in NSW

ProviderPrice estimateElectricity plan
Simply Energy$38/moNSW Simply Blue Perks
AGL$42/moSuper Saver - NSWGet your quote
Origin$43/moOrigin Advantage - NSWGet your quote
EnergyAustralia$44/moTotal Plan HomeGet your quote
Red Energy$46/moRed Living Energy Saver - NSW

Compare energy providers in NSW

Learn more about the dozens of energy providers in NSW that we compare:

Is electricity or gas cheaper in NSW?

Our research found that the average quarterly electricity bill in NSW is $361 per quarter. The average gas bill came out to be $201 per quarter.

Based on the numbers above gas may appear to be the cheaper alternative, but there's a lot more factors at play (including your home setup) that could make either one more expensive than the other.

Read our guide on gas versus electricity for more details.

How do NSW energy prices compare to other states?

How much can I save by switching energy plans?

Let's assume you signed up to an energy plan over a year ago. Most discounts or benefit periods last 12 months. After that you're put on a standing offer as opposed to a market offer. The same can happen when you move house.

Fortunately, this is easy enough to action.

According to the latest research, you could save between $180 and $300 annually if you switched from a standing to market offer.

All you need to do is start comparing energy plans available to you in your area.

Do I qualify for any energy rebates available in NSW?

Rebates can either be a flat sum or a percentage of your total energy bill. In order to be eligible for a rebate, you'll need to meet a certain requirement such as holding a valid concession card.
Here's a breakdown of what energy rebates are available to you in NSW.

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Family Energy Rebate

The Family Energy Rebate helps households who have dependent children and receive the Family Tax Benefit payment.

Low income house

Low Income Household Rebate

The Low Income Household Rebate provides discounts to pensioners, seniors, veterans or households that struggle to pay their energy bill. The rebate amount varies depending on whether you are an electricity retailer customer or receive supplied energy.

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Life Support Rebate

If someone in your home requires the use of energy-intensive life support, you may qualify for an energy rebate.

Medical energy rebate

Medical Energy Rebate

If you or someone in your household experiences a medical condition that prevents the body from effectively regulating its temperature, the Medical Energy Rebate can offset the cost of heating or cooling your home.

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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?

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      ShirleyNovember 10, 2016Staff

      Hi Fresh Mullet,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately the government has not announced any further rebates. Finder 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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