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Who's offering the best deals in South East Queensland? (March 2020)

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To start the month of March, the following plans for electricity and gas came up top for estimated price in South East Queensland:

We update our top picks for the best energy deals (gas and electricity) in South East Queensland every month to help you find an affordable plan. While these are the cheapest we found, it may not always be the best option for you personally.


Compare cheap energy retailers in QLD

Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Billing Green rating Details More details
AGL
AGL
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Go to site
More info
Origin
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Go to site
More info
Energy Australia
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
SA
ACT
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Go to site
More info
Powershop
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
VIC
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Enquire now
More info
ReAmped Energy
NSW
QLD
SA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees
N/A

Green options

Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Go to site
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Click Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Go to site
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Energy Locals
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Go to site
More info
1st Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
TAS
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Enquire now
More info
Alinta
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
WA
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Enquire now
More info
Power Direct
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Enquire now
More info
Dodo
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Enquire now
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Momentum Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
VIC
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Enquire now
More info

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Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Billing Green rating Details More details
AGL
AGL
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Go to site
More info
Origin
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Go to site
More info
Red Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Enquire now
More info

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Cheapest electricity in QLD for March 2020

The Reamped Handshake | Anytime plan is the cheapest choice for Queenslanders in the south-east region.

Rates

Estimated quarterly price ($)Supply (c/day) Usage (c/kWh)Solar (c/kWh)
322.2293.6320.618.00

Key benefits

  • No lock-in contract or exit fees.
  • 10 day cooling off period.
  • Flexible payment options.

Limitations

  • You agree to stay with ReAmped for a year on this plan, without any actual obligations (you can leave at any time).
  • No GreenPower options.
  • Variable rates may change at any time.


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Cheapest gas plans in QLD for March 2020

The cheapest natural gas plan for Queensland is the AGL Residential Essential Savers plan.

Estimated quarterly price ($)Supply (c/day) Usage (c/MJ)
129.4174.914.39

Key benefits

  • No lock-in contract or exit fees.
  • 10 day cooling off period.
  • 12 month benefit period.

Limitations

  • Credit card payment fees.
  • Variable rates may change at any time.

What are the 20 cheapest electricity plans in QLD?

Although the cheapest plans may vary based on the type of tariff, your location, your household and your usage, you can get a general idea of who is the cheapest using this table.

Note: For residents outside of South East Queensland, residents don't get to choose their provider as energy is regulated by the Queensland Competition Authority.

BrandPlan nameDifference from reference priceConditional discount?Estimated price (per 91 days)Estimated price (Annual)
PowerclubPowerbank Home Flat17% lessN/A$326.70$1,306.80
ReAmped EnergyReAmped Handshake | Anytime18% lessN/A$322.22$1,288.88
Click EnergyClick Hibiscus17% lessFurther 7% off the reference price if you always pay on time and 3% off the reference price when you pay by Direct Debit.$325.44$1,301.76
Origin EnergyOrigin Max Saver15% lessN/A$333.37$1,333.48
Kogan EnergyKogan Energy Market Offer15% lessN/A$334.43$1,337.72
Alinta EnergyNo Fuss - Single Rate15% lessN/A$334.73$1,338.92
QEnergyQE Home Saver Lite (Variable 8400)15% less$335.08$1,340.32 (New customers only)
Future X PowerFlexi Saver - Single RateEqual to reference price (without conditional discounts)Further 14% off the reference price if you always pay on time.$336.55$1,346.20
Elysian EnergyPElysian Market Residential Simple Plan (QEX)11% less (without conditional discounts)Further 3% off the reference price if you always pay on time.$337.93$1,351.72
PowerdirectPowerdirect Residential Discount Saver11% lessN/A$348.23$1,392.92
Diamond EnergyEveryday Renewable Saver3% less (without conditional discounts)Further 7% off the reference price if you always pay on time and 3% off the reference price when you pay by Direct Debit.$342.34$1,369.36
Energy LocalsLocal Saver - Anytime1% lessN/A$390.40$1,561.60
AGLResidential Essentials Saver10% lessN/A$352.12$1,408.48
Discover EnergyEnergex Residential Single Rate Ultimate Offer12% lessN/A$346.97$1,387.88
EnergyAustraliaTotal Plan Home11% lessN/A$349.05$1,396.20
PowershopPowershopLITE11% lessN/A$350.63$1,402.52
Red EnergyLiving Energy Saver10% lessN/A$352.15$1,408.60
Dodo Power & GasResidential Market8% lessN/A$362.89$1,451.56
1st EnergyCatch Saver - Single Rate6% lessN/A$369.85$1,479.40
Mojo PowerSE Legacy Standing OfferEqual to reference priceN/A$392.00$1,568.00

Make sure you check the Basic Plan Information for the plans above.

Is electricity expensive in QLD?

...on average, a household could be charged around $1,288 annually.

When it comes to the average rate you are charged for using electricity, QLD has the cheapest average rate at $0.28 per kilowatt hour (kWh).

What does this mean?

Standard household usage in QLD is around 4,600 kWh over a year. This means a household could be charged is around $1,288 annually [$0.28 x 4600] on average.

Note: This example is a general guide and doesn't include fixed daily supply charges and other fees. Household usage has been taken from AER's Default Market Offer Prices Report and is based on the Energex network.

List of energy providers in QLD

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1st Energy
AGL
Alinta
amaysim
Click Energy
DC Power Co
Diamond Energy
Discover Energy
Dodo
Energy Locals
EnergyAustralia
LPE
Mojo Power
Momentum Energy
Origin Energy
Powerclub
Powerdirect
Powershop
Qenergy
ReAmped
Red Energy
Simply Energy

Business owners can also sign up for electricity with Next Business Energy.

Main energy plans in QLD

AGL - Residential Essentials Saver

No-frills electricity plan with variable rates and the option of monthly billing. While there are no exit fees, the benefit period lasts for the first 12 months, after which you may be placed on another plan. Pick between 10 and 100% GreenPower.

EnergyAustralia - Total Plan Home

A fixed rate plan with a guaranteed discount off your total electricity bill for the benefit period of 12 months. Pay how you like and get billed quarterly. If you opt in, your power will be 100% carbon offset after 6 months, and you can choose 10 to 100% GreenPower options.

Origin - Max Saver

A variable rate electricity plan with strict eligibility requirements. You must accept online billing and communications, pay only by direct debit, and install the Origin app to join this plan. There are no exit fees, benefits last for the first 12 months, and 25 to 100% GreenPower options are on offer.

Powershop - Shopper Market Offer

Get variable rate electricity with no connection fee when moving, monthly billing, and flexible payments. If you pre-purchase your energy in the Powershop by way of Powerpacks, you can receive extra savings on your energy bill. 100% GreenPower is available to customers.

Discover Energy - Residential Single Rate Ultimate Offer

Only available to new customers of Discovery. You get variable rate electricity, a monthly billing option, and flexible payment methods. There is no contract term, no exit fees, and no GreenPower options on offer.

How to get cheaper energy

  • Examine base rates. While not the only part of a plan to watch out for, the actual amount you pay per kWh of electricity is the most important part of an energy plan. Once you've accounted for other offers and discounts, a lower usage rate generally translates into a cheaper energy bill.
  • Check discounts. When you're offered a discount, it will be either conditional or guaranteed. Conditional discounts require you to meet certain conditions, while guaranteed discounts apply no matter what. Guaranteed is usually better because of this, though both last only for the limited benefit period of the plan.
  • Tariff options. Time of use tariffs split the day into peak and off-peak times, with peak rates being way higher than off-peak. If your energy use is heavily weighted towards off-peak hours (morning and early afternoon), then you might benefit from a time of use tariff instead of a flat rate.
  • Compare often. Variable rates change and benefit periods run out. By reviewing your energy plan at least annually - the most common benefit period for plans - you can save money by switching to new plans that offer better discounts, deals, and rates.

Key terms in QLD

[Use existing table on QLD state page under "compare plan features"]

Consider adding in definitions of "standing offer", "reference price", and "default market offer (DMO)" instead of leaving in a separate section. Also consider cutting or condensing entries like tariff types and termination fees (almost no energy plans have fixed contracts with exit fees).

Switching

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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    VeronicaFebruary 20, 2018

    I am moving to Dalby Qld in July. Will be a brand new account for electricity. Any advice on electricity provider’s here.
    I will opt for off peak hot water.
    Any advice on where to start before will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance. Cheers V.

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      MayMarch 12, 2018Staff

      Hi Veronica,

      Thanks for your question.

      There are some options for you on this page for electricity providers available in Queensland. On that page, just click on “Queensland” tab to view the list of providers and then “Enquire now” if you want to get a call from a broker or “Go to site” button if you like to check the provider’s page. Best to get in touch with them directly so you can discuss your options.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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    willieDecember 15, 2016

    Please ,can you tell me the best (cheapest) retailer in the Brisbane area for average use in a domestic situation.Thank You.

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      DeeDecember 15, 2016Staff

      Hi Willie,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately, we are unable to tell whose the best or cheapest retailer in your area because pricing depends on many factors including energy feature and consumption. An energy broker may be able to assist you in choosing the right provider for your needs. They can compare your energy use, your location, and various retailers to pair your house with the ideal retailer and plan.

      You can reach out to an energy broker through this page.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    RadJuly 18, 2016

    Hello with my current power plan I receive 10% off usage fee discount and our recent bill was about $ 200 quarterly

    and Gas we receive 7% off usage discount at the moment and we pay about $140 quarterly

    Do you have any better deal?

    Thanks
    Rad

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      ClarizzaJuly 20, 2016Staff

      Hi Rad,

      Thanks for contacting us.

      Just to confirm we are finder.com.au – a comparison site and provide general advice only. If you would like to find out more, you can fill out the form on this page and a representative will be in contact.

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