Find the right energy plan for you in Queensland

electricity-and-gas-in-qld-logo

Looking for a better energy deal? Compare energy plans and providers in Queensland.

Queensland has many choices for electricity and gas plans, with over 14 electricity providers and two gas providers. However, only residents in South East Queensland have access to a fully deregulated market. Customers in regional Queensland may not be able to switch from the sole provider, Ergon Energy.

Pensioners and seniors in Queensland may be eligible for the state's electricity rebate.

Search and compare energy providers in Queensland

Rates last updated November 14th, 2018
Details Features
Powershop
Powershop
  • *Only available for VIC, NSW and QLD
  • Download the mobile app to track your account
  • 100% offset of carbon emissions
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas only available for VIC
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Go to site More info
Click Energy
Click Energy
  • Discounts off usage and supply
  • $0 Exit fees
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Go to site More info
Energy Locals
Energy Locals
  • 50% of profit goes to great Aussie causes
  • 12.1c Feed-in-Tariff
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
AGL
AGL
  • Pay on time discounts available
  • Flexible payment and billing options
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • 12-24 month contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
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
Enquire Now More info
Red Energy
Red Energy
  • Pay On Time discount off your entire electricity bill
  • 100% Australian owned
  • No exit fees
  • Electricity only
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info
Dodo Power and Gas
Dodo Power and Gas
  • Discounts off usage rates when you pay on time & bundle (conditions apply)
  • Pay on time discounts off usage
  • Free electricity between 6-7am (conditions apply)
  • Variable/fixed rate available
  • Electricity only
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Enquire Now More info
Amaysim Energy
Amaysim Energy
  • Pay on time discounts off usage and supply
  • Discounts that don't expire
  • Monthly payments - to reduce bill shock
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas not available for SA & QLD
  • No lock in contracts
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
More info More info
Alinta Energy
Alinta Energy
  • Discounts on usage charges when you pay on time
  • Quarterly billing for electricity, billing every two months for gas
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Gas only in WA, Electricity only in QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Not available
  • Solar: Available
More info
1st Energy
1st Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges when you pay on time
  • Monthly billing
  • Electricity and solar only
  • Only available in VIC, NSW and QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Origin Energy
Origin Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Billed monthly
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity not available in WA
  • No exit fees
  • No lock-in contracts
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info More info
Energy Australia
Energy Australia
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time
  • Monthly billing
  • Electricity, gas and solar
  • *Electricity only in QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • No exit fees
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
Diamond Energy
Diamond Energy
  • Discounts off usage charges for paying on time with direct debit
  • Quarterly billing
  • Electricity and solar
  • *Only available in VIC, NSW, SA and QLD
  • No lock-in contracts
  • Emphasis on renewable energy sources
  • GreenPower: Available
  • Solar: Available
More info

How can I switch providers in Queensland?

Queensland's energy market is deregulated for customers in South East Queensland, where the majority of the state's residents live. For these customers, switching providers is simple. There are a few things to consider when shopping around for a better energy deal:

  • Switching fees. By law, providers in Queensland cannot charge more than $20 for switching to a new provider.
  • Tariffs. Always compare your current tariffs with any new plan you're looking at. Note which tariffs are fixed and which are variable. Note that only regional customers in Queensland pay the fixed, regulated retail electricity tariff set by the government.
  • Contract terms. When energy shopping, be sure to check the contract terms carefully. Some providers will automatically roll over your contract when it expires, which can be convenient but may come with different costs.
  • Cooling-off period. Make sure that your plan includes a 10-day cooling-off period.

In Queensland, all energy providers must notify you 10 days in advance if they are increasing prices. Providers must also tell you which flexible payment options are available before you sign a contract.

Will Queensland electricity prices increase this year?

Electricity prices will rise across the country over the next few years. This also applies to Queensland, where the government deregulated electricity prices for the majority of consumers in July 2016. In 2016, Queensland actually saw a 1.5% drop in electricity prices due in part to a decrease in the solar bonus scheme. However, prices are set to jump by 4.2% in 2018–19 as wholesale and retail electricity prices rise.


Regional Queenslanders often face higher electricity bills, but are subsidised by the state government.

What sort of energy deals and plans can I get in Queensland?

Switching providers can save you money – that's why many consumers switch. Every home, family and individual will have different energy needs, making it worthwhile to shop around and compare policies carefully. Whatever your needs, here are key issues to look out for.

  • Discounts. In a free market, energy providers offer serious discounts to attract customers. When switching, look for discounts that will last. A discount in the first month isn't worth much if prices remain higher later. Also consider your situation. If paying on time is not a problem, consider a policy with pay on time discounts.
  • Choice. Many providers offer a variety of plans and some might be better than others. If you use a lot of energy during off-peak hours, a policy with off-peak pricing is probably a good idea.
  • Bundling. Does your provider offer electricity and gas? See if they offer a discount for combining the two.
  • Flexible payment and late fees. Check to see how your provider lets you pay your bills. It might be possible to pay your bills in advance, or in flexible instalments. For some customers, flexibility can often mean the difference between paying an energy bill on time or paying late and incurring a fee.
  • Monitoring. Some providers let you track your energy usage using a smartphone app. Knowing more about your energy spending habits can help you make better decisions about your energy usage and save you money.

More questions about Queensland gas and electricity 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.

Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Related Posts

More energy guides

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Privacy & Cookies Policy and Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy.

6 Responses

  1. Default Gravatar
    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.

    • finder Customer Care
      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

  2. Default Gravatar
    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.

    • finder Customer Care
      LouDecember 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

  3. Default Gravatar
    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

    • finder Customer Care
      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.

      Regards,
      Clarizza

Ask a question
Go to site