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Compare cheap energy providers in QLD to save up to $300/year

If you live in South East QLD, you can compare your options in minutes and start saving today.

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Residents of South East Queensland have a choice between 22 companies to choose a cheap energy plan. This region stretches from Coolangatta in the south to Gympie in the north and as far west as Toowoomba.

Outside of this region, you're restricted to a handful of plans from Ergon Energy.

Who is the cheapest electricity and gas provider in QLD?

The cheapest energy provider may not always be the best energy provider in QLD, but sometimes all you want is a low costing plan.

Cheapest electricity in QLD

AGL and Origin currently offer the cheapest electricity plans in Queensland followed by Alinta Energy and EnergyAustralia.

  • Good to know: We've included EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy's fixed-rate plans in the table as you can lock in prices for 12 months to avoid rate changes.
Providers Average Annual Electricity Rates Compare prices

AGL Value Saver

agl logo
$1,320
Variable rates
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Origin Flexi

Origin logo
$1,320
Variable rates
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Alinta Energy Home Alinta energy
$1,330
Variable rates
EnergyAustralia FlexiPlan Energy Australia logo
$1,340
Variable rates
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Alinta Energy Sports Alinta energy
$1,410
Variable rates

Red Living Energy

Red energy
$1,460
Variable rates
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AGL Flexible Saver

agl logo
$1,480
Variable rates
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Origin Go

Origin logo
$1,610
Fixed rate for 12 months
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Energy plan prices are changing frequently right now. We calculated typical prices for providers for a 2-3 person household using data from the Energy Made Easy site. Always double-check plan details that matter to you.

Cheapest gas in QLD

Alinta Energy currently offers the cheapest gas plans in Queensland followed by AGL and Origin Energy.

Providers Average Annual Gas Rates Compare prices
Alinta Energy Home Alinta
$520
Variable rates
Alinta Energy Sports Alinta
$520
Variable rates

AGL Value Saver

agl logo
$530
Variable rates
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AGL Flexible Saver

agl logo
$570
Variable rates
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Origin Flexi Rate ePlus

Origin logo
$620
Variable rates
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Red Energy Living

Red energy
$620
Variable rates
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Origin Go

Origin logo
$640
Fixed rates for 12 months
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Energy plan prices are changing frequently right now. We calculated typical prices for providers for a 2-3 person household using data from the Energy Made Easy site. Always double-check plan details that matter to you.

Compare all energy providers in QLD

We've pulled prices from all the major energy providers in QLD so you can get an estimate on how cheap your bill could be with each company. We did this using the average usage rate of 5365.5kWh per household and using 4000 as the postcode.

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Name Product Electricity Price (annual) Gas price (annual) Features More details Features
Origin Energy Flexi Rate ePlus
Origin Energy Flexi Rate ePlus
$1,320
$620
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Bundling
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Bundling
Get a quote
More infoView details
No exit fees or lock-in contracts on most of their market offerings.
AGL Value Saver
AGL Value Saver
$1,320
$530
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Bundling
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Bundling
Go to site
More infoView details
Fixed rates on some plans for the first 12 months.
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
$1,340
Gas not available in QLD
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
Go to site
More infoView details
Fixed rates and guaranteed discounts for the first 12 months.
EnergyLocals Online Member 2022
Green Company
EnergyLocals Online Member 2022
$1,340
Gas not available in QLD
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
Go to site
More infoView details
Get 100% carbon neutral plans at no extra cost.
Kogan Energy
Kogan Energy
$1,550
Gas not available in QLD
  • Solar
  • Bundling
  • Solar
  • Bundling
Go to site
More infoView details
Offers an app to track your power usage in real time.
Alinta Energy HomeDeal Energy
Alinta Energy HomeDeal Energy
$1,330
$520
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
More infoView details
Australian customer support and loyalty rewards for paying your bill.
Red Energy Living Energy Saver
Red Energy Living Energy Saver
$1,460
$620
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
Get a quote
More infoView details
Earn Qantas rewards points every time you pay your bill.
Globird Energy Boost
Globird Energy Boost
$1,620
$670
  • Solar
  • Solar
Go to site
More infoView details
Local customer support based in Melbourne.
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Compare up to 4 providers

Energy plan prices are changing frequently right now. We calculated typical prices for providers for a 2-3 person household using data from the Energy Made Easy site. Always double-check plan details that matter to you.

Is electricity or gas cheaper in QLD?

The research we’ve conducted shows that the average quarterly power bills in QLD are $310, while gas bills tend to be around $165 over the same period.

While gas bills are definitely cheaper, your bills will depend upon your usage, the appliances you use and your house’s design.

See our guide on gas vs electricity to learn more.

Average annual power bill per state

Average annual gas bill per state

How much can I save by switching energy plans?

There are 2 common situations where you stand to save money by switching:

  • You’re on a standing offer. If you’ve been on your plan for more than a year or have recently moved house, there’s a chance you’re on a standing offer. Recent research suggests you can save between $180 and $300 a year by switching to a market offer.
  • You haven’t switched recently. If you’re on a market offer, there’s still a decent chance that something cheaper is out on the market since your last comparison. Switching to the latest deals can help you save.

Regardless of your contract or plan, start comparing to see what savings can be made.

Do I qualify for any energy rebates available in QLD?

Energy rebates are either a flat sum or a percentage of your energy bill.

To claim a rebate, you'll need to satisfy particular eligibility requirements, which usually includes holding a valid concession card.

Here's a summary of the rebates that are available in Queensland.

electricity

Electricity and gas rebates

This is designed to help concession holders with the cost of their energy bills.

Low income house

Electricity and gas rebates for residential home parks and multi-residential premises

This is a similar concession to the general energy rebate above, but is claimed by multi-residential premises by the owner.

life support

Electricity asset ownership dividend

This dividend is paid out to Queenslanders thanks to Queensland's power assets being publicly owned.

Medical energy rebate

Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme

This scheme helps Queenslanders who are struggling to pay their energy bills due to an unforeseen emergency or short-term financial crisis.

Medical energy rebate

Medical Cooling and Heating Electricity Concession Scheme

This rebate helps cover electricity costs for people with chronic medical conditions that require constant heating and cooling.

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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.

      You may refer to our list of electricity and gas providers in Queensland. To help you decide, Finder designed our comparison table in a way that it’s easier for you to compare options by highlighting critical product details like ­­features, customer service rating, etc. You can click on ‘View details’ to see the pros and cons per provider. You can click on ‘More info’ to be rerouted to our review page to check the details about the provider and cost.

      Once you are ready to sign up, you can click on the ‘Go to site’ button (if available) to be securely redirected to the provider’s website. Or hit on the ‘Enquire now’ button (if available) to have an electricity wizard contact you to discuss your options. You simply need to provide your name, contact details, property type, and postcode then make sure you read and understand the terms and conditions before clicking on the green ‘Enquire now’ button.

      As a gentle reminder, always check the provider’s website and the plan T&Cs before entering into any energy plan for certain restrictions, limitations, fees, and exclusions that apply.

      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.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      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 features 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 to learn more and get the help you need to explore your options.

      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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