Electricity and gas providers in Queensland

Compare a list of energy options in South East and regional Queensland.

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Quick facts about Queensland energy

  • Queensland's energy market is deregulated for customers in South East Queensland.
  • If you live in South East Queensland, you can choose from a wide range of electricity retailers.
  • If you live in regional Queensland, you don't have a choice in retailers as Ergon Energy is the only option outside of South East Queensland.
  • There are only a few gas providers operating in the state.
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Compare electricity or gas providers in Queensland

Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Billing Green rating Details More details
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
NSW
QLD
Monthly billing
Credit card fees
N/A

Green options

Solar

Billing

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

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Go to site
More info
NSW
VIC
QLD
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Enquire now
More info
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
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
More info
NSW
QLD
SA
ACT
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
More info
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
More info
QLD
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
More info
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Credit card fees
More info
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
More info

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How does the Queensland energy market work?

The Queensland energy market is relatively complex compared to other states, as only the market in the South East region is deregulated. There is a wide range of electricity providers in South East Queensland. However, customers in regional and country Queensland only have one option, Ergon Energy. Prices in this area are regulated by the state government.

There are two major electricity distributors in the state. Energex is the distributor for South East Queensland while Ergon Energy is the electricity distributor for the rest of the state. There are also two main gas distributors operating in Queensland.

Queensland energy retailers

Ergon Energy is the only retailer in country and regional Queensland. However, residents in South East Queensland can choose from the following providers:

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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.

Energy rebates and concessions in Queensland

The following rebates and concessions are available in Queensland:

  • Queensland electricity and gas rebates
  • Electricity Life Support
  • Medical Cooling and Heating Concession Scheme
  • Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme
  • Concessions for owners of multi-unit buildings or residential communities
  • Drought Relief From Electricity Scheme (DRECS)
  • Energy Supplement

Check if you're eligible for any concessions or rebates in Queensland and learn how to apply

How to compare energy providers Queensland

If you live in South East Queensland, consider the following factors when choosing an energy retailer:

  • Cost. Make sure to factor in the entire cost of the energy plan including any ongoing discounts and fees such as late payment fees, connection fees and early termination fees.
  • Payment options. Check to see if the provider offers your preferred payment option. Some retailers only accept direct debits, while others also accept BPAY, credit card payments, in-person payments and cheques.
  • Real-time monitoring. Some providers let you track your energy usage using a smartphone app or desktop software. This can help you budget more accurately and reduce your energy use.
  • Contract terms. When choosing a provider, be sure to check the contract terms carefully. Some contracts are month-to-month, while others are for terms of up to two years.

How to switch providers in Queensland

If you live in South East Queensland, switching energy providers is simple. After you chose a new provider, you can typically apply to switch online or over the phone. The application process varies depending on the provider.

Step by step guide on how to switch energy providers

Frequently asked questions about Queensland energy

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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.

      Regards,
      Clarizza

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