Find the Right Energy Plan for You in Tasmania

Information verified correct on April 28th, 2017

Tasmania has fewer options than some states, so your choices may be limited.

Tasmania was opened up to full energy competition on 1st July 2014. This means that Tasmanians should now have more a competitive energy market, which should lead to lower prices. Sadly, at the time of writing, there is still only one retail electricity provider in the state, and two gas providers, so choice remains limited. But this will change as time goes on, so watch this space.

What is an electricity and gas provider or retailer?
An energy retailer buys energy from energy producers and sells it to homes and businesses. There are many energy retailers available in Australia, and all of them offer different packages, deals and service different areas. This has made the energy field a good place for consumers to find savings. We’ve previewed many of the energy providers available in Australia today, so if you’re interested in knowing if you could be saving money, why not have a look around our guides?

How can an energy consultant help me find the right plan in TAS?

A specialist energy consultant will help you decide which retailer can best service your needs. They’ll compare your energy use, location, and search through available retailers to pair your house or business with the ideal plan.

What retailers provide energy to Tasmania?

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Tasmania has only one electricity retailer, and so your ability to shop around and find the best price is severely limited.

  • Aurora Energy — Aurora Energy are the state-owned energy provider in Tasmania. They have a range of energy options, including their Aurora Green plan which sources a percentage of your energy from renewable sources. Click here for more information on Aurora Energy.

There are two choices for gas in Tasmania.

How are energy consultants paid?

Energy consultants act as brokers. They will help you find the deal you’re looking for, saving you the time and trouble, and, in return, they get commission on any deal that they close. This could either from taking a fee from the energy retailer for finding a new customer or by adding an overhead to the client’s bill.

What are the pros and cons of using an energy consultant?

The main reason for using an energy broker is that you save yourself the time and effort of comparing every plan from every provider. They also have a professional understanding of the contracts involved and so can cut through the jargon, so you don’t have to. The downside is that even if you don’t know it, you have to pay them for their work

Shirley Liu

Shirley is's publisher for banking and investments. She has completed a Masters in Commerce (Finance) and is the author of hundreds of articles. She is passionate about helping Aussies make an informed decision, save money and find the best deal for their needs.

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