Compare energy in WA | See how much you can save by switching plans

While you can’t change electricity providers, you may be able to save on your energy bill by switching to a cheaper gas plan.

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If you're a residential customer in Western Australia, you don't get to pick your energy retailer. You will need to have either Synergy or Horizon as your retailer depending on where you live.

However, you do get to choose your gas provider, and by comparing the different plans available, you may just be able to shave some dollars off your energy bill.

Best electricity and gas providers in WA

Since you don't get to pick your electricity provider unless you're a large business, we've ranked gas providers only. Ratings are based on number of customers, percentage of complaints and basic plan costs.

These are subjective picks and what is "best" for you might differ.

Our estimated prices include conditional discounts, like discounts for paying on time. Conditional discounts are extremely common in the WA gas market, so make sure you can meet the conditions when you sign up.

Your actual bill will depend on your usage.

Gas

RankMajor retailersNumber of customersComplaints as a proportion of customers
8Simply Energy133,3187.22%
1Origin Energy1,831,9481.45%Get your quote
5AGL1,390,0173.00%Get your quote

What company is the cheapest gas provider in WA?

We've analysed the monthly price estimates for gas providers in WA and found that AGL, Simply Energy, and Origin Energy have some of the lowest prices on natural gas.

ProviderPrice estimateElectricity plan
AGL$54/moAGL Savers - WAGet your quote
Simply Energy$66/moSimply Footy Saver - WA
Origin$78/moOrigin Advantage Variable - WAGet your quote
  • Good to know: The WA government sets a maximum price that retailers can charge for natural gas, so you'll never pay more than what is considered a "fair" price by the government.

Compare energy providers in WA

Learn more about the energy providers in WA that we compare:

How much can I save by switching energy plans?

If you haven't changed your natural gas plan in a while, there's a decent chance of a cheaper option existing on the market.

To find out how much you can save, start comparing gas plans available in your area.

Do I qualify for any energy rebates in WA?

Energy rebates come in 2 forms: either a flat sum or a percentage of your energy bill.

To claim rebates, you need to meet particular eligibility requirements that usually include a valid concession card.

Here is a breakdown of the energy rebates available in WA.

money on hand

Energy assistance payment

This concession is aimed at helping low-income households in WA manage the cost of electricity.

baby

Dependent child rebate

This concession helps those with dependent children by reducing the amount owing on their electricity bills. It scales with the number of children.

air conditioner

Air conditioning rebate

This concession helps offset some of the costs associated with running an air conditioner.

utilities

Hardship Utilities Grant Scheme (HUGS)

This scheme assists those experiencing financial hardship to pay off their outstanding bills. The amount you're eligible for depends on where in WA that you live.

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    PeterNovember 14, 2018

    How is it that I used less power this bill compared to the last bill and yet my bill is double to the first. I am with Synergy.

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      JoelNovember 14, 2018

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      I suggest that you clarify this directly with Synergy to get a direct answer as we do not represent any of the providers on our page.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    IanDecember 5, 2017

    Why do we have to pay a supply charge of over $50.00 isn’t this amount a bit over the top.

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      DeeDecember 5, 2017Staff

      Hi Ian,

      Thanks for your question.

      I would like to confirm, are you referring to usage charge? Usage charge is the additional charge that depends on how much power you actually use and it is measured in cents per kilowatt hour (c/kWh). It is sometimes called a ‘variable charge’ or ‘consumption charge’ and will vary from month to month. If your consumptions is low, the charges may be lower than $50.

      You may have to directly reach out to your provider to confirm their rate for usage charges.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    FAugust 7, 2017

    I was told that if I switch to Kleenheat because you were recommended to me or I have been referred by a kleenheat customer that I will receive an ongoing 20% discount on my bills, is that correct ?

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      ArnoldAugust 7, 2017

      Hi F Latham,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      You maybe eligible for the 20% discount. For confirmation, It would be best to speak with Kleenheat directly you may contact them here 13 13 51 and 13 13 52

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    TanyaJuly 19, 2017

    I am a resident in Perth WA. What alternatives are there for residential electricity providers, outside of Synergy? Is synergy only option? Am looking for cheaper alternatives.

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      RenchJuly 23, 2017Staff

      Hi Tanya,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      There is also Horizon Power. Owned by the Western Australian state government, Horizon Power provides energy to residential customers outside the SWIS. Horizon Power is active in creating a more environmentally friendly energy network and is working to generate more power from renewables and create a more efficient state.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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    BockarieJune 19, 2017

    Can you have pay-as-you-go system in your gas and electrical bills, like the one they have in London?

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      JonathanJune 20, 2017

      Hi Bockarie!

      I’m afraid we don’t have a list of providers who have a pay-as-you-go system. However, what I can advise is for you to check our list of energy and gas suppliers. Check and compare your options using our comparison table. Once you have found a provider that interests you, you can then get in touch with them directly to ask them whether they have the feature you’re looking for or not.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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