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Expert picks: Best energy providers in Australia – state by state

We’ve selected our top picks for electricity and gas providers in each state based on price, additional fees, features and more.

Find the best electricity and gas provider in your state

Our top picks are based on a value score that looks at price and other key features and criteria such as credit card fee, rewards, wins in any Finder awards, mobile app availability and local customer support.

Simply navigate to your state and find out which provider topped in our value score ranking.

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Best electricity and gas providers in NSW

Top pick: Electricity

Power House

$1,430 /year

22% less than reference price

  • Powershop customers can get a smart meter installed, free of cost
  • Monthly billing available
  • Direct debit available
  • No credit card fees
  • Mobile app to track usage and manage your plan
  • 100% carbon neutral

Basic Plan Information

Top pick: Gas

Everyday Rewards Variable

$730 /year

  • Receive up to 5,000 Everyday Rewards points after 45 days, then 1 point per $1 ongoing
  • Direct debit available
  • No disconnection fees
  • No credit card fees
  • Live chat available
  • Mobile app to track usage and manage your plan

Basic Plan Information

Best electricity and gas providers in VIC

Top pick: Electricity

Value Select

$1,120 /year

35% less than reference price

  • Monthly billing available
  • Direct debit available
  • Australian-based customer support
  • Live chat available
  • Mobile app to track usage and manage your plan

Energy Fact Sheet

Top pick: Gas

FIRST

$1,450 /year

  • Option to earn Kogan Rewards and access free shipping on Kogan's online retail store
  • Direct debit available
  • No disconnection fees
  • No credit card fees
  • Mobile app to track usage and manage your plan

Energy Fact Sheet

Best electricity and gas providers in QLD

Top pick: Electricity

Powering On

$1,630 /year

17% less than reference price

  • Receive up to 10 cents a litre off fuel up to 1,500 litres per year (valued at $150)
  • Monthly billing available
  • Direct debit available

Basic Plan Information

Top pick: Gas

Residential Value Saver

$730 /year

  • $75 sign-up credit for new customers
  • Bundling discounts on mobile, internet and energy
  • Monthly billing available
  • Direct debit available
  • No disconnection fees
  • No credit card fees
  • Live chat available
  • Mobile app to track usage and manage your plan

Basic Plan Information

Best electricity and gas providers in SA

Top pick: Electricity

Blue First

$1,910 /year

16% less than reference price

  • 100% carbon neutral plan
  • Monthly billing available
  • Direct debit available
  • Australian-based customer support
  • Live chat available
  • 100% carbon neutral

Basic Plan Information

Top pick: Gas

Lumo Plus

$980 /year

  • Access to Lumo Rewards for discounts on big-name brands
  • Direct debit available
  • No disconnection fees
  • No credit card fees
  • Australian-based customer support
  • Live chat available

Basic Plan Information

Best electricity and gas providers in the ACT

Top pick: Electricity

Power Up

$1,470 /year

32% less than reference price

  • Australia-based customer support
  • No lock-in contract
  • Direct debit available

Basic Plan Information

Top pick: Gas

Go Variable

$890 /year

  • Save up to 12 cents a litre on fuel at EG locations by combining with Woolworths and EG offers
  • Save $10 a month on your internet when you bundle your gas and NBN plans
  • Direct debit available
  • No disconnection fees
  • No credit card fees
  • Live chat available
  • Mobile app to track usage and manage your plan

Basic Plan Information

Best electricity provider in TAS

Top pick:
Electricity

Energy Locals Online Member

$2070 /year

  • One of the best rates available for electricity customers in TAS
  • 2023 Finder Green Award winner for Green Energy Retailer of the Year
  • 100% carbon neutral plans at no extra cost to you
  • Australian-based customer support
  • No credit card fees

    Best gas provider in WA

    Top pick:
    Gas

    Alinta Fair Go 35

    $556 /year

    • 35% discount on gas usage charges for 2 years
    • Highly commended for gas in WA in Finder's 2023 Customer Satisfaction Awards
    • Local customer support
      • Good to know. Most people living in Western Australia aren't able to choose their electricity provider due to the way energy is regulated by the state government.

      Our methodology: How we researched the best energy providers

      Finder's energy experts tasked themselves with finding the best electricity and gas plan for each state (where applicable).

      • We compared electricity and gas plans from 20+ providers across the different states. The top 5 plans in each state were chosen based on their competitive pricing.
      • Each plan in our state-based shortlist was given a value score which took into account specific features from each provider. These included local customer support, live chat options, mobile app availability, whether it charged a credit card fee or had any deals on offer. We also checked if it was a winner or finalist in Finder's 2022 Customer Satisfaction Awards and had any standout green credentials.
      • Our top picks were finalised based on how well they did across each of the features listed.

      Why you can trust Finder's energy experts

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      In the last 3 years, we've helped over 1.39 million people compare energy plans by explaining features clearly and simplifying confusing terms and conditions.

      How do you find the best energy plan?

      To find the best energy plan, you should consider the following factors:

      • Energy usage: Keep your last bill handy so you can see check your energy consumption plus usage and supply charges. This will help you compare energy plans.
      • Reference price or Victorian Default Offer: This is the benchmark pricing set by energy regulators in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and the ACT to help you compare electricity plans.
      • Discounts: Look out for sign up credits and other conditional discounts (pay on time and direct debit discounts) that can help you reduce your energy bill further.
      • Fees: You'll want to check any extra fees the provider charges. This can include move-in fees, credit card fees, disconnection and reconnection charges plus paper bill fees.
      • Customer support options: Some providers only allow you to call them for help while others may offer a mix of local customer support and live chat options.

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