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AGL vs Energy Australia

AGL and Energy Australia are two of Australia's biggest energy retailers, serving a combined 5.3 million customers across the nation, but even though Energy Australia has only half of AGL's customer base, it still provides some fierce competition.

To help compare the two providers, we've summed up what plans are on offer from each provider and provided a side-by-side comparison of their cheapest plans in the four major states they both operate in.

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1 - 4 of 4
Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Apply
AGL Residential Seniors Saver
AGL Residential Seniors Saver
NSW
NSW
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
NSW,VIC,QLD,SA,ACT
NSW,VIC,SA,ACT
Fixed rates and guaranteed discounts for the first 12 months.
AGL Basics
AGL Basics
NSW,VIC,QLD,SA
NSW,VIC,QLD,SA
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
NSW,VIC,QLD,SA,ACT
NSW,VIC,SA,ACT
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AGL vs Energy Australia: How do they stack up against each other?

At the time of writing, here's how the two provider compared to each other:

AGLEnergy Australia
incentivesIncentivesFlybuys, bill creditsDiscounted plan fees
greenpower optionsGreenPower options33
ratingGreen Rating3.5 stars3 stars
pricePriceAGL is cheaper in 1 out of the 3 states we reviewed, excluding SA where the cheapest plans are at the same price.Energy Australia is cheaper in 2 out of the 3 states we reviewed, excluding SA where the cheapest plans are identically priced.

Last checked April 2021

Cost comparison: AGL vs Energy Australia

The list below shows the plans for each provider.

Compare electricity plans from AGL and EnergyAustralia

In NSW, AGL's and EnergyAustralia's electricity plans are priced about the same.
See more NSW energy plans.

1 - 5 of 8
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
AGL - Residential Value Saver
Basic Plan Information | (AGL668788MRE7@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
18% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,500/year
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AGL - Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information | (AGL710804MRE3@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
18% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,500/year
Go to siteView details
EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE379607MRE26@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
18% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,500/year
View details
AGL - Residential Netflix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (AGL686232MRE6@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
17% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,520/year
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AGL - Residential Solar Savers
Basic Plan Information | (AGL698023MRE3@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
6% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,720/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Ausgrid network who consumes 3911kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

In VIC, AGL's electricity plans are cheaper than EnergyAustralia's.
See more VIC energy plans.

1 - 5 of 8
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
AGL - Residential Seniors Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (AGD530701MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
22% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,340/year
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AGL - Residential Value Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (AGD530709MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
22% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,340/year
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EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Energy Fact Sheet | (TRU537342MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
21% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,360/year
View details
AGL - Residential Netflix Plan
(AGD537817MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
20% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,370/year
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AGL - Residential Solar Savers
(AGD537666MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
9% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,570/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Jemena network who consumes 4000kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

In QLD, AGL is cheaper than EnergyAustralia.
See more QLD energy plans.

1 - 5 of 8
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
AGL - Residential Value Saver
Basic Plan Information | (AGL547757MRE16@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
10% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,780/year
Go to siteView details
AGL - Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information | (AGL360479MRE21@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
10% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,780/year
Go to siteView details
EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE379814MRE15@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
9% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,800/year
View details
AGL - Residential Netflix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (AGL686221MRE5@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
9% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,800/year
Go to siteView details
EnergyAustralia - Rate Fix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE681805MRE2@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
5% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,870/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Energex network who consumes 4613kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

In SA, AGL's electricity plans are cheaper than EnergyAustralia.
See more SA energy plans.

1 - 5 of 8
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
AGL - Residential Seniors Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (AGD530701MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
22% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,340/year
Go to siteView details
AGL - Residential Value Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (AGD530709MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
22% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,340/year
Go to siteView details
EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Energy Fact Sheet | (TRU537342MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
21% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,360/year
View details
AGL - Residential Netflix Plan
(AGD537817MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
20% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,370/year
Go to siteView details
AGL - Residential Solar Savers
(AGD537666MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
9% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,570/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the SA Power Networks network who consumes 4011kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Only EnergyAustralia offers power plans in the ACT.
See more ACT energy plans.

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Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE379834MRE16@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,160/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Rate Fix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE681810MRE2@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
4% more
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,230/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE472331MRE4@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% more
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,300/year
Go to siteView details
EnergyAustralia - Solar Max
Basic Plan Information | (ENE360419MRE15@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% more
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,300/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Evoenergy network who consumes 6100kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Compare gas plans from AGL and EnergyAustralia

1 - 4 of 4
Name Product Details Gas Price (Annual) Apply Description

AGL Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information
AGL Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information
AGL Residential Seniors Saver

$789
• Annual estimate includes $100 sign up credit for new customers

AGL Basics
Basic Plan Information
AGL Basics
Basic Plan Information
AGL Basics

$789
• Annual estimate includes $75 sign up credit for new customers

EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan

$1,038

EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan

$1,128
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Jemena network who consumes 18542MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
1 - 4 of 4
Name Product Details Gas price (annual) Apply Description
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan

$1,293
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan

$1,621
AGL Residential Seniors Saver

$1,623
• Annual estimate includes $25 sign up credit for new customers
AGL Basics
Energy Fact Sheets
AGL Basics
Energy Fact Sheets
AGL Basics

$1,803
• Annual estimate includes $75 sign up credit for new customers
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the AusNet Services network who consumes 46000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
1 - 2 of 2
Name Product Details Gas price (annual) Apply Description
AGL Basics
Basic Plan Information
AGL Basics
Basic Plan Information
AGL Basics

$648
• Annual estimate includes $75 sign up credit for new customers
AGL Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information
AGL Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information
AGL Residential Seniors Saver

$696
• Annual estimate includes $100 sign up credit for new customers
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the APA (Allgas Energy) network who consumes 8000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
1 - 4 of 4
Name Product Details Gas Price (annual) Apply Description
AGL Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information
AGL Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information
AGL Residential Seniors Saver

$951
• Annual estimate includes $25 sign up credit for new customers
AGL Basics
Basic Plan Information
AGL Basics
Basic Plan Information
AGL Basics

$955
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan

$1,199
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan

$1,249
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Australian Gas Networks network who consumes 14000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
1 - 2 of 2
Name Product Details Gas Price (annual estimate) Apply Description
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan

$1,074

Basic Plan Info

EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan

$1,310

Basic Plan Info

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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Evoenergy network who consumes 20000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
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Name Product Details Gas Price (annual estimate) Apply Description
AGL Savers

$784
AGL Senior Plus

$784
AGL Set & Forget

$784
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the ATCO network who consumes 4015MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

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What plans are available from AGL and Energy Australia in each state?

Note: Discounts and incentives change often. Be sure to check with the provider before signing up or applying.

New South Wales

Both AGL and Energy Australia offer their full suite of plans in every state, and NSW is no exception. AGL customers can pick between two plans, while Energy Australia customers have a choice of three (though one is just a standing offer plan).

AGL
Signing up online for this variable rate plan can net you a $75 credit on your first bill plus 5,000 flybuys points over 15 months.
This is more or less the Saver plan but with an additional $20 bonus bill credit every 6 months for 2 years on top of what you get before. The usage rates are locked for the first 2 years of the plan.
energy Australia logo
This is the flagship plan with fixed rates for the first 12 months and variable rates thereafter. The guaranteed discount applies for a year.
This is a version of the Total Plan with slightly higher usage rates, and it offers fixed rates for a 12-month benefit period.
This is a stock standard variable rate energy plan that offers no extra special features compared to the other two plans. Electricity will be provided at the reference price.

Victoria

In Victoria, much like New South Wales, there are several plans available to customers of both retailers. Energy Australia only allows direct debit in Victoria, while AGL’s plans have more flexible billing options.

AGL
You get 12 months of variable rates with no discounts attached. You can receive 5,000 flybuys points in the first 15 months of the plan.
With this plan, you'll get 12 months of fixed rates that are a little bit higher than the Saver version. You'll also receive the flybuys points.
energy Australia logo
This plan gives the highest total discount on your energy bill and offers fixed rates for a one-year benefit period. The discount is lower on electricity than it is on gas if you combine utilities.
Similar to the Total Plan, No Frills will give you a fixed rate for the first 12 months before changing to a variable rate, but it requires direct debit payments.
There’s nothing special about this plan. It simply offers electricity at the Victorian Default Offer. There’s no benefit period.

Queensland

Here, the discounts offered by both providers when compared to the reference price shrink considerably. The range of savings between the plans is not as large as the range in other states.

AGL
This will provide you with a simple variable rate plan. If you choose to sign up online, you’ll receive a $75 credit on your first bill and get up to 5,000 flybuys points in the first 15 months.
You'll get fixed rates for the first 24 months and the same incentives as the Saver version plus a $20 bill credit every 6 months for 2 years. The usage rates are generally higher when compared to the other plan.
energy Australia logo
As in other states, the Total Plan provides a guaranteed discount on both your usage and supply rates for the first 12 months you’re on it. It also has fixed rates during that period.
This plan is extremely close to the Total Plan, but it has lower fixed rates for the first twelve months and no discount. The cost works out to be about the same as the Total Plan.
This plan does not come with any bonus features. It provides electricity at the reference price and nothing more.

South Australia

In South Australia, the difference between Energy Australia’s plans is minimal in terms of usage rates and discounts. AGL offers a wider spread but less bill credit than in other states.

AGL
Get $25 in bill credit and 5,000 flybuys points over 15 months when you sign up to this plan online. Otherwise, it’s a simple variable rate offer.
This plan offers fixed rates for the first 24 months plus a $20 bonus credit every 6 months for the 2-year benefit period. It also comes with the same online sign-up incentives as the Saver plan.
energy Australia logo
This gives a guaranteed discount and fixed rates for the first 12 months of the plan.
Nearly identical to the Total Plan in South Australia, it replaces the guaranteed discount with lower fixed rates for the benefit period of one year.
As it says in the name, this is a basic plan offering electricity at a rate exactly equal to South Australia’s reference price with no special conditions.

Verdict

When you’re comparing these two providers, a noticeable point of difference is that AGL offers multiple different sign-up incentives in the form of bill credit and flybuys points, while Energy Australia doesn’t. It’s also worth noting that the "guaranteed discounts" on Energy Australia’s flagship Total Plan are a little misleading – Total Plan’s guaranteed discount just brings its inflated usage and supply rates in line with the No Frills offering for the first 12 months.

When it comes to the environment, both Energy Australia and AGL offer certified renewable GreenPower in 10%, 20% and 100% increments. On top of this, Energy Australia offers customers a 100% carbon neutral offset option once they’ve had their plan for 6 months. Both companies help their customers manage their power use and bills via apps (the AGL app and the EnergyAust app).

While plans vary depending on where you live, AGL wins considering the prices on plans.

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Important notes: The estimated price we show by default is based on a single rate tariff. On your bill this might be known as a 'peak tariff', 'peak only' or an 'anytime tariff'. There are other tariff types available to customers and you may need to contact your provider if you are on these tariffs:

  • Single rate with a controlled load
  • Time of use
  • Time of use with a controlled load

The price estimate should not be used as an official quote, but an indication of what your costs may be on the plan. It varies based on whether you provide us with your bill details. You can learn more here.

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