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Compare electricity and gas providers in Canberra and the ACT

Comparing and switching to a cheaper electricity or gas provider in Canberra or the surrounding ACT will take you just 10 to 15 minutes at most.

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Name Plan features Reference price Estimated cost
ActewAGL - Power Up
Basic Plan Information | (ACT667788MRE2@EME)
ActewAGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
32% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$1,660/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
Go to siteView details
ActewAGL - Capital electricity plan
Basic Plan Information | (ACT551687MRE8@EME)
ActewAGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
23% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$1,880/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
Go to siteView details
ActewAGL - Simple Saver
Basic Plan Information | (ACT499217MRE5@EME)
ActewAGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
21% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$1,930/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI542088MRE9@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
20% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$1,940/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
View details
Origin Energy - Go Solar Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI727594MRE3@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
19% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$1,980/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
View details
Red Energy - Red BCNA Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552780MRE7@EME)
Red Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
18% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,000/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
View details
Red Energy - Red EV Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552843MRE7@EME)
Red Energy logo
Single rate tariffSmart meter requiredFeed in tariff available
Reference price
18% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,000/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
View details
Red Energy - Qantas Red Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552322MRE7@EME)
Red Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
18% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,000/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
View details
Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552185MRE6@EME)
Red Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
18% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,000/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539722MRE12@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
17% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,030/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
View details
Nectr - 100% Clean
Basic Plan Information | (NTR697533MRE2@EME)
Nectr logo
Single rate tariff
Reference price
16% less
than reference price
Plus an extra 4% below the reference price if you meet the conditional discount requirements
Estimated cost/year
$2,050/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
$1,950 with conditional discount
View details
Energy Locals - Local Rewards
Basic Plan Information | (LCL744095MRE3@EME)
Energy Locals logo
Green CompanySingle rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
13% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,110/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
$197.88 membership fee included
Go to siteView details
Energy Locals - Online Member
Basic Plan Information | (LCL744101MRE3@EME)
Energy Locals logo
Green CompanySingle rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
12% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,130/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
$197.88 membership fee included
Go to siteView details
CovaU - Basics Residential Single
Basic Plan Information | (COV540725SRE2@EME)
CovaU logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
12% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,150/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
View details
EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE379834MRE18@EME)
EnergyAustralia logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
11% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,160/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
incl. $140 guaranteed discount
View details
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Evoenergy network who consumes 6,500kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Cheapest electricity providers in Canberra and the ACT

The top 3 electricity providers in ACT currently offering the cheapest plans are:

The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Evoenergy network who consumes 6,500kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Compare gas plans in Canberra and the ACT

1 - 10 of 16
Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539750MRG6@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 59.32c/day
Usage: 2.71 - 3.49c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$890/year
View details
Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552127MRG4@EME)
Red Energy logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 68.2c/day
Usage: 2.4 - 3.5c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$920/year
Go to siteView details
Red Energy - Qantas Red Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552288MRG5@EME)
Red Energy logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 68.2c/day
Usage: 2.4 - 3.5c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$920/year
View details
Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539734MRG9@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 61.02c/day
Usage: 2.79 - 3.59c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$920/year
View details
Red Energy - Red BCNA Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552701MRG4@EME)
Red Energy logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 68.2c/day
Usage: 2.4 - 3.5c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$920/year
View details
ActewAGL - Winter Saver 23%
Basic Plan Information | (ACT726836MRG2@EME)
ActewAGL logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 83.6c/day
Usage: 3.59 - 5.5c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,050/year
Go to siteView details
ActewAGL - Capital gas plan
Basic Plan Information | (ACT551684MRG6@EME)
ActewAGL logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 65.21c/day
Usage: 2.87 - 4.34c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,080/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE379832MRG18@EME)
EnergyAustralia logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 88.88c/day
Usage: 4 - 5.13c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,090/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Rate Fix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE681815MRG2@EME)
EnergyAustralia logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 88.88c/day
Usage: 4 - 5.13c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,200/year
View details
Red Energy - Standing Offer
Basic Plan Information | (RED21301SRG11@EME)
Red Energy logo
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 104.5c/day
Usage: 3.17 - 4.38c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,230/year
View details
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If you're looking for a new gas plan in Canberra and the ACT, we've included guarantee discounts and any available sign up incentives to the annual price estates in order to make it easier to compare.

You should also keep an eye out for additional plan features that might impact your decision such as credit card and move-in fees.

Want to know more about the ins and outs of changing plans? Read our guide to switching energy providers for more information.

Cheapest gas providers in Canberra and the ACT

The top 3 cheapest gas providers in ACT are:

How do I find the best energy provider in the ACT?

If you're looking to compare energy providers in Canberra or the surrounding ACT, you can start by looking at 3 key features:

  1. Price. If you haven't switched providers over the last 12 months, there's usually room to find a better energy plan. You can use our comparison engine to find the best price available to you in your area.
  2. Discounts. You will see these displayed as either discounts or a percentage less than the DMO. The DMO is a benchmark set by the government to help you compare energy plans.
  3. Hidden costs. Always read the terms and conditions set by a provider as there might be extra costs that might not be immediately clear when you sign up. Watch out for hidden costs including connection/disconnection fees, metre reads, credit card charges and late fees.

You can read our guide to switching energy providers if you want more details.

Greenest energy providers in ACT

The Green Electricity guide researches the greenest electricity providers across Australia. When it comes to their 2022 report, the top 3 greenest electricity providers in the ACT are as follows:

Alternatively, you can also find an energy retailer that offers carbon-neutral plans or the option to add on GreenPower at a small cost to you.

This will make sure your provider sends renewable energy back to the grid on your behalf.

Do I qualify for any energy rebates or concessions in the ACT?

Qualifying for rebates or concessions in the ACT requires you to meet certain eligibility requirements, which often include holding a valid concession card.

Utilities Concession icon
Utilities Concession

This covers electricity, natural gas, water and sewerage and is calculated on a daily basis, with rates depending on the season.
Medical Energy Rebate
Life Support Rebate

This rebate is designed to help people with life-threatening conditions cover the running costs of life assistance equipment or those that require constant heating or cooling to prevent their condition from getting worse.

Frequently asked questions

To make sure you get accurate and helpful information, this guide has been edited by David Gregory as part of our fact-checking process.
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