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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.

Compare electricity plans Canberra and ACT

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.
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Name Plan features Reference price Estimated cost
ActewAGL - Power Up
Basic Plan Information | (ACT667788MRE1@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
32% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$1,470/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
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Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552185MRE4@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
23% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$1,660/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
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ActewAGL - Simple Saver
Basic Plan Information | (ACT499217MRE3@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
21% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$1,710/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
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Amber - Variable Wholesale Prices estimate only
Basic Plan Information | (AMB725937MRE1@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
15% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$1,830/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
$228 membership fee included
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Energy Locals - Online Member
Basic Plan Information | (LCL708831MRE1@EME)
Green CompanySingle rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
6% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,030/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
$197.88 membership fee included
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Energy Locals - Local Member
Basic Plan Information | (LCL569300MRE3@EME)
Green CompanySingle rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
2% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,100/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
$257.88 membership fee included
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ActewAGL - Solar Saver
Basic Plan Information | (ACT486853MRE5@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,160/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
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EnergyAustralia - Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE472331MRE4@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% more
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,300/year
(avg. 16.7 kWh/day)
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Cheapest electricity providers in Canberra and the ACT

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

Best electricity provider in Canberra and the ACT

The best electricity provider in ACT for April 2024 is ActewAGL thanks to its Power Up plan.

Power Up

$1,470 /year

32% less than reference price

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

Basic Plan Information

The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Evoenergy ACT network who consumes 20000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Compare gas plans in Canberra and the ACT

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Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539750MRG4@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 59.32c/day
Usage: 2.71 - 3.49c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$890/year
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Red Energy - Living Energy Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552127MRG3@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 68.2c/day
Usage: 2.4 - 3.5c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$920/year
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Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539734MRG7@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 61.02c/day
Usage: 2.79 - 3.59c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$920/year
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Red Energy - Qantas Red Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552288MRG3@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 68.2c/day
Usage: 2.4 - 3.5c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$920/year
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Red Energy - Red BCNA Saver
Basic Plan Information | (RED552701MRG3@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 68.2c/day
Usage: 2.4 - 3.5c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$920/year
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ActewAGL - Capital gas plan
Basic Plan Information | (ACT551684MRG5@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 62.7c/day
Usage: 2.53 - 3.85c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$970/year
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EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE379832MRG18@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 88.88c/day
Usage: 4 - 5.13c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,090/year
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Red Energy - Standing Offer
Basic Plan Information | (RED21301SRG10@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 96.8c/day
Usage: 3.17 - 4.31c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,190/year
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EnergyAustralia - Rate Fix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE681815MRG2@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 88.88c/day
Usage: 4 - 5.13c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,200/year
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ActewAGL - Home Gas plan
Basic Plan Information | (ACT64470SRG7@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 83.6c/day
Usage: 3.19 - 4.88c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,250/year
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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:

Best gas provider in Canberra and the ACT

The best gas provider in ACT for April 2024 is Origin Energy thanks to its Go Variable plan.

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

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.

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