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Compare electricity and gas plans in TAS and Hobart

Don’t give in to rising energy bills. Compare energy plans in Tasmania so you can switch to a better deal within minutes and start saving.

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Name Plan features Reference price Estimated cost
Energy Locals - Online Member
Basic Plan Information | (LCL708830MRE1@EME)
Energy Locals logo
Green CompanySingle rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
10% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,070/year
(avg. 17.3 kWh/day)
$197.88 membership fee included
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Energy Locals - Local Member
Basic Plan Information | (LCL569583MRE4@EME)
Energy Locals logo
Green CompanySingle rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,130/year
(avg. 17.3 kWh/day)
$257.88 membership fee included
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CovaU - Freedom Residential Anytime
Basic Plan Information | (COV637127MRE2@EME)
CovaU logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
3% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,220/year
(avg. 17.3 kWh/day)
incl. $100 guaranteed discount
View details
1st-energy - RACT Saver
Basic Plan Information | (1ST630578MRE1@EME)
1st Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
3% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,230/year
(avg. 17.3 kWh/day)
incl. $80 guaranteed discount
View details
Aurora Energy - Residential Flat rate
Basic Plan Information | (AUR23721RRE8@EME)
Aurora Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
1% more
than reference price
Reduces to 0% more than the reference price if you pay by direct debit
Estimated cost/year
$2,310/year
(avg. 17.3 kWh/day)
$2,290 if you pay by direct debit
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1st-energy - 1st Solar Bonus
Basic Plan Information | (1ST630571MRE1@EME)
1st Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
1% more
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,310/year
(avg. 17.3 kWh/day)
Go to siteView details
1st-energy - 1st Smart Saver
Basic Plan Information | (1ST724593MRE1@EME)
1st Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
1% more
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,310/year
(avg. 17.3 kWh/day)
View details
1st-energy - 1st Plus
Basic Plan Information | (1ST630564MRE1@EME)
1st Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
1% more
than reference price
Reduces to 2% more than the reference price if you meet the conditional discount requirements
Estimated cost/year
$2,310/year
(avg. 17.3 kWh/day)
$2,260 with conditional discount
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CovaU - Basics Residential Anytime
Basic Plan Information | (COV540753SRE2@EME)
CovaU logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
8% more
than reference price
Estimated cost/year
$2,490/year
(avg. 17.3 kWh/day)
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The estimated yearly cost includes GST for a household in the Tasmanian Networks zone. We've used postcode 7249 to help you get an idea of prices, however, these may vary slightly depending on where you live. Always double-check plan details that matter to you.

Cheapest electricity provider in TAS and Hobart

With just 3 electricity providers to choose from, it's easy to pick Energy Locals as the cheapest option for Tasmanians.

Energy Locals doesn't charge any exit fees so if you feel at any point you're unhappy, you can easily switch providers.

How much does electricity cost in Tasmania?

It's important to understand the different tariffs and electricity rates in Tasmania work as these will determine how much you end up paying for electricity.

There are 5 different tariffs available. Before we get into rates and description just keep in mind:

  • The most common combination of tariffs is Tariff 31 (lights and power) and Tariff 41 (heating and hot water).
  • Customers looking to get on Tariff 93 (time of use) will need a smart meter.
  • Tariff 62 is a controlled load tariff applicable to certain residential properties. It'll kick in during off-peak, night period only. It may be used for water and space heating.

Here's a look at electricity rates offered by retailers on the different tariff types.

Energy Locals rates

TariffDescriptionSupply chargeUsage charge
Tariff 31Light and power80 cents per day25.50 cents per kWh
Tariff 41Heating and water89 cents per day23 cents per kWh
Tariff 61Controlled load 1110 cents per day18.50 cents per kWh
Tariff 63Controlled load 2110 cents per day18 cents per kWh
Tariff 93Time of use86 cents per day33 cents per kWh (Peak)
20 cents per kWh (Off-peak)

These rates are accurate as of September 2022.

1st Energy rates

TariffDescriptionSupply chargeUsage charge
Tariff 31Light and power97.90 cents per day27.28 cents per kWh
Tariff 41Heating and water18.26 cents per day17.71 cents per kWh
Tariff 62Controlled load (night time only)21.56 cents per day13.42 cents per kWh
Tariff 93Time of use108.79 cents per day33 cents per kWh (Peak)
15.29 cents per kWh (Off-peak)

These rates are accurate as of September 2022.

Aurora Energy rates

TariffDescriptionSupply chargeUsage charge
Tariff 31Light and power98.932 cents per day27.631 cents per kWh
Tariff 41Heating and water18.26 cents per day17.71 cents per kWh
Tariff 62Controlled load (night time only)21.793 cents per day13.607 cents per kWh
Tariff 93Time of use108.79 cents per day33 cents per kWh (Peak)
15.29 cents per kWh (Off-peak)

These rates are accurate as of September 2022.

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Best electricity provider in TAS and Hobart

The best electricity provider in TAS for May 2024 is Energy Locals based on its Energy Locals Online Member plan.

Pros

  • 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

Who is the best gas provider in TAS and Hobart?

If you live in the gas zone you're limited in choice between Tas Gas or Aurora Energy, so there's no real best option as their rates are similar.

Gas rates for residential customers

SupplierDaily supply chargeUsage charge
Tas Gas57 cents per day4.191 cents per MJ
Aurora Energy57 cents per day4.17 cents per MJ

These rates are accurate as of September 2022.

  • Good to know. Anyone needing a new gas connection will need to contact Tas Gas for installation. You will be charged a service fee depending on the type of appliances you plan to run using gas. For example, Tas Gas has a $300 fee for standard connections.

You can enter your address on the Tas Gas website and see if your home is on the pipeline locator. If no results pop up simply fill an expression of interest form and someone will get back to you.

Greenest energy providers in Tasmania

According to the most recent Green Electricity Guide by Greenpeace, the top 2 retailers in Tasmania for great green energy credentials are:

1st Energy is last on the list with a score of 3.54/10.

Available energy rebates and concessions in Tasmania

To qualify for energy concessions in Tasmania, you'll need to meet a set of eligibility requirements that usually includes holding a valid concession card.

Excess electricity concession
Annual electricity concession

This provides a daily discount to eligible customers as a cents per day rate.
budget assistance
Heating allowance

This is for pensioners who do not have more than $1,750 in cash assets if they're single. Married or de facto pensioners cannot have more than $2,750.
Medical Energy Rebate
Life support concession

This concession offers a daily discount and assists people who are on life support or live with someone who is.
medical assistance
Medical cooling or heating concession

This is a daily discount for Tasmanians who have a medical condition that requires constant heating or cooling.

Frequently asked questions

Written by

Mariam Gabaji

Mariam Gabaji is an editor and tech and utilities expert at Finder with 12+ years of experience as a journalist. Her goal is to help households cut through the industry jargon and save money on their household bills. Her expertise is often featured in media including the ABC, Yahoo Finance, 9News, 7News, A Current Affair, The Guardian, SBS and Money Magazine. See full profile

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