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GloBird Energy electricity plans and review

Our verdict: Not too green, but comes with discounts. You can send GloBird a copy of your energy bill and see how its rates compare.

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Pros

  • Local customer support based in Melbourne.
  • Compare your latest energy bill directly on GloBird’s website.

Cons

  • Rock-bottom solar feed-in tariffs.
  • All discounts are conditional.
  • No mobile app for plan management.

GloBird Energy at a glance

Energy plan prices are changing frequently right now. We calculated typical prices for providers for a 2-3 person household using data from the Energy Made Easy site. Always double-check plan details that matter to you.
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Name Product Electricity Price (annual) Difference from Reference Price Gas Price (annual) Rate Apply
Globird Energy Glogreen
Globird Energy Glogreen
$3,390
101% more
$1,060
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Boost
Globird Energy Boost
$3,140
83% more
$1,040
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Glosave
Globird Energy Glosave
$3,150
86% more
$1,040
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Residential DMO
Globird Energy Residential DMO
Electricity not available in NSW
N/A
Gas not available in NSW
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Solarplus
Globird Energy Solarplus
$3,290
3290
Gas not available in NSW
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Ultrasave
Globird Energy Ultrasave
$3,210
72% more
$1,070
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Freelunch
Globird Energy Freelunch
Electricity not available in NSW
N/A
Gas not available in NSW
Variable Rates
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Energy plan prices are changing frequently right now. We calculated typical prices for providers for a 2-3 person household using data taken from each provider's website. Always double-check plan details that matter to you before signing up.
1 - 7 of 7
Name Product Electricity Price (annual) Difference from Default Offer Gas price (annual) Rate Apply
Globird Energy Glogreen
Globird Energy Glogreen
$1,867
43% more
$1,332
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Boost
Globird Energy Boost
$1,789
33% more
$1,288
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Glosave
Globird Energy Glosave
$1,770
35% more
$1,288
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Residential DMO
Globird Energy Residential DMO
Electricity not available in VIC
N/A
Gas not available in VIC
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Solarplus
Globird Energy Solarplus
Electricity not available in VIC
N/A
Gas not available in VIC
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Ultrasave
Globird Energy Ultrasave
Electricity not available in VIC
N/A
Gas not available in VIC
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Freelunch
Globird Energy Freelunch
$1,776
36% more
Gas not available in VIC
Variable Rates
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Energy plan prices are changing frequently right now. We calculated typical prices for providers for a 2-3 person household using data from the Energy Made Easy site. Always double-check plan details that matter to you.
1 - 7 of 7
Name Product Electricity Price (annual) Difference from Reference Price Gas Price (annual) Rate Apply
Globird Energy Glogreen
Globird Energy Glogreen
$3,310
73% more
$1,310
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Boost
Globird Energy Boost
$3,140
62% more
$1,290
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Glosave
Globird Energy Glosave
$3,180
66% more
$1,290
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Residential DMO
Globird Energy Residential DMO
Electricity not available in SA
N/A
Gas not available in SA
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Solarplus
Globird Energy Solarplus
Electricity not available in SA
N/A
Gas not available in SA
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Ultrasave
Globird Energy Ultrasave
$3,270
71% more
$1,320
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Freelunch
Globird Energy Freelunch
Electricity not available in SA
N/A
Gas not available in SA
Variable Rates
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Energy plan prices are changing frequently right now. We calculated typical prices for providers for a 2-3 person household using data from the Energy Made Easy site. Always double-check plan details that matter to you.
1 - 7 of 7
Name Product Electricity Price (annual) Difference from Reference price Gas price (annual) Rate Apply
Globird Energy Glogreen
Globird Energy Glogreen
$4,616
165% more
$810
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Boost
Globird Energy Boost
$4,335
149% more
$820
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Glosave
Globird Energy Glosave
$4,466
156% more
$810
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Residential DMO
Globird Energy Residential DMO
$1,880
N/A
Price N/A
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Solarplus
Globird Energy Solarplus
Electricity not available in QLD
N/A
Gas not available in QLD
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Ultrasave
Globird Energy Ultrasave
$4,475
157% more
$830
Variable Rates
Globird Energy Freelunch
Globird Energy Freelunch
Electricity not available in QLD
N/A
Gas not available in QLD
Variable Rates
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GloBird Energy review: Our verdict

GloBird's power plans range in price from 0% - 25% less than the reference price. Its prices are the best in Victoria, and the worst in New South Wales where it only has a single low-value plan on offer.

GloBird is certainly cheap (especially for Victorians) but has a very poor track record on the environmental side of things. Here are some of the reasons you might like GloBird:

  • Plug a recent energy bill directly into the website for an idea of how much you could save with GloBird.
  • Customer support team is based in Melbourne, meaning local support every time.
  • Minor discount (1%) for bundling gas and power on some plans.

What's the catch?

  • GloBird has pay-on-time discounts on some plans; your prices may rise if you're late with a payment.
  • Poor feed-in tariffs for solar customers.

As with most providers, GloBird doesn't have any lock-in contracts so you can always switch providers anytime you aren't happy.

Where is GloBird Energy available?

GloBird Energy is a small company that sells electricity and gas to residents of Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. It has nearly 38,000 customers on its power plans across the 4 states it services.

Can I bundle gas and electricity with GloBird Energy?

Yes. Customers who are on the ComboElec or Combo UltraSave plans will save 1% on their usage and supply charges by bundling, but there are no other benefits apart from convenience.

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Solar Energy

Does GloBird Energy offer solar plans

If you already have a solar system installed, you can get feed-in tariffs for power you export to the grid.

If you don't, GloBird Energy doesn't help with solar installation.

How good is the feed-in tariff?

GloBird's solar rates are some of the lowest of any provider, offering 3c or less per kWh in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia, as well as the bare regulated minimum in Victoria.

Here's a breakdown of its feed-in tariffs by state.

  • NSW: 5c/kWh
  • VIC: 6.7c/kWh
  • QLD: 5c/kWh
  • SA: 1c/kWh

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Green Energy

How green is Globird?

Green Electricity Guide Rating: 3.54/10

If you're after an environmentally friendly provider, GloBird Energy may not be the best choice.

It has no carbon offsets or GreenPower available on its plans, and offers poor solar feed-in tariffs across the board.

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Customer service

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User-friendly app

★★★

3 out of 5 stars
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Financial hardship support

GloBird Energy customer service

For some idea of GloBird Energy's customer support, the 2019-2020 market report from the Australian Energy Regulator is a good source to consider. Here's how GloBird performed:

GloBird EnergyMarket AverageMajor provider average
Average call wait time115 seconds53 seconds99 seconds
Calls abandoned before being answered18%9%6%
Complaints (% of total customers)1%2%2%

How can I get in touch with GloBird Energy?

Need to chat with GloBird Energy? You can reach out to its 100% local customer care team in a number of ways:

  • Phone. Ring the call centre between the hours of 8:30am - 5:30pm AEST weekdays, or 9am - 3pm Saturdays.
  • Live chat. Ask a question via the live chat interface on the GloBird website.
  • Email. Get in touch through GloBird's contact form for less urgent enquiries.

Looking to switch to GloBird Energy?

If you're keen to switch to an energy plan from GloBird Energy, simply head to the GloBird website and apply there.

  • Once you've entered your details and had your application accepted, GloBird will handle the rest. The switching process should take no more than 2 business days.

Get a cost estimate

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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