Compare gas providers in NSW
These are the best and cheapest natural gas providers in NSW, and switching can save you hundreds.
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New South Wales is Australia's fourth largest natural gas market, with 45 gas retailers authorised to sell plans to residents.
How can you pick the best one? We go through everything you need to know about gas in NSW below.
While the average price for gas in the state is around $733, by switching to one of the other retailers, you could be paying as low as $587. That's a savings of up to $146.
Best gas provider in NSW
While the term "best" is subjective, we've chosen these based on plan prices and the number of complaints. AGL was not only the cheapest but had the fewest complaints among the 3 biggest providers. Origin had around roughly 4 times the complaints, but scored well on plan price. Energy Australia had fewer complaints than Origin, but more expensive plans.
Cheapest gas providers in NSW
We've researched the cheapest gas providers available for residents of NSW. Luckily, these are quite similar to the ones we've also deemed to be best. You should pay least with AGL, followed by Origin and Energy Australia.
Gas prices in NSW: What should you expect to pay?
As with all energy bills, the amount you pay will depend on your plan and how much gas you use.
That said, the median annual price paid for gas in NSW is $733, according to the Annual Retail Markets Report 2020–2021. This is for an average consumption household using around 50.4MJ of gas per day.
The report also showed how widely plans can vary – the minimum price was $587 ranging up to $856 per year, so choosing a good plan can make a big difference.
When it came to usage rates, NSW residents on the Jemena gas network paid a median of 3.98c/MJ for their natural gas.
What's the average gas usage in NSW?
The average household in NSW had an annual gas usage of 18,384MJ, or 18.3GJ. This is the equivalent of 50.4MJ per day.
Compare gas prices in NSW
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
How do I get the best gas deals in NSW?
When comparing natural gas providers, there are a few key things to consider for the best deal. Take into account:
- Your usage. Gas is usually based on block pricing, with unit pricing falling the more gas you use in a single day. If you have consistently high usage, you might look for a provider with cheaper subsequent blocks.
- Supply charges. These are charged just for being connected and don't depend on usage. If you have very low daily usage, a low supply charge could be a priority.
- Discounts/benefit periods. Some plans come with discounts that depend on certain conditions (e.g. paying on time) or only last 12 months. Watch out for plans that depend on vanishing discounts for their low prices.
If you're ready to start your comparison, you can use our tool in the table above.
What gas rebates are available in NSW?
The NSW Gas Rebate is intended to help NSW households cover the cost of their natural gas (up to a total of $110 per year).
You can apply for this rebate if you:
- Live in NSW
- Are the account holder of a gas retailer
- Have an eligible concession card
How to apply: Call up your gas account provider and provide your concession card details. Request for the rebate to be applied to your natural gas bills and they should handle the rest.
Customers on bottled gas will either need to apply online or fill out a form and lodge the application by post or email.
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