Get your landlord or agent to do it.
If you're renting, there's a chance that the landlord will be responsible for the energy account at the property. You can sort out details with them, and let them handle connection fees if needed.
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|Provider||Electricity plan||Contract term||Price estimate|
|Simply Energy||NSW Simply Blue Perks||No Contract Term||$38/mo|
|AGL||Super Saver - NSW||No Contract Term||$42/mo|
|Origin||Origin Advantage - NSW||No Contract Term||$43/mo|
|EnergyAustralia||Total Plan Home||Ongoing Market Contract||$44/mo|
|Red Energy||Red Living Energy Saver - NSW||No Contract Term||$46/mo|
AGL is one of the three largest energy retailers in Australia and accounts for about 20% of Australia's total electricity generation.
Alinta Energy is a private company owned by a Hong Kong-based organisation and currently employs around 800 people across Australia and New Zealand.
Click Energy is a smaller retailer that operates primarily online, which it claims helps keep the cost of its energy down.
CovaU is an Australian owned and operated energy retailer based in Sydney, providing gas and electricity to its customers.
Discover Energy is an Australia-based company that launched in 2019 and offers customised solar solutions for its customers.
As a retailer, Dodo not only sells electricity and gas in Australia but also Internet and mobile plans.
One of Australia's three largest energy retailers, EnergyAustralia is owned by a Hong Kong-based company and owns a number of primarily coal-powered electricity generation assets.
GloBird Energy is an Australian retailer based in Melbourne that sells energy plans in Victoria and NSW.
Origin Energy is Australia's largest energy retailer, founded in 2000 and meeting 30% of East Coast energy demand.
Red Energy is a 100% Australian company owned by Snowy Hydro, although its energy portfolio does not consist of many renewables.
Simply Energy was founded in 2005 by an international power company called ENGIE and has its head offices in Melbourne.
Sumo is an Australian owned electricity retailer based in Melbourne that also sells Internet bundles to its customers.
|Cheapest plan availableⓘ||$131||$524|
If your primary concern is money, then the best plan for you will be the one with the lowest usage and supply rates. However, watch out for low rates that are the result of discounts or deals that expire or have certain requirements.
There are two main discount types:
Rebates will give you a certain amount back on your energy bills if you qualify for them. Here are some of the current rebates for gas in NSW:
If you're moving into a house or apartment with a natural gas connection and you haven't had one before, here's how you can get it activated:
Yes. Residents of NSW have a choice of what gas or electricity retailer they wish to go with.
However, if you're part of an embedded gas network where the property owner buys gas and resells it to tenants, you may not be able to choose your gas retailer. You will still be able to appeal to the Energy Ombudsman if you aren't treated fairly.
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