Our research found that the average quarterly gas bill in Australia is around $210. QLD came in cheaper at $184 per quarter.
Cheap gas providers in QLD
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If you haven't switched your gas provider in a while, you could be paying a lot more than you need to.
We looked at the numbers* and found that residents in Brisbane's Ausnet network had a gap of $120 between the median standing gas offer and median market offer.
*AER Annual Retail Markets Report 2019-20 - September 2020 - Chart 3.6. You may be put on a standing offer when your original plan's benefit period expires or when you move house.
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Cheap gas providers in QLD?
|Plan Name||Contract Term||Tariff type||Estimated Quarterly Price||More details|
GLOSAVE Residential(AGN-Brisbane)-AGN QLD
|No contract term|
Includes GST and conditional discounts
AGN QLD Residential Gas Budget Offer
|No contract term|
Residential Essentials Plus
|Ongoing contract with 1 year benefit period|
|Go to site|
Qantas Red Saver
|No contract term|
Which brands offer gas in QLD?
As one of the three largest energy retailers in Australia, AGL accounts for about 20% of Australia's total electricity generation.
Alinta Energy is a private company owned by a Hong Kong-based organisation, and it currently employs around 800 people across Australia and New Zealand.
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 to its customers.
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 their energy portfolio does not contain many renewables.
Average gas price in QLD
Is price everything?
When price is your main concern, the best plan will be one where you pay the least for usage and supply of your natural gas. Rates that are only low due to discounts and promotional deals usually expire after a period of time, leaving you with high prices afterwards.
There are two main discount types:
- Guaranteed discounts. This will always apply to your bill as long as it hasn't expired.
- Conditional discounts. You must meet a condition to enjoy this discount. For example, a pay on time discount will be removed if you're late with your payment, potentially leaving you with much higher rates in the aftermath.
What rebates can I get in QLD for gas?
An energy rebate will refund some of your energy bill if you qualify. These are some of the current rebates for gas in Queensland:
- Reticulated Natural Gas Rebate. A natural gas rebate for eligible concession card holders.
- Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme. One-off concession for those facing financial difficulty due to an emergency or short-term financial crisis.
- Concessions for owners of multi-unit buildings/residential communities. For owners who are supplying electricity or natural gas to pensioners, veterans or other eligible concession card holders.
See our rebate page for more information on rebates and concessions.
How do you get a connection?
If you are renting or moving into a house with a natural gas connection, you can get yourself activated in two ways:
Let your landlord or agent handle it.
Discuss the details and let your landlord handle the natural gas connection. In most cases, the landlord would be responsible for the property energy account when you are renting.
Use the Energy Plan Finder to compare gas providers and find a gas plan that works for you.
Do you have a choice of gas provider?
This depends on where you live. Residents of South East Queensland have full control over their electricity and gas providers, and they can choose from whatever plans are available. Customers in the rest of Queensland must buy gas from the state distributor.
Additionally, if you live in SE Queensland but are 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 may also not be able to appeal to the Energy Ombudsman if you aren't treated fairly, depending on your situation, although you should be allowed to install a meter if you wish.
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