Compare offers from electricity & gas retailers
One way to reduce your electricity and gas costs is to shop around to see if you are getting the best deal for your particular energy needs.
- You have a choice of retailers to go with if your building in located in: New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Australian Capital Territory or Queensland.
- In Western Australia, you can only choose providers if your energy use is over 50 MWh per year (about $12,500).
- Residents in Tasmania and the Northern Territory do not have a choice of retailers to go with.
View the Energy Made Easy website for more information on comparing energy offers and changing contracts.
When comparing offers ensure you:
- Compare costs accurately and ask retailers what their variable and fixed costs are
- Ask what service fees you’ll have to pay and check whether the charge is for the same number of days as on your existing bill when comparing service fees
- Check whether there are any extra fees for late payments or early contract termination
- Ask if anything extra is included in a market offer like bonuses or savings
- Check billing and payment arrangements, including how and when you are billed and payment option
- Check whether time-of-use pricing or off-peak hot water is on offer
- Check what happens at the end of the contract period for market contracts
- Find out how you renew and what happens if you wish to change retailers or return to a regulated contract
Compare offers in your state
Australian Capital Territory and South Australia: Australian Energy Regulator – Energy Made Easy
South Australia: Essential Services Commission of South Australia
New South Wales: Australian Energy Regulator – Energy Made Easy
Victoria: My Power Planner
Queensland: Queensland Competition Authority
Western Australia: Government of Western Australia - Department of Finance
Households in Tasmania and the Northern Territory do not yet have a choice of retailer. For details on current pricing and household energy tips you can go to your existing supplier.
Aurora Energy (Tasmania)– Energy Calculators
PowerWater Corporation (Northern Territory)–Residential Pricing