Energy appliances

Compare and switch your energy

Paying too much for your energy bill? Do an energy comparison check here at Mozo and find out if you could save by making the switch. We compare over 160 energy plans from leading electricity and gas providers in Australia. Start by entering your postcode below.

Read more

How can Mozo help me to save money on my energy bill? 

Mozo’s energy comparison tool is free to use and let’s you compare your existing energy bill with some of the plans that are currently available to new customers from a range of energy providers. You’ll get to see cost estimates of each energy plan so that you can compare them side by side and make the best choice for your home.  

While switching energy plans is one of the best ways to save money, Mozo has a team of energy experts who spend their time researching and reporting on energy market innovations and energy price updates as well as writing energy guides and energy savings tips to help you reduce your power and gas bills.

What information do I need to compare energy plan prices on Mozo? 

The good news is that even if you don’t have a recent energy bill handy you can still use our comparison tool and get energy bill price estimates for your postcode. We ask you a range of questions to get a quick indication of how much energy you use such as: number of people in your house, where you live, if you have solar panels.

If you find an energy plan on our site that you are interested in, you’ll be able to switch plans directly from our site. In order to switch, additional information you’ll need includes: your personal details, exact property address, your meter number or NMI (this can be found on your bill).

Does Mozo compare energy in every Australian state?

We compare residential electricity and gas plans in most Australian states where there is a deregulated energy market. This includes Canberra, New South Wales, South Australia, South East Queensland and Victoria. The number of energy providers that are compared will depend on where your property is located as different energy providers offer their services in different areas.

We do not compare energy providers in the Northern Territory, Tasmania or Western Australia at this time but rest assured, as soon as the market is deregulated in these regions, Mozo will be there to help you compare energy plans and save.

While our site and database includes information on more than 30 energy providers, we do not compare every available energy plan in the market. Our comparison tool allows you to compare plan prices that are currently available for new customers from a range of leading energy brands. You could be on a plan that is cheaper than the ones that are now available.

Why choose Mozo to compare energy?

Trusted expertise

Trusted expertise

A trailblazer in financial comparison since 2008, Mozo is used by millions of Australians each year.

We've got your back

We’ve got your back

Our energy comparison tools, guides and savings tips exist for one reason, to help you save money on your energy bills.

Totally free

Totally free

Comparing with us is always free. No hidden fees and we remain transparent throughout every step of the process.

Find the right energy deal for you. It’s simple.

Search

Step 1. Search

Simply enter your postcode and get personalised results to suit your needs.

Compare plans

Step 2. Compare

See available energy plans ranked by cost and compare deals side by side.

Connect

Step 3. Connect

Choose a plan. We’ll notify your old and new provider for a seamless switch.

Energy comparison, simplified.

Show transcript

For anyone running an Aussie household, it probably comes as no surprise that one of the biggest causes of bill shock can be energy!

Gas and electricity prices have increased dramatically in recent times, making a bigger impact than ever on your budget. What’s also surprising though, is just how many people don’t look for better options when it comes to these essential services.

So, if going off grid is not a choice, how do you make sure you’re getting a competitive deal? Mozo.com.au is a great place to start.

With guides to help you understand the Australian energy industry and Government policy, plus practical tips to help you save energy - you can find the answers you need to better inform your energy choices. Armed with your new knowledge you can easily compare your current services with leading electricity and gas providers. And, if you find an option that’s better for you, you can simply switch. It’s all 100% online and you don’t even have to let your old or new suppliers know, it’s all taken care of.

By investing just a small amount of time reviewing different policies, you’ll quickly be able to see how much money you can save.

If you want to plug in for a competitive deal for your home, go to Mozo.com.au to compare energy plans now.

If you’re looking to get a better deal on your energy, you’ve come to the right place. Mozo makes it easier than ever to compare energy plans in your local area and find out how much you could save by switching.

Whether you are looking to compare electricity plans or gas plans, our service could help you to find a cheaper energy package or a better choice of plans in your area based on your energy consumption patterns and preferences.

How to compare energy prices

Mozo compares energy plans from a range of leading energy providers around the country to help you find gas and electricity plans available in your area. Comparing energy providers and plans is one of the best ways to save money on rising gas and electricity bills. With our Energy Cost Cruncher Calculator tool, it is now easier than ever to find out how much you could save by switching energy providers. 

Energy providers often change their pricing and plans, so if you’ve never compared your provider before, chances are there is a much better deal out there! Your energy costs are due to a combination of factors, such as where you live, your usage charges and your plan options. We help you compare energy prices in minutes so you can find and switch deals in your area. The exact number of energy providers that you can choose from will depend on where you live, as different providers service different areas within Australia.

To find a cheap energy plan in your area, enter your postcode and a few other details about your household size and usage so that we can compare deals available near you from the energy providers we compare as part of our service. 

Gas and electricity prices vary by region so by telling us where you are, we can look up which providers in our database service your area. If you have a recent bill handy, you will be able to improve the accuracy of your results by entering your actual usage. If you find an energy deal that suits you best, you can apply directly via our service. We'll even notify your old provider that you're switching so you don't have to. 

Saving on energy

Your energy costs will depend on a number of factors ranging from the energy plan that you choose,  the appliances that you have in your home and your energy use habits. 

Average Australian Home Energy Use

Heating and cooling your home is the biggest portion of household energy use so if you are looking to reduce your bill you can investigate ways to help improve the energy efficiency of your home. Things like adding blinds or curtains, making sure that windows and doors are well insulated and keeping heaters and air conditioners at moderate temperatures will all help to lower the usage. 

One other tactic that might be available to you, depending on where you live, is to take advantage of off-peak times when the electricity rates are lower. Things like putting on the dishwasher or washing machine on at night rather than during the day can all help to reduce your costs.  


Energy Comparison FAQs 

What is Mozo?

Mozo is a free comparison website that helps Australians save money on their everyday finances.

We launched in 2008 and first made our name by demystifying retail banking and helping Australians get better deals on home loans, credit cards, savings and other financial products. We expanded to the energy market to help Australian consumers make better, more informed choices regarding their gas and electricity services.

How is Mozo different to other energy comparison sites?

Mozo is here to help you save time and money. Why use us for your energy comparison?

  • Get instant price estimates: You want cheaper energy bills right? On Mozo you can instantly see the average price estimates for your postcode and dial up the accuracy of your comparison by entering more info about your energy usage.
  • Read customer reviews before switching: Often the cheapest price isn’t always what you’re looking for in your energy provider. Mozo publishes energy provider reviews on our site so that you can see what other customers are saying before signing up.
  • Expert articles and guides: Mozo has a team of energy subject matter experts who spend their days digging through energy plan terms and conditions, crunching tariffs and reporting on energy news and savings hacks to help you.

I want a cheap energy plan. How can I compare energy prices?

There is just one question between you and finding out if there is a cheaper energy deal available for you. All we need is your postcode and we can tell you the average price estimates for your home.

Compare energy plans in:

How accurate are the results?

The more info about your energy usage you give us, the more accurate your results will be. The initial results will be based on your suburb’s average usage but you can dial up the accuracy of your results by entering additional information about your household and current energy usage.

To get the most accurate price comparison you will need a copy of your most recent energy bill so that you can enter in details of your current plan cost and household energy usage.

Do the price estimates include discounts?

Yes, we can include discounts in price estimates. You can filter your search to show you results with or without discounts such as pay on time discounts, direct debit discounts and other discounts such as pensioner concessions.

What if I am moving and don’t have a recent energy bill?

We can still give you an estimate of the energy costs based on the average in your area for your household size and ability to make use of offers like pay on time discounts.

Simply enter the postcode or suburb where you will be moving to and start comparing plans.

I rent, can I switch energy plans?

If you are renting and the energy bills are in your name, you'll be able to choose your energy provider. If your electricity and gas is included with your rent, your landlord will be responsible for the electricity plan at the property. 

Do you compare renewable energy plans?

Yes, our database contains providers that source their energy from renewable sources such as solar, wind and hydro electricity. Our results will detail what percentage of energy is sourced from renewable sources for each plan.

Do you compare solar plans?

We compare plans that are available in your area if you have solar panels already installed, but if you are looking to install new solar panels and are wondering how much you will save, we can’t help at this time. We suggest you check out the Clean Energy Council website which has a free guide to buying and installing solar panels.

Where can I learn about saving energy and lowering my usage?

In addition to our energy cost comparison tool, we’ve got a range of information on our site from helpful energy guides to energy saving tips. If there is something you’d particularly like us to cover, get in touch with us here.

How does Mozo make money?

Mozo makes money by helping energy providers connect with customers, like you, who are looking for a great energy deal. Most importantly our service is totally free to use and it is the energy providers competing for your business that pay Mozo, not you!

Mozo shares a fee with our partner, CIMET, who helps provide this service. This fee is paid when you complete an application and switch energy providers using our service.  Mozo may also earn revenue when energy providers purchase display advertising on our site or when we help them use the all the great data we’ve collected.

Picture of Ceyda Erem
Ceyda Erem
Money writer

Ceyda Erem is not only Mozo’s authority on all things Banking, she's also got the title as our lead energy writer. She loves to put her researching and writing talents into stories that help our readers to make more informed financial choices, whether that’s about finding the best energy deal or writing about the latest sneaky bank tricks. Ceyda has a Bachelor of Arts (major in writing) from Macquarie University. She is also  ASIC RG146 (Tier 2) certified for general advice.

*To calculate the potential savings figure Mozo identified the lowest plan provided by Mozo and highest cost plan in each energy distributor state region based on the average residential usage in that state. The costs data used across the state is current at 17 August 2020. Not all plans will be available via the Mozo energy comparison service. Your individual usage and location, along with which plan you are on and which plans are available on the Mozo site at any given time, will vary the savings you may be able to achieve using the Mozo energy comparison service.

Energy Provider Reviews

AGL Gas review
Overall 5/10
I just want a simplified and reasonable bill.

I received a call from them to change my plan. I didn't understand any of it on the phone, and felt rushed and pressured to change on the spot without knowing what I was changing to. It didn't feel good to be cornered like that.

Read full review

I received a call from them to change my plan. I didn't understand any of it on the phone, and felt rushed and pressured to change on the spot without knowing what I was changing to. It didn't feel good to be cornered like that.

Price
5/10
Bill clarity
2/10
Customer service
6/10
Green Friendly
3/10
Less
Sam, Victoria, reviewed about 21 hours ago
Synergy Electricity review
Overall 5/10
We are stuck with them.

I don't have any choice for a provider in WA. Last year our bill was double what it should be and eventually they sorted it out. I am not very aware of any green credentials. We are stuck with them.

Read full review

I don't have any choice for a provider in WA. Last year our bill was double what it should be and eventually they sorted it out. I am not very aware of any green credentials. We are stuck with them.

Price
4/10
Bill clarity
7/10
Customer service
6/10
Green Friendly
3/10
Less
Mel, Western Australia, reviewed about 21 hours ago
AGL Electricity review
Overall 9/10
Price competitive and easy to contact.

They have always been up front and fair with their pricing.

Read full review

They have always been up front and fair with their pricing.

Price
8/10
Bill clarity
8/10
Customer service
9/10
Green Friendly
8/10
Less
Jolanda, South Australia, reviewed about 21 hours ago

Latest Energy news

Solar battery climbs

Solar battery installations on the rise despite lack of government help

Although the Covid-19 pandemic may have put a damper on potential international travel, it hasn’t slowed down Aussies from reaching their green energy goals. Research from solar analytics group, SunWiz finds that Aussie households had more than 31,000 solar energy batteries installed in 2020, an increase of 20% from 2019. What’s more impressive is that sub-100W solar panel installations have grown by 39% year-on-year. “In 2020 Australians continued to demonstrate a desire to reduce their power bills by making the most of the nation’s abundant and cheap solar power and empower themselves with a battery,” said SunWiz managing director, Warwick Johnston. “It was a surprisingly good year.”Unsurprisingly, South Australia led the way for solar battery installations, with just over a quarter of installations occurring in that state. According to Johnston, this influx may be linked to the state’s solar battery subsidy program. “There is such high demand from [South Australian] homeowners that the state government had to reduce its subsidy to avoid overheating the market and exhausting available government funds too quickly,” he said. SunWiz estimates that the uptake for solar batteries will continue to soar, with the analytics group forecasting an additional 33,000 installations this year alone.

Read More
Evs tax

Victorian government to impose an electric vehicle tax for drivers

Following new legislation introduced last week, Victoria is about to become the first state in Australia to impose a tax on electric vehicles (EVs) and other zero-emission vehicles. The new tax is set to come into effect on July 1 and will cost EV owners 2.5 cents per kilometre and two cents per kilometre for hybrid vehicles. It’s estimated that the total cost for EV owners will be up to $300 every year at registration time. Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas explained that the decision to introduce the tax on EVs was to ensure that all Victorian drivers were treated equally while creating a sustainable road network. "We are providing confidence to new electric vehicle owners with a massive boost to our charging network, funded by the distance-based charge, which will reduce range anxiety as a key barrier to take-up," he said.However, not everyone is on board with the new initiative, Greens MP, Sam Hibbins said the argument for the EV tax was not justifiable and was nothing more than a “tax grab by the government”.

Read More
Renewables trump gas

Renewable energy continues to kick gas to the curb

According to new analysis from the Climate Council, it’s clear that gas power is slowly starting to be phased out from the National Energy Market (NEM). The non-profit organisation found that output from gas generators fell to rock bottom levels over the past summer, reaching only a total of 5% of the market share. They believe that this was due to wind and solar power breaking records of their own, surging to new heights of generation. “Our existing gas power stations are struggling to compete with clean, reliable and affordable renewable energy and storage. Australia does not need any new gas,” said Climate Council senior researcher, Tim Baxter. “Gas is a polluting and expensive fossil fuel that’s on the way out and has no role to play in our economic recovery. It’s driving up household power prices, and prices for our manufacturing industries, putting the sector at risk.” The last time gas peaked was in Autumn 2014, occupying 13% of the market share, meanwhile, renewable energy has doubled in market share during the same period. During the most recent summer in New South Wales, the market share of renewables hit 26.1%, compared to just 0.9% for gas. These figures were even more impressive in Victoria, with the renewables’ market share claiming 29.5%, compared to a mere 0.5% for gas. “As the sunniest and one of the windiest places on the planet, Australia should be cashing-in on its renewable advantage, and in doing so, rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a win-win,” said Baxter.

Read More
Gold coast queensland content

Australia s first community owned energy provider expands to queensland

Since its inception in Byron Bay following protests against coal seam gas fracking, Enova has rolled out services all over New South Wales and to date has almost 10,000 customers. Now the community-owned energy provider has extended its services to residents in South East Queensland.

Read More
Energy prices low

Rising energy costs aussies opt for bill payment services to help

Almost a year on from the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown and Aussie households seem to have gotten back to their regular routine. But one thing that might not have bounced back to normal is our energy bills. According to bill payment platform Deferit, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Northern Territory all had a 10% - 20% increase in the dollar amount of energy bills paid in the last year. Founded in 2018, Deferit is an innovative bill payment platform that allows Aussies to guarantee their bills are paid on time. Users upload a bill they are struggling to pay, and Deferit will pay it off immediately on their behalf. Customers can then pay back the cost in four equal interest-free instalments, similar to Buy Now Pay Later services. There are no late fees; however, customers will need to pay a fixed monthly fee of $5.99. Deferit co-founder and chief executive officer Jonty Hirsowitz says the rise in energy costs has seen many Aussies flock to the payment platform to keep their living expenses on track. Interestingly, the payment service found that 77% of energy bills uploaded are paid on or ahead of time.“We have seen over 150% year on year growth since February last year - so throughout the Covid-19 period,” he said. “That said, we actually found that users had access to more funds than usual as a result of the various government subsidies and access to superannuation.”Hirsowitz says that energy bills are the most common bill type paid off, with over 30,000 energy bills being paid over the past 12 months. The average energy bill amount being paid on time is $250 and $467 for an overdue bill. “It's essentially like bill smoothing meeting bill extensions at the click of a button. An average Deferit consumer will upload three bills per month and spread their payments back to us across the remainder of the month according to their income and other household expenses,” says Hirsowitz.

Read More