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Energy Cost Cruncher Calculator

Looking to save money on your energy costs? Compare deals with instant quotes from energy providers in your area.

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

  • Totally free

    Totally free

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

Brands we compare on Mozo

Find the right electricity 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 electricity 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.

Calculating energy plan costs side by side

With so many energy plans in the market, it can be hard to work out how much you'd really save if you switched plans. That's where Mozo's cost cruncher calculator comes in. To get started you'll need to enter your postcode and then answer some questions about your home's energy needs. If you've got an existing bill handy, we'll be able to compare this with some of the other deals on the market right now. 

You'll be able to see price estimates for plans available and even compare plan features side by side so that you know that you're comparing apples with apples. Your energy bill is calculated based on two main aspects: a supply charge and usage. The supply charge is usually a fixed cost. To calculate your usage costs you'll need to know exactly how many KwH of energy your home is consuming. You can usually find this information easily enough on your bill. You'll be able to compare plans from a wide range of energy providers with our service, but we don't compare every energy plan available. We've got information on our site about most energy providers that operate in Australian states where there is a deregulated energy market such as NSW, QLD, SA and VIC

Choosing the best energy plan

The thing about energy plans is that there isn't any one single plan that's best for everyone. Your energy costs will depend on a wide variety of factors including where you live, how many people live at the address, your meter type, your budget, even your stance the environment. Our goal is to help you to find a suitable energy plan based on as many factors as possible. 

Tips to save on energy

If you are looking to cut down the cost of your energy bill there are two main ways that you can do this. The first one is to switch to a cheaper energy plan. Every retailer has different tariffs and plans so shopping around regularly is one of the best ways that you can minimise your energy bill.  The second way that you can cut down on your bill is to reduce your usage and / or the energy efficiency of your home. 

Tips to save on your energy bill


Mozo's team of energy experts spend their days researching and writing about all the latest news and developments in the Australian energy sector and make this information freely available for you to read. Check out our  energy savings hub or head to our energy guides section for more detailed buyers guides on everything from smart meters to battery storage. 

Do I have to pay money to switch energy plans on Mozo? 

Our comparison calculator is free to use and there is no obligation for you to switch plans by using our cost cruncher tool. In most instances, if you are switching from an open market plan you will not have to pay to switch. There are some energy plans that do have exit fees so you should check your existing plan to make sure that you will not be charged a fee.

If you are moving house and you need to connect the electricity and gas service there is usually a fee to do this. This is generally added to your first bill. 

How accurate are the cost estimates? 

The more information you can provide us about your current energy usage the more accurate your quote calculations will be. It is a good idea to have a recent bill handy so that you can enter in your usage and details of your current plan. 

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.

*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

Origin Energy Electricity
Overall 6/10
Loyal customers ignored

This company does not understand how to look after loyal customers and do nothing to keep you moving to another provider. However, weeks later, they contact you to try and save the relationship costing time, and money and inconveniencing the customer. Retaining customers is the key to profit and customer loyalty.

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This company does not understand how to look after loyal customers and do nothing to keep you moving to another provider. However, weeks later, they contact you to try and save the relationship costing time, and money and inconveniencing the customer. Retaining customers is the key to profit and customer loyalty.

Price
7/10
Bill clarity
6/10
Customer service
4/10
Green Friendly
6/10
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Vicky, New South Wales, reviewed 22 days ago
Origin Energy Electricity
Overall 10/10
With Origin you can link your Woolworths card

I have been with Origin for about 16 years. When I look into other electrical companies Origin always came out the best deal for me. When I was struggling after being diagnosed with MS they were very understanding and helped me deal with the outstanding bill in increments I could handle. The App is very easy to understand, bills are also easy to read and comprehend you can even do a self read if you like and more.

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I have been with Origin for about 16 years. When I look into other electrical companies Origin always came out the best deal for me. When I was struggling after being diagnosed with MS they were very understanding and helped me deal with the outstanding bill in increments I could handle. The App is very easy to understand, bills are also easy to read and comprehend you can even do a self read if you like and more.

Price
7/10
Bill clarity
10/10
Customer service
10/10
Green Friendly
8/10
Less
Michele, New South Wales, reviewed 22 days ago
AGL Gas
Overall 10/10
Good

Agl are excellent when it comes to any type of financial hardship and always willing to assist in hard times. Bills are reasonable for a single household too.

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Agl are excellent when it comes to any type of financial hardship and always willing to assist in hard times. Bills are reasonable for a single household too.

Bill clarity
7/10
Customer service
10/10
Less
Sabrina, Victoria, reviewed 24 days ago

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