Finding the a great electricity deal on Mozo is super simple! All you need to do is enter your postcode and answer a few questions about your home and your power habits. Once you’ve entered in your details, we’ll instantly provide you with a list of electricity plans and prices from a range of major electricity retailers available in your area!
No, our service is totally free for Australian consumers and there’s no obligation to sign up to a plan to view your electricity comparison results.
Mozo doesn’t compare electricity plans of every electricity retailer in the market but we do compare electricity prices from a range of major electricity retail brands like Energy Australia, Powershop, AGL, Origin Energy as well as new players like Tango and Sumo Energy.
We also publish electricity provider reviews from real customers on our site from over 30 electricity providers from around Australia, to help you make a more informed decision when choosing your next electricity plan.
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Simply enter your postcode and get personalised results to suit your needs.
See available electricity plans ranked by cost and compare deals side by side.
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If you are looking to save money on your electricity bill or moving house and want to compare electricity providers, Mozo can help. We’ve created an energy comparison service to make it easier than ever to find a cheap electricity plan and save.
All you have to do is tell us a few details about your household and our comparison technology does the rest. You’ll get an instant list of results showing a range of electricity providers, electricity plans and cost estimates in your area and find out how much you could save by switching. If you’re after a cheap gas or dual fuel deal, we can give you price quotes for this service as well, just select this option on the form.
Mozo’s free online electricity comparison service ranks plans from a range of leading energy providers so that you can compare the cost of each plan and determine the best option for you.
If you want to pay less on your gas and electricity bill, then one of the best ways to do this is by switching. Your electricity bill is calculated by a combination of factors, such as where your property is located, usage charges and your electricity plan options. The specific number of energy providers that you can choose from will depend on where you live, as different electricity providers service different locations in Australia.
To get the most accurate electricity price estimates using our electricity comparison tool we recommend that you have a recent electricity bill handy. By entering your actual usage you will be able to compare electricity plans and get accurate estimates of the possible savings you’ll get if you switched providers.
When you’ve found the right electricity deal for your home, you can apply for the plan direct from our site. If you are switching plans there is no need to call your old electricity company, we'll handle everything from setting up your new connection to notifying your old supplier.
Do you scratch your head every time your electricity bill comes along? You’re not the only one. Although understanding how your electricity plan works can be a task in itself, knowing what makes up your bill can help put you on the right path to finding a better deal.
Your electricity bill is split between two charges, one within your control and the other outside of your control, they are:
Next, depending on the type of plan you've signed up to and the type of electricity meter you have, how you are billed for your usage will depend on the tariff attached to the plan. Some of the most common types of electricity tariffs include:
Knowing what kind of tariff you’re on can help you determine whether it is the right option for your household. For instance, if you’re currently on a single rate tariff and aren’t home during peak hours, it might be worth considering opting for a time of use tariff instead.
One of the more trickier parts of finding the best electricity deal for your home is to first understand what kind of plan your household needs. Having your most recent bill nearby when comparing electricity plans can help you do this, as it will give you an insight to what level of usage your household falls under. From there, you’ll be able to compare quotes from different electricity retailers to determine which plan is the best electricity deal for your home.
When comparing electricity plans to find the best deal for your household, there are a number of things to consider, such as:
If you live in a state or territory which has a deregulated electricity market like Canberra, New South Wales, South Australia, South East Queensland and Victoria then you’ll be able to use our service today to compare residential electricity plans. While Tasmania has a deregulated market we do not compare plans there at this time. 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.
For now, we do not compare electricity providers in the Northern Territory, Western Australia or regional Queensland but you can rest assured, as soon as the market is deregulated in these regions, Mozo will be there to help you compare electricity plans and save.
While our comparison service covers electricity plans from some of Australia's leading electricity providers, we do not compare every available electricity plan in the market. Our service looks at electricity plans that are currently available for new customers. It’s possible that the electricity plan you are on currently could be cheaper than newer plans that are available now.
For many Australian households, it might make sense to have both your electricity and gas supplied by the same energy provider, also known as a ‘dual fuel’ energy plan. While there is the obvious convenience factor and the possibility of a discount for combining services, opting for a plan like this may not be the cheapest option.
Before signing up to a dual fuel plan, be sure to compare electricity and gas plans separately as you may find the best plan for both comes from separate providers. It’s important to look beyond flashy introductory offers and consider which plan will offer value long term.
Our tool will help you to compare your electricity and gas options for duel fuel households. Our results will detail pricing options if you select the same provider for both or we can also show you options if you want to cherry pick your gas and electricity provider separately.
We’ve kept things simple. On Mozo you can:
In the time it takes you to read this sentence we could be giving you cheap electricity quotes for your home. It really is that simple.
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The more info about your energy usage you give us, the more accurate your results will be. You can dial up the accuracy of your results by entering additional information about your household and current electricity usage.
Before you start your comparison it is a good idea to have your most recent electricity bill handy.
You can tell us whether you want us to include discounts in your electricity cost estimates by filtering your preferences. We can include discounts for pay on time, direct debits or online billing as well as pensioner concessions.
No problem, we can still give you an estimate of the cheapest electricity plans for your household size and eligibility for conditional offers like pay on time discounts.
Simply enter the postcode or suburb of where you will be moving to and start comparing cheap electricity plans.
Yes, if the electricity bill is in your name you have the right to choose which energy plan and provider you use. If your rent includes electricity or the landlord pays the energy bill, then you won’t be able to switch plans. Read our helpful renter’s guide to switching energy plans if you want more detailed info.
Yes, if choosing your electricity plan based on renewable energy generation is important to you we can show you which plans will best suit you. Many providers give you the option to source your electricity from renewable sources such as solar, wind or hydro. Our results will detail what percentage of energy is sourced from renewable sources for each plan.
If you already have solar panels installed at your property we can detail the plans that allow for solar but our cost calculations will not include any feed in tariff rebates. You will need to calculate this independently.
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.
In addition to our electricity cost comparison tool, we’ve got a range of information on our site from helpful electricity guides to energy saving tips. If there is something you’d particularly like us to cover, get in touch with us here.
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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.
Energy Australia are great at communicating any changes to rates, the bills are predictable and fair, and its easy to access everything via the online portal.Read full review
Energy Australia are great at communicating any changes to rates, the bills are predictable and fair, and its easy to access everything via the online portal.
Overall electricity consumption fell by 2% in the second quarter of 2020, compared to the same period last year, according to the latest Inquiry into the National Electricity Market report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).And unsurprisingly, residential electricity consumption has climbed significantly thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown. Melbourne in particular experienced one of the biggest increases in consumption of between 10% and 30%, compared to last year. ACCC chair Rod Sims believes this increase is set to put a strain on household budgets and cause many households to fall behind with their energy bills. “The pandemic is exacerbating energy affordability concerns. At a time when many consumers are experiencing reduced incomes, increased electricity consumption could lead to rising household debt and financial strain,” he said. “Available data suggests more customers are a month behind in bill payments and energy affordability may become an even bigger concern in coming months.”However, as wholesale electricity prices continue to remain at their lowest in years, Sims says households should soon start to see this reflected in their annual bill. “The drop in wholesale prices is excellent news for consumers, especially at a time of rising household bills. While wholesale price falls have been partially offset by higher network costs (except in South Australia where network costs fell), retailers are legally required to pass on any sustained savings to consumers,” he said.
At the end of September this year, a community owned renewable energy hub was unveiled in Narrabri, New South Wales. Partnered with Byron Bay-based energy provider Enova, the new not-for-profit organisation, ‘Geni.Energy’ aims to give support and encourage locals to get involved in a community-owned renewable energy project.
There’s a common misconception that GreenPower is more expensive than standard electricity, stopping many Aussies from going green with their power. But according to recent Mozo analysis, the cheapest green energy plans were actually better value than the average electricity plan. In fact, depending on your state and distribution zone, households can save between $32 to more than $200 a year. Just in case you weren’t aware, a green energy plan refers to where a percentage of your electricity (between 10% and 100%) is generated from a renewable source. Your retailer will then purchase your nominated amount on your behalf and feed it back into the grid. “In most cases, the data reveals that you can help save the planet and save money at the same time,” said Mozo Banking Expert, Peter Marshall. The data showed that households in Adelaide have the potential to save $257 a year just by switching to the cheapest green electricity plan in the Mozo database - the Powershop Shopper Market Offer Plan. “For our 2020 Mozo Experts Choice Energy Awards, Powershop came out on top as the green retailer with the best residential prices in four states (NSW, VIC, QLD, SA), while Energy Locals had the cheapest green plan for the ACT,” said Marshall. Sydneysiders within the Ausgrid region have the potential to save $166 a year, followed by Canberra ($106), Brisbane ($105) and Inner Melbourne ($43).
Love it or hate it, summer is right around the corner and for many households, that means daily ice blocks, weekly trips to the local pools and of course, switching on the air conditioner. But did you know that 40% of your annual energy bill comes from heating and cooling appliances? According to recent Mozo analysis, that translates to $674 a year! “This year we’ve spent more time indoors than ever before so it’s only natural our energy bills are reflecting a higher consumption rate. As we head into the warmer months it’s important to be aware of the running costs of your household,” said Mozo Director, Kirsty Lamont. “While cooling and heating accounts for the lion’s share of most energy bills, our devices and appliances also make a considerable debt, costing an average of $421.25 a year.”
Over the long weekend Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan announced that every WA household will be receiving a $600 electricity bill credit sometime this week. According to the Premier, the credit is expected to cover around four months worth of electricity expenses and is being provided to encourage WA households to increase their spending in preparation for Christmas. “This will give families the confidence to spend over Christmas and to make sure they support local businesses,” McGowan told reporters on Sunday. “We’re climbing out of COVID very rapidly. Our economy is the strongest in Australia. But we still want to give consumers confidence to spend over the coming months and this allows us to do that.”
As we know, the COVID-19 lockdown began in early March, which saw many Aussies having to adjust to work life from the comfort of their couch or unfortunately, experience financial hardship for the very first time.
As Aussies across the country ease themselves back into work following the Christmas break, the Victorian government has been well ahead of the game, announcing its decision for the Victorian Default Offer (VDO).
While the winter chill is certain to send shivers up the spines of many Aussies, the dreaded July 1 energy price update may have a similar effect.