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Compare NSW electricity plans

Want to save on your electricity? Use the power of Mozo to help you compare NSW electricity plans and discounts and see if you could save by making the switch. 

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

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Best electricity providers NSW

Do you brace yourself when your electricity bill arrives? Well, if you live in NSW, the good news is that you can shop around and choose a cheaper electricity retailer. Unlike some Australian states that have government regulated energy services, NSW is deregulated so you can switch providers at any time. If you think you’re on a dud electricity plan then why not compare your current plan with the other electricity providers that service the NSW electricity market.

Mozo’s electricity comparison tool can help you. We’ve made it super simple to compare New South Wales electricity providers and find the cheap deals, just enter your postcode and we’ll show you providers and plans for your needs.

How does Mozo’s NSW electricity comparison tool work?

Our electricity comparison service is completely free to use, and allows you to find a range of plans from the leading energy providers in NSW.

Comparing energy providers and plans across New South Wales is one of the best way to save money on your rising gas and electricity bills. The energy market in NSW is made up of numerous providers, which can make it difficult to find the cheapest deal. With Mozo it’s now easier than ever to find out how much you could save by switching energy providers. We help you compare prices in minutes so you can see some of the deals that are available near you and switch if you find a cheaper one. Our comparison tool could help you save hundreds of dollars a year on your electricity bill simply by switching energy providers, or switching to a new plan with your current provider.

Energy providers often change their pricing and plans, so if you’ve never compared your provider before, chances are you may be missing out on a much better deal. We help you compare energy prices in minutes. How much you spend on electricity is based on a combination of factors, including where you live, your usage charges and your plan options.

To compare a range of cheap electricity plan in NSW, simply enter your postcode so that we can see which deals are available near you. Energy rates often vary by region so by telling us where you are, we can look up which providers service your area. If you have a recent bill handy, then you will be able to improve the accuracy of your results by entering your actual usage.

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.

When you’ve found the right electricity deal for your home in NSW, you can apply directly from our site. There is no need to spend time in long customer service queues, you can sign up directly online and we'll sort everything out for you from switching to the new electricity provider and notifying your old one. 

How much does electricity cost in NSW?

There isn’t a single flat cost for electricity in NSW. The cost is determined by where you live and how much electricity you consume. Every electricity bill in New South Wales will have:

  • fixed supply charge: this is a fee that you pay to have electricity delivered to your home. It covers the poles and wires and is priced at aper day rate.
  • usage charges: charged per kilowatt hour of usage. The tariff you pay will depend on the type of meter that is installed at your home.

What should I look for when comparing electricity plans?

Shopping for a new electricity plan in some ways is like shopping for a new pair of shoes. There are going to be some features that are important to you and some that are not, so its about finding the best fit for you.

Some considerations include:

Sign up incentives. $50 off your next electricity bill is awesome if the plan you’re choosing isn’t going to cost you $100 more each quarter than the cheapest electricity plan in your area. Mozo recommends that you first do a comparison based on the usage costs of plans and then once you’ve got your shortlist, compare on sign up incentive.
Paying your bill on time. Do you always pay your bill on time no matter what? Then look for a plan that has discounts for this (there are many in NSW), if not, disregard plans with discounts as you could end up on a higher rate tariff than a plan that doesn’t have discounts.
Contract length. If you are renting or thinking of moving house in the near future then look for an open ended contract, not ones that require you to fix your plan for a set period. If you do have to break the term it is likely you will have to pay an exit fee.
Electricity generation. A major factor for some households and a non-issue for others, but most NSW electricity companies will offer plan choices around renewable energy options whether solar, wind or hydro. Generally you will be able to nominate the renewable percentage from 5% up to 100% green generation.

More NSW electricity comparison FAQs

I’m moving to NSW, can Mozo still help?

We sure can. We don’t need an existing electricity bill to give you cost estimates. We’ve collected data on the average costs of electricity in all NSW postcodes and can work out how much you’re likely to pay based on the size of your household. Of course, it would be less accurate than if we had a bill to work from, but you’ll still get to compare the providers and plans that will be available in your area.

How many electricity providers in NSW are there to choose from?

It will depend on where you live as different electricity providers service different areas, but Mozo’s service compares over 10 leading New South Wales electricity providers so rest assured when you use our price comparison tool you’re getting a wide selection of what’s available in your area.

Some of the providers that offer electricity services in NSW include:

  • ActweAGL
  • AGL
  • Click Energy
  • Dodo Power & Gas
  • Energy Australia
  • Origin Energy
  • Powershop

Who is the best electricity provider in NSW?

The best provider for you could be different to your neighbours because the best electricity plan depends on a number of factors, from how much electricity you use to your bill payment habits.

The simplest way to find out which providers will give you a better deal is to use our comparison tool at the top of this page.

But, if you want to learn more about what real customers think of a particular NSW electricity provider such as Energy Australia, Red Energy or Powershop, why not read some of the electricity customer reviews on Mozo. We’ve collected customer reviews on major NSW electricity providers so you can read these before you make your final choice of provider.


What can I do to reduce my electricity bill?

Other than switching NSW electricity providers or electricity plans, you can reduce your electricity bill by changing your electricity usage habits.

Some things you can do include:

  • switching to energy efficient light globes
  • buying more energy efficient appliances
  • improving your home insulation

We’ve got a whole section of our site dedicated to energy savings tips which you can read or for some more unconventional ideas check out our article here on “Wacky ways to save on energy.”

What electricity meters are used in New South Wales?

Unlike in Victoria, where the government is rolling out smart meters for all residential customers, in New South Wales the type of meter that you’ve got will depend on the age of your property and the distributor that services your area.

The meter that is installed at your premises will determine the tariff you’re charged.

  • single tariff. If you are on a single tariff plan you will be charged a flat rate for the electricity you use. You will have what is called an accumulation meter which will track how much electricity you use between meter reads.
  • time of use tariff. With this type of plan you will be charged different electricity rates depending on what time of day the electricity is used.

Does it take long to switch energy electricity providers in NSW?

The switching process doesn’t take long but the amount of time before you receive your first electricity bill from your new supplier will depend on your last meter read. If you’ve just had your meter read it will not be until your next meter read that your old electricity company will finalise its old bill and the switch will take place. This can be anything from 14 days to 3 months.

It is a different process if you are moving house. Most energy providers in New South Wales have “move in” guarantees that ensure that your energy will be available on the date of your move. You will generally need to give them 2-5 days notice of the moving date.

Will I have to pay a fee to switch electricity providers?

If you are not moving house but switching electricity providers you will only have to pay a fee if you are on a fixed term contract as you will be breaking the contract if you switch before the end of the term. Some NSW electricity plans also have exit fees that you will need to take into account when comparing costs.

For movers, you may be required to pay a connection fee at your new address. Generally this is not an upfront cost, it will be added to your first electricity bill.

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.

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Ceyda Erem
Money writer

Ceyda Erem is Mozo’s authority on Energy, as well as having broader expertise as a personal finance 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.

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