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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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They have been very competitive every time I have enquired about prices.Read full review
They have been very competitive every time I have enquired about prices.
Origin Energy have been my provider for many years, and I have never had a problem with them. I periodically ring them to see about a better deal, and they have always accommodated me. The billing is clearly laid out and easy to understand. The service staff are helpful and professional.Read full review
Origin Energy have been my provider for many years, and I have never had a problem with them. I periodically ring them to see about a better deal, and they have always accommodated me. The billing is clearly laid out and easy to understand. The service staff are helpful and professional.
Owning a home that was not lived in for 4 months. Bill came in at approximately the same figure as when 4 people lived there. Trying to gain explanation of how this is possible proved to be of no use. No explanation could be provided, no daily usage report could be provided as its meter-read. Unfortunately for me, settlement was taking place the week i received the bill therefore further investigations couldn’t be made.Read full review
Owning a home that was not lived in for 4 months. Bill came in at approximately the same figure as when 4 people lived there. Trying to gain explanation of how this is possible proved to be of no use. No explanation could be provided, no daily usage report could be provided as its meter-read. Unfortunately for me, settlement was taking place the week i received the bill therefore further investigations couldn’t be made.
Last week, the Australian Capital Territory government announced it would be expanding its ACT Home Assessment Energy Scheme to renters. The ACT Home Assessment Energy Scheme is an initiative that provides free in-house energy assessments to discover areas where households can save on their energy bills. “It can be very hard for renters to make major energy-saving changes to their home. By expanding this program, we are able to provide renters with tailored information,” said Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury. But while this is good news for renters in the ACT, it doesn’t mean the rest of the country should miss out on energy savings insights. So we’ve jotted down five energy saving tips for renters that can help keep costs down all year round.
In July last year, the Victorian energy market went under intensive reform to improve prices and transparency for residents and was called the Victorian Default Offer (VDO).The VDO imposed a price cap on standing offers, which meant that retailers could no longer charge exorbitant prices for these energy plans. All previous customers on standing offer plans were then rolled onto the VDO. This week the Essential Service Commision (ESC) announced that from 1 September 2020, it will be extending the VDO to energy customers living in embedded networks, like caravans, retirement villages and even small businesses. According to the ESC, more than 104,000 customers will benefit from this reform. “Embedded network customers have not been fully covered by the same price protections as other Victorians. This ensures they now have access to a fair deal with significant savings for some,” said ESC pricing director, Marcus Crudden. Crudden said customers within embedded networks are expected to save between $180 to $360 annually, while small businesses could see savings of between $900 to $2,220.
Within the next few weeks, many Aussie households are expected to receive their latest energy bill. And for some, it won’t be good news. In fact, according to Mozo research the average household is expected to fork out an extra $88 a month due to an increase in electricity usage because of the Covid-19 lockdown. But there may be a silver lining on the horizon, as many retailers are acknowledging the financial strain the Covid-19 pandemic has had on Aussie wallets by announcing price decreases. On 1 July 2020, close to 20 retailers announced they would be cutting the electricity prices for customers located in either New South Wales, South Australia, South-East Queensland or the Australian Capital Territory. And in some instances, retailers have vowed to cut prices in all three states, like Powershop. “We are pleased to be able to bring some much needed relief to households in NSW, SE-QLD and SA, especially during winter and given many of our customers are spending more time at home, which may lead to higher power bills,” said Powershop CEO, Jason Stein. “Our existing residential customers saw our prices decrease on average by approximately 14.2% in South Australia, 8.7% in New South Wales and 7.5% in South East Queensland.” Other retailers cutting prices across NSW, SE-QLD and SA included energy giant, Origin Energy, Simply Energy and newcomer, Kogan Energy.
Between tighter budgets and minimal spending, financial stress is at an all time high for many Aussie households.
While things might be a little different to this time last year, one thing that hasn’t changed is the winter chill. And unfortunately, as a large number of Aussies spend the majority of their time indoors, a jaw-dropping energy bill is to be expected. According to recent data by energy company Jemena, our electricity usage has jumped by 16% compared to this time last year, while businesses experienced a fall in electricity usage of between 10% - 12%. With Aussies having to tighten their wallets to manage expenses during the pandemic, a higher bill is far from ideal. According to Professor Sara Wikinson at University of Technology Sydney, some households are doing everything they can to soften the blow. She said that older Aussies are reducing their consumption by either cutting back their use of heating appliances, going to bed fully clothed or even skipping showers. "People are spending almost all their time at home, which is obviously pushing up their energy consumption. And [their] ability to hang out somewhere warm in the mall or community centre has gone," Wilkinson said. However, Powershop chief executive Jason Stein said that drastic measures are not always necessary and that simple savings can be made around the home. “With Australians spending more time at home this winter, energy bills may be higher. [But] there are some simple things you can do to try and keep your energy bills down and help save money,” Stein said. He recommended setting “your heater thermostat between 18–20°C in living areas, [as] every extra degree adds 10% to your heating bill.”“Switching off the game console after use could save a household of four up to $193 a year,” Stein said. Other tips include ditching your dryer for a clothes horse, investing in door snakes to plug draughts and improve insulation. And remember to switch off lights when you leave a room. If you’d like more energy savings tips that’ll not only keep you warm but keep costs down this winter, head on over to our energy savings tips hub!
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.