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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.
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.
Pros - friendly customer service staff! I have my own account manager who looks after my accounts. Cons - pricing could get better.Read full review
Pros - friendly customer service staff! I have my own account manager who looks after my accounts. Cons - pricing could get better.
They said their prices were lower and that the discount will make it even lower. IT DID NOT. Also I have solar panels and I know someone else with them that gets a great credit for them. I do not. More expensive than with my previous provider.Read full review
They said their prices were lower and that the discount will make it even lower. IT DID NOT. Also I have solar panels and I know someone else with them that gets a great credit for them. I do not. More expensive than with my previous provider.
According to recent analysis by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) of more than 1.5 million electricity bills, there are more households on market offers and fewer on default offers. A market offer refers to an energy plan advertised by a retailer and can include things like discounts and other incentives. On the other hand, a default offer is the maximum amount a retailer can charge for electricity and is typically a bit pricier. If it’s been a while since you last switched energy retailers or if you’ve never switched retailers, you will most likely be on a default offer.“We often talk about the lazy tax and how much extra it could be costing Aussies who don’t make the effort to shop around on households expenses, like their energy bill,” said Mozo Director, Kirsty Lamont. “Recent Mozo research found that in New South Wales alone, switching from the average to the cheapest electricity plan could save households $286 a year.”So if you’re thinking it’s time you got serious about your energy bill, we’ve jotted down some of the key things to keep in mind when comparing energy plans.
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.”
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.