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Compare electricity plans in Queensland

Are your electricity bills sky-rocketing? Mozo helps you compare electricity plans available in South East Queensland to see how you could save by switching electricity providers. 

Why choose Mozo to compare electricity?

  • Trusted expertise

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    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.

Best electricity providers QLD

Do you get the feeling that your energy provider is turning up the heat on your electricity bills? Well, then it’s high time you ran a quick check on Mozo’s electricity comparison tool to find out if you could switch to a cheaper plan.

Keep in mind that not all of Queensland has a deregulated energy market. This means that not everyone will have a choice of electricity providers. If you live in South East Queensland it’s likely you will be able to switch. Energy services to regional QLD is mostly subsidised by the Government-owned Ergon energy.

To find out if Mozo can help you find the perfect plan punch in your QLD postcode or suburb and our handy calculator will crunch the data and instantly provide you a list of the some of the providers available in your area.

How can I compare electricity prices in Queensland?

Mozo’s free electricity comparison service allows you to find a range of plans from some of QLD’s leading energy providers, all in the one place online. We compare electricity plans from electricity providers around Queensland to help find you a cheap energy plan in your area.

If you want to pay less on your rising electricity bills, the best way to do this is by comparing providers and plans. It is now easier than ever to find out how much you could be saving with Mozo’s comparison tool. You may save hundreds of dollars each year simply by switching your energy provider, or switching to a more competitive plan with your current provider.

As energy providers often change their pricing and plans, if you’ve never compared your provider before, chances are there is a much better deal you may be missing out on. Your energy costs are based on different factors, such as your location in Queensland, your usage charges and plan options. Mozo helps you compare energy prices in minutes.

Since not all of Queensland has a deregulated energy market, the specific number of providers that you will be able to choose from will largely depend on where you live. To find a cheap electricity plan in your area, simply enter your postcode. Energy rates often vary by region, so by telling us where you are we can look up which providers in our database service your area.

If you have a recent bill handy, then you will be able to improve the accuracy of your results even further by entering your actual usage. We will show you a list of plans that are on offer in your suburb so you can compare which deal will suit you best. There is no obligation to switch using our service and its totally free to use. 

What are the features that I should look for in an electricity plan?

Whether you are going for an individual electricity plan, or a dual fuel package, you will have a wide range of energy providers to pick from. All energy providers in Queensland will have different incentives such as a sign-up discount or an online deal. As with any other shopping, you need to be mindful to differentiate between features that are actually useful to you and those that are irrelevant. Here are some considerations to help you make the best decision:

  • Do you always pay your bills on time? Many providers reward their customers for paying on time by offering regular
    discounts on every bill that is paid on schedule. If you are always up to date with your payments, you can take advantage of this option.
    Do you want to set up a direct debit account? If you can maintain sufficient balance in your bank account when your electricity the bills are due, this turns out to be a good option because most electricity providers in QLD offer discounts for direct debit.
    Do you want to support renewable energy? For Australians who are looking for alternatives to electricity produced from coal, many providers give the option to sponsor a percentage of your electricity usage to be generated from renewable sources such as solar, wind or biomass.
    Do you want to sign up for a long or short term contract? If you are renting or likely to move soon, you might want to look at plans that are on an open contract or have no exit fees rather than ones that are on a fixed term because you will have to pay a termination fee for the latter in case you need to switch before the end of term.

Tips to reduce your electricity bill

You can reduce your electricity bill in two ways. The first option is to look for a more cost effective plan by comparing the electricity providers available in your suburb. This will have a direct impact on your yearly spending on electricity. The other option is to change your electricity usage habits. If you’re looking for energy savings tips, we’ve got a whole section of our site dedicated to innovative ways of managing your electricity consumption.

More Queensland electricity FAQs

I'm moving to Queensland, how do I look for the best electricity plan in my suburb?

Moving to a new state can be stressful but thankfully, finding an electricity plan in QLD is not going to add to your stress. You can kick off your search right here with Mozo. We can give you an estimate cost for your electricity bill based on your household size, your plan preferences and the suburb you’ll be moving to.

How many electricity providers can I choose from in Queensland?

The exact number of electricity providers that you can choose from will depend on which QLD postcode you live in as different electricity providers service different areas. However, with Mozo’s comparison service you can rest assured that you’re getting a snapshot of available plans as we compare plans from a wide range of providers including: 

  • AGL
  • Click Energy
  • CovaU
  • Dodo Power and Gas
  • Energy Australia
  • Powerdirect

While we do not compare every single plan on the market, we certainly try to compare a wide selection of the plans that are available if you sign up as a new customer.

Who is the best electricity provider in QLD?

Your electricity bills are a combination of a number of factors such as where you live, your plan options and your consumption patterns. That is why there is no one best energy provider across the Sunshine State. But, there will be the most suitable electricity plan for your home. Your final shortlist can again depend on various things say, if you just want the cheapest plan or if you care about good customer service or getting electricity generated from renewable sources.

Once you’ve got the list of available providers in your area through Mozo’s comparison tool, you can further filter your choice by reading reviews. Mozo has collected electricity reviews on major QLD electricity providers so you can read the opinions of real customers before you make your final choice of provider.


How long does it take to switch electricity providers in QLD?

While the switch between providers does not take long, the actual time it may take for you to start receiving bills from your new provider depends on when your meter was last read. This can take anything from a few days to three months.

If you are moving premises, you will generally need to give 2 to 5 business days of notice to your electricity provider to move your account to the new Queensland address. If you need to move your electricity account on an urgent basis, you can call and request the provider to transfer the account faster. But make sure you’ve checked with your provider if they retail electricity at your new address and if they have any specific requirements you need to fulfil before facilitating the transfer. You don’t want to be in for a rude shock at the last moment.

Will I have to pay to switch my electricity provider?

No, you are not required to pay extra charges to switch your electricity provider in QLD if you are on an open contract. But, if you are on a fixed term account, you might need to pay an exit fee to terminate the contract early. If you are moving, some providers may charge a connection fee for setting up the service to your home. This cost is generally accounted for in your first bill. You should check with the provider for the exact specifications before you finalise the transfer.

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.

Electricity 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 23 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 23 days ago
Origin Energy Electricity
Overall 10/10
Thank you for your support

If there is a problem i ring an they listen an give me opions an advice an its fixed for me .

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If there is a problem i ring an they listen an give me opions an advice an its fixed for me .

Price
10/10
Bill clarity
10/10
Customer service
10/10
Green Friendly
10/10
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Myola, Queensland, reviewed 28 days ago

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