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Our energy comparison tools, guides and savings tips exist for one reason, to help you save money on your electricity bills.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having used them for nearly 30 years, I have rarely had a problem with them. They are always reliable and have great customer service.Read full review
Having used them for nearly 30 years, I have rarely had a problem with them. They are always reliable and have great customer service.
Origin keep me updated with everything that I need to know about my plan and usage. Their plans are very reasonable. They provided me with a monitor that enables me to see how much electricity I am using and the cost at any time of the day. The advantage of using this provider is that they are honest and trustworthy. I do not believe that there are any disadvantages.Read full review
Origin keep me updated with everything that I need to know about my plan and usage. Their plans are very reasonable. They provided me with a monitor that enables me to see how much electricity I am using and the cost at any time of the day. The advantage of using this provider is that they are honest and trustworthy. I do not believe that there are any disadvantages.
Excellent service and easy to connect when we moved in. Origin app is great to use and has plenty of useful information, graphs and statistics that I love using. Makes it easy to see when we need to watch how much we are using; and tell the kids to turn off the lights when they are not in the room.Read full review
Excellent service and easy to connect when we moved in. Origin app is great to use and has plenty of useful information, graphs and statistics that I love using. Makes it easy to see when we need to watch how much we are using; and tell the kids to turn off the lights when they are not in the room.
Various solar rebates and schemes have helped thousands of Aussie households turn their green energy dreams into reality, and it’s helping boost renewable energy production big time. According to solar-focused search engine bidmysolar, one-fifth of Australia’s clean energy is generated from small-scale solar systems.One scheme that’s increasingly popular amongst Aussie homeowners is the federal government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme. Under this scheme, small-scale technology certificates (STC) are generated for every kilowatt of panels installed. The number of certificates produced per system depends on its geographical location, installation date and the amount of electricity generated, which can mean a rebate worth thousands of dollars. Regardless of the system’s efficiency, the rebate per panel remains the same, prompting Aussies to purchase less reliable and cheaper systems. As a result, electricity generation and consumption are disrupted. “Quality solar will pay for itself within three to four years and last for 15 to 25 years. Comparably, cheap solar often fails within 12 to 36 months and underperforms by as much as 60% annually,” founder of bidmysolar, Bernie Kelly told Mozo. “Cheap solar is undeniably expensive solar, because not only have you invested in a system that fails but you also continue to have sizable power bills and if you decide to reinvest in a new system, the output of those costs too.” Further research from bidmysolar revealed that one in six solar systems across the country developed a major fault or stopped working altogether, with cheaper models often losing more than 20% of their output capacity within just five years. “The government incentive programme for solar has created an environment for unreliable solar operators to thrive. Cheap, underperforming and failing solar has been dumped into the Australian market,” says Kelly. It’s forecasted that more than 400,000 applications for the STC’s by the Clean Energy Regulator will be made this year. To prevent more solar hiccups for the average household, Kelly shared with Mozo his top three tips for finding a top of the line solar system. “The most important issue for consumers is to never rush in, avoid all the sales hype, and know that prices do not swing wildly from day to day or month to month,” he said. “Avoid wherever possible, finance promising interest-free, no money down. Instead, talk to your bank and use their Green Loan initiatives or a fit for purpose solar loan.“Always stick to the facts, if anybody makes a statement regarding quality and performance, have them explain the position with some science attached. Question everything which is stated verbally and have a salesperson commit to writing what they have said.“Find an independent solar advisor who is not conflicted by sales commissions or benefits, like selling your personal details to multiple solar companies.” Despite its popularity, solar power remains a mystery for many Aussies, so if you’d like to learn more about how solar energy works, have a read of our handy guide.
New figures from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have revealed that electricity prices have fallen by 9% since the middle of last year. As a result, thousands of households across eastern and southern states now have the potential to collectively save $900 million by making the switch to a better offer. According to ACCC Chair, Rod Sims the reason for the decline in prices was due to an increase in power generation, specifically renewable energy generation and falling fuel costs. “There are two ways that households and small businesses can get the hip-pocket benefit of recent reductions in retailers’ costs: by changing to a new, cheaper plan; or, by waiting for their retailer to lower the rates on the plan that they’re already on,” he said. Under a new law that was passed in June 2020, called the Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct (PEMM) law, electricity retailers are now required to make adjustments to their pricing in line with the cost of them to obtain electricity. And if you’ve been keeping up with energy market movements as of late, you’ll know that wholesale electricity prices have been on the decline since mid-2020. “We also expect further significant price reductions from retailers over time, as the reductions in wholesale spot prices flow through to retailers’ contracting positions,” said Sims. Victorians have the biggest potential savings of between $171 and $198 a year, as the state’s flat offer prices have reduced by 11% to 14%. This is followed by South-East Queensland ($126), South Australia ($118), New South Wales ($80 - $88) and the Australian Capital Territory ($46). Although Sims explained the ACCC will be investigating as to whether electricity retailers are following PEMM law, he encouraged Aussies to shop around to secure further savings on their annual bill. So if you think you could be getting a better deal on your electricity bill, why not take our energy comparison tool for a spin? It can help you compare some of the electricity plans available in your area.
Although the Covid-19 pandemic may have put a damper on potential international travel, it hasn’t slowed down Aussies from reaching their green energy goals. Research from solar analytics group, SunWiz finds that Aussie households had more than 31,000 solar energy batteries installed in 2020, an increase of 20% from 2019. What’s more impressive is that sub-100W solar panel installations have grown by 39% year-on-year. “In 2020 Australians continued to demonstrate a desire to reduce their power bills by making the most of the nation’s abundant and cheap solar power and empower themselves with a battery,” said SunWiz managing director, Warwick Johnston. “It was a surprisingly good year.”Unsurprisingly, South Australia led the way for solar battery installations, with just over a quarter of installations occurring in that state. According to Johnston, this influx may be linked to the state’s solar battery subsidy program. “There is such high demand from [South Australian] homeowners that the state government had to reduce its subsidy to avoid overheating the market and exhausting available government funds too quickly,” he said. SunWiz estimates that the uptake for solar batteries will continue to soar, with the analytics group forecasting an additional 33,000 installations this year alone.
Following new legislation introduced last week, Victoria is about to become the first state in Australia to impose a tax on electric vehicles (EVs) and other zero-emission vehicles. The new tax is set to come into effect on July 1 and will cost EV owners 2.5 cents per kilometre and two cents per kilometre for hybrid vehicles. It’s estimated that the total cost for EV owners will be up to $300 every year at registration time. Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas explained that the decision to introduce the tax on EVs was to ensure that all Victorian drivers were treated equally while creating a sustainable road network. "We are providing confidence to new electric vehicle owners with a massive boost to our charging network, funded by the distance-based charge, which will reduce range anxiety as a key barrier to take-up," he said.However, not everyone is on board with the new initiative, Greens MP, Sam Hibbins said the argument for the EV tax was not justifiable and was nothing more than a “tax grab by the government”.
According to new analysis from the Climate Council, it’s clear that gas power is slowly starting to be phased out from the National Energy Market (NEM). The non-profit organisation found that output from gas generators fell to rock bottom levels over the past summer, reaching only a total of 5% of the market share. They believe that this was due to wind and solar power breaking records of their own, surging to new heights of generation. “Our existing gas power stations are struggling to compete with clean, reliable and affordable renewable energy and storage. Australia does not need any new gas,” said Climate Council senior researcher, Tim Baxter. “Gas is a polluting and expensive fossil fuel that’s on the way out and has no role to play in our economic recovery. It’s driving up household power prices, and prices for our manufacturing industries, putting the sector at risk.” The last time gas peaked was in Autumn 2014, occupying 13% of the market share, meanwhile, renewable energy has doubled in market share during the same period. During the most recent summer in New South Wales, the market share of renewables hit 26.1%, compared to just 0.9% for gas. These figures were even more impressive in Victoria, with the renewables’ market share claiming 29.5%, compared to a mere 0.5% for gas. “As the sunniest and one of the windiest places on the planet, Australia should be cashing-in on its renewable advantage, and in doing so, rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a win-win,” said Baxter.
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.