Mozo’s compares plans from a wide number of energy providers in NSW including major retailers like Energy Australia, AGL and through to new providers like Powershop, Sumo and Energy Locals. We don’t compare every energy provider that operates in NSW and for the providers that we do compare, our service includes the energy plans and deals that are currently available to new customers in NSW.
NSW is a deregulated energy market so you can switch energy providers at any time. You don’t need to wait for your next bill or do it by a set date.
Everything from comparing provider plans and prices to signing up with your new energy provider can be done here on Mozo. Once you’ve found a good deal using our tool, you can set up your new energy account with the new provider. There are no phone calls to make and we’ll even notify your old provider for you.
In addition to our electricity and gas comparison tool that helps you to compare the cost of your existing NSW energy plan with other deals available, Mozo has an inhouse team of energy experts who spend their time researching the latest industry insights and information putting this info into helpful energy guides and savings tips to help you be more energy wise.
We also publish energy provider customer reviews on our site, so that you can get the inside scoop from real customers to help you make more informed decisions when choosing a new power company for your home.
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If you live in NSW you live in a state with a competitive energy market. This means you can choose your energy retailer. So, if you’ve been putting up with energy bill price increases each quarter and thinking there isn’t much you can do about it, you’re wrong. You can fight back by getting a better energy deal.
The good news is that comparing energy in NSW is simple using Mozo’s price comparison tool. We compare plans from leading energy providers across NSW and will give you price estimates for each plan in our database so that you can find the one that best meets your budget. We can help you to compare gas and electricity plans separately or together.
It is a good idea to have a recent bill handy as this will enable us to give you a more accurate estimate. If you don’t have one, that’s ok, we can still give you an estimate based on the number of people in your home and your estimated usage.
There isn’t one best energy provider for every household in NSW. The best provider for you and your home will depend on a number of factors including your individual usage, the time of usage, type of usage and your postcode.
There are also other factors that come into choosing an energy plan. If price is your biggest consideration then the best plan will be the cheapest one. But these days, more people are putting more emphasis on social and environmental factors and choose an energy provider based on whether they generate energy via renewable sources or offer green energy plans.
Each year, Mozo’s team of energy experts conduct the Mozo Experts Choice Energy Awards where they compare the plan costs of all providers in our database and award those with the best value plans.
Then there’s the Mozo People’s Choice Household Awards, and this is where we ask Australian consumers to rate their energy provider on a number of criteria. We tally up the results and award those energy providers that are voted best by their customers.
There isn’t one provider that is the cheapest for every home in NSW, but Mozo can help you see if you can save money by switching from your existing plan to a new one. To get started, simply put your NSW postcode into your comparison tool at the top of this page.
If you are wanting to lower your energy bill, in addition to switching energy providers you might want to do a home audit to see if there are additional things that you could be doing around the home that could reduce the amount of energy you’re using. Check out our energy savings tips hub to get some ideas.
Every energy provider that operates in NSW will have a range of energy plans for you to choose from. While many energy providers will have ‘sign up’ incentives for new customers such as “get $50 off your first bill” or 50% off your first electricity bill, there are other features you should consider:
There are a range of energy plans available in the NSW energy market, but the main two are market retail and standard retail plans.
Market retail plan
These are set by energy retailers, and can change at any time, even if you’ve just signed up. Because the prices are set by the retailer, you can often get discounts, or enjoy the benefits of a fixed plan for a certain period.
Standard retail plan - default market offer
If you haven’t switched energy plans in a while, you could find you are on a standard retail energy plan. Regulatory changes made in July 2019, meant that if you were not on a market offer plan you would be moved onto the government-mandated ‘Default Market Offer’ (DMO). The DMO prices are often set by the government, depending on where you live.
You might also find that your energy provider offers the following types of plans:
The NSW government offers a number of rebates to help you reduce the cost of your energy bills. If you are eligible, you can apply for a combination of rebates reducing your energy bill substantially.
Low income household rebate: The Low Income Household Rebate helps people with a valid concession card issued by the Commonwealth Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs pay their electricity bill.
Gas rebate: The NSW Gas Rebate helps people who hold eligible concession cards issued by the Commonwealth Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans' Affairs pay their natural gas or residential LPG bills.
Family energy rebate: The Family Energy Rebate helps eligible households pay their electricity bill if they have dependent children and received the Family Tax Benefit payment from the Commonwealth Department of Human Services.
Life support rebate: The Life Support Rebate helps people pay their electricity bills if they are required or have someone living with them who is required to use approved energy-intensive equipment at home.
Medical energy rebate: The Medical Energy Rebate helps people who hold eligible concession cards issued by the Commonwealth Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans' Affairs pay their electricity bill if either they, or someone living with them, has an inability to self-regulate body temperature when exposed to extremes of environmental temperatures (hot or cold).
Seniors energy rebate: Independent retirees who hold a valid Commonwealth Seniors Health Card can apply for the Seniors Energy Rebate. This rebate provides eligible households with a $200 rebate, per year, to help with the cost of living. The rebate is for independent self-funded retirees only. Pensioners and veterans may be eligible for the $285 Low Income Household Rebate.
Energy accounts payment assistance scheme: The Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) Scheme helps people experiencing a short term financial crisis or emergency to pay their electricity or natural gas bill. This scheme is only for short term assistance.
To find out if you are eligible for any of the following rebates you can check out the NSW Govt energy saver website.
On 1 July 2017, the NSW Government deregulated pricing for energy, which meant a more competitive market for households and small businesses.
But just because the market is deregulated, it doesn’t mean that you automatically get a better deal with your energy provider. Just like other products like your mortgage and car insurance, you should shop around each year to make sure that the energy plan you are on is still delivering you good value.
The cost of your energy service will be determined by a number of factors including where you live in NSW and how much energy you consume. Energy providers in NSW will calculate your bill based on:
Yes, the meter that is installed at your premise will determine the tariff you’re charged. In NSW there isn’t a government led initiative around the rollout of smart meters for all residential customers so the type of energy meter at your property will depend on how old your property is and the energy distributor in your area. The distributor is responsible for installing meters.
There are a number of meters available in NSW including:
If you are moving to NSW or moving to a new suburb our service can also help you. While you won’t have your existing bill to compare against we can still show you energy plans in that area or NSW postcode for average households of a similar size and with similar energy usage.
Yes, even if you’re renting a property in NSW you can switch energy plans to a provider that best meets your needs. If electricity or gas is included in your rent then you will not be able to switch providers as it will be your landlord who has responsibility for the energy service at your rental property. Check out our renters guide to switching energy.
If you are switching providers but not moving premises the amount of time it will take for you to switch providers will depend on your last meter read. It can take up to 3 months for you to start receiving bills from your new energy provider. If you are moving house, many NSW energy providers will 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.
There could be differences in the switching times for other Australian states. See more info on:
Energy providers in NSW do not charge you to switch providers if you are on an open contract. If you have signed a fixed term deal, you might be required to pay an exit fee if you terminate before the contract is finished. If you are moving, most energy providers that operate in NSW charge connection fees for setting up the account and service to your home. The cost for this is usually added to your first bill.
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I've been with Simply Energy for years, and in that time they have messed me around with my bills A LOT! Just when I was deciding to stay with them again, u get a gas bill of almost $600! But my electricity bill is really low!? I know we just came out of winter, but we are very cautious about how we use our electricity and gas so our bills aren't high, but still they are every now and then. The only positive thing is that they have a part payment option, other than that, they are getting worse in my opinion and I'm past ready to look elsewhere!
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