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 all online. 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 online 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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With summer only days away, many Aussies may have already started gearing up for another scorching three months. And between swapping out your bed sheets and picking up some new shorts, switching energy plans might be another thing to add to your to-do list. But if you’re keen to make the process a little more worthwhile, why not opt for a plan that’s got more than just competitive rates. Whether you’re a rewards lover or are keen to hook up a mate, we’ve rounded up four hot energy offers we think are worth taking a look at.
With summer right around the corner energy retailer Alinta Energy has reduced electricity prices on its HomeDeal plan this week for customers in New South Wales and Victoria. New South Wales residents within the Ausgrid distribution zone could see reductions of up to 25% off the reference price*, while Victorians in the CitiPower distribution area can expect to see rates reduced by up to 19% off the reference price.** A quick recap: the energy reference price refers to the Default Market Offer (DMO) and is a price cap on what energy retailers can charge on standing offers. Victoria offers the same, however it is recognised as the Victorian Default Offer (VDO). According to Alinta Energy’s general manager of sales and marketing Jane Mills, the decision to reduce prices is a response to record low wholesale electricity prices. “We’re in an environment where wholesale electricity prices are falling and we are going to compete hard for customers off the back of that,” she said. “Our new HomeDeal rates are available to new customers signing up via web or phone or to existing customers who would like to review their plan via phone.” Aside from newly discounted rates, the HomeDeal energy plan features no lock in contracts or exit fees, flexible payment options and access to Reward Shop discounts. Alinta has also slashed rates on their BusinessDeal plan for small business customers, cutting electricity rates of up to 26% off the reference price in NSW (Ausgrid distribution zone) and up to 15% off the VDO price in VIC (CitiPower distribution zone). The retailer has also launched small business gas products across NSW, SA and SE-QLD, with Victoria soon to follow on 14 December, 2020. Want to find out how the Alinta Energy HomeDeal energy plan stacks up to other offers in the market? Head on over to our energy comparison tool! *Based on a customer who consumes 3900 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. **Based on a customer who consumes 4000 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the CitiPower network
In an effort to keep households on top of their energy bills and improve the energy efficiency for the state, the Victorian government yesterday unveiled a $797 million energy package. Almost one million Victorians will receive a one-off $250 payment to help pay for their energy bills. Those that are eligible for the payment include concession card holders, anyone receiving JobSeeker, youth allowance or the pension. According to Energy Minister, Lily D'Ambrosio, this package is the “biggest household energy efficiency package in any state's history.”"It will make a significant difference to people's power bills, it will put money back into the pockets of Victorians, it will create thousands of jobs and, of course, reduce our emissions," she said.The $250 payment will be available online from 1 February to 31 January 2022.
In August, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) announced that wholesale electricity prices were at their lowest point in years. Flash forward to November and the latest AER Wholesale Markets Quarterly Report shows that this is still the case across the nation. The report found that not only have wholesale energy prices continued to fall but the average prices were below $55 per MWh in all regions. To put that into perspective, the report found that the average price in Queensland was $34 per MWh and $54 per MWh in Victoria. In August, those prices were $56 and $84, respectively. “COVID-19 continues to impact households and businesses, so any reduction in energy prices across eastern Australia is welcome relief for many Australians,” said Energy Minister, Angus Taylor. “Cheaper energy brings benefits across the Australian economy, which is why the Government will continue to take strong action to bring down the cost of energy for all Australians.”
Increasingly Aussie households are playing a role in reducing our nation’s carbon footprint and the numbers support this.According to Origin Energy 44% of Aussies made the switch over to solar power to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions, while 65% said their motivation was to reduce their reliance on buying electricity from the grid. And the good news is, installing solar panels has many other benefits besides supporting a cleaner future.The retailer found that reducing a household’s energy bill was the biggest motivation (90%) for installing solar panels, with a whopping 92% of Aussies feeling extremely or very satisfied with the energy bill savings their panels have produced. Half of Aussies who had solar panels installed also feel less guilty about running their heating and cooling appliances.
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.