Yes, if you’ve got gas at your Queensland property we can also help to compare gas plans. There are a smaller number of energy providers offering gas plans in QLD so you might find that it is cheaper for you to have a gas plan with one energy provider and your electricity plan with another one.
We don’t compare every energy plan from every energy provider that operates in Queensland. Our service will help you to compare your existing energy plan with current market deals so that you can see if there is a better energy deal available for you. For the full list of energy brands that we compare here on Mozo, see below.
It won’t cost you a cent to compare energy plans using our service. And provided you are on an open contract you will not have to pay any extra charges to switch your energy provider in Queensland. In case you are on a fixed term deal, you may have to pay a termination fee if you exit the contract before completion.
If you are moving, many QLD energy providers do charge a connection fee for setting up the service to your new home, this charge is usually added to your first energy bill.
You can switch and sign up to your new energy plan right here on Mozo. Our service is designed for you to do everything in one hit, from comparing plans available in your QLD postcode, to setting up your new energy account with the energy provider of your choice.
You will need to have some key information on hand such as the supply address, your contact details and the meter number (NMI). You’ll be able to find this number on your existing energy bill. Once we’ve verified this information, you’ll receive a welcome pack from your new provider. There’s no need to contact your old energy provider, we do this and once the switch is confirmed and they will issue you with a final bill.
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If you live in the suburbs of Brisbane, the Gold Coast or other areas of South East Queensland, you can change your energy provider to save money.
If you live in regional Queensland, you can also choose your electricity retailer. However you have the right to be supplied at the regulated prices which are set annually by the Queensland Competition Authority. This option is available if your property is connected to the Ergon Energy Network.
From shortlisting the best energy providers in your area to scouting a better deal with your existing energy retailer, Mozo’s free comparison tool can help you conveniently navigate the energy market. All you need to do is type in your QLD postcode or suburb into Mozo’s energy comparison tool and we’ll help you find the best energy package depending on your energy needs and usage patterns.
If many energy retailers operate in your suburb of Queensland, there will be a range of incentives for you to choose from. While some may try to attract you with ‘sign up’ offers, for example, 50% of your first bill, it’s important for you to look at what’s good for you beyond the introductory period. Here are some features that you should consider before you sign up for an energy plan:
The Queensland government provides a number of energy rebates for gas and electricity. If you are a pensioner or senior, in Queensland you may be entitled to:
$340.85 per year (GST inclusive) for the Electricity rebate
$73.60 per year (GST inclusive) for a reticulated Gas rebate.
To be eligible for the rebate you must be the electricity account holder and also live alone or share your principal place of residence with your spouse or dependents.
You apply for this rebate direct from the energy retailer. When you are comparing QLD energy plans here on Mozo, we can take any government rebates that you would be entitled to into account. Just answer yes to the question, “Do you have a concession card?”.
When you are shortlisting energy providers, it is important to first understand that there is no one best provider for everyone. The cost of your bill will be completely different to your neighbour because your bill is determined by how much energy you use, your payment features and plan choices. So depending on how you want to prioritise different features such as cost, customer service or renewable energy, you can find a provider and plan that is the best for your home.
Every year, Mozo’s energy experts compare energy plans and prices to determine the winners of the Mozo Experts Choice Energy Awards. The winners in Queensland are different to those in Victoria but the analysis done by our team is the same for each state, a highlight of the plans and energy retailers that provide Australians with exceptional value for money.
Here on Mozo you can also read up on what real customers think of their Energy provider before you sign up for a new plan. You can read energy reviews on our site from over 30 energy providers.
We understand that if you are new to the Sunshine State you won’t have an existing gas or electricity bill to compare prices against, but you don’t need to worry about that. We’ve collected data on the average energy costs across all QLD postcodes and can work out how much you could pay based on an estimated usage.
Generally speaking it is a good idea to compare the available energy plans and arrange connection at your new property at least 2-5 days before you are due to move. Some electricity and gas providers only need 1 business day prior to your move get you connected, as long as there is safe access to the meter.
There is the option to select your move in date, when you use our energy plan search. This will enable us to provide you with a list of energy providers and plans that can connect your property or postcode on the date you select.
One of the easiest ways to reduce your energy bills is to switch to a cheaper energy plan or provider. If you’ve been with your current QLD energy provider for a long time, chances are, you could find a plan that will save you money, sometimes hundred of dollars a year. Why not check for yourself now by feeding in your postcode into Mozo’s energy comparison tool and see a list of energy plan and estimated costs available in your area.
If you don’t have many options in terms of choosing your QLD energy retailer, you can still lower your energy bills by reducing the amount of energy you use at home. This will of course require some effort on your behalf but if you’re ready to get started, we’ve got some great tips in our energy savings hub.
Information on energy plans that you will see listed on the results page comes directly from each energy provider and is updated regularly to reflect the most recent tariffs and fees that will be applicable.
If you want to get price estimates based on your actual energy usage at your QLD property, you will need to have a recent energy bill from your current energy provider. If you don’t have this information available, we can still give you price estimates but these will be based on average energy usage for your postcode. You may use more or less energy than the average.
Yes, our service includes energy plans that are solar compatible. You can also review the feed-in tariff rates for each plan to estimate the discount you’ll get for feeding back power into the grid.
If you live in an area of Queensland where you can choose your electricity and gas provider, you will be able to switch as a renter as long as the energy bill is in your name. If you have your energy bill included in your rent, the responsibility for choosing an energy provider and plan will be up to the landlord.
Often, energy providers will offer customer incentives to bundle their gas and electricity plans like a percentage discount off your bill. This is often called a duel fuel bundle. While it is certainly convenient to have your energy bills and payments going to the same provider, it doesn’t always mean that this will be your cheapest option.
With our service, you can sort between dual fuel plans and individual plans to find the best bundle for you.
Generally, the amount of time it takes to switch providers depends on when your meter was last read. It can take anything from a few days to three months until you start receiving your bills from the new Queensland energy supplier.
Customers who are moving premises, typically need to give 2 to 5 business days of notice to their provider to move their energy account to the new address. If you need to move your energy account more urgently, you can call and request for them to transfer the account sooner.
One of the biggest misconceptions about switching energy plans is that there will be a disruption to your electricity and gas supply. This is not true. You will not notice any change at all to the supply of electricity and gas to your home, other than (hopefully) a lower power bill.
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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.
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Whether it’s laziness or a little knowledge on the subject, the average Aussie isn’t that keen to switch and save on their energy bill - and it’s costing us big time. New research from the St Vincent de Paul Society found that collectively, households are missing out on an eye-watering $500 million in energy savings by not switching to a cheaper deal. In fact, households across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia are paying up to $200 extra for electricity, despite previous news of prices falling. "Wholesale prices have come down significantly and there's also been changes to poles and wires prices," manager of policy and research at St Vincent de Paul Society, Gavin Dufty told the ABC in a recent interview. "That's washed through the electricity market, but we're really concerned that people haven't gone out there and refreshed their electricity accounts so those savings end up in people's pockets and not the pockets of the big multinationals."Dufty explained that there are up to six million Australian households in those four states that are still on expensive contracts with their retailers. Most of these customers were previously on contracts, which have now expired. As a result, the retailer has rolled them onto a default offer, which generally tend to be on the pricier side. "When you start to get price falls, [retailers] don't quickly come back to you and say 'here's all these savings you can have', they like to let you sweat a little bit because that's more money for them,” said Dufty.
We’re sure you already know that having solar power as your electricity source is a great way to save on your energy bills. But given that solar panels can cost thousands, taking that first step can be daunting. If you’re thinking of making the switch to solar, we’re jotted down three ways you can cover the cost, plus their pros and cons.
Any Aussie household can understand the value of switching to solar for their electricity source, and thanks to a new South Australian program selected households will get to experience it for free. Under the new Switch to Solar pilot program, around 1,000 South Australian concession holders will receive a free solar system, replacing the Annual Energy or Cost of Living concession. Households who are recipients of these concessions are given up to a total of $226.67 and $215.10, respectively each year. Meanwhile, this program is set to deliver participants an annual saving of $890 on their energy bill, according to the Marshall Liberal Government.“Our new Switch to Solar pilot is a win-win for everyone,” said Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink. “Not only is the Government injecting money into the economy and supporting vital jobs through the purchase of 1000 new solar panels, our concession holders will get big bill savings off their energy bills.”The suburbs chosen for this pilot are:
South Australian households doing it tough might be finally getting some energy bill relief, thanks to a new deal negotiated by the Marshall Liberal Government. From 1 January 2021, SA Origin Energy customers who use the SA Concession Energy Discount Offer (SACEDO) will now receive a 21% discount off the electricity reference price, up slightly from 20% previously. According to the Government of South Australia website, customers who take advantage of this offer are set to save an average of $384 a year, depending on their electricity plan. At the moment, more than 64,000 low and fixed income SA households are currently taking up the offer, however the Government is encouraging more than 145,000 eligible households to sign up. “We know that this year has been tough on South Australians, which is why it’s welcome news we can continue to build on electricity savings which are flowing onto our households,” said Minister for Human Services, Michelle Lensik. “In addition to the huge discounts on bills, this special offer boasts a range of other benefits, such as no late payment fees, no exit fees, and flexible payment options - small features that make a big difference.”Aside from the SACEDO offer, SA customers can also apply for the State Government’s annual energy concession of up to $231.41 during the 2020-21 financial year. This means that the total energy bill savings for households could hit $615.41. In order to be eligible for the SACEDO 21% discount offer, customers must:
Almost every Aussie in lockdown last year braced themselves for a higher than normal energy bill. However new research from The Conversation has found that some households in particular fared worse than others. Older Australians who rely on the Age Pension as a source of income have been thrown into what’s called ‘energy poverty’, with many facing energy bills that were up to 50% higher than they were in 2019. In order to keep up with the high costs, many seniors resorted to cutting back on essential and non-essential spending, reduced the number of showers they took and even switched off the heater or air conditioner. This also meant that savings goals and other financial priorities were pushed aside to ensure their electricity bills were paid. “Even though I’m saving some money by not socialising, I can’t save money for potential emergencies as before. With the higher electricity bills and the new medical expenses, my capacity to save [has] reduced a lot,” an interviewee told The Conversation. But unfortunately, energy debt spread well beyond seniors during 2020. Figures from the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) revealed that long-term electricity debt for residential customers jumped to $124.5 million between 31 March 2020 and 2 November 2020. During this period more than 60,000 Australians also chose to defer their energy bills, allowing themselves some time to get back on their feet.
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.