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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It’s a reliable service but I guess most providers are. I don’t like their statements sometimes they make it hard to tell what is overdue and what is current. Easy to make payment plans for. Rates a little higher than some others however they offer a flat discount even if you don’t pay on time.Read full review
It’s a reliable service but I guess most providers are. I don’t like their statements sometimes they make it hard to tell what is overdue and what is current. Easy to make payment plans for. Rates a little higher than some others however they offer a flat discount even if you don’t pay on time.
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I like that they have an app, I can see my estimate current usage. I can pay in advance monthly so I can stay ahead of bills and I can enter my own meter reads. And they don’t hassle me with telemarketing calls.
In an effort to transform Victorian roads, the Victorian government has announced it will be offering 20,000 subsidies of up to $3,000 for the purchase of new electric vehicles (EVs) under $69,000. The new initiative is a part of the government’s plan to have half of all new cars sold in Victoria emission-free by 2030. The first 4,000 subsidies were made available on 2 May 2021. “When people get an EV (electric vehicle) they are starting to save significant dollars off their bills," climate change minister, Lily D 'Ambrosio told the ABC."It's almost up to $1,600 that is saved off fuel and maintenance costs, each and every year, so we want to make it easier for Victorians.''In addition to the subsidies, the VIC government also plans to spend $19 million on new charging stations and an extra $10 million on government EVs, which it hopes will amount to more than 400 EVs over the next two years."This is very, very ambitious but [a plan] we are absolutely committed to achieving,” said D'Ambrosio.
Back in March, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) suggested that Aussies with rooftop solar who export excess electricity to the grid be charged a cost for doing so. They said this new rule could help the electricity grid cope with large influxes of renewable energy generation brought on by rooftop solar. "The poles and wires businesses were set up to get electricity from a big generator, like a coal plant or a gas plant, down those wires and into your house," said AEMC chief executive, Benn Barr. "That change we've seen over the last 10,15 years is a two-way flow … now power is not just going to your house, but power is coming from your house. The system hasn't been set up to deal with that.Barr argued that the prices would be flexible and be left up to power companies to determine, however, Aussies will still be able to earn cash by exporting electricity when required. "We've modelled different charges from $10 to $100, depending upon the size of your solar system," Barr added. "You get a good return from solar. And it's not going to make it uneconomical for customers to put it on their roof.” However, not everyone is on board with the idea. Professor at Victoria University, Bruce Mountain told ABC’s 7:30 program that this measure would decrease a household’s income received for exporting solar by 80%. This could also see fewer Aussies interested in making the switch to solar power. It’s no secret that Aussies are big fans of solar power, with recent research from the Clean Energy Regulator found that as of 31 December 2020, more than 2.66 million households have had a solar system installed. But could a proposed tax forecast a dive in solar uptake amongst Aussie households? "Essentially, they will get the equivalent of a hamburger a year as their income from rooftop solar sales,” Mountain told 7.30. “I think that's very likely to bring pressure in the rooftop solar market, and customers will be less interested in it.” It’s unclear whether this proposed change will go ahead. But if you’d like to learn more about how solar power can benefit the environment and your wallet, have a read of our solar power guide.
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has announced its final decision on the Default Market Offer (DMO) for the 2021/22 financial year - and it’s good news for both households and small businesses. According to the regulator’s recent report, approximately 727,000 residential customers on standing offers will have their electricity prices cut by up to $116 annually, while small businesses will see a drop of $441. As a quick recap, the DMO was introduced in July 2019 as a measure to prevent Aussies on standing offers from being charged exorbitant prices on their energy bills. The DMO acts as a price cap that retailers must abide by and is issued by the AER. AER Chair, Clare Savage says that while the price change is good news for residents and small businesses, customers are still encouraged to shop around to ensure they’re getting the best value for money on their energy plan. “The DMO is not designed to be the most competitive deal but rather it is a safety net for customers who don’t or can’t shop around when it comes to their electricity contract,” she encouraged.“Most retailers have cheaper energy deals on offer, so shopping around remains the best way to get a better price.”
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 energy marketplace 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.
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.