Our energy comparison tool is free to use and if you decide to switch SA gas or electricity providers using our service in most instances you won’t have to pay anything. The exception to this would be if you are on a fixed plan contract or if your existing energy plan comes with an exit fee and you’d need to pay this regardless of whether you used Mozo to switch or any other switching service.
We receive energy plan information direct from each SA energy provider so you can be confident that the information you see on our website is accurate and up to date.
The number of energy providers that you can compare will depend on where you live in South Australia as not every retailer will service the whole state. We don’t compare every provider that operates in South Australia but we will be able to provide you with a listing of providers that service your area, so that you can compare their plans. We compare both big retailers like EnergyAustralia, Origin Energy through to smaller players like Dodo and Commander power and gas.
There isn’t one best energy provider or plan available in South Australia as everyone’s energy needs are different. The best plan for you could be very different to your neighbours, which is why it is important to do a comparison check for yourself, to see which energy provider is best for you.
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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.
Comparing with us is always free. No hidden fees and we remain transparent throughout every step of the process.
Simply enter your postcode and get personalised results to suit your needs.
See available electricity plans ranked by cost and compare deals side by side.
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If you live in South Australia or are planning to move to the festival state, you have plenty of energy providers to choose from. Instead of being stuck with high energy bills, you have the power to switch to a more cost effective plan whenever you want.
Every energy plan in South Australia are made up of two key charges:
Mozo exists to make comparing energy plan rates easier. We can help you shortlist energy plans in your SA suburb with just a click of a button. All you need to do is enter your postcode into our free comparison tool and tell us a bit about your usage habits and preferences and we’ll be able to give you a listing of some of the plans that are available in your area.
To compare energy rates between energy providers, it is a good idea to have a recent energy bill handy. This will mean that you can enter in your exact usage and we’ll then be able to give you a more accurate rate quote for each plan to compare against.
All energy providers in South Australia will offer a number of incentives to attract you to their energy plans. Here is a quick checklist that you can consider when you are picking a new energy provider.
Who is the cheapest energy provider in South Australia?
There isn’t one provider that is the cheapest for every South Australian because every home is different and so is our energy habits and preferences.
Here at Mozo, we understand that while we all want cheaper energy bills, sometimes there are other factors that are also important when choosing a new electricity supplier, like whether they have good customer service or a commitment to renewable energy generation. We collect energy customer reviews of South Australian energy providers, so you can read these before you make your choice.
There are many energy retailers servicing South Australia, and while you can often get discounts for having your gas and electricity with the one energy provider, this might not necessarily be the cheapest option.
We can help you to compare bundled energy plans and also stand alone gas and electricity plans, so get a recent bill handy and punch in your postcode into the tool to get started.
Just as there isn’t a cheapest energy plan for every South Australian household, there also isn’t one best energy provider. The best provider for you and your home will depend on a number of factors including your household usage, the time of usage, type of usage and your location.
There are also other factors that you should weigh up when choosing an energy plan. If price is your biggest consideration, then the best plan will be the cheapest one. But these days, more Australians are placing importance on social and environmental factors and choosing 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 in South Australia 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.
Moving can be stressful but you don’t want to get stuck on a dud energy plan just because you ran out of time and just called up the first SA energy provider you saw advertised.
We realise you won’t be able to give us information from a previous energy bill, but we can still tailor our search results to give you an estimate of your energy costs and plans that will be available in your new suburb.
For a detailed rundown of everything that you will need when you move house, check out our moving house guide. But to get started, here are the things you’ll need to set up a new account:
If you are moving from SA to another state in Australia, you can find details of plans and key info on our site:
One of the most obvious ways for reducing your energy bill is to reduce the amount of energy you are using at home. This might take some effort on your part, but there are a number of innovative ways in which you can try to introduce more energy efficient habits in your home.
If you need some additional ideas, head on over to our energy savings tips hub.
The other way to lower your gas and electricity bills is to compare the energy providers in SA and switch to a retailer that’s offering a better deal. Check out the different deals and discounts and then work out if you can save money on a more competitive deal.
SA has a number of licensed retailers providing energy plans to residential consumers. You can compare the plans offered by these providers and then choose which one suits your home the best. Mozo compares the following energy providers in our service:
To learn about other energy providers that may operate in your area, see all energy providers in our database.
The tariff you pay for your energy usage will depend on multiple things like where you live in South Australia and how much energy you are actually using. Your bill will then be calculated based on:
If you are responsible for paying the gas or electricity bill at your rental then you are able to switch energy plans to find one that will be best for your circumstances.
If electricity or gas is included in your rent then it is your landlord’s responsibility to choose and manage the energy plan at the property.
Switching providers in itself does not take much time and can mostly be arranged online or over the phone. But when you receive your first bill from the 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 to a new house, you will generally need to give about 2-5 days of notice to your SA energy provider to move your account. Make sure they have access to your meter so that there is no delay in the transfer and you have gas and electricity set up before you move into the new property.
You don’t need to pay extra money to energy providers in SA for switching your account if you are on an open contract. But if you have signed a fixed term contract, you might need to pay a termination fee for ending the contract before the planned expiry date. If you are moving premises, many energy providers in SA charge a connection fee for setting up the account and service to your new address. This cost is generally added to your first bill.
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.
I have been with them for many years between 10 rental houses in the last 15 years which has been very difficult. Origin have always connected me on time and offered me discounts when I ask.Read full review
I have been with them for many years between 10 rental houses in the last 15 years which has been very difficult. Origin have always connected me on time and offered me discounts when I ask.
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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.