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.
They have been very competitive every time I have enquired about prices.Read full review
They have been very competitive every time I have enquired about prices.
Origin Energy have been my provider for many years, and I have never had a problem with them. I periodically ring them to see about a better deal, and they have always accommodated me. The billing is clearly laid out and easy to understand. The service staff are helpful and professional.Read full review
Origin Energy have been my provider for many years, and I have never had a problem with them. I periodically ring them to see about a better deal, and they have always accommodated me. The billing is clearly laid out and easy to understand. The service staff are helpful and professional.
Owning a home that was not lived in for 4 months. Bill came in at approximately the same figure as when 4 people lived there. Trying to gain explanation of how this is possible proved to be of no use. No explanation could be provided, no daily usage report could be provided as its meter-read. Unfortunately for me, settlement was taking place the week i received the bill therefore further investigations couldn’t be made.Read full review
Owning a home that was not lived in for 4 months. Bill came in at approximately the same figure as when 4 people lived there. Trying to gain explanation of how this is possible proved to be of no use. No explanation could be provided, no daily usage report could be provided as its meter-read. Unfortunately for me, settlement was taking place the week i received the bill therefore further investigations couldn’t be made.
Last week, the Australian Capital Territory government announced it would be expanding its ACT Home Assessment Energy Scheme to renters. The ACT Home Assessment Energy Scheme is an initiative that provides free in-house energy assessments to discover areas where households can save on their energy bills. “It can be very hard for renters to make major energy-saving changes to their home. By expanding this program, we are able to provide renters with tailored information,” said Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury. But while this is good news for renters in the ACT, it doesn’t mean the rest of the country should miss out on energy savings insights. So we’ve jotted down five energy saving tips for renters that can help keep costs down all year round.
In July last year, the Victorian energy market went under intensive reform to improve prices and transparency for residents and was called the Victorian Default Offer (VDO).The VDO imposed a price cap on standing offers, which meant that retailers could no longer charge exorbitant prices for these energy plans. All previous customers on standing offer plans were then rolled onto the VDO. This week the Essential Service Commision (ESC) announced that from 1 September 2020, it will be extending the VDO to energy customers living in embedded networks, like caravans, retirement villages and even small businesses. According to the ESC, more than 104,000 customers will benefit from this reform. “Embedded network customers have not been fully covered by the same price protections as other Victorians. This ensures they now have access to a fair deal with significant savings for some,” said ESC pricing director, Marcus Crudden. Crudden said customers within embedded networks are expected to save between $180 to $360 annually, while small businesses could see savings of between $900 to $2,220.
Within the next few weeks, many Aussie households are expected to receive their latest energy bill. And for some, it won’t be good news. In fact, according to Mozo research the average household is expected to fork out an extra $88 a month due to an increase in electricity usage because of the Covid-19 lockdown. But there may be a silver lining on the horizon, as many retailers are acknowledging the financial strain the Covid-19 pandemic has had on Aussie wallets by announcing price decreases. On 1 July 2020, close to 20 retailers announced they would be cutting the electricity prices for customers located in either New South Wales, South Australia, South-East Queensland or the Australian Capital Territory. And in some instances, retailers have vowed to cut prices in all three states, like Powershop. “We are pleased to be able to bring some much needed relief to households in NSW, SE-QLD and SA, especially during winter and given many of our customers are spending more time at home, which may lead to higher power bills,” said Powershop CEO, Jason Stein. “Our existing residential customers saw our prices decrease on average by approximately 14.2% in South Australia, 8.7% in New South Wales and 7.5% in South East Queensland.” Other retailers cutting prices across NSW, SE-QLD and SA included energy giant, Origin Energy, Simply Energy and newcomer, Kogan Energy.
Between tighter budgets and minimal spending, financial stress is at an all time high for many Aussie households.
While things might be a little different to this time last year, one thing that hasn’t changed is the winter chill. And unfortunately, as a large number of Aussies spend the majority of their time indoors, a jaw-dropping energy bill is to be expected. According to recent data by energy company Jemena, our electricity usage has jumped by 16% compared to this time last year, while businesses experienced a fall in electricity usage of between 10% - 12%. With Aussies having to tighten their wallets to manage expenses during the pandemic, a higher bill is far from ideal. According to Professor Sara Wikinson at University of Technology Sydney, some households are doing everything they can to soften the blow. She said that older Aussies are reducing their consumption by either cutting back their use of heating appliances, going to bed fully clothed or even skipping showers. "People are spending almost all their time at home, which is obviously pushing up their energy consumption. And [their] ability to hang out somewhere warm in the mall or community centre has gone," Wilkinson said. However, Powershop chief executive Jason Stein said that drastic measures are not always necessary and that simple savings can be made around the home. “With Australians spending more time at home this winter, energy bills may be higher. [But] there are some simple things you can do to try and keep your energy bills down and help save money,” Stein said. He recommended setting “your heater thermostat between 18–20°C in living areas, [as] every extra degree adds 10% to your heating bill.”“Switching off the game console after use could save a household of four up to $193 a year,” Stein said. Other tips include ditching your dryer for a clothes horse, investing in door snakes to plug draughts and improve insulation. And remember to switch off lights when you leave a room. If you’d like more energy savings tips that’ll not only keep you warm but keep costs down this winter, head on over to our energy savings tips hub!
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.