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.
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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.
Well they promised the earth, but delivered me into hell. I now have gotten a mark on my credit score, thanks very much. There was nothing I could do about it. Beware of the fake promises. Ensure that you have got all of your documents in a readable format. I would advise you to record your conversation(s) with them. My bill ended up being tripled.Read full review
Well they promised the earth, but delivered me into hell. I now have gotten a mark on my credit score, thanks very much. There was nothing I could do about it. Beware of the fake promises. Ensure that you have got all of your documents in a readable format. I would advise you to record your conversation(s) with them. My bill ended up being tripled.
I feel the bills are large but not so much since we got solar panels. It's a struggle to pay. But thankfully I can call them if I having difficulties, they're good that way.Read full review
I feel the bills are large but not so much since we got solar panels. It's a struggle to pay. But thankfully I can call them if I having difficulties, they're good that way.
Power is expensive although not as bad as most, but all suppliers are grossly over charging and double dipping with supply charges. We pay for power that they supply that is metered then they add further charges and call it daily supply charge paying twice for the same service. It would be like a phone company charging you $80 a month for you to use unlimited internet but add charges of $1.15 a day to provide it. Thank God they don't have the nerve to do it. In my opinion this is basically extortion because if you don't agree to pay for a service twice your power is cut off. Don't know why the ACCC has not reviewed whether this should be allowed.Read full review
Power is expensive although not as bad as most, but all suppliers are grossly over charging and double dipping with supply charges. We pay for power that they supply that is metered then they add further charges and call it daily supply charge paying twice for the same service. It would be like a phone company charging you $80 a month for you to use unlimited internet but add charges of $1.15 a day to provide it. Thank God they don't have the nerve to do it. In my opinion this is basically extortion because if you don't agree to pay for a service twice your power is cut off. Don't know why the ACCC has not reviewed whether this should be allowed.
As more households embrace renewable energy, new figures have revealed that solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are being installed at record numbers across the country. According to the ACT Government’s 2019/20 annual feed-in tariff report, there are more than 28,000 solar generators in the Territory, an increase of more than 17% during the previous financial year. What’s more impressive is that rooftop solar within the ACT has produced more than 135 megawatts during the 2019/20 financial year. Plus, more than 47,000 MWh came from over 10,000 solar PVs that were provided by the ACT Government’s Feed-In Tariff (FiT) scheme, an incentive from 2009 that was designed to boost solar uptake and reduce solar system prices altogether. “It’s great to see incentives like these are giving the average household the opportunity to generate their own electricity and save on their energy bills,” said Mozo Director, Kirsty Lamont.
With a sudden strict four month lockdown it’s safe to say Victorians haven’t had an easy 2020. But with the Essential Services Commission (ESC) announcing its final energy prices determination for 2021, the new year may already be off to a better start. The ESC has announced that the Victorian Default Offer (VDO) will fall by 10% for residential customers and 14% for small businesses customers. That equates to a bill reduction of $159 per year and $916 a year, respectively.As a quick recap, the VDO, which came into effect 1 July 2019, is a default energy offer available to all customers in Victoria who choose to not engage in the energy market - that is, comparing offers and switching plans. The VDO also replaced standing offers and capped prices, preventing retailers from charging expensive plans to customers on these offers. “The fall in the default offer is being mainly driven by lower wholesale electricity purchase costs, with lower prices likely to assist many Victorian households and small businesses in recovering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Essential Services Commission pricing director, Marcus Crudden.The state’s economic regulator estimates that these price reductions will provide some much needed bill relief to around 125,000 households and 40,000 small businesses.
From rates to tariffs and random fees, it’s no wonder energy bills have a reputation of being difficult to comprehend. Unfortunately, it often means many Aussies pick up a few myths on the way to understanding their energy bill. So, if one of your goals in the new year is to get on top of your personal finance, we’ve jotted down four energy bill myths to be aware of.
With less than three weeks to go until we welcome in the new year, many Aussies may have already begun thinking about the goals they want to achieve in 2021. And for some, that can mean giving their home an energy efficiency upgrade. According to CSIRO building simulation research lead, Anthony Wright, the average Aussie household is rated only 2.2 stars out of 10 for energy efficiency. However, if the average Sydney or Melbourne home were to bump that figure up to a 4.9 stars, they could save up to $480 a year on their energy bills.When it comes to improving energy efficiency around the house, you might be surprised to learn that substantial savings can be made just by making small improvements. For instance, draught sealing and filling gaps or cracks around windows and doors are a great place to start. Other options include updating energy guzzling appliances for energy saving ones or installing external blinds to block out heat. But for the Aussies who don’t mind taking things to the next level, upgrading hot water systems, air conditioning and other appliances could deliver annual savings of $900, says Wright. “It’s also worthwhile getting an energy rate involved early,” Wright said in a recent interview with The New Daily. “It can seem like it costs, but it will pay back in comfort and energy bill savings in spades over time, as they can do a before-and-after rating, and also provide consultation on tweaking your renovation as you go.”
When Australia officially entered lockdown in March, thousands of people and small businesses were left stranded with a reduced income or forced to shut down, struggling to keep up with regular expenses, like their energy bill. And according to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Annual Retail Markets Report, those households and small businesses still remain in ‘energy debt’ to their retailers. The report found a sharp increase in energy debt amongst small businesses, with the total jumping from $35 million in March 2020 to $45 million in June 2020. For residential customers, long-term electricity debt reportedly increased by 21% between 31 March and 2 November to $124.5 million. Almost 60,000 households also took advantage of their retailers' offer to defer energy bills for a time, providing some breathing room. “If you are struggling to pay your bills, talk to your retailer about your debt – even if you can’t afford to pay anything right now,” said AER chair, Clare Savage. “You won’t be disconnected, and your retailer will work with you to set up a plan and help you start paying off your debt.”And it looks like most Aussies were satisfied with their retailer’s support, as there were 29% fewer complaints made to retailers and 26% fewer complaints to the ombudsman since the 2018/19 financial year.
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.