Australia's Best Electricity Plans

At Mozo, we're passionate about getting Australians a better deal on their finances and the Mozo Experts Choice Awards provide a platform for us to highlight the electricity plans which offer the best overall value to Australian consumers. Over 226 electricity plans from over 26 electricity providers in VIC, NSW, ACT, SA and QLD were assessed for the inaugural Experts Choice Residential Electricity Awards by Mozo's money experts.

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Victoria

Best Value Electricity
Best Value Solar-Friendly Electricity
Best Value Greenpower Electricity

New South Wales

Best Value Electricity
Best Value Solar-Friendly Electricity
Best Value Greenpower Electricity

South Australia

Best Value Electricity
Best Value Solar-Friendly Electricity
Best Value Greenpower Electricity

Queensland

Best Value Electricity
Best Value Solar-Friendly Electricity
Best Value Greenpower Electricity

Australian Capital Territory

Best Value Electricity
Best Value Solar-Friendly Electricity
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About the Mozo Experts Choice Awards

How many electricity plans did you compare?

We analysed 266 different electricity plans from 26 different electricity providers, based on data contained in Mozo’s product database as at 14 June 2016 and 14 September 2016 (and including some data from Victoria for December 2015).

Were sign up offers included in the cost calculations?

No, our cost calculations for the awards were based on single rate tariffs, guaranteed discounts and any conditional discounts for paying on time, direct debit, paying online or in advance, or e-billing.

Upfront one-off credits or incentives were not included in the cost calculations nor were discounts for combining gas and electricity plans.

Why are some Australian states and territories not included in the Awards?

Some electricity markets in Australia are not deregulated. To be eligible for an Experts Choice Award we only considerd products that are available NSW, Victoria, South Australia, the ACT and in the contestable market in SE Queensland covered by the Energex electricity distribution network.

What was the criteria for the solar friendly electricity award?

Only residential electricity plans that are compatible with existing roof-top solar panels were eligible for the Solar Friendly Award.

What was the criteria for the GreenPower Award?

Only residential electricity plans that allow the additional purchase of 100% GreenPower were eligible for the award. Products were excluded if offered by a retailer that owns coal-fired electricity generation assets, either directly or via their parent company, as reported by the Greenpeace / TEC Green Electricity Guide.

Where can I see the methodology used for the awards?

You can read the full methodology report and awards criteria here.

Do electricity providers pay to be included in the awards?

No, Mozo Experts Choice awards are awarded irrespective of a product provider’s commercial relationship with Mozo. Our research team analyses product data and determines the winners in each Mozo Experts Choice category without reference to Mozo’s sales or commercial functions.

Who are Mozo's Experts?

Our research team is headed by our Research & Insights Director and our Product Data Manager who have over 50 years of financial services experience and 21 years in online financial comparison.