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Compare Electricity Prices QLD

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Find lower electricity prices in Qld

Use our free service to compare electricity prices from providers in your region and start saving on your bills*.

* Compare & Connect does not compare all electricity and gas providers or plans available in Qld (or any market) . The availability of plans are subject to change from time to time. Not all plans that are made available from Compare & Connect providers are compared by Compare & Connect due to availability, commercial arrangements, area or eligibility . We have commercial relationships with all of the suppliers whose products we compare, and the platform is owned by Origin Energy Limited. However, when we provide you with results, they are ranked only based on the price (low to high).
* Not all electricity and gas plans compared by Compare & Connect will be available to all customers because some electricity and gas special offers and plans are only available via Compare & Connect’s website or contact centre . The electricity and gas plans available are only for properties that are located in eligible areas, postcodes and states. For additional information about special offers available in Qld (or any market) via Compare & Connect's contact centre, please contact Compare & Connect's customer service team. More information about how our service works, our market coverage and our commercial relationships is available at this link.

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Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in QLD

Each energy provider in QLD is only able to sell energy in some regions, therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you will vary depending on the location of your premises .

Compare Electricity and Gas Plans with Us

Compare & Connect has partnered with some of Australia’s leading electricity providers so you are able to compare electricity prices that are available in QLD in one convenient place. We are proud to be one of Australia's leading platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help consumers in Qld save on electricity prices .
  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    At Compare & Connect we are proud to be a member of the Energy Comparator Code of Conduct (ECCC). Our decision to voluntarily join this code of conduct demonstrates our dedication to accuracy and fairness when presenting information to you.
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the Queensland energy market back to front. So, you can rest assured that you've come to the right place to find the energy plans and prices suited for your household’s needs.
  • Impartial
    Despite having close corporate relationships with many of Australia's top electricity providers and are owned by Origin Energy Limited, we're impartial when presenting you with information .
  • Free Service:
    Our quality comparison and connection service is free to use! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any of the plans that we offer. Instead, we get a commission from our electricity partners, at no extra cost to you. While our service is provided to you without charge, you may be subject to charges in relation to your current service, including exit fees. You should check this with your current supplier(s).

Phone Comparison Available

To compare electricity suppliers , you can click the button below, or if you prefer to speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, you can call 1300685001

Changing Providers is Effortless

Perhaps you think that changing electricity providers is going to be a hassle, but it won't be! It's super simple because we do it all for you! We'll contact your current electricity provider to let them know you are leaving, and we also sign you up with your new provider, so that your transition is as easy and seamless as can be .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

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List of our active electricity providers in Qld

Our vision is to have a broad range of energy providers under a single roof, so that our customers have a wide range of options to choose from . To date we've established relationships with following providers in Qld : Please note available by giving us a phone call.

providers Name Available via Website Available via Call Centre
1st Energy Yes Yes
ActewAGL Yes Yes
AGL Yes Yes
Alinta Energy Yes Yes
Blue NRG Yes Yes
Dodo Power and Gas Yes Yes
Energy Locals Yes Yes
EnergyAustralia Yes Yes
Lumo Energy Yes Yes
Momentum Energy Yes Yes
Origin Yes Yes
OVO Energy Yes Yes
PacificBlue Yes Yes
Powershop Yes Yes
Red Energy Yes Yes
Tango Energy Yes Yes

We are constantly working towards adding more providers to this our list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

*Compare & Connect does not compare all plans in the market.

Electricity Market Deregulation and Competition in Qld

The Australian electricity market has been undergoing a gradual deregulation process which began in the late 1990s. The first step was the establishing of a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be delivered to customers in different states.

The next step, which happened earlier in some states, was the dividing up of state owned monopolies into competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to produce greater competition the market was divided into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors look after the delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and maintain the powerlines and poles, and don't engage directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The retailers do all the interacting with the customer. They sell the electricity and are responsible for billing. Each state has between one and three distributors, and up to 30 retailers.

On 1 July 2016 , the electricity market in South East Queensland was fully deregulated. This meant that, for the first time, customers could change to another provider that had the cheapest electricity prices.

Two distributors supply electricity to Queensland

  • Energex
    Energex supplies electricity to an area covering about 25,000 square kilometres in South East Queensland, which stretches from the NSW border to Gympie in the north. This covers the major population areas of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Redlands and Moreton Bay.
  • Ergon Energy
    Ergon Energy distributes electricity to coastal and rural areas of Queensland as well as the remote communities of outback Queensland and the Torres Strait.

Tips to reduce your electricity consumption to save on your bills

Here is a list of easy to implement ways for reducing your expenditure on electricity

  • Put on warmer clothing, instead of turning on the heater (booties, jumper, warm socks, beanie).
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Turn appliances off at the power point when they're not in use.
  • Minimise draughts. Stop hot or cold air entering or escaping through the gaps under doors or around your windows by using door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Don't use your clothes dryer as often. Instead, hang the clothes to dry outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Prevent the hot sun over-heating your house by closing blinds and curtains in the rooms that are exposed to the heat of direct sunlight.
  • Minimise air conditioning use by opening windows at night to let the cooler air in, then closing them each morning thus keeping the hot air out.
  • Use less lighting through the use of as much natural light as possible and replace older lighting with LED lights.
  • Close doors of rooms that aren't in use, so that you only heat or cool a smaller area.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some questions and answers about what happens once you have completed the comparison process and you have made the decision that want to switch electricity providers.

If you change your mind that's okay because your new electricity provider provides you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, which means that you have ten days to change your mind and stay with your old energy provider.
No. The actual delivery of energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). The distributor will continue to supply the electricity to your premises even after you change over to another energy retailer. It is the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they buy the energy at wholesale prices from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity directly from the distributor, you have to buy it from an energy retailer. You can be confident that there won't be any interruption to your electricity supply when you switch retailers, because the connection to the distributor continues to be the same.
The 'paperwork' is all processed quite quickly, usually in under 24 hours. However, the actual switchover will not go ahead until after your present provider has issued you their final bill, and that can't be done until a final meter reading has been taken. So, it depends on how soon your next meter reading is. It could take as long as three months.
Compare and Connect will sign you up with your new energy provider, and we also inform the current provider that you're leaving them. The actual move over to your new provider won't happen immediately, though, because the current provider has to read your meter one final time. and then issue you their final bill. The new provider starts charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor that feeds the energy to your house continues to be the same as before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. We will receive a commission from your new electricity provider.While our service is provided to you without charge, you may be subject to charges in relation to your current service, including exit fees. You should check this with your current supplier(s).