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Compare Electricity Providers QLD

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Find electricity providers in Qld with lower prices

If you would like to save money and time, use our free service to compare electricity providers in Qld , and find out if any are cheaper than your current electricity provider*.

* 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 eligibility, availability, commercial arrangements or area . 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 due to the fact that some electricity and gas special offers and plans are available only through 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 on the special offers that are available in Qld (or any market) through Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly contact our 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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3 Connect If you find an energy plan you're happy with, continue on and answer a few extra questions to easily connect or electricity and gas providers .

Electricity and Gas Providers Compared in QLD

Each energy provider in QLD is only able to supply energy to some regions, and therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you varies 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 deals that are available in QLD in one convenient place. We're proud of being one of Australia's premier platforms, based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    At Compare & Connect we are proud to be a member of the Energy Comparator Code of Conduct (ECCC). Our voluntary decision to join this code of conduct demonstrates our dedication to fairness and accuracy when presenting information to you.
  • 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 we offer. Instead, we'll receive a commission from our electricity provider 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).
  • Impartial
    Even though we have 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 .
  • Expert Consultants:
    We have a team of experts who 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.
  • 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 bills.

Phone Comparison Available

To compare electricity providers , you can either 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

Some people think that changing electricity providers will be a hassle. It's definitely not! It's super simple because we do it all for you! We'll notify your current electricity provider and tell them that you are leaving, and we also sign you up with your new provider, so your transition is as easy and seamless as possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Save Money by Comparing Providers

  • Join thousands of families now saving
    We have already helped many households in QLD save money on electricity, now it's your turn.
  • We can save you hours of research
    10 minutes of your time could save you hundreds of dollars a year. .
  • We've made it easy for you
    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each providers plans .
  • Electricity and gas prices have been rising
    It's time for you to compare electricity and gas providers and reduce spending on energy

List of our active electricity providers in Qld

Our vision is to have a broad range of energy providers under a single roof, so our customers have many options to choose from . To date we have successfully established relationships with following providers in Qld : Please note that some energy providers are available via our website interface and some are available through our call centre comparison service.

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 striving to add more and more providers to this 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

Australia's electricity market has been undergoing a deregulation which began in the late 1990s. The first step of deregulation was the establishing of a national grid {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be delivered in another state.

Another stage, which happened sooner in some states, was the breaking up of state owned electricity monopolies into competing entities, then privatising them. In an attempt to stimulate better competition the market was separated into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors have the responsibility for the physical delivery of electricity to the customers' premises , and they own and maintain the poles and powerlines, and do not deal with customers.
  • Energy Retailers Retailers have all the interactions with the customer. They sell the electricity and issue bills. States have from 1 to 3 distributors but up to thirty retailers.

On 1 July 2016 , South East Queensland 's electricity market was completely deregulated. This meant that customers could, for the first time, switch to another provider that had cheaper prices.

There are only two distributors supplying electricity to Queensland

  • Energex
    The Energex network supplies electricity to homes and businesses in a region covering around 25,000 square kilometres in South East Queensland, that stretches from the border of NSW to Gympie in the north. This covers the major population areas of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Ipswich, Brisbane, Redlands, Logan and Moreton Bay.
  • Ergon Energy
    Ergon Energy supplies electricity to Queensland including rural areas and coastal and remote communities in outback Queensland and the Torres Strait.

Tips for reducing your electricity consumption to save money

Here are a few easily implemented ways to reduce your electricity consumption

  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Reduce use of your clothes dryer. Dry clothes outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Eliminate draughts. Minimise hot or cold air blowing in or leaving through gaps under doors and around your windows by using gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • Turn all your appliances off at the power socket when they're not in use.
  • Rather than turn on the heater, wear clothing that's appropriate for cold weather (beanie, jumper, booties, warm socks).
  • Close the doors of rooms that you aren't using, so you only have to cool or heat a smaller area.
  • Reduce your use of lights. Use natural lighting where possible.
  • Minimise air conditioning usage by opening your windows at night-time to allow the cooler air in, and then closing them each morning to keep hot air out.
  • Stop the hot sun over-heating rooms by closing the blinds and curtains in rooms that are exposed to the heat of direct sunlight.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about what happens after you have completed the comparison process and you have made the decision to change electricity providers.

If you change your mind it's okay because your new electricity provider will allow you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, that means that you have ten days to cancel the process and go back to your current energy provider.
No. You won't have to do that. The actual delivery of energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is done by an energy distributer (not your energy retailer). This distributor continues to supply electricity to your premises when you switch over to another energy retailer. The retailer issues your electricity bills, but they buy the energy from the distributor, then resell it to you. You can't buy electricity directly from your distributor, you must go through an energy retailer. You can be sure that your electricity supply won't be interrupted when you switch retailers, because you will continue to have the same connection to your distributor.
All the 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, usually within 24 hours. However, the final switchover won't happen until your old provider has sent your final bill, and that can't be done until a final meter reading has been taken. So, it depends on when your next meter reading takes place. It be up to three months.
We'll sign you up with the new energy provider, and we will also tell your present provider that you are leaving them. The transfer to the new provider won't happen straight away, because your current provider will have to do a final meter reading. and then issue you a final bill. Your new provider only starts charging you from the date that the meter is read. the energy distributor who feeds the energy to your home continues to be the same as it was before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. We will be paid a commission by the 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).