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Compare Electricity Rates QLD

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Use our free service to compare electricity rates from suppliers in your region and start saving*.

*Compare & Connect does not compare all electricity and gas providers or plans 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 commercial arrangements, area, eligibility or availability . Not all electricity and gas plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers as some electricity and gas plans and special offers are only available through Compare & Connect’s website or contact centre . The electricity and gas plans available are only for properties that are located in eligible postcodes, states, and areas . For more information on special offers available Qld (or any market) through Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly get in contact with Compare & Connect's customer service team.

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1 Confirm Enter your home address so that we can match you up with available pricing and plans in Qld .
2 Compare Compare rates from a large range of electricity providers to find one that suits .
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 Suppliers Compared in QLD

Each energy provider in QLD only operates in some regions, therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you depends on where you live .

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 rates that are available in QLD in one convenient place. We pride ourselves on being one of Australia's leading platforms for 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 decision to voluntarily join this code of conduct demonstrates our dedication to fairness and accuracy when presenting information to you.
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the energy Queensland energy market back to front. Therefore, you can have confidence that you've come to the right place to find the Energy plans and prices suited for your household’s needs.
  • Australian Owned:
    Our business began in Australia and continues to be based here, providing expert knowledge to help all top of consumers in Qld save on electricity rates .
  • Impartial
    Although we have corporate relationships with most of Australia's top electricity providers, we're impartial when presenting you with information, and have no allegiances to any single provider.
  • Free Service:
    Our quality comparison and connection service is totally free to use! No costs and no catch. We don't mark up the prices on any of the plans that we offer to you. Instead, we earn a commission from our electricity partners, at no extra cost to you.

Phone Comparison Available

To compare electricity suppliers , you can either click the button below, or you can speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, by calling 1300 685 001

Changing Providers is Effortless

You might feel like changing electricity providers is going to be a hassle, but it isn't! It's super simple because we do it all for you! We will communicate with your current electricity provider to let them know that you're leaving, and we also sign you up with your new provider, so that your transition will be as simple and seamless as can be .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Save Money by Comparing Rates

  • Save hours on research
    10 minutes of your time could save you hundreds of dollars a year. .
  • We've saved you a lot of work
    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers rates .
  • Join thousands of families who are now saving
    We have helped many households in QLD save money on their electricity bills, now it's your turn.
  • Electricity and gas prices keep increasing
    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 the one roof, to provide our customers a wide range of options to choose from . At this moment we have established relationships with following providers in Qld : Please note that some of our energy providers are available via our website interface and some are available by giving us a call.

providers Name Available via Website Available via Call Centre
1st Energy Yes Yes
ActewAGL Yes Yes
AGL Yes Yes
Alinta Energy Yes Yes
Blu NRG No Yes
Dodo Power and Gas Yes Yes
EnergyAustralia Yes Yes
Lumo Energy Yes Yes
Momentum Energy Yes Yes
Nectr No Yes
Origin Yes Yes
OVO Energy Yes Yes
Powershop No Yes
Red Energy Yes Yes
Simply Energy Yes Yes
Tango Energy Yes Yes

We're constantly working towards adding 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

The electricity market in Australia's Eastern and Southern states has been undergoing a gradual process of deregulation which began in the late 1990s. The first stage involved establishing a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold to customers in a different state.

The next stage, which occurred earlier in some states than others, was the splitting up of the state owned monopolies into multiple competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to promote a greater level of competition the energy market was split into two levels

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors are responsible for the actual delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and manage the powerlines and poles, and do not deal with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The electricity retailers are the ones who sell the electricity to the customers and manage the billing. Every state has from one to three distributors but up to 30 retailers.

The market in South East Queensland was fully deregulated on 1 July 2016. This allowed consumers to change to a provider that offered the cheapest electricity prices.

There are only two distributors supplying electricity to Queensland

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

Tips for using less electricity to save money

Here are a few easy to implement tips for reducing household expenditure on electricity

  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Turn off all appliances at the power point when you're not using them.
  • Rather than turn on the heater, put on warmer clothing (warm socks, booties, beanie, jumper).
  • Eliminate draughts. Stop cold air or hot air getting in or getting out through gaps under doors or around windows through the use of gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • Minimise usage of your clothes dryer. Instead, hang clothes to dry outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Minimise lighting by using natural light where possible.
  • Reduce the use of air conditioning by opening the windows at night-time to let the house cool down, and shutting them in the morning thus keeping the hot air out.
  • Close doors to areas of the house that you aren't using, so you only heat or cool a smaller space.
  • Prevent the sun from over-heating your home by closing curtains and blinds in the rooms into which the hot sun directly shines in.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

This section contains questions and answers about what happens after you've completed the comparison process and decided you want to switch electricity providers.

It's okay to change your mind because your new electricity provider will give you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, which means that you have ten days during which you can change your mind and go back to your old energy provider.
No, definitely not! The delivery of actual energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is done by an energy distributer (not your energy retailer). This distributor will continue to supply the electricity to your house even when you change to a different energy retailer. The retailer issues your electricity bills, but they purchase the energy from the distributor at wholesale rates and resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity directly from a distributor, you have to go through an energy retailer. You can be certain that when you switch retailers, you won't experience an interruption to your electricity supply because the connection to the distributor continues to be the same as before.
The 'paperwork' is processed quite quickly, usually in less than 24 hours. But the switchover cannot happen until after your current provider has issued your 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 happens. It be up to three months.
We will sign you up with your new energy provider, and will notify your present provider that you're changing providers. The actual change to the new provider will not happen immediately, though, because your current provider will need to read your meter again, one final time. and then send you a final bill. The new provider will begin charging you from the date of the meter reading. the distributor that supplies the energy to your home will continue to be the same one as it was before the switch.
No. Our service is totally free to you. We will, however, receive a commission from the new electricity provider.