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Compare Energy QLD

Save time and effort by comparing a range of energy plans available in Qld with Compare & Connect*

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* Compare & Connect does not compare all energy 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 commercial arrangements, area, availability 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 energy plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers as some energy plans and special offers are only available through Compare & Connect’s website or contact centre. The energy plans available are only for properties that are located in eligible postcodes, areas, and states . For additional information on the special offers that are available in Qld (or any market) through Compare & Connect's contact centre, please 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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1 Confirm Enter your home address so that we can match you up with available pricing and plans in Qld .
2 Compare Compare plans from a large range of energy 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 energy providers.

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 energy providers that our energy comparison service compares for you varies depending on where you live .

Compare Electricity and Gas Plans with Us

Compare & Connect has partnered with some of Australia’s leading energy providers so you are able to compare energy deals 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.

  • 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.
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and continues to be based here, providing expert knowledge to help consumers in Qld stay on top of their energy bills.
  • Impartial
    Even though we have corporate relationships with many of Australia's top energy providers and are owned by Origin Energy Limited, we're impartial when presenting you with information .
  • 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.
  • 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 energy 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 energy 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

You might think that changing energy providers is going to be a hassle, but it isn't! It's super simple because we do it all for you! We will notify your current energy provider to let them know 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.

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

List of our active energy providers in Qld

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

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'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 Competition in Qld

The electricity market in Australia's Eastern and Southern states has been undergoing a gradual deregulation process since 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 happened 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 greater competition the energy market was split into two levels

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors look after 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 electricity to customers and are responsible for billing. Every state has from one to three distributors but up to 30 retailers.

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

There are two electricity distributors in Queensland

  • Energex
    Energex distributes electricity to 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. This includes 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 the remote communities of outback Queensland and the Torres Strait.

Tips for using less energy to save money

Here are a few easy to implement tips for reducing your expenditure on energy

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

FAQ about switching energy providers

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

If you change your mind that's okay because your new energy provider will give you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, which means you have ten days to change your mind and stay with your old energy provider.
No. You won't have to do that. The delivery of actual energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is done by an energy distributer (not your energy retailer). The distributor will continue to supply the energy to your house even when you change to a different energy retailer. It is the retailer that issues your energy bills, but they purchase energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't purchase energy directly from the distributor, you have to buy it from an energy retailer. You can be certain that when you switch retailers, there won't be any interruption to your energy supply because the connection to the distributor will continue to be the same as before.
The 'paperwork' is all processed quite quickly, usually in under 24 hours. But the final switchover cannot happen until after your current provider has issued you a 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.
Compare and Connect will sign you up with your new energy provider, and we notify your present provider that you're changing providers. The actual change in providers will not happen immediately, though, because your current provider will need to read your meter one final time. and then issue you their 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 before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. We will, however, receive a commission from the new energy 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).