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Compare Energy Rates QLD

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Save with cheaper energy rates in Qld

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

* 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 area, eligibility, commercial arrangements or availability . 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 due to the fact that some energy special offers and plans are only available via Compare & Connect’s website or contact centre . The energy 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 get in contact with 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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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 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 supply energy to some regions, and therefore , the number of energy providers that our energy comparison service compares for you depends on the location of your premises.

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 rates that are available in QLD in one convenient place. We pride ourselves on being 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 stay on top of their energy rates .
  • 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.
  • Impartial
    Although 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 .
  • 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 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).
  • Expert Consultants:
    We have a team of experts who knows the 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.

Phone Comparison Available

To compare energy suppliers , you can either click the button below, or you can speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, by calling 1300685001

Changing Providers is Effortless

Maybe you are concerned that changing energy providers is going to be a hassle. It definitely won't be! It's super simple because we do it all for you! We'll communicate with your current energy provider to inform them that you are leaving, and we also sign you up with your new provider, so your transition will be as easy and seamless as can be.

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Save Money by Comparing Rates

  • We've made it easy for you
    Our energy industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers rates .
  • We can save you time on research
    10 minutes of your time could save you hundreds of dollars a year. .
  • Energy prices have been rising
    It's time for you to compare energy providers and reduce spending on electricity and gas
  • Join thousands of families who are now saving
    We have already helped many families in QLD save money on 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 the one roof, so that our customers have a wide range of options to choose from . To date 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 using 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're constantly striving to add 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 Competition in Qld

The electricity market in Australia has been gradually deregulating since the late 1990s. The first stage of deregulation was the establishing of a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold in a different state.

The next step, which occurred sooner in some states than others, was the dividing up of the state owned electricity monopolies into competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to create more competition the energy market was separated into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors manage the delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and manage the poles and powerlines, and don't engage directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The retailers sell the electricity to the customers and manage the billing. The states have between one and three distributors, and up to 30 retailers.

South East Queensland 's energy market was completely deregulated on 1 July 2016 . This meant that consumers could, for the first time, change to whichever provider had the cheapest electricity prices.

There are two electricity distributors in Queensland

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

Tips for how to use less energy to save on your bills

Here is a list of easily implemented ways for reducing your energy consumption

  • Wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather, rather than turn on the heater, (beanie, warm socks, booties, jumper).
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Reduce draughts. Minimise cold air or hot air getting in or out through the gaps under doors and around your windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Don't use the clothes dryer as frequently. Instead, hang your clothes to dry outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Turn off your appliances at the power point when they're not in use.
  • Minimise the use of air conditioning by opening your windows in the evening allow the cool air in, and then shutting them each morning thus keeping hot air out.
  • Reduce the use of lights through the use of as much natural light as possible. Turn the lights off if there's no none in the room.
  • Stop the sun from over-heating your house by closing the curtains and blinds in the rooms that the hot sun shines directly into.
  • Close doors to areas of your home that aren't in use, so you only have to heat or cool a smaller space.

FAQ about switching energy providers

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about what happens after you've completed the comparison process and you have made the decision you want to switch energy providers.

If you change your mind it's okay because your new energy provider will allow you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, that means you have ten days during which you can cancel the process and remain with your current energy provider.
Absolutely not! The delivery of actual energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). That distributor continues to supply energy to your house after you change over to a different energy retailer. The retailer issues your energy bills, however, they buy the energy from the distributor at wholesale rates and resell it to you. You can't buy energy directly from your distributor, you have to go through an energy retailer. You can be confident that when you switch retailers, your energy supply will not be interrupted because you'll continue to use the same connection to the same distributor.
All the 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, usually in less than 24 hours. However, the switchover won't go ahead until after your present provider has issued you your final bill, and that can't be done until a final meter reading has been taken. So, it depends on how long until your next meter reading. It could take as long as three months.
We'll sign you up with the new energy provider, and we'll inform the current provider that you are changing to another retailer. The actual move over to the new provider will not happen straight away, though, because the current provider needs to do one final meter reading. and then send you a final bill. The new provider only begins charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor who supplies the energy to your house continues to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. Instead, we will receive a commission from your 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).