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QLD Electricity Comparison

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

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*Compare & Connect does not do a comparison of 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 availability, area, eligibility or commercial arrangements . Not all electricity and gas plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers because some electricity and gas special offers and plans are only available from 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 Qld (or any market) via Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly contact our 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 plans 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 is only able to sell energy in some regions, therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity 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 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 for for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Free Service:
    Our quality comparison and connection service is completely free to use! No costs and 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.
  • Australian Owned:
    Our business began in Australia and we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help all top of consumers in Qld save on electricity bills.
  • 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.
  • Impartial
    Although we have corporate relationships with almost all of Australia's top electricity providers, we're impartial when presenting you with information, and have no allegiances to any single provider.
  • 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.

Phone Comparison Available

To start the electricity suppliers comparison process , you can either click the button below, or if you prefer to speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, you can call 1300 685 001

Changing Providers is Effortless

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

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Our Comparison May Save You Money

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

List of our active electricity providers in Qld

Our vision is to have a broad range of energy providers in the one place, so that our customers have a wide range of options to choose from . To date we've successfully established relationships with following providers in Qld : Please note that some 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
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 our list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

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

Electricity Market Deregulation in Qld

The Australian electricity market has been undergoing a deregulation process ever since the late 1990s. The first stage was the establishing of a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold to customers in different states.

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

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors have the responsibility for the delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and manage the powerlines and poles, and don't engage directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The retailers have all the interactions with the customer. They sell the electricity and issue bills. Every state has between one and three distributors, and up to 30 retailers.

On 1 July 2016 , the South East Queensland electricity market was fully deregulated. This meant that, for the first time, consumers could change to a provider who had cheaper electricity prices.

There are only two distributors supplying electricity to Queensland

  • Energex
    Energex supplies electricity to homes and businesses in an area covering about 25,000 square kilometres in South East Queensland, stretching from the border of NSW to Gympie in the north. This covers Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Redlands and Moreton Bay.
  • Ergon Energy
    The Ergon Energy network 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 electricity usage to save on your bills

Here are some easily implemented ways for reducing your expenditure on electricity

  • Don't use your clothes dryer as frequently. Instead, dry your clothes outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Dress for the weather, rather than turn on the heater, (jumper, beanie, warm socks, booties).
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Eliminate draughts. Prevent hot or cold air entering or escaping via gaps under doors and around your windows through the use of gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • Turn all your appliances off at the power point when they're not in use.
  • Stop the hot sun over-heating your house by closing curtains and blinds in the rooms that are exposed to the heat of direct sunlight.
  • Close the doors to areas of the house that aren't in use, so that you just heat or cool a smaller area.
  • Minimise the use of air conditioning by opening your windows in the evening let the cooler air in, then shutting them each morning thus keeping hot air out.
  • Minimise lighting through the use of as much natural light as possible.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some questions and answers about what happens after you have completed the comparison process and you have made the decision 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 you have ten days to cancel the process and remain with your old energy provider.
No. The delivery of actual energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). That distributor will continue to supply the electricity to your premises if you change over to a different energy retailer. The retailer issues your electricity bills, however, they buy the energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity directly from the distributor, you must go through an energy retailer. You can be confident that your electricity supply won't be interrupted when you switch retailers, because you'll continue to use the same connection to the same distributor.
The 'paperwork' is all processed quite quickly, usually within 24 hours. However, the switchover won't take place until after your present provider has sent 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 could take as long as three months.
Compare and Connect will sign you up with your new energy provider, and we will also inform the current provider that you're moving to another provider. The change to the new provider will not happen immediately, though, because the current provider has to do a meter reading one final time. and then issue you a final bill. The new provider begins charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor that supplies the energy to your house continues to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. However, we will be paid a commission by your new electricity provider.