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Cheap Electricity QLD

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Are you looking for the cheapest electricityin Qld ? Our comparison service will find you cheap electricity*.

* Compare & Connect does not do a comparison of 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 area, commercial arrangements, eligibility 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 electricity and gas plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers as some electricity and gas plans and special offers 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 more information on special offers available in Qld (or any market) through Compare & Connect's contact centre, please get in contact with 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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Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in QLD

Each energy provider in QLD can only supply energy to 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 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.

  • Expert Consultants:
    We have a team of experts who know 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.
  • Impartial
    Although 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 .
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and continues to be based here, providing expert knowledge to help 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.
  • Free Service:
    Our quality comparison and connection service is free to use! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any plans we offer you. Instead, we will receive a commission from our electricity 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 electricity suppliers , 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

You may be concerned that changing electricity providers will be a hassle, but it definitely won't be! It's super simple because we do it all for you! We will communicate with your current electricity provider to tell them you are leaving, and we also sign you up with your new provider, so that your transition will be as simple and seamless as possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

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List of our active electricity providers in Qld

Our vision is to have a broad range of energy providers under a single roof, to give our customers a wide range of options to choose from . So far, 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 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
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 and more providers to this prestigious list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

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

Electricity Market Competition and Deregulation in Qld

The electricity market in Australia has been undergoing a gradual process of deregulation that began in the late 1990s. The first stage involved establishing a national grid {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold to customers in another state.

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

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors manage the actual delivery of electricity to customers' premises , and they own and manage the powerlines and poles, but do not deal directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The electricity retailers have all the interactions with the customer. They sell the electricity and manage the billing. Every state has between 1 and 3 distributors but up to thirty retailers.

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

Two electricity distributors supply all of Queensland

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

Reduce your energy bills with these electricity -saving tips

Here are a few easy to implement tips to reduce your usage of electricity

  • Turn your appliances off at the power point when you're not using them.
  • Minimise draughts. Stop cold air or hot air getting in or out through gaps under doors or around windows through the use of gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • Instead of turning on the heater, dress for cold weather (booties, warm socks, beanie, jumper).
  • A hot water bottle can be used as a cheap replacement for an electric blanket.
  • Reduce usage of the clothes dryer. Hang clothes to dry outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Reduce the use of air conditioning by opening the windows at night-time to let the cool air in, and shutting them in the morning to keep hot air out.
  • Stop the sun over-heating your home by closing curtains and blinds in rooms that are exposed to the heat of direct sunlight.
  • Minimise lighting. Rely on natural light if possible. Turn lights off when you leave the room.
  • Close doors to rooms that you don't use, so you just cool or heat a smaller space.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

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

If you change your mind, that's okay, your new electricity provider will give you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, that means you that have ten days during which you can cancel the process and go back to your old energy provider.
No, Absolutely not! The delivery of actual energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is all done by an energy distributer (not by your retailer). This distributor will continue to supply electricity to your house even when you switch to a different energy retailer. The retailer issues your electricity bills, but they buy energy from the distributor, then resell it to you. You can't buy electricity directly from a distributor, you must go through an energy retailer. You can be certain that your electricity supply will not be interrupted when you switch retailers, because the connection to the distributor continues to be the same as before.
The 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, usually within 24 hours. But the switchover cannot happen until your current provider has sent you 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 be. It could take up to three months.
We will sign you up with the new energy provider, and we'll also notify your current provider that you're switching away from them. The actual switch to the new provider will not happen immediately, because the old provider needs to read your meter again, one final time. and then issue you a final bill. Your new provider will begin charging you from the date of the meter reading. the energy distributor that supplies the energy to your premises will continue to be the same one as it was before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. Instead, 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).