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Compare Electricity Plans NSW

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

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Find better electricity plans in NSW

Our service is free and will compare electricity plans from providers in your region so you can start enjoying lower energy bills*.

* Compare & Connect does not compare all electricity and gas providers or plans available in NSW (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, eligibility, area or commercial arrangements . 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 because some electricity and gas plans and special offers are only available from Compare & Connect’s contact centre or website . 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 in NSW (or any market) via 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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1 Confirm Enter your home address so that we can match you up with available pricing and plans in NSW .
2 Compare Compare plans from a large range of electricity providers to find one which suits .
3 Connect When you find an energy plan that you're happy with, continue on and answer a few more questions to easily connect or electricity and gas providers.

Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in NSW

Each energy provider in NSW only supplies energy to some regions, therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you varies depending on the location of your premises .

Compare Electricity and Gas Plans with Us

Compare & Connect partners with some of Australia’s leading electricity providers so you can compare electricity plans that are available in NSW 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.

  • Impartial
    Even though we have corporate relationships with many of Australia's top electricity providers and are owned by Origin Energy Limited, we are 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 plans we offer. Instead, we 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).
  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    At Compare & Connect we are proud members 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.
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help consumers in NSW save on electricity bills.
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the NSW 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 electricity 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 Easy

Perhaps you are concerned that changing electricity providers is going to be a hassle. It isn't! It's really simple because we do it all for you! We'll notify your current electricity provider to tell them you are leaving, and we sign you up with your new provider, so your transition will be as simple and seamless as can be .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Save Money by Comparing Plans

  • Electricity and gas prices have been rising
    It's time to compare electricity and gas providers and start saving on your energy
  • Join thousands of families who are now saving
    We have already helped many households in NSW save money with cheap electricity, now it's your turn.
  • We can save you hours of research
    10 minutes of your time may well save you hundreds of dollars each year. .
  • We save you effort
    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers plans .

List of our active electricity providers in NSW

Our vision is to have all energy providers under one roof, to give our customers many options to choose from . So far, we have established relationships with following providers in NSW : Please note that some of our energy providers are available via our website interface and some are available through 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 list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

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

Electricity Market Deregulation and Competition in NSW

The Australian electricity market has been undergoing a process of deregulation which began in the late 1990s. The first stage of deregulation involved establishing a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold in a different state.

Another stage, which occurred sooner in some states, was the dividing up of the state owned electricity monopolies into multiple competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to produce a greater amount of competition the energy market was divided into two levels

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors manage the delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and manage the poles and powerlines, and do not deal with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The retailers have all the interactions with the customer. They sell the electricity and manage the billing. The states have from one to three distributors but up to 30 retailers.

On 1 July 2014 , the NSW market was fully deregulated. This enabled consumers to change to a provider that had cheaper electricity prices.

Electricity in NSW is supplied by three distributors

  • Endeavour Energy
    The Endeavour Energy network provides 2.4 million people with electricity in homes and businesses in the Blue Mountains, Sydney's Greater West and the Southern Highlands.
  • Ausgrid
    Ausgrid's network distributes electricity throughout northern, eastern and inner metropolitan Sydney and in Newcastle and the Hunter region.
  • Essential Energy
    Essential Energy supplies electricity regional and country NSW, as well as in southern regional QLD.

Tips to reduce your electricity consumption and lower your bills

Here are some easily implemented tips for reducing how much electricity you use

  • Minimise draughts. Prevent cold air or hot air entering or escaping via gaps under doors and around windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Use your clothes dryer less often. Instead, dry the clothes outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Dress for cold weather, instead of turning on the heater (jumper, booties, warm socks, beanie).
  • Turn your appliances off at the power point when they're not in use.
  • Stop the sun over-heating your house by closing the curtains and blinds in the rooms into which the hot sun directly shines in.
  • Close doors to areas of your home that you aren't using, so you just heat or cool a smaller area.
  • Reduce the use of lights by using natural light where possible.
  • Minimise air conditioning usage by opening windows at night to allow the cooler air in, then shutting them in the morning thus keeping the hot air out.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some answers to questions about what happens after you've completed the comparison process and you have made the decision that you'd like to switch electricity providers.

If you change your mind it's okay, your new electricity provider must give you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, which means you have ten days during which you can cancel the process and stay with your current energy provider.
No. You won't need to do any of that. The delivery of actual energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is done by an energy distributer (not your energy retailer). The distributor continues to supply the electricity to your premises if you change to a different energy retailer. The retailer issues your electricity bills, but they buy the energy from the distributor, then resell it to you. You can't buy electricity directly from the distributor, you have to go through an energy retailer. You can be confident that your electricity supply will not be interrupted when you switch retailers, because you will continue to have the same connection to your distributor.
The 'paperwork' is all processed very quickly, usually in less than 24 hours. However, the final switchover can't take place until after your present provider has sent you your final bill, and that can't happen until a final meter reading has been taken. So, it depends on how long until your next meter reading. It be up to three months.
Compare and Connect will sign you up with the new energy provider, and we'll also inform your present provider of your move away from them. The change to your new provider will not happen straight away, though, because your current provider has to do a meter reading again, one final time. and then send you a final bill. The new provider begins charging you from the date of the meter reading. the distributor who supplies the energy to your home continues to be the same as it was before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. Instead, we will be paid a commission by your 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).