Your reference code:

Compare Electricity QLD

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

  • No additional costs to you
  • We can save you hours on research

Prefer to talk?Call 1300685001

Save on your electricity bill

* Compare & Connect does not compare 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, 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 electricity and gas plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers because some electricity and gas special offers and plans are available only 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 more information on special offers available in Qld (or any market) through Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly contact our customer service team. More information about how our service works, our market coverage and our commercial relationships is available at this link.

Compare & Connect electricity and gas

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 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 are proud to be one of Australia's leading platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.

Phone Comparison Available

To compare electricity 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 may be worried that changing electricity providers will be a hassle. It isn't! It's super simple because we do it all for you! We will 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 possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Compare and Save

  • Save yourself the effort
    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers plans .
  • Electricity and gas prices have been rising
    It's time for you to compare electricity and gas providers and reduce spending on energy
  • Join thousands of households now saving
    We have helped many households in QLD save money on their electricity, now it's your turn.
  • Save hours 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 under the one roof, to give 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 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 list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

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

Electricity Market Deregulation and Competition in Qld

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

The next stage, which happened sooner in some states, was the splitting up of the state owned monopolies into competing entities, then privatising them. In an attempt to create greater competition the energy market was divided into two types of entities

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

The electricity market in South East Queensland was completely deregulated on 1 July 2016 . This meant that, for the first time, consumers could switch to another provider who offered the cheapest electricity prices.

There are two distributors who supply electricity to Queensland

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

Tips to reduce electricity consumption to save money

Here are some easily implemented ways to reduce your expenditure on electricity

  • Turn all your appliances off at the power point when you're not using them.
  • Avoid using your clothes dryer. Hang the clothes to dry outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Eliminate draughts. Stop hot or cold air getting in or out via gaps under doors and around your windows through the use of gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • Rather than turn on the heater, wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather (booties, warm socks, jumper, beanie).
  • Reduce the use of air conditioning by opening windows at night to let the cool air in, then shutting them each morning to keep the hot air out.
  • Stop the hot sun over-heating your home by closing curtains and blinds in rooms into which the hot sun directly shines in.
  • Close doors to rooms that you aren't using, so that you just cool or heat a smaller space.
  • Minimise lighting. Use natural lighting where possible.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

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

If you change your mind that's okay because your new electricity provider provides you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, that means you have ten days to cancel the process and stay with your old energy provider.
No, Absolutely not! 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 electricity to your house if you switch over to a different energy retailer. It is the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they buy energy from the distributor, then resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity directly from the distributor, you have to buy it from an energy retailer. You can be certain that your electricity supply won't be interrupted when you switch retailers, because the connection to the distributor continues to be the same as before.
The 'paperwork' is all processed quite quickly, usually in under 24 hours. But the switchover won't take place until your current provider has sent 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 be up to three months.
Compare and Connect will sign you up with your new energy provider, and we will also notify your present provider that you're switching away from them. The actual switch in providers will not happen immediately, because your current provider needs to read your meter one final time. and then issue you their final bill. Your new provider begins charging you from the date that the meter is read. the energy distributor that supplies the energy to your home will continue to be the same one as it was before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. However, 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).