Connect Energy : Same Day Electricity or Gas

Same day electricity and gas connection is a reality with GoSwitch power partners. If you are moving house on a weekday or weekend and want to get connected fast, GoSwitch can help you connect with a better energy plan and lower energy bills for your new property.

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How Can I Get Electricity Connected on the Same Day?

Moving house is a busy time requiring serious coordination. You will need to clear out your old stuff, organise removalists, update your new address, confirm contact details, organise pet or child-minding for the day, inform neighbours if required, and possibly provide access for power connection to your new property. There was a time when you would need to do everything alone, but times have changed and GoSwitch is here to assist.

GoSwitch partners with Australia’s biggest electricity and gas service providers who can disconnect your existing service and reconnect to your new home the same day. With GoSwitch on your side, you have power the moment you walk in the door. GoSwitch can even assist Aussies with an interstate move to New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, or the ACT.

Getting an Electricity Connection for Your New Home

GoSwitch can coordinate electricity and gas connections with your chosen energy retailer. You will need to provide information such as:

  • Your new address
  • The date you want electricity or gas connected
  • Your contact number and personal identification
  • Any electricity bill or natural gas plan concession entitlements

Take advantage of the free GoSwitch energy plan comparison service to explore the deals of major service providers and suppliers offering same-day or urgent electricity connections. Start saving money with your first bill.

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Fees for Same-Day Connections

Your new electricity or gas distributor may charge you anywhere up to $100 for a scheduled new customer energy connection, or up to $400 for a late notice same day connection, depending on your needs and postcode. Urgent same-day connections usually need to be arranged before 11.30 that day.

There are usually no disconnection/reconnection fees for customers who stay with their current energy provider. If switching retailers, your current retailer may charge an early exit fee. You will also need to be aware of any electricity or gas service upgrades required at your new address before you move in. GoSwitch will do the math for you to ensure your new gas or electricity connection is a profitable and cost-effective solution.

Connecting Power to a New Home Build

Connecting gas or electricity supply to a newly built home is usually the same procedure as when connecting to an existing property. Builders generally require access to electricity during construction, with a power service line set up and ready to go.

If there is no electricity or gas service at your new home, you will need to contact a licensed electrical contractor to carry out the work. Advance planning is key for completing all required work and connections in a timely manner, and GoSwitch can help you make it happen.

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Comparing New Energy Plans and Offers

In a deregulated market, power companies and energy retailers strive for a competitive advantage. Special deals and incentives abound, and associated costs can vary dramatically, so here is a checklist of energy plan terms to be aware of when getting your electricity connected.

Rate per kilowatt-hour (kW/h) : The hourly rate (charge/tariff) for electricity usage

Daily supply charges : Tariffs imposed by regional distribution networks charged daily

Fixed-price usage : The same rate for electricity 24/7

Time-of-use : Changing tariffs for peak, shoulder, and off-peak energy use

Controlled load : Charges for stand-alone appliances such as hot water cylinders

Sign-up incentive : A discount for signing up with a new energy retailer

Exit fees : Most electricity and gas plans include a 12-month contract

Beware of additional fees such as a credit card payment surcharge and late payment fees. GoSwitch will factor in all of the above and include any other terms, conditions, discounts, incentives and special contract features in the equation, so you can make a profitable move.

Comparing Energy Retailers - Finding the Best Plan

You could spend days or weeks investigating new connection energy plans from various retailers only to end up more confused than ever. At GoSwitch, we use our powerful energy price comparison search engine to get great deals for your new home.


With GoSwitch, you get to speak to a call centre energy expert who can guide you through the entire process. We receive a commission from energy providers for new gas and electricity plans, and our service is 100% free for you to use. Here are 5 questions GoSwitch customers are asking.


1. Where can same-day connections be made in Australia?


The GoSwitch service covers almost all of populated South-East Australia. The market is deregulated, and GoSwitch will put you in touch with highly regarded energy providers that offer same-day electricity and gas connections.


2. Do you have to be at your new address for the connection?


This may depend on your new home’s location, along with your energy provider in NSW, Qld, Vic or other Australian regions. Your GoSwitch consultant has all the answers you are looking for, so contact us today if you are moving to a new home and we will get you sorted.


3. How much notice do you need to connect gas and electricity?


The sooner the better. Your energy retailer will need to contact your distributor so power can be connected on the desired date. If gas is being connected, you will need a meter reading. Many homes have smart metering that can be remotely connected, often on the same day. If your site requires a physical connection your provider will generally require at least two or three business days’ notice.






4. How to get your electricity connected urgently?


Contact GoSwitch and we will get things moving for you. GoSwitch receives a commission from energy retailers for establishing new contracts, and the savings are all yours to keep. We can organise an urgent electricity connection on your behalf, and although there may be urgent connection fees, the GoSwitch service to you is 100% free.


Make sure to take all utilities you will be using into consideration so you can have power, connectivity and communications up and running the moment you walk in the door. Utilities may include:

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Internet
  • Home security
  • Telephone
  • Satellite or cable TV


5. How to disconnect?


Once you are ready for the big move, you will need to disconnect power at your current address and establish a connection at your new property. Progressive GoSwitch energy partners can disconnect your old address and provide same day connection at your new home.


If you are changing energy retailers and want to disconnect, simply call your current retailer and let them know you are moving out so they can organise the final bill payment.

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Understanding Your Energy Consumer Rights

Moving house can be a stressful time, and the last thing you need is to get locked into a contract you regret. For this reason, all energy retailers and providers offer a 10-business-day cooling off period. If during this time you are unsatisfied with your new energy provider, you have the right to cancel the contract.

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  1. Make a list of all utility services you currently use, and those you want connected in your new home.
  2. Research available energy plans for your new postcode with GoSwitch, and change service providers if required to get a better deal.
  3. Keep your service provider’s contact details in case you need to contact them during or after the move. Don’t leave the list in the moving van where it may be misplaced.

Your energy provider will undertake the electricity connection at your new home. It is best to give your retailer plenty of notice to avoid any unexpected delays. Urgent same-day electricity connection is possible, although it can be expensive.

There are two ways – the hard way and the easy way.

The hard way involves doing all the research and plan information calculations independently. This will take some time and be a hassle, with a fair chance important information will be overlooked.

The easy way involves contacting a GoSwitch energy specialist who will help you compare the plans from leading gas and electricity providers. We will help you understand:

  • Conditions, benefits, tariffs, and other associated costs
  • Discounts and incentives
  • Flexible payment terms
  • Solar power feed-in tariffs and renewable energy solutions