Moving House Electricity Connection

Moving to a new address is an exciting time, and advance-planning can make moving house electricity connection ‘almost’ stress-free. GoSwitch can contact your energy provider on your behalf to ensure you are getting the best available connection and rates.

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Setting up electricity and gas when moving home

GoSwitch can help you coordinate electricity and gas connection to your new home with your chosen energy retailer. We can also help you with disconnection at your current premises. Connection fees and disconnection fees may apply, so GoSwitch is here to assist every step of the way, absolutely free of charge. You will need to provide some information to your retailer.

  • Your new address
  • Date for power connection at your new address and disconnection at your old address.
  • Your contact number, email address, and personal identification
  • Any government concessions you may be entitled to

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How much notice should you give to get your electricity connected

It’s good practice to give your electricity retailer at least three business days notice to ensure you have power available as soon as you move in. Moving into a new home or rental property is the right time to negotiate a better power deal.

GoSwitch compares the latest deals from leading energy providers on your behalf so you can choose the plan that suits your home or business. Get fast search results in three simple steps.

  1. Make an energy usage profile:
  • The type of home you live in
  • The location of your home
  • The number of appliances and their usage times
  • The number of residents
  • Household activity: busy or quiet?
  1. Compare plans and contract details.

Our fast search results are accurate. We do the math for you so you can choose a deal that suits your home and lifestyle.

  1. Accept an offer.

If you decide to make the switch, a GoSwitch energy expert is on hand to assist and answer any questions you may have.

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Organising an urgent electricity connection

Sometimes plans change and urgent electricity connection is required. GoSwitch partners with well-known and trusted Australian electricity retail and distribution companies that provide the option for urgent connections. Urgent electricity connections usually incur additional costs, and GoSwitch can provide all the pricing information you need for a cost-effective move.

Connecting electricity to a new build

If yours is a new build without an established electricity connection, your builder or developer will likely organise an electricity connection on your behalf. New electricity connections are overseen by regional distributors such as Ausgrid, Energex and other accredited electricity distributors. If you are managing the new build, take these steps for a timely connection.

  • Apply for an electricity connection ahead of schedule. It can take several weeks to source materials and provide a quote for complex builds.
  • Complete the Connection Application form and receive a project estimate or formal quote.
  • You will need to pay the invoice in full prior to work commencing.
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Weekend connections available

In today’s deregulated electricity and gas market, retailers strive to connect with new customers. This includes the option for weekend connections to new and established properties. Speak with your GoSwitch energy expert about weekend connection for your premises.

Cheap energy deals available

If you are looking for cheap energy deals in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, or the ACT, you have come to the right place. GoSwitch is Australia’s leading energy price comparison service for all the right reasons, including our ability to partner you with retailers that residential customers trust. Our service to you is 100% free, and the savings are all yours to keep from your very first bill.

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Energy plans for renters

There are lots of energy plans available for renters. In today’s market, every dollar saved is important, and energy deal savings can add up to hundreds of dollars annually. If you are connecting electricity or gas to a rental property, we can show you exactly where to find savings, including:

  • Kilowatt per hour (kW/h) rates (tariffs)
  • Daily supply charges from your regional distribution network
  • Usage charges from electricity and gas retailers
  • Time-of-use charges (peak, shoulder, off-peak)
  • Controlled load tariffs for stand-alone appliances
  • Bundle electricity & natural gas deals
  • Solar energy feed-in tariffs
  • Carbon neutral energy plans

There are lots more savings to consider, including sign-up incentives, pay-on-time discounts, zero exit fees, and no-lock-in contracts.

Finding cheaper energy bills when moving home

Whether you are connecting electricity to a rental property, connecting gas to a new home, or investigating better energy connections for your household, GoSwitch is here to assist, absolutely free of charge. Here are some questions worth asking your GoSwitch service assistant.

  • Does the plan offer low usage rates compared to my current contract?
  • How do the supply charges compare to other energy plans?
  • Does the plan compare favourably against the reference price?
  • Are there exit fees for early contract termination?
  • What additional discount incentives are available?
  • Do the discounts apply for the entire contract?
  • Do the discounts apply for the lifetime of the contract?
  • What happens when the discounts expire?
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How GoSwitch can help and compare

The GoSwitch service helps you compare plan information in real-time from the comfort of your own home. We can assist with:

  • Power connection to a new house, new property, business, or rental property
  • Lower costs for new connections, reconnection, moving fees, and urgent connections
  • Next business day and same-day connections
  • Energy account incentives for existing customers and new customers
  • A wide range of desirable electricity plans and gas plans to suit your home or business
  • Assistance with an interstate move to NSW, Vic, Qld and other Australian regions
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FAQs about Electricity Connections When Moving House

GoSwitch partners such as Energy Australia, Origin Energy, and AGL will take care of everything for you, including a meter reading for your final bill at your current premises. We help you make a smooth and stress-free transition.

Supply is disconnected at your old address and reconnected at your new address when you move house. With GoSwitch on your side, the entire process is streamlined for a no-hassle move and the best available energy plans.

If your new home or rental property has an existing connection, it can be switched on the same day if required. However, you will generally be charged an additional fee for urgent electricity or gas connections, so it is advisable to plan ahead wherever possible to save money.

You can stick with your current retailer or choose a new electricity retailer when moving. Making a move is also the right time to make a switch to a better pricing deal, and a GoSwitch energy price comparison search is the first step toward monthly savings on energy bills.