When connecting electricity to a new home in New South Wales, it makes sense to locate energy retailers who offer competitive energy prices. Electricity rates change often in the deregulated marketplace, and new electricity deals are always available. Use the GoSwitch energy price comparison tool to locate better deals for your postcode, and check back annually to fine-tune your energy contract.
Electricity Connection NSW
Establish cost-effective new connections for electricity and gas when moving house to a new home or rental property by using the GoSwitch energy price comparison service. Connect power to your new property with the best value electricity connection in NSW.
Getting electricity connected to your new home
Finding the best provider and plan for you
GoSwitch partners include well-known energy providers such as Energy Australia and AGL. GoSwitch compares service providers on your behalf so you can choose the best available energy plan for your home or small business. Get the results you are looking for in three simple steps.
- Make an energy usage profile that includes:
- The type of home you live in
- The location of your home
- The number and type of appliances in your home
- The number of regular residents
- The type of household: busy or quiet?
- Compare offers, plans, and contract details.
We do the math for you to ensure you get maximum value for your energy dollar.
- Accept an offer.
If you decide to make the switch and accept an offer, a GoSwitch energy expert can assist if required for a smooth transition to a better deal.
Setting up an electricity connection to a new build or block of land
In most cases, the builder or developer will fill out the paperwork and organise an electricity connection on your behalf. New electricity connections are overseen by regional distributors such as Ausgrid and other accredited service providers (ASPs). If you are managing the new build, here are the steps to take.
- Apply for an electricity connection as soon as possible. It can take up to four weeks to provide a quote and source additional materials required for complex builds.
- Complete the Connection Application form for a project cost estimate or a formal quote.
- Pay the invoice in full prior to work commencing.
Connecting electricity to a new rental property
GoSwitch partners can disconnect your existing service and reconnect to your new home the same day so you have power the moment you walk in the door. As Australia’s favourite energy comparison service, GoSwitch can even assist with an interstate move to Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, or the ACT. For electricity and gas connections, let your energy retailer know:
- Your new address
- The date you want power disconnection/connection
- Your contact details
- Any concession or rebate entitlements included
Fees you may incur when moving
When you move to a new home or rental property, your electricity or natural gas distributor may charge a disconnection/reconnection fee. This charge can vary depending on your location and infrastructure requirements. If switching to a new energy retailer, you may also be charged an exit fee associated with your current contract. A GoSwitch price comparison factors in all this and much more for maximum savings on your energy deal.
How much notice do you need to give a provider
Whether you are transferring your current contract to the new address or signing up for a new deal with a different retailer, it is necessary to give at least three business days notice so the disconnection and reconnection can be managed smoothly and without unwanted delays.
Switching retailers when you move
Savvy homeowners and renters re-evaluate their energy contracts annually. The NSW electricity network is complex, and competition between retailers is fierce. By switching retailers when you move, there can be the potential to save hundreds of dollars annually on electricity bills.
A GoSwitch price comparison search takes only a couple of minutes and will uncover competitive electricity prices and electricity plans from leading NSW electricity retailers. If you are looking for energy plan information that can lower energy bills, look no further than GoSwitch.
GoSwitch checklist for getting your electricity connected
Moving to a new home or rental property can be a busy and stressful time. There is a lot to organise for a smooth transition, so it is worth asking your GoSwitch energy expert some important questions, such as:
- Does the plan include low usage rates?
- Do the supply charges compare favourably with those of other retailers?
- How much savings off the reference price does the plan offer?
- Is there a lock-in 12-month contract? Are there exit fees for early termination?
- Are there additional discounts and rebates available?
- Are the discounts for the entire contract?
- Are the discounts for the lifetime of the contract?
- Are there additional incentives and savings opportunities?
How to get your electricity connected urgently or same-day
The GoSwitch energy plan comparison service allows you to explore major service providers and suppliers offering same-day or urgent electricity connections. Urgent electricity connections can incur additional costs, and GoSwitch can provide the pricing information you require up-front so there are no nasty surprises with your first bill.
Finding the best provider and plan for your electricity connection
New South Wales energy retailers strive for a competitive advantage by offering special deals and incentives. Costs can vary dramatically, making it important to find the right provider for your specific energy needs. Here are just a few price comparison areas GoSwitch will investigate on your behalf, absolutely free.
Rate per kilowatt-hour (kW/h): The hourly rate (tariff) for electricity usage
Daily supply charges: Tariffs imposed by regional electricity distribution networks
Fixed-price usage: The same usage rate for electricity 24/7
Time-of-use: Changing tariffs (peak, shoulder, and off-peak)
Controlled load: Charges for stand-alone appliances, such as a hot water cylinder
Sign-up incentive: A discount for signing up for a new energy contract
Exit fees: Most electricity and gas plans include a 12-month contract
Additional fees may include a credit card payment surcharge and late payment fees. GoSwitch factors in all terms, conditions, discounts and incentives for the best available electricity deal, and the savings are all yours to keep. GoSwitch can help if you have any questions.
FAQs about Electricity Connection NSW
How can I get power connection?
With GoSwitch, your power connection is overseen by trusted energy distributors and retailers. We make connection services stress-free and deliver the best available energy rates in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, and regional NSW.
How do you connect power to a new property?
NSW electricity distributors connect power to new residential and business properties. Your GoSwitch call centre energy expert can guide you every step of the way so you have power the moment you walk in the door.
How much does it cost to connect electricity to a house?
Connection fees vary among energy providers. This is one area where a GoSwitch energy price comparison gives you the opportunity to save on power bills.
Who is the cheapest energy supplier in NSW?
This may depend on where you live in NSW. Explore unbeatable deals from dozens of GoSwitch partners, and tailor the right energy contract for your home, business, and lifestyle.