Energy Quotes & Comparison in Australia

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Wherever you live in Australia, chances are you have heard the adage ‘it pays to shop around’ when it comes to electricity providers as it is particularly true. Not all energy providers offer the same energy quotes or energy costs, and some are better suited to the way your life is structured around energy use in your household or place of business. We also know that in electricity, as in many other long-term service agreements, there is generally little reward for loyalty.

Given that we know all of this, the next step is to review the provider you are with and compare them to the best in the market to make sure you are on the best electricity bill deal for you. Companies like EnergyAustralia, DODO and Alinta Energy are often benchmarked for their competitive rates and incentives.

Australia is largely a series of deregulated state-based markets, including Victoria, ACT, and NSW. This means that retailers are free to enter the market and offer competitive pricing to attract new customers. As consumers, we are free to choose between providers and shop around for the most competitive deal based on our postcode. It is a function of supply and demand, and more often than not, competition is great for consumers.

While comparing is simple and quick, it’s good to know what is involved in the process and what you may be asked to provide:

  • Your address: The first step is to confirm your location, whether you are in a regulated or deregulated market, and who your distributor is.
  • A recent bill: Your most recent bill from your current provider is invaluable; this will detail your current rates, variable tariffs, and any relevant discounts. It will also generally provide an overview of the last 12 months’ usage and the amounts spent.
  • Solar panels: Do you have solar panels on your roof that harness solar power? It is essential to know this during the comparison process because feed-in tariffs, or the amount the retailer will pay you for excess power fed back into the grid, can significantly reduce your energy bills and support your move towards renewable energy. Additionally, this shift can help lower emissions and increase your contribution to a more sustainable environment.
  • Moving or switching: We will need to know if you are moving into a new property or are looking to switch your retailer but are staying in the same property. There can be additional costs for a new connection that needs to be considered.
  • Smart meters: They are another consideration as they can greatly enhance energy productivity by providing detailed insights into your energy flows and usage patterns.

Generally, that’s all the information you will be asked for to create a selection of comparison quotes and give you a good idea of just how much you may be able to save by switching. Choosing a provider committed to carbon-neutral practices can also align with your values for a sustainable future.

If you do look to make a switch, we will assist you through the process as well, contacting both your current and new retailers and making all of the arrangements around the changeover. Our role is to make the entire process, from reviewing and comparing to getting your first bill from your new provider, as frictionless as possible.

So, if you want to know if you are with the most suitable electricity retailer for you and your household that takes into account the way you live and use energy day to day, then use our simple comparison tool today to see how much you can save.