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Electricity in Australia

Since the start of this century many State and Territory Governments have been opening up energy markets to competition to provide consumers and businesses in Australia with a choice of energy providers. Full Retail Competition has meant that many Australians are no longer tied to one supplier and as a result are able to enjoy benefits such as cheaper prices, better service and a wider selection of products.


When it comes to your electricity supply, you have a choice. If you live in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA or ACT you can compare a range of offers from different electricity suppliers with little effort.



Compare electricity suppliers


Moneyhound helps you save money on your monthly bills by helping you quickly and easily compare electricity providers and plans available in your area. Thanks to our partnership with Switchwise, you can quickly search, compare, and find a range of available options and plans.


Just enter your postcode into our search box and answer a few simple questions about your electricity consumption, and Moneyhound will find a range of plans, tariffs and potential savings available to you.


Select the plan that best suits, and where applicable just complete our simple online application form. In many cases Switchwise will take care of the rest; including all the paperwork required to switch providers, and they’ll also contact your chosen supplier and ask them to arrange for your account to be transferred from your current provider.


Applying to switch electricity companies is quick, easy and painless.


See if you can save on your electricity bills today.



Switching explained


Unless you are moving house, your switch will take place following your next scheduled electricity meter read, which is usually performed each quarter. This means that it could take up to three months to switch to your new supplier and have them take over responsibility for issuing your electricity bills.


So what actually happens when you switch suppliers?


Once you have compared and selected a new energy supplier, switching suppliers only means that you are changing the company that sends you your bills and manages your account. It does not mean you are changing any wires, meters or poles or the type, quality or reliability of the electricity supply into your home. This will remain the same no matter which electricity retailer you choose to supply your electricity.


Whilst your power supply remains the same, it is important to know that electricity suppliers offer different plans, customer service levels, pricing and payment plans, hence it is important to compare your options. Using Moneyhound for electricity comparisons will help you select a new electricity provider based on your needs, whether they be price, service or environmental friendliness.


For more reading see:


Moving house? How to switch energy providers

Not moving house? How to switch energy providers



Electricity suppliers


There are a number of electricity providers in Australia, but not all of them service every state and territory. Listed here are all the electricity providers that we compare at Moneyhound to help you compare and make an informed decision about which electricity provider you want to go with:


ActewAGL
AGL
Alinta Energy
Aurora Energy
Australian Power & Gas
Click Energy
Country Energy
Dodo Power & Gas
Energy Australia
Ergon Energy
Horizon Power
Integral Energy
Lumo Energy
Momentum Energy
Neighbourhood Energy
Origin Energy
Power & Water Corporation
Powerdirect
QEnergy
Red Energy
Simply Energy
Synergy

TRUenergy


This information is kindly supplied by Switchwise.com.au


Moneyhound can help you find a great deal on electricity and/or gas in your suburb. Simply enter your post code to start seeing some great energy plans available in your suburb.
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