Our review of Alinta Energy

Alinta Energy is an Australian energy retailer offering electricity and gas plans for residential customers and businesses in VIC, NSW, SA, QLD and WA. They offer gas-only plans in WA, electricity plans in QLD, and they do not operate in TAS, ACT or NT. 

Alinta Energy offers two core electricity and gas plans featuring low usage and supply rates, one of which includes a year’s subscription to Kayo sport - Foxtel’s online sports streaming platform - as an incentive. 

In some states, Alinta Energy also pays feed-in tariffs to customers for energy generated through solar panels and sent back to the grid. 

ActewAGL Retailer Overview

EstablishedElectricity AvailabilityGas AvailabilitySolar Feed-In PlansCustomer Review Score
2011VIC
NSW
SA
QLD
VIC
NSW
SA
WA
Yes1.8 / 5 from 1,167 reviews

NOTE: All information and details included in this review about Alinta Energy plans, discounts, incentives, usage charges, and fees are only accurate at the time of writing, and may not accurately reflect the rates offered when applying. Actual rates may differ based on your location, electricity and gas use, or eligibility for plans.

Alinta Energy plans compared

Alinta Energy has two core residential energy plans in most states (three in WA) and also offers tailored electricity and gas solutions to small, medium and large businesses at low commercial rates. 

Their core residential plans include HomeDeal/No Fuss Energy, a simple package with low rates, and Sports Pack Energy, an energy package bundled with a year's free subscription to Kayo Sports. 

Each Alinta energy residential plan also features:

  • Online account management, usage monitoring and payment 
  • A 10-day cooling-off period. No lock-in contracts

Alinta Energy customers also have access to competitions and rewards including discounted movie and theme park tickets, gift cards and electronics.

Alinta Energy Available Plans By State

State Alinta HomeDeal/No Fuss Energy Alinta Sports Pack Energy Sports Pack Gas Plan  Fair Go 25 & 35
VICYesYesN/AN/A
NSWYesYesN/AN/A
QLD (Electricity Only)YesYesN/AN/A
SAYesYesN/AN/A
WA (Gas Only)N/AN/AYesYes

Alinta Energy plan rates VIC

Alinta Energy offers two of their core residential energy plans in Vic, including both gas and electricity services. The Sports Pack plan features a year’s subscription to Kayo Sports as an incentive. 

We’ve taken a typical energy user from central Melbourne (3000) to show you an example of the costs and rates associated with each Alinta Energy plan.

Alinta Energy residential plans VIC


Alinta HomeDeal/No Fuss Energy Alinta Sports Pack Energy
Price compared to Victorian default offer 14% less6% less
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*99.55110.55
Peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)27.530.97
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)15.5117.48
Shoulder usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)N/AN/A
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh) 1212
Daily supply charge gas (cents/day)**69.3082.50
Daily usage charge gas**1.87 to 2.862.10 to 2.60
Average yearly usage cost (electricity only 2-3 people)$1,300$1,460

*Citipower time of use 
**Australian Gas Network

Alinta Energy plan fees and charges VIC

Type of FeeCost
Reconnection fee$93.50
Disconnection fee$80.30
Others fee may applyN/A

Alinta Energy plan rates NSW

Alinta Energy NSW offers two core energy plans in NSW, including both electricity and gas services. The Sports Pack plan features a year’s subscription to Kayo Sports as an incentive. 

We’ve taken a typical residential energy user from central Sydney (2000) to show you an example of the costs and rates associated with each Alinta Energy plan.

Alinta Energy residential plans NSW


HomeDeal energySports Pack Energy
Compared to reference price16% less8% less
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*95.55105.60
Peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)46.6448.50
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)12.7713.28
Shoulder usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)19.5820.36
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)7.57.5
Daily supply charge gas (cents/day)**65.0165.01
Daily usage charge gas**1.66 to 3.421.97 to 4.06
Average yearly usage cost (electricity only 2-3 people)$1,530$1,610

*Ausgrid time of use 
**Jemena gas

Alinta Energy plan fees and charges NSW

Type of FeeCost
Disconnection fee$166.55
Reconnection fee$120.69

Alina Energy plan rates SA

Alinta Energy offers two core residential energy plans in SA, including both electricity and gas services. The Sports Pack plan features a year’s subscription to Kayo Sports as an incentive. 

We’ve taken a typical residential energy user from central Adelaide (5000) to show you an example of the costs and rates associated with each Alinta Energy plan.

Alinta Energy residential plans SA


No Fuss EnergySports Pack energy
Compared to reference price9% less6% less
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*91.3091.30
Usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)33.17 to 36.95 (tiered)34.16 to 38.05 (tiered)
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)9.59.5
Daily supply charge gas (cents/day)**76.5676.56
Daily usage charge gas**2.84 to 3.693.14 to 4.08
Average yearly usage cost (electricity only 2-3 people)$2,050$2.100

*SA Power Network single rate 
**SA Power Network gas

Alinta Energy plan fees and charges SA

Type of FeeCost
Disconnection fee$50.65
Reconnection fee$50.05

Alinta Energy plan rates QLD

Alinta Energy offers both of their core energy plans in QLD, including electricity services but not gas. Their Sports Pack plan features a year’s subscription to Kayo Sports as an incentive. 

We’ve taken a typical residential energy user from central Brisbane (4000) to show you an example of the costs and rates associated with each Alinta Energy plan.

Alinta Energy residential plans QLD


No Fuss EnergySports Pack Energy
Compared to reference price14% less11% less
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*108.90108.90
Peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)27.5829.28
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)17.3418.40
Shoulder usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)20.4921.75
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)N/AN/A
Average yearly usage cost (electricity only 2-3 people)$1,430$1,490

*Energex time of use

Alinta Energy plan fees and charges QLD

Type of FeeCost
Disconnection fee$0.00
Reconnection fee$0.00
Additional feesN/A

Alinta Energy plan rates WA

Alinta Energy has three core gas plans in WA, including their Sports Pack (bundled with a Kayo Sports subscription), Fair Go 25 and Fair Go 35. The Fair Go 25 plan promises 25% off Alinta’s standard gas prices and a three year benefit period, while the Fair Go 35 offers 35% off Alinta’s standard gas prices and a one year benefit period. 

We’ve taken a typical residential energy user from central Perth (6000) to show you an example of the costs and rates associated with each Alinta Energy gas plan.

Alinta Energy residential plans WA


Alinta Sports Pack GasAlinta Fair Go 25Alinta Fair go 35
Daily supply charge gas (cents/day)21.9421.9421.94
Account service charge (cents/day)7.147.147.14
Daily usage charge gas (cents/MJ)12.46 to 13.81 (tiered)10.27 to 11.39 (tiered)8.9 to 9.87 (tiered)

Alinta Energy plan fees and charges WA

Alinta Energy does not list extra charge amounts for their WA plans but they may include fees for:

  • Account application 
  • Credit card payment 
  • Dishonour 
  • Clean energy charges 
  • Retail market levies 
  • Account administration 
  • Bill copy 
  • Meter testing 
  • Overdue notices 
  • Final meter readings  
  • Turning off your gas in some circumstances 
  • Turning your gas back on in some circumstances 
  • Removing or physically disconnecting the meter 
  • Replacing or physically reconnecting the meter 
  • Other non-standard connection costs

Summary of Alinta Energy plans

Alinta Energy is an Australian energy provider offering gas and electricity plans in Vic, NSW and SA. They offer gas only in WA and electricity only in QLD. 

Alinta Energy offers two core plans in most states. These include the Sports Pack, which is bundled with a year’s subscription to Kayo Sports, and the No Fuss/HomeDeal Energy, which offers simple, low rates. 

Where available their gas plans can be bundled with electricity and in most states they pay feed-in tariffs to customers for energy generated through solar panels and sent back to the grid. While Alinta Energy has a low Product Review score of 1.8/5, they won three Mozo Customer Choice Awards in 2019.

Alinta Energy FAQ

Can I get Alinta Energy electricity and gas in my state?


If you’re in SA, VIC, or NSW you can get both electricity and gas services from Alinta Energy. If you’re in WA you can only get gas, while if you’re in QLD you can only get electricity. Alinta Energy does not operate in TAS, NT or ACT.

Does Alinta Energy offer business energy plans?


Yes. Alinta Energy offers energy plans tailored to both small and medium-sized businesses, and large corporates.

Does Alinta Energy buy solar from its customers?


Yes. Alinta Energy offers retailer-funded feed-in tariffs. However, these plans will vary between states and plans so you should always confirm with Alinta Energy on the feed-in tariff amount before switching plans.

How do I switch to Alinta Energy?


To switch to Alinta Energy simply visit their website, choose a plan and enter your details. The switch can be completed online.