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Energy retailers in Australia

We're lucky (and maybe a bit unlucky) that in Australia we have a many different energy types and retailers to choose from. This can make finding the right retailer daunting and you might not be sure you are getting the best deal.

The way to find the best available energy plans in your area is to compare all local providers.

Most people when they are looking at different energy providers are looking for:

But not all states are the same, if you live in these states you are able to choose and switch between energy providers:

Can you switch energy retailers in SA?

If you live in South Australia, you shouldn’t have any problem choosing your own energy retailer. In general, residents in SA and its major areas can choose their electricity and gas suppliers:

  • Adelaide
  • Gawler
  • Mount Gambler
  • Whyalla
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Can you switch energy retailers in QLD?

If you live in South-East Queensland, you shouldn’t have any problem choosing your own energy retailer. In general, residents in QLD and its major areas can choose their electricity and gas suppliers:

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Somerset
  • Moreton Bay
  • Redland
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Logan
  • Ipswich
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Can you switch energy retailers in VIC?

If you live in VIC, you have a lot of freedom in choosing your energy retailer for electricity and gas. In general, residents in VIC and its major areas can choose their electricity and gas suppliers:

  • Melbourne
  • Geelong
  • Ballarat
  • Bendigo
  • Shepparton
  • Melton
  • Mildura
  • Warnambool
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Can you switch energy retailers in NSW?

If you live in New South Wales, you shouldn’t have any problem choosing your own energy retailer. In general, residents in NSW and its major areas can choose their electricity and gas suppliers:

  • Sydney
  • Newcastle
  • Wollongong
  • Penrith
  • Gosford
  • Albury
  • Maitland
  • Shellharbour
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Port Macquarie
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Can you switch energy retailers in ACT?

If you live in the Australian Capital Territory, you shouldn’t have any problem choosing your own energy retailer. In general, residents in ACT and its major areas can choose their electricity and gas suppliers:

  • Canberra
  • Williamsdale
  • Naas
  • Uriarra
  • Tharwa
  • Hall
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And what about solar?

With all our Australian sunshine, solar is a clever choice for many people when it comes to switching providers. You become your own provider!

Before you go ahead with installing solar to reduce your energy bills, it’s worth taking a look at the available solar rebates in your state.

Some of the benefits of solar are

  • Clean, free energy
  • Goodbye to Blackouts
  • Solar stands the test of time

You can read more about solar in our solar starter guide.

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About the Author

Shaun McGowan from money.com.au

Shaun

McGowan

Shaun McGowan

Shaun is the founder of Money.com.au and is determined to help people pay as little as possible for financial products. Through education and building world class technology. Previously Shaun co-founded CarLoans.com.au and Lend.

Disclaimer: All information and details for listed 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.