Our review of Globird Energy
Globird Energy is an Australian-owned and operated energy retailer based in Melbourne which offers electricity and gas plans for residential customers and businesses in VIC & electricity-only plans in QLD. They do not operate in NSW, SA, NT, ACT, WA or TAS but have plans to expand to other states.
Globird’s offering is very simple - low energy prices, no lock-in contracts and friendly Australia-based phone service. They also pay feed-in tariffs to customers for energy generated through solar panels and sent back to the grid.
Globird Energy Retailer Overview
|Established||Electricity Availability||Gas Availability||Solar Feed-In Plans||Customer Review Score|
|Yes||3.5 / 5 from 170 reviews|
NOTE: All information and details included in this review about Globird 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.
Globird Energy plans compared
Globird Energy has five core residential energy plans in VIC and two in QLD. They also offer plans tailored to business customers featuring low commercial usage and supply rates. Their core residential plans include:
- GloSave - Ideal for small to average size households & low to average electricity users. Includes a 5% pay on time discount & a 1% discount for customers on direct debit.
- EasySave - Set and forget using autopay and direct debt. Simple low rates. Direct debit, e-billing and SMS/email support only.
- ComboElec - Electricity bundled with gas. 8% pay on time discount with direct debit (7% without).
- SureSave - Energy rates guaranteed for 12 months. 3% pay on time discount with direct debit (2% without).
- SureSave Combo - SureSave electricity plan bundled with gas. Energy rates guaranteed for 12 months. 5% pay on time discount with direct debit (4% without).
Each Globird Energy residential plan also features:
- Online account management, usage monitoring and payment
- Australian-based support
- A 10-day cooling-off period
- No lock-in contracts and no termination fees.
Globird Energy Available Plans By State
|QLD (Electricity Only)||Yes||N/A||Yes||N/A||N/A|
Globird Energy plan rates VIC
Globird Energy offers all five of their core residential energy plans in VIC, including both gas and electricity services. We’ve taken a typical energy user from central Melbourne (3000) to show you an example of the costs and rates associated with each Globird Energy plan.
Globird Energy residential plans VIC
|Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*||104.50||99.00||104.50||110.00||110.00|
|Peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)||30.58||28.38||30.58||35.75||35.75|
|Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)||18.70||18.70||18.70||22.00||22.00|
|Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)||12.00||12.00||12.00||12.00||12.00|
|Daily supply charge gas (cents/day)**||66.00||61.60||N/A||N/A||66.00|
|Daily usage charge gas (cents/MJ)**||2.01||1.87||N/A||N/A||2.01|
|Average yearly usage cost (electricity only 2-3 people)||$1,240||$1,220||$1,210||$1,450||$1,420|
**Australian Gas Network central zone
Globird Energy plan fees and charges VIC
|Type of Fee||Cost|
|Paper bill fee||$2.50|
Globird Energy plan rates QLD
Globird Energy offers their GloSave & ComboElec residential energy plans in QLD, including both gas and electricity services. We’ve taken a typical energy user from central Brisbane (4000) to show you an example of the costs and rates associated with each Globird Energy plan.
Globird Energy residential plans QLD
|Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*||110.00||110.00|
|Peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)||30.80||30.80|
|Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)||16.50||16.50|
|Shoulder usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)||16.50||16.50|
|Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)||3.0||7.5|
|Daily supply charge gas (cents/day)**||74.80||74.80|
|Daily usage charge gas**||3.96 to 5.34||3.96 to 5.34|
|Average yearly usage cost (electricity only 2-3 people)||$1,270||$1,270|
Globird Energy plan fees and charges QLD
|Type of Fee||Cost|
|Move-in/new connection fee||$22.00|
Summary of Globird Energy plans
Globird Energy is an Australian-owned energy provider founded in 2015 offering gas and electricity plans in both VIC and QLD. They are planning to expand to other states soon.
They offer five plans in VIC, each with unique incentives, including pay on time discounts and additional discounts for paying via direct debit and bundling your electricity and gas.
Globird is a low-cost provider with no lock-in contracts and local phone support. They have a good Product Review score of 3.5/5 and won the Mozo Experts Choice award for Best Electricity plan in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Globird Energy FAQ
Can I get Globird Energy electricity and gas in my state?
If you’re in VIC or QLD you can get both electricity and gas services from Globird Energy. Globird Energy does not operate in TAS, NT, ACT, NSW, WA or SA.
Does Globird Energy offer business energy plans?
Yes. Globird Energy offers energy plans tailored to both small and medium-sized businesses, and large corporates.
Does Globird Energy buy solar from its customers?
Yes. Globird Energy offers retailer-funded feed-in tariffs. However, these plans will vary between states and plans so you should always confirm with Globird Energy on the feed-in tariff amount before switching plans.
How do I switch to Globird Energy?
To switch to Globird Energy simply visit their website, choose a plan and enter your details. The switch can be completed online.