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

EstablishedElectricity AvailabilityGas AvailabilitySolar Feed-In PlansCustomer Review Score
2015VIC
QLD
VIC
QLD
Yes3.5 / 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 ComboSureSave 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

StateGloSaveEasySaveComboElecSureSaveSureSave Combo
VICYesYesYesYesYes
QLD (Electricity Only)YesN/AYesN/AN/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


GloSaveEasySaveComboElecSureSaveSureSave Combo
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)* 104.5099.00104.50110.00110.00
Peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh) 30.5828.3830.5835.7535.75
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh) 18.7018.7018.7022.0022.00
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh) 12.0012.0012.0012.00
12.00
Daily supply charge gas (cents/day)** 66.0061.60N/AN/A66.00
Daily usage charge gas (cents/MJ)** 2.011.87N/AN/A2.01
Average yearly usage cost (electricity only 2-3 people) $1,240
$1,220$1,210$1,450$1,420

*Citipower flexible 
**Australian Gas Network central zone

Globird Energy plan fees and charges VIC

Type of FeeCost
Connection fee$22.00
Disconnection fee$22.00
Paper bill fee$2.50
Other FeesN/A

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


GloSaveComboElec
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)* 110.00110.00
Peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh) 30.8030.80
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh) 16.5016.50
Shoulder usage charge electricity (cents/kWh) 16.5016.50
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)3.07.5
Daily supply charge gas (cents/day)**74.8074.80
Daily usage charge gas**3.96 to 5.343.96 to 5.34
Average yearly usage cost (electricity only 2-3 people)$1,270$1,270

*Energex 
**Jemena gas

Globird Energy plan fees and charges QLD

Type of FeeCost
Disconnection fee$22.00
Move-in/new connection fee$22.00
Other FeesN/A

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.