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Do it yourself, or have someone do it for you – finding the best electricity provider doesn’t have to be a hassle.

How to find the best energy deal
CHOICE staff
CHOICE staff
Last updated: 05 August 2020

Electricity plans lose their value over time, as the deal the retailer lured you in on lapses or your discount period ends. The best way to save is often to switch from your current plan to a better value deal. And while that may sound like a lot of work, it doesn't have to be.

If you're prepared to switch, you have two main options.

Use a service to find the best deal and switch plans for you

Using a switching service is an option for you if you're in: NSW, South East Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania or Victoria. 

Find a better energy deal with Bill Hero

CHOICE has partnered with new service Bill Hero to help you save on electricity and find the right plan for you. 

Bill Hero meets CHOICE's standards for a consumer-friendly switching service: it doesn't take commissions from electricity companies and it compares every publicly available deal.

Here's how Bill Hero works

  • $49 annual subscription
  • $100 savings guarantee
  • Upload your bill and automatically compare the whole market
  • Over $350 average savings for subscribers
  • They'll switch you again every time they beat your bothered threshold
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Find a better energy deal

Bill Hero helps you to save on your electricity bill.

Go to Bill Hero

Switch electricity providers yourself

If you don't want to pay someone to complete your switch, there are state and federal government resources that help you do it for yourself. Your choice comes down to the state or territory you live in.

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The federal government's Energy Made Easy lets you compare all available energy plans, but you have to complete your switch yourself.

ACT

You have one option in the ACT, the federal government's Energy Made Easy. It lets you:

  • compare all the available energy prices and plans in your area 
  • refine by contract term or payment option
  • upload your most recent bill for more personalised results.

You need to complete the switch yourself.

NSW

You have two options in NSW. The federal government's Energy Made Easy lets you:

  • compare all the available energy prices and plans in your area 
  • refine by contract term or payment option
  • upload your most recent bill for more personalised results. 

You need to complete the switch yourself. 

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Energy Switch from Service NSW lets you compare all plans and helps you start your switch.

A more personalised option, the state government's Energy Switch lets you:

  • compare all the available energy prices and plans in your area 
  • upload multiple bills for a more accurate result
  • set up a direct debit with your chosen provider. 

Energy Switch completes part of the switch for you, by alerting your chosen provider and passing on the information they need in order to switch you.

NT

Your choice of electricity provider is restricted: most NT customers are supplied by government-owned Jacana Ltd.

SA

You have one option in SA, the federal government's Energy Made Easy. It lets you:

  • compare all the available energy prices and plans in your area 
  • refine by contract term or payment option
  • upload your most recent bill for more personalised results. 

You need to complete the switch yourself.

SE Queensland

You have one option in South East Queensland, the federal government's Energy Made Easy. It lets you:

  • compare all the available energy prices and plans in your area 
  • refine by contract term or payment option
  • upload your most recent bill for more personalised results. 

The rest of Queensland doesn't have a broad selection of energy retailers, but you can still choose between a couple.

You need to complete the switch yourself. 

Tasmania 

You have one option in Tasmania, The federal government's Energy Made Easy. It lets you:

  • compare all the available energy prices and plans in your area 
  • refine by contract term or payment option
  • upload your most recent bill for more personalised results.

You need to complete the switch yourself.

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Victorian Energy Compare lets you compare all your options in that state but you have to switch yourself.

Victoria

You have one option in Victoria, the state government's Victorian Energy Compare. It lets you:

  • compare all the available energy prices and plans in your area 
  • refine by contract term or payment option, or features like Green Power
  • upload your most recent bill for more personalised results. 

You need to complete the switch yourself.

Western Australia

Your choice of electricity provider is restricted: most Western Australian customers are supplied by Synergy.

Find a better energy deal

Bill Hero helps you to save on your electricity bill.

Go to Bill Hero