Expert picks: Best energy providers in Australia – state by state

We’ve handpicked electricity and gas plans from the best energy energy providers in the country based on overall value for money.

NSW (Gas)

AGL Value Saver

$844 /year

  • Price includes $50 sign up credit
  • Up to $35/month off for the first year when you bundle NBN and energy
  • Mobile app and live chat support available
  • Monthly billing available

    Basic Plan Information

    VIC (Electricity)

    1st Energy Saver

    $1036 /year

    23% less than the reference price

    • Cheapest electricity rates on Finder for Victoria as of May 2023
    • No credit card fees
    • Monthly billing available

      Basic Plan Information

      VIC (Gas)

      Simply Saver

      $1261 /year

      • 2022 Finder Award for best rated electricity and gas provider (national)
      • 100% carbon neutral energy
      • Live chat support
      • Mobile app available

        Basic Plan Information

        QLD (Electricity)

        OVO Energy The One Plan

        $1430 /year

        12% less than the reference price

        • Best electricity rates in the state as of May 2023
        • $190 welcome credit paid over 12 months
        • No credit card or exit fees
        • Live chat support
        • Mobile app available

          Basic Plan Information

          SA (Electricity)

          OVO Energy The One Plan

          $1648 /year

          10% less than the reference price

          • Best electricity rates in the state as of May 2023
          • $190 welcome credit paid over 12 months
          • No credit card or exit fees
          • Live chat support
          • Mobile app available

            Basic Plan Information

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            Find the best electricity and gas provider in your state for June 2023

            We've narrowed down the best provider and plan in your state based on a value score that looks at price and other key features such as credit card fee, rewards, mobile app availability and local customer support.

            Simply navigate to your state and find out which provider topped in our value score ranking.

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            Best electricity and gas providers in Sydney and NSW

            Top pick:
            Electricity

            Globird Energy Boost

            $1279 /yr

            • Price includes $50 sign up credit
            • 2% pay on time discount and 1% direct debit discount
            • Local customer support, mobile app and live chat available
            • No credit card fees
            • Move in fees apply
            Top pick:
            Gas

            AGL Value Saver

            $844 /yr

            • Price includes $50 sign up credit
            • Up to $35/month off for the first year when you bundle NBN and energy
            • Mobile app and live chat support available
            • Monthly billing available
            • Move in and credit card fees apply

            Best electricity and gas providers in Melbourne and VIC

            Top pick:
            Electricity

            1st Energy Saver

            $1036 /yr

            • Cheapest electricity rates on Finder for Victoria as of May 2023
            • No credit card fees
            • Monthly billing available
            • Move in fees apply
            Top pick:
            Gas

            Simply Saver

            $1261 /yr

            • 2022 Finder Award for best rated electricity and gas provider (national)
            • 100% carbon neutral energy
            • Live chat support
            • Mobile app available
            • Credit card fees apply

            Best electricity and gas providers in QLD and Brisbane

            Top pick:
            Electricity

            OVO Energy The One Plan

            $1430 /yr

            • Best electricity rates in the state as of May 2023
            • $190 welcome credit paid over 12 months
            • No credit card or exit fees
            • Live chat support
            • Mobile app available
            • Move in fees apply
            Top pick:
            Gas

            Alinta HomeDeal Energy

            $689 /yr

            • Access to various discounts via its Rewards Shop
            • Australia based customer support
            • No credit card or move-in fees
            • No mobile app for plan management
            • No monthly billing option

            Best electricity and gas providers in Adelaide and SA

            Top pick:
            Electricity

            OVO Energy The One Plan

            $1648 /yr

            • Best electricity rates in the state as of May 2023
            • $190 welcome credit paid over 12 months
            • No credit card or exit fees
            • Live chat support
            • Mobile app available
            • Move in fees apply
            Top pick:
            Gas

            Lumo Energy Basic

            $651 /yr

            • Best gas rates on Finder for SA as of May 2023
            • Access to discounts for big brands through Lumo Rewards
            • Live chat available
            • No credit card fees
            • Move in fees apply

            Best electricity and gas providers in Canberra and the ACT

            Top pick:
            Electricity

            Origin Go Variable

            $1701 /yr

            • Best electricity and gas rates on Finder for the ACT as of May 2023
            • Live chat support
            • Mobile app available
            • Credit card fees apply
            Top pick:
            Gas

            Origin Go Variable

            $764 /yr

            • Best electricity and gas rates on Finder for the ACT as of May 2023
            • Live chat support
            • Mobile app available
            • Credit card fees apply

            Best electricity provider in TAS

            Top pick:
            Electricity

            1st Energy Plus

            $2750 /yr

            • Get "pay on time" discounts to bring plan costs down below the reference price for electricity
            • No credit card or exit fees
            • Variable rates
            • Move in fees apply
            • Good to know. Your choice of gas providers in Tasmania is limited to Tas Gas or Aurora Energy if you live in a gas zone. Both offer similar prices.

            Best gas provider in WA

            Top pick:
            Gas

            Alinta Fair Go 35

            $520 /yr

            • Best gas rates on Finder for WA as of May 2023
            • 35% discount on gas usage charges for 2 years
            • No credit card or move in fees
            • Local customer support
            • No live chat support and doesn't offer an app for plan management
            • Good to know. Most people living in Western Australia aren't able to choose their electricity provider due to the way energy is regulated by the state government.

            Our methodology: How we researched the best energy providers

            Finder's energy experts tasked themselves with finding the best electricity and gas plan for each state (where applicable).

            • We compared electricity and gas plans from 20+ providers across the different states. The top 5 plans in each state were chosen based on their competitive pricing.
            • Each plan in our state-based shortlist was given a value score which took into account specific features from each provider. These included local customer support, live chat options, mobile app availability, whether it charged a credit card fee or had any deals on offer. We also checked if it was a winner or finalist in Finder's 2022 Customer Satisfaction Awards and had any standout green credentials.
            • Our top picks were finalised based on how well they did across each of the features listed.

            Why you can trust Finder's energy experts

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            In the last 3 years, we've helped over 1.16 million people compare energy plans by explaining features clearly and simplifying confusing terms and conditions.

            How do you find the best energy plan?

            To find the best energy plan, you should consider the following factors:

            • Energy usage: Keep your last bill handy so you can see check your energy consumption plus usage and supply charges. This will help you compare energy plans.
            • Reference price or Victorian Default Offer: This is the benchmark pricing set by energy regulators in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and the ACT to help you compare electricity plans.
            • Discounts: Look out for sign up credits and other conditional discounts (pay on time and direct debit discounts) that can help you reduce your energy bill further.
            • Fees: You'll want to check any extra fees the provider charges. This can include move-in fees, credit card fees, disconnection and reconnection charges plus paper bill fees.
            • Customer support options: Some providers only allow you to call them for help while others may offer a mix of local customer support and live chat options.

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