Compare electricity and gas providers in Canberra and the ACT

Switching to a cheaper electricity or gas provider in Canberra or the surrounding ACT can help you save money in just a few minutes.

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Compare electricity plans in Canberra and the ACT

Our table uses annual pricing and shows how providers stack up against the reference price, which is the benchmark set by the state government.

Ideally, you want a plan that is lower than the reference price, as it'll be cheaper.

Name Product Details Electricity Price (annual estimate) Difference from Reference price Apply Description
ActewAGL Direct Saver
Basic Plan Information
ActewAGL Direct Saver

$1,734
16% less
Red Energy Living Energy Saver
Basic Plan Information
Red Energy Living Energy Saver

$1,985
4% less
Energy Locals Online Member
Basic Plan Information
Green Company
Energy Locals Online Member

$2,043
1% less
• Annual estimate includes $179.88 annual membership fee
ActewAGL Home Saver
Basic Plan Information
ActewAGL Home Saver

$2,065
0%
Energy Locals Local Member
Basic Plan Information
Green Company
Energy Locals Local Member

$2,103
2% more
• Annual estimate includes $239.88 annual membership fee
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan

$2,299
11% more
Origin Go Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Go Variable

$1,547
25% less
Origin Everyday Rewards Variable

$1,687
18% less
ActewAGL Simple Saver Plan
Basic Plan Information
ActewAGL Simple Saver Plan

$1,786
14% less
CovaU Freedom Online
Basic Plan Information
CovaU Freedom Online

$1,826
12% less
• Annual estimate includes $50 sign up credit for new customers
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 6100 kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 20000 MJ per year. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Cheapest electricity providers in Canberra and the ACT

The top 3 electricity providers in ACT currently offering the cheapest plans are:

Origin Go Variable

from $1547 /yr

25% less than reference price

  • Subscription to Paramount+ and $15/month for 12 months when you bundle energy and internet
  • Mobile app to manage your plan and track usage
  • Variable rates

    ActewAGL Direct Saver

    from $1734 /yr

    16% less than reference price

    • Variable rates
    • Direct debit available
    • Credit card fees apply, no exit fee

      CovaU Freedom Online

      from $1826 /yr

      12% less than reference price

      • Variable rates
      • Up to $100 credit for online signups
      • Direct debit available
      • Credit card fees apply, no exit fee
        The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Evoenergy network at postcode 2614 who consumes 6100kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

        Best electricity provider in Canberra and the ACT

        As of May 2023, the best electricity provider in the nation's capital is Origin Energy.

        Its Origin Go plan offers competitive rates and gives you the option to earn a $100 bill credit if you stay connected until after 1 July 2023.

        There's also a mobile app available for you to manage your plan and track usage plus live chat support if you don't want to get on the phone.

        Keep in mind that credit card fees apply if applicable to you.

        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

        Compare gas plans in Canberra and the ACT

        Name Product Details Gas Price (annual estimate) Apply Description
        Red Energy Living Energy Saver
        Basic Plan Information
        Red Energy Living Energy Saver
        Basic Plan Information
        Red Energy Living Energy Saver

        $915

        Basic Plan Info

        ActewAGL Home Saver
        Basic Plan Information
        ActewAGL Home Saver
        Basic Plan Information
        ActewAGL Home Saver

        $897

        Basic Plan Info

        EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
        Basic Plan Information
        EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
        Basic Plan Information
        EnergyAustralia Balance Plan

        $1,107

        Basic Plan Info

        Origin Go Variable
        Basic Plan Information
        Origin Go Variable
        Basic Plan Information
        Origin Go Variable

        $742

        Basic Plan Info

        Origin Everyday Rewards Variable

        $786

        Basic Plan Info

        EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
        Basic Plan Information
        EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
        Basic Plan Information
        EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan

        $908

        Basic Plan Info

        Red Energy Red BCNA Saver
        Basic Plan Information
        Red Energy Red BCNA Saver
        Basic Plan Information
        Red Energy Red BCNA Saver

        $915

        Basic Plan Info

        Red Energy Qantas Red Saver
        Basic Plan Information
        Red Energy Qantas Red Saver
        Basic Plan Information
        Red Energy Qantas Red Saver

        $915

        Basic Plan Info

        Origin Basic
        Basic Plan Information
        Origin Basic
        Basic Plan Information
        Origin Basic

        $1,061

        Basic Plan Info

        ActewAGL Standard Plan
        Basic Plan Information
        ActewAGL Standard Plan
        Basic Plan Information
        ActewAGL Standard Plan

        $1,121

        Basic Plan Info

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        The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 6100 kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 20000 MJ per year. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

        If you're looking for a new gas plan in Canberra and the ACT, we've included guarantee discounts and any available sign up incentives to the annual price estates in order to make it easier to compare.

        You should also keep an eye out for additional plan features that might impact your decision such as credit card and move-in fees.

        Want to know more about the ins and outs of changing plans? Read our guide to switching energy providers for more information.

        Cheapest gas providers in Canberra and the ACT

        The top 3 cheapest gas providers in ACT are:

        Origin Go Variable

        from $742 /yr

        • Subscription to Paramount+ and $15/month for 12 months when you bundle energy and internet
        • Mobile app to manage your plan and track usage
        • Variable rates

          ActewAGL Home Saver

          from $897 /yr

          • Electricity and gas plans
          • Variable/fixed rate available
          • No exit fees when you add GreenPower

            EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan

            from $908 /yr

            • Variable rates
            • 11% guaranteed discount for the first year
            • App to manage plan and payments
            • Credit card fees apply, no exit fee

              Best gas provider in Canberra and the ACT

              As of May 2023, the best gas provider in the ACT is Origin Energy thanks to its low rates.

              Origin's plan is 100% carbon neutral at no extra cost to you. It also offers an app to help you manage your plan plus live chat support is available on its website.

              Just keep in mind that credit card fees may apply if applicable to you.

              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

              How do I find the best energy provider in the ACT?

              If you're looking to compare energy providers in Canberra or the surrounding ACT, you can start by looking at 3 key features:

              1. Price. If you haven't switched providers over the last 12 months, there's usually room to find a better energy plan. You can use our comparison engine to find the best price available to you in your area.
              2. Discounts. You will see these displayed as either discounts or a percentage less than the DMO. The DMO is a benchmark set by the government to help you compare energy plans.
              3. Hidden costs. Always read the terms and conditions set by a provider as there might be extra costs that might not be immediately clear when you sign up. Watch out for hidden costs including connection/disconnection fees, metre reads, credit card charges and late fees.

              You can read our guide to switching energy providers if you want more details.

              Greenest energy providers in ACT

              The Green Electricity guide researches the greenest electricity providers across Australia. When it comes to their 2022 report, the top 3 greenest electricity providers in the ACT are as follows:

              Alternatively, you can also find an energy retailer that offers carbon-neutral plans or the option to add on GreenPower at a small cost to you.

              This will make sure your provider sends renewable energy back to the grid on your behalf.

              Do I qualify for any energy rebates or concessions in the ACT?

              Qualifying for rebates or concessions in the ACT requires you to meet certain eligibility requirements, which often include holding a valid concession card.

              Utilities Concession icon
              Utilities Concession

              This covers electricity, natural gas, water and sewerage and is calculated on a daily basis, with rates depending on the season.
              Medical Energy Rebate
              Life Support Rebate

              This rebate is designed to help people with life-threatening conditions cover the running costs of life assistance equipment or those that require constant heating or cooling to prevent their condition from getting worse.

              Frequently asked questions

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