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Compare and save on electricity 

Are your electricity bills sky-high? Do an electricity comparison check and find out if you could save by switching. Our comparison service is designed to help you save time and switch electricity plans with minimal fuss.

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How do I compare electricity plans on Mozo? 

Finding the a great electricity deal on Mozo is super simple! All you need to do is enter your postcode and answer a few questions about your home and your power habits. Once you’ve entered in your details, we’ll instantly provide you with a list of electricity plans and prices from a range of major electricity retailers available in your area! 

Do I have to pay to use Mozo’s electricity comparison tool? 

No, our service is totally free for Australian consumers and there’s no obligation to sign up to a plan to view your electricity comparison results. 

Does Mozo compare all electricity retailers in the market? 

Mozo doesn’t compare electricity plans of every electricity retailer in the market but we do compare electricity prices from a range of major electricity retail brands like Energy Australia, Powershop, AGL, Origin Energy as well as new players like Tango and Sumo Energy.  

We also publish electricity provider reviews from real customers on our site from over 30 electricity providers from around Australia, to help you make a more informed decision when choosing your next electricity plan.

Why choose Mozo to compare electricity?

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A trailblazer in financial comparison since 2008, Mozo is used by millions of Australians each year.

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We’ve got your back

Our energy comparison tools, guides and savings tips exist for one reason, to help you save money on your electricity bills.

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Totally free

Comparing with us is always free. No hidden fees and we remain transparent throughout every step of the process.

Find the right electricity deal for you. It’s simple.

Search

Step 1. Search

Simply enter your postcode and get personalised results to suit your needs.

Compare plans

Step 2. Compare

See available electricity plans ranked by cost and compare deals side by side.

Connect

Step 3. Connect

Choose a plan. We’ll notify your old and new provider for a seamless switch.

Electricity comparison, simplified.

If you are looking to save money on your electricity bill or moving house and want to compare electricity providers, Mozo can help. We’ve created an energy comparison service to make it easier than ever to find a cheap electricity plan and save.

All you have to do is tell us a few details about your household and our comparison technology does the rest. You’ll get an instant list of results showing a range of electricity providers, electricity plans and cost estimates in your area and find out how much you could save by switching. If you’re after a cheap gas or dual fuel deal, we can give you price quotes for this service as well, just select this option on the form.

How to compare electricity plans

Mozo’s electricity comparison service ranks plans from a range of leading energy providers so that you can compare the cost of each plan and determine the best option for you. 
If you want to pay less on your gas and electricity bill, then one of the best ways to do this is by switching. Your electricity bill is calculated by a combination of factors, such as where your property is located, usage charges and your electricity plan options. The specific number of energy providers that you can choose from will depend on where you live, as different electricity providers service different locations in Australia.

To get the most accurate electricity price estimates using our electricity comparison tool we recommend that you have a recent electricity bill handy. By entering your actual usage you will be able to compare electricity plans and get accurate estimates of the possible savings you’ll get if you switched providers. 

When you’ve found the right electricity deal for your home, you can apply for the plan direct from our site. If you are switching plans there is no need to call your old electricity company, we'll handle everything from setting up your new connection to notifying your old supplier.

Understanding how electricity plans work 

Do you scratch your head every time your electricity bill comes along? You’re not the only one. Although understanding how your electricity plan works can be a task in itself, knowing what makes up your bill can help put you on the right path to finding a better deal. 

Your electricity bill is split between two charges, one within your control and the other outside of your control, they are: 

  • Daily Supply Charge - This is the cost your electricity retailer charges to supply your home with electricity everyday, where regardless of your electricity usage. This cost is usually a fixed price. 
  • Usage Charge - The usage charge is the amount you’ll pay for the electricity your home uses for every unit of electricity. This is typically listed on your bill as cents per kilowatt hour (c/kWh). 

Next, depending on the type of plan you've signed up to and the type of electricity meter you have, how you are billed for your usage will depend on the tariff attached to the plan. Some of the most common types of electricity tariffs include: 

  • Single rate - With a single rate tariff, households are charged the same rate no matter the time of day, all year. 
  • Time of use  - Customers with a time of use tariff will be charged different rates over the day, with the highest rates being charged during peak times, and the lowest during off peak hours. 
  • Feed-in - A feed-in tariff is a credit that households with solar power receive for any excess electricity they generate with their solar panels that is fed back into the grid. This  is deducted from their electricity bill. 

Knowing what kind of tariff you’re on can help you determine whether it is the right option for your household. For instance, if you’re currently on a single rate tariff and aren’t home during peak hours, it might be worth considering opting for a time of use tariff instead.

Choosing the best electricity plan for you 

One of the more trickier parts of finding the best electricity deal for your home is to first understand what kind of plan your household needs. Having your most recent bill nearby when comparing electricity plans can help you do this, as it will give you an insight to what level of usage your household falls under. From there, you’ll be able to compare quotes from different electricity retailers to determine which plan is the best electricity deal for your home. 

When comparing electricity plans to find the best deal for your household, there are a number of things to consider, such as:

  • The daily supply and usage charge - When you are comparing the daily supply charge, you’ll need to make sure you’re comparing options within your distribution zone. It’s also important to compare usage charges between retailers, as the higher the rate, the more you’ll pay for your electricity usage. 
  • Exit fees and lock-in contracts - Many retailers won’t charge an exit fee if you decide to end your contract or ask you to lock into a contract for a set period. Opting for a plan like this will mean you’re free to go if a better electricity deal comes along. 
  • Fees - When you move house you may encounter a few fees to get your home set up, such as a manual connection fee or meter read fee. Be sure to read the fine print and try to minimise fees wherever you can. 
  • Positive customer feedback - Reading up on previous customer experiences can give you an insight into what the retailer is like when it comes to handling issues, enquiries or how reputable their service is. And if you’re not sure on what a standout electricity retailer looks like, our Mozo People’s Choice Awards can help.

Does Mozo cover electricity plans in every Australian state?

Electricity Price Regulation Australia


If you live in a state or territory which has a deregulated electricity market like Canberra, New South Wales, South Australia, South East Queensland and Victoria then you’ll be able to use our service today to compare residential electricity plans. While Tasmania has a deregulated market we do not compare plans there at this time. The number of energy providers that are compared will depend on where your property is located as different energy providers offer their services in different areas.

For now, we do not compare electricity providers in the Northern Territory, Western Australia or regional Queensland but you can rest assured, as soon as the market is deregulated in these regions, Mozo will be there to help you compare electricity plans and save.

While our comparison service covers electricity plans from some of Australia's leading electricity providers, we do not compare every available electricity plan in the market. Our service looks at electricity plans that are currently available for new customers. It’s possible that the electricity plan you are on currently could be cheaper than newer plans that are available now.

Does buying electricity and gas from the same provider save money? 

For many Australian households, it might make sense to have both your electricity and gas supplied by the same energy provider, also known as a ‘dual fuel’ energy plan. While there is the obvious convenience factor and the possibility of a discount for combining services, opting for a plan like this may not be the cheapest option. 

Before signing up to a dual fuel plan, be sure to compare electricity and gas plans separately as you may find the best plan for both comes from separate providers. It’s important to look beyond flashy introductory offers and consider which plan will offer value long term. 

Our tool will help you to compare your electricity and gas options for duel fuel households. Our results will detail pricing options if you select the same provider for both or we can also show you options if you want to cherry pick your gas and electricity provider separately.


Electricity comparison FAQs

What’s different about using Mozo to compare electricity plans?

We’ve kept things simple. On Mozo you can:

  • Get cost estimates based on your usage: You’ll instantly see price estimates for your postcode on the results screen based on your current electricity usage or estimate.
  • Switch in one step: Our service allows you to switch any time of the day or night. There is no need for long phone queues or paperwork, you can complete your application direct from our service for fast switching. 
  • Read customer reviews: Want cheap electricity but also great customer service? Mozo publishes electricity reviews of all providers listed on our site so that you can see what other customers are saying before signing up.
  • Learn energy savings tips: In addition to our electricity comparison tool, we've also got an energy savings hub which include news and articles written by Mozo's inhouse team of energy experts to help you save money on your electricity bills.

How long will it take to compare electricity prices?

In the time it takes you to read this sentence we could be giving you cheap electricity quotes for your home. It really is that simple.

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How accurate are the results?

The more info about your energy usage you give us, the more accurate your results will be. You can dial up the accuracy of your results by entering additional information about your household and current electricity usage.

Before you start your comparison it is a good idea to have your most recent electricity bill handy.

I want a cheap electricity plan. Do the price estimates include discounts?

You can tell us whether you want us to include discounts in your electricity cost estimates by filtering your preferences. We can include discounts for pay on time, direct debits or online billing as well as pensioner concessions.

I am moving and don’t have a recent electricity bill.

No problem, we can still give you an estimate of the cheapest electricity plans for your household size and eligibility for conditional offers like pay on time discounts.

Simply enter the postcode or suburb of where you will be moving to and start comparing cheap electricity plans.

Can I switch electricity plans if I am renting? 

Yes, if the electricity bill is in your name you have the right to choose which energy plan and provider you use. If your rent includes electricity or the landlord pays the energy bill, then you won’t be able to switch plans. Read our helpful renter’s guide to switching energy plans if you want more detailed info.

Do you compare renewable energy plans?

Yes, if choosing your electricity plan based on renewable energy generation is important to you we can show you which plans will best suit you. Many providers give you the option to source your electricity from renewable sources such as solar, wind or hydro. Our results will detail what percentage of energy is sourced from renewable sources for each plan.

I have solar panels, can I compare solar plan prices?

If you already have solar panels installed at your property we can detail the plans that allow for solar but our cost calculations will not include any feed in tariff rebates. You will need to calculate this independently.

If you are looking to install new solar panels and are wondering how much you will save, we can’t help at this time. We suggest you check out the Clean Energy Council website which has a free guide to buying and installing solar panels.

Where can I learn about saving electricity and lowering my electricity usage?

In addition to our electricity cost comparison tool, we’ve got a range of information on our site from helpful electricity guides to energy saving tips. If there is something you’d particularly like us to cover, get in touch with us here.

How does Mozo make money?

Mozo makes money by helping energy providers connect with customers, like you, who are looking for a great energy deal. Most importantly our service is totally free to use and it is the energy providers competing for your business that pay Mozo, not you!

Mozo shares a fee with our partner, CIMET, who helps provide this service. This fee is paid when you complete an application and switch energy providers using our service.  Mozo may also earn revenue when energy providers purchase display advertising on our site or when we help them use the all the great data we’ve collected.

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Ceyda Erem
Money writer

Ceyda Erem is not only Mozo’s authority on all things Banking, she's also got the title as our lead energy writer. She loves to put her researching and writing talents into stories that help our readers to make more informed financial choices, whether that’s about finding the best energy deal or writing about the latest sneaky bank tricks. Ceyda has a Bachelor of Arts (major in writing) from Macquarie University. She is also  ASIC RG146 (Tier 2) certified for general advice.

*To calculate the potential savings figure Mozo identified the lowest plan provided by Mozo and highest cost plan in each energy distributor state region based on the average residential usage in that state. The costs data used across the state is current at 17 August 2020. Not all plans will be available via the Mozo energy comparison service. Your individual usage and location, along with which plan you are on and which plans are available on the Mozo site at any given time, will vary the savings you may be able to achieve using the Mozo energy comparison service.

Electricity Provider Reviews

Tango Energy Electricity review
Overall 10/10
Privatising electricity death of cheap power.

Cause they don't rip you off as much as other providers.

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Cause they don't rip you off as much as other providers.

Price
10/10
Bill clarity
10/10
Customer service
10/10
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Luke, Victoria, reviewed about 8 hours ago
EnergyAustralia Electricity review
Overall 7/10
Reliable energy supply.

Competitive rates, however do not reward long term customer service, better incentives offered join competitors.

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Competitive rates, however do not reward long term customer service, better incentives offered join competitors.

Price
7/10
Bill clarity
7/10
Customer service
9/10
Green Friendly
9/10
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Bill, Victoria, reviewed about 8 hours ago
Ergon Energy Electricity review
Overall 9/10
Fair, green and easy to deal with.

We have been with Ergon for over 20 years. During that time , we have had very few problems and any we have had, have been taken care of quickly, fairly and with very little fuss. We do everything online and that makes everything quick and easy. I think they are very competitive when it comes to pricing and their bill smoothing is a fantastic way to keep on top of bills, so you don't have problems when it's time to pay the bill. Such a great feeling. We also have solar through Ergon and they were great during the installation process and since then. It certainly cuts your bill dramatically. We would definitely recommend Ergon to anyone who is looking for a fair, green, easy to deal with electricity company.

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We have been with Ergon for over 20 years. During that time , we have had very few problems and any we have had, have been taken care of quickly, fairly and with very little fuss. We do everything online and that makes everything quick and easy. I think they are very competitive when it comes to pricing and their bill smoothing is a fantastic way to keep on top of bills, so you don't have problems when it's time to pay the bill. Such a great feeling. We also have solar through Ergon and they were great during the installation process and since then. It certainly cuts your bill dramatically. We would definitely recommend Ergon to anyone who is looking for a fair, green, easy to deal with electricity company.

Price
9/10
Bill clarity
9/10
Customer service
9/10
Green Friendly
9/10
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Denise, Queensland, reviewed about 8 hours ago

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