In addition to shopping around for better electricity deals, reducing the amount of electricity you use can have a big impact on your electricity bill. This chart shows where the average family home uses most electricity.
You can also read more about rebates and concessions.
If you are buying a new house or moving into a new rental house, make sure you shop around for your new electricity retailer.
For rental properties, real estate agents often have agreements in place to sign you up to a particular electricity retailer. This company may not be giving you the best deal. You should shop around yourself.
Queensland has the highest rate of rooftop solar panels in the world – a lot of us are already making our own electricity.
Some retailers have offers for new or existing rooftop solar. Don’t forget to shop around and consider what feed-in-tariff rates are being offered. Different electricity retailers offer different feed-in tariff rates, so check your bill and Click, Call or Ask to get the best combination of electricity discounts and feed-in-tariffs to help you save.
Existing customers who are part of the Solar Bonus Scheme and maintain their eligibility do not lose this feed-in-tariff rate by shopping around for a better electricity deal. The scheme is not accepting new applications.
On-selling electricity refers to an arrangement where the owner, occupier or user of a premises supplies and sells electricity to the occupants of the premises (the receivers).
There are Queensland specific pricing and consumer protections in place for on-supply customers, including:
As part of deregulation, some electricity retailers may offer you a digital meter. Digital meters (also known as advanced meters or smart meters) are electricity meters which record electricity consumption in 30-minute intervals and can help you to better understand how and when you use electricity. Digital meters have remote communications which can enable better services to customers such as monthly billing based on actual consumption, faster switching between electricity retailers, and faster service to customers moving in and out of premises. Call your electricity retailer to ﬁnd out more.