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Top eight Australian energy providers in 2021

Top eight Australian energy providers in 2021

Are you looking for the top energy providers in Australia? We’ve rounded up the top eight retailers for 2021 and how you can get a quote from them.

With over 30 energy providers available in Australia, choosing the one that suits your budget and lifestyle can seem overwhelming. To simplify this process for you, we've listed a few of the top Australian energy suppliers.

Whether you're moving house and are concerned about your energy plan or are just after a better deal overall, our Australian energy suppliers list will provide a brief overview of each supplier. We include the different features, plans, and availability of the providers across cities to help you make an informed decision. 

Top Energy Providers In Australia

EnergyAustralia

One of Australia’s top retailers, EnergyAustralia offers electricity and gas to over 1 million customers in South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, and Victoria. This award-winning supplier offers three electricity and gas plans and is known for its carbon-neutral options and easy sign-up process.

Origin Energy

Established in 2000, Origin Energy is part of the "big three" energy retailers in Australia. It focuses on making energy more affordable, sustainable, and smarter. It caters to customers in NSW, Victoria, QLD, SA, ACT, and Western Australia. You can choose from its three offers: Origin Go, Origin Variable, and Origin Basic.

AGL

Founded in 1837, AGL is one of the leading energy providers in Australia, with over 4 million residential, small, and large business customers. These customers are spread across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia. Browse through its Essentials, Essential Saver, and Solar Savers plans and determine which one fits your needs.

Red Energy

Owned by Snowy Hydro, Red Energy has been around since 2004, offering energy to South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, the ACT, and Queensland. Red Energy is known for its customer service and competitive prices. 

Alinta Energy

Alinta Energy has been in the market for more than 20 years and operates in NSW, VIC, QLD, and South Australia. It has just two plans to choose from, Home Deal and No Fuss Plan. The former is available to customers across NSW, QLD, and Victoria. The No Fuss Plan is only available in South Australia.

Powershop

Powershop sells energy in Victoria, NSW, South East QLD, and South Australia. Unlike any other traditional retailer, Powershop is unique in how it operates and interacts with customers. It allows you to pre-purchase electricity using PowerPacks, which include bill discounts and special deals. To understand how this works and may benefit you, visit its online store or download its mobile app. 

Simply Energy

Established in 2005, Simply Energy now has over 700,000 electricity and gas customers across Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia. You can choose from the Simply Plus, Simply Plus (Partnered Plan), and Standing Offer. Simply Energy also offers GreenPower carbon offsets.

Dodo Power and Gas

Dodo Power and Gas provides electricity to Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia, and natural gas in Victoria and parts of New South Wales. With Dodo, you get flexible payment options and no lock-in contracts. It’s known for its affordable and basic deals on both electricity and gas or both.

How to choose an energy supplier in Australia

Before shopping around for a new energy retailer, you should first understand your priorities. Is it the low prices, the availability of green options, special discounts, or something else?

Next, compare your current energy bill with households in your area. Making an energy comparison will help you understand if you’re paying more than others using similar amounts of energy, and may help you choose an Australian energy supplier that provides an affordable deal suited to your needs.

You should also consider using an online energy comparison tool to see the different deals out there and determine which one might match your needs the most.

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This article was reviewed by Head of Content Leigh Stark before it was published as part of RateCity's Fact Check process.

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