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CheapBills is a free energy plan comparison service. Many Australians are spending too much on their utility bills, simply because it can be time-consuming and tiresome to compare energy plans. Plus with the wide range of providers and plans on offer, it can be overwhelming trying to find the best deal.

That’s where CheapBills comes in! It’s a good idea to compare energy plans once a year to keep up with the newest and best deals on the market. A CheapBills consultant will do all the hard work for you and let you know if you’re missing out on potential savings. And if you’re already on the best plan, we’ll let you know that too!

We offer an unbiased market perspective, so you can trust that we’ll only recommend the best plan to find you cheap bills.

Australia is one of the most expensive countries in the world when it comes to energy prices, but it’s important not to sit back and accept high prices. By being proactive in managing your energy bills, you can save a significant amount of money, and avoid paying more than you should. 

Most energy plans have a 12-month expiry, and after that time any discounted rates or special offers will expire and you will automatically be transferred to a standing offer, which is usually the most expensive rate offered by the retailer. So if you’ve been with your energy retailer for years, don’t waste another minute! Ring CheapBills to compare your energy bill and start saving TODAY.

You can save up to $400 on your bill by making sure you compare plans With CheapBills every 12 months. We will do the time-consuming price comparison for you, and even help you make the switch, it’s as easy as a quick phone call.

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CheapBills will compare energy plans and select the cheapest energy provider for your home or small business. 

And the best part about comparing your energy plan with us? We’re a 100% free comparison tool. That’s right, it doesn’t cost you a thing! Instead, you can save a handsome amount of money at the end of every month.

We highly recommended comparing energy plans using CheapBills at least once a year to make sure your plan is still the best one out there. Energy rates are constantly changing so it can be a bit of a headache trying to keep up with the best deals on the market. 

That’s why CheapBills have made it faster and simpler to view and compare a range of electricity and gas plans. Furthermore, we’ve partnered with some of the leading Australian energy providers so you can select from the best of the best.

You can compare energy plans in just three simple steps.

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We will get back to you with a customized energy plan so you can start making savings.

When you contact CheapBills, we will talk to you about your unique energy needs to make sure we find the best plan available to you. Our panel of preferred suppliers offer a wide variety of plans to suit every need, so you can rest assured that we’ll find your perfect match.

To find the best energy offers and discounts, we will consider several factors, including if you use more energy during on or off-peak times, if you have electricity and gas or just electricity, how many people live in your home and if your energy usage is high or low, based on the appliances you use. We will also consider if you have an electric vehicle or swimming pool, as some providers offer plans specifically for these items.

We also need to know if you have solar panels installed on your home or small business. Solar panels are a real game changer when it comes to the cost of your bill, but it’s important to find the right plan to get the most out of your solar. We can help you compare energy plans to find the electricity retailer with the best solar feed-in tariff as well as great rates for any extra electricity you use from the grid.

There’s a lot to consider when you compare energy plans, so let CheapBills do the hard work for you! Give us a call today.

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We will get back to you with the best customised energy plan for you.

Answer some simple questions about your current provider and we’ll get back to you with some alternative plans to suit the energy needs of your home or small business.

Compare Electricity and Gas in these States

Our electricity and gas comparison service is only available in states that have a deregulated electricity and gas market. Each energy provider is only able to sell energy in some regions, therefore the number of electricity and gas providers that are compared for you differs depending on where you live. In the rest of Australia, you can only purchase energy from one provider in your region.
  • SA

South Australian residents can choose their electricity and gas retailers to find the best market offer. Although the number of energy providers available is slightly less than in other states, there are still large savings to be made by shopping around. 

The electricity price in South Australia is determined by the Default Market Offer (DMO). This is the maximum price you will be charged if you do not look for a better deal. You can read about how the DMO affects how much you pay for electricity in South Australia here.

  • NSW

The energy market in New South Wales is extremely competitive, and residents will find a wide array of electricity and gas retailers waiting to meet their needs. If you haven’t compared your energy bill recently, then you will probably be paying the electricity price set by the Default Market Offer (DMO). In New South Wales, the DMO is the maximum price retailers can charge for electricity, as determined by the government. You can read more about it here

  • QLD

Residents and small businesses in Queensland have the opportunity to choose their electricity and gas providers from many of Australia’s leading retailers. By comparing the discounts and offers available, residents and small businesses can make significant savings on their energy bills. 

If you do not choose a market offer, the price of electricity you pay will be determined by the Default Market Offer (DMO). The DMO price is set by the government and is the maximum that retailers are allowed to charge. You can find out more about the DMO here.

  • VIC

Victoria’s households and small businesses enjoy some of the most competitive energy rates in the country. With a smorgasbord of retailers competing in the market to provide your gas and electricity, there are some great energy deals out there, if you’re willing to spend the time to find them. 

If you haven’t compared your energy plan in the last 12 months, then you are probably paying the rate set by the Victorian Default Offer (VDO). The VDO is the maximum price retailers can charge, set by the Victorian government as part of an initiative to provide affordable energy to everyone. You can read more about the VDO here.


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FAQs About Energy

Here are some common questions for customers wanting to switch energy providers and save on bills.

CheapBills is an online comparison company with a passion for saving you money on those big bills. We compare energy bills from our panel of suppliers to find you the cheapest energy deals, free of charge.
We make it easy for you to switch energy providers because we do all the work for you. We compare energy plans from leading suppliers to find you the best deal, with no interruption to your services since the company who owns your poles, wires and pipes won’t be changing.
Depending on where you are in your billing cycle, it can take up to three months to switch retailers once you decide on your new provider. A meter reading will be taken so one final bill from your previous provider can be issued and this will be used for your new supplier as well. Don’t worry, your new energy supplier won’t charge you until the switch is complete.
To get started, complete the online form and one of our staff members will be in touch to follow up on your enquiry. They’ll start by discussing your needs and comparing your current bill with leading competitors. You can then make the decision if you want to switch providers.

CheapBills is an Australian owned and run company that has helped over 100,000 families save money on their utility bills. We have been established as an online comparison website since 2013 and our mother company, Integral Resource Group, has been servicing Australian companies since 2011.

Any private information you share with us is only shared with your chosen providers. We have a 4.5-star rating based on customer reviews and can help you save your hard-earned money!

No you won’t need to change your poles or pipes - CheapBills help you change your retailer or provider. All poles, wiring, metres, meter readers and any power outages are looked after by a distributor, which are determined by your address and not controlled by retailers, so you don’t have to worry about any service interruptions either.
There isn’t a right or wrong time to switch providers, however rising prices, moving house or expiring contracts can be a good reason to start looking into your energy retailer. It’s always worth comparing your bills to see where you can save your money.
Once you decide you’d like to switch providers you should contact your current retailer to see if you are going to incur any charges, fees or fines, this usually only happens if you’re on a contract. If you’re on a contract we recommend waiting until the term period is up to make your switch, to avoid fees.
If you change your mind it’s okay, your new provider will give you a ten-day ‘cooling-off’ period, which means you have ten days to change your mind and go back to your old supplier.
When you look at your energy bills, you will notice several charges are combined to reach the total amount that you pay. It’s important that you understand each charge so that you can compare plans fairly. The consumption charge is the total amount your retailer will charge you for the amount of energy consumed by your household or small business, based on your daily energy usage. This cost can vary depending on your plan and any discounts or special offers you are eligible for.
The demand charge is an additional fee charged for using power during the highest power demand times, usually between 3pm to 9pm on weekdays. This time period is referred to as ‘on-peak’. When you compare plans, make sure to look for a provider that offers a good off-peak rate, and if you can, try to consume energy during off-peak hours to reduce the cost of your energy bill.
The supply charge on your energy bill is the base cost for your retailer to supply energy to your home. This charge is a combination of a cost from the distributor, covering the cost of providing, maintaining and reading the customer’s electricity meter, as well as maintaining the distribution poles and wires which transport electricity to the customer’s property and a recovery of a portion of the retailer's fixed operating costs.
If you notice a distributor charge on your energy bill, this is due to actions outside the regular supply of energy to your home. A distributor charge is the cost of additional services such as same-day connections or emergency works.
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The National Electricity Market (NEM) has three types of meters for residential and small business customers: Basic, Interval and Smart. The different types of meters are governed by AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operator) as outlined in Chapter 7 of the NER (National Electricity Rules).

  • Basic electricity meter: The majority of residential and small business electricity consumers in Australia have their electricity use measured by Basic Accumulation meters that have limited functionality. This results in them having limited information from which to make informed decisions about their electricity usage and costs.
    There are two types of Basic meters - accumulation meters that measure only the total amount of electricity consumed over a period and are manually read by a meter reader, or Time of Use (ToU) meters that record total usage within set periods. These can be aligned to a Time of Use tariff to enable you to pay lower rates for your off-peak electricity usage.
  • Interval Time of Use (ToU) meter: These meters record how much electricity is used every 30 minutes. This means you can have different electricity rates for usage at different times of the day, depending on the tariff you sign up to with your electricity retailer. Some of the benefits of interval meters include more detailed information on your energy use and the opportunity for pricing plans that provide incentives to reduce your demand for electricity during peak times. You can make some significant savings by choosing a plan with discounts for off-peak energy usage.
  • Smart Meters, also known as Advanced Meters (AMI): Smart meters record customer usage and demand in real time and are remotely read in 30 minute intervals. Smart Meters can be linked to in-home devices so that you can make informed decisions about your electricity consumption.
    If you live in Victoria, you should by now have a smart meter as they are compulsory across the state and the roll-out is coming to an end.
    Because Smart meters record your electricity usage throughout the day, you can benefit from off-peak rates, so make sure you choose a retailer with a suitable plan. Off-peak rates can be substantially lower than on-peak rates, so your Smart Meter will let you see when you use the most electricity, so you can switch your usage habits to make use of the cheaper rates. This might include running your washing machine and dishwasher overnight or setting a timer on your cooling system.

If you’re not sure which type of meter you have, you can take a look at your electricity bill or give CheapBills a call.

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