Do you want cheaper electricity or gas? You could save money with our online energy comparison.
We understand that life can be hectic enough, so we make it really easy for you to switch energy suppliers for your home or business.
We do the hard work with our 100% free service; so, all you have to do is relax and enjoy your savings. Plus, there’s no need to enter into a long-term contract!
Prefer to speak to one of our Experts? Call 1300 786 045.
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Gas & Electricity
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How can Cheapbills save me money on my energy bills?
As an online comparison company, we work to find you the best energy deal. Saving money couldn’t be easier. We search our panel of top providers to give you hassle-free peace of mind.
Is it easy to change gas and electricity providers with Cheapbills?
Yes! We shop around so that you don’t have to. We bring you the best in gas, electricity or dual-fuel. There is no interruption to your service since the company who owns the poles, wires and pipes connecting your property to the network, will not change.
How long does it take to switch energy retailers?
Once you have chosen your new provider and they have agreed for the switch to occur, it may take up to three months to complete the transfer, as it depends on where you are in your current billing cycle. An accurate meter reading must be taken so that one final bill can be issued, which will include any rebates you have owing to you with your current provider. This reading will also be used for your new provider. Your new energy provider will not start charging you until the switch is complete.
How do I get started?
Simply complete the online form and one of our Experts will call you back to discuss your needs and compare what you’re currently paying for your broadband with other retailers.
You then make the decision to switch. It’s a hassle-free process and you don’t have to do anything.
Can I trust Cheapbills?
Yes! We have helped over 100,000 families to save money on their gas and electricity bills. We also have 5-star reviews from our customers.
We at Cheapbills have been established as an online comparison website since 2013. However, our mother company, Integral Resource Group has been servicing Australian customers since 2011. We are based in Level 1, 123 York Street, South Melbourne; next to the famous South Melbourne market.
Do I need to change my poles or pipes?
No, not at all. At Cheapbills, we help you change the retailer or provider.
All the poles, wires, meters, meter reads, power outages and anything to do with getting the electricity supply to your home or business is looked after by a separate group called Distributors. They are determined by your property’s address and are not controlled by the retailer.
Energy retailers also do not generate the power. This is looked after by separate corporations that generate power through the burning of fossil fuels or in forms of renewable energy generators (such as wind or sun). You do not get to choose which generator your electricity comes from.
Is there a right time to switch energy providers?
Not really, but it is always worth comparing your current energy plan and provider to see if you can save money. However, moving home, an expiring contract or receiving a bill with a price increase can prompt you to switch.
Do I need to contact my current energy provider before I switch?
Once you have decided to switch energy providers, the first thing to do is check with your current provider if you will incur any fees or charges. This usually only happens if you’re tied to a contract. If this is the case, it may make more financial sense to wait until the term period is up to make your change.
What if I change my mind?
That’s okay. Your new provider will give you a ten day ‘cooling off’ period, during which you can cancel your agreement and go back to your old provider.
Since the deregulation of much of Australia’s energy, households and businesses can benefit from choosing their provider and the associated discounts. Because there are now so many to choose from, the marketplace can seem a bit confusing. Cheapbills is here to help you find the best deal with our FREE service. We have the most up-to-date information to save you money on your energy bill.
Below are a few of the brands we work with:
Will I pay a different amount at different times of day?
Possibly. The price you pay for your electricity will depend on what tariff you are on. There are three main tariff types and will usually be set by the energy company.
The Electricity Flat Rate gives you a flat rate, no matter what time of day you use the energy. Time of Use is where your energy is charged according to the time of day. Peak times will attract a bigger rate than off-peak. This tariff can also change according to the time of year. Finally, Controlled Load is linked directly to a specific appliance and has its own meter. This would be for an appliance that you use seasonally, such as a pool pump.Because they are mostly used during an off-peak time, the price is at a lower rate.
I have solar panels at my home, what sort of tariff will I be on?
That’s great that you have opted for renewable energy. Since it is possible that you will generate more energy than you use, this will be fed back onto the grid. As a result, and depending on which state you are in, this may be itemised on your bill as a credit. This is called a “feed in” tariff and must be applied for to the state.
Is there anything else I should know about the charges?
Yes, it is entirely possible that you may be on different rates depending on your usage or what appliances you have. This will be clearly stated on your bill. If you have any questions, you should contact your energy supplier.
1. Start by completing the online form. One of our Experts will call you back to discuss your needs and compare what you’re currently paying for your energy usage with other retailers.
2. You make the decision to switch. It’s a hassle-free process and you don’t have to do anything. We take verbal consent from you which is then passed on to your new provider.
3. There is a 10-day cooling off period, which means that your new provider will not start the process of switching until that time is up.
4. An accurate meter reading will be taken so that one final bill can be issued. Any rebates you are entitled to will be adjusted on this bill. The meter reading will also be used for your new provider, who will not start charging you until the switch is complete.
5. You will receive a Welcome Pack which will include your new Contract, Terms & Conditions, details of your new plan, a Disclosure Statement, Bank Mandate and a Concession Form for residential customers to complete if they are entitled to it.
There is no power outage and no disconnection of your utilities!