Residential FAQs

I've forgotten my password, how do I log in?

If you can't remember your password, you can ask for a new one:

  1. Go to the My Account home page.
  2. Click on the Forgotten Password link (or go directly to the Forgotten Password page)
  3. Enter your email address to generate an email containing a unique link, which will enable you to create a new password. This link is valid for 24 hours. After this time you will need to request another password reset.
  4. After you create your new password you can log in from the My Account home page.

Please note: Your new password must be between 8 and 12 characters and have at least:

  • One lower case and one upper case letter
  • One number

I followed the steps to reset my password but I haven't received an email to create a new one. How can I log in?

We have sent a unique link to the email address you use to log in to My Account

Make sure the email hasn't been sent to your Spam or Junk folder.

My temporary password isn’t working. How do I log in?

Your temporary password expires within 24 hours of activation. If your temporary password has expired, click the Forgotten Password button and request a new one.

You may need to copy and paste the reset password link directly into your internet browser.

Why can’t I log in?

Do you have a user name and a password? You need this information to log into My Account.

Your username will be the email address you used when you first registered with My Account.

If you've forgotten your password, use the Forgotten Password link on the My Account home page to create a new one.

If you know your username and password for My Account:

  1. Check the spelling of your username and password
  2. Check if your temporary password reset link has expired
  3. Reset your password if you used the Forgotten Password link.

Your account may be locked

If you've entered the wrong username and password more than five times your account may be locked.

If your account is locked or you’re still having difficulty, call us on 1800 171 397 between 8am and 6.30pm AEDT Monday to Friday.

I've been locked out of My Account. How do I get back in?

Your account will unlock itself after one hour. You can try again after this time or call us on 1800 171 397 between 8.00am and 6.30pm AEDT Monday to Friday.

I changed my email address in My Account; do I use the updated email address to log in?

Yes, if you changed your profile email address.  This is the email address you use to log in to My Account.  If you updated your account contact details email address, but not the profile email address, there is no change to your login details.

I need some help navigating around My Account

We have created a help page for My Account with step by step instructions for most functions.

How do I update my contact information?

To update your mailing address, email address or phone numbers, just:

  1. Click on Edit My Contact Details from the Manage Accounts page. Update your details and, then press the Save Changes button.  Your changes will be updated right away in our billing system.
     

Can I setup eBilling through My Account?

Yes, go to Bill Delivery Preferences and select email for each account you’d like to receive an email bill for.

If you are a BPay View customer, you must de-register from BPay View before you are able to update your billing preferences please speak with your financial institution for assistance in de-registering from BPay view.

Can I add my concession through My Account?

Yes, go to the Provide Concession details option and fill all of the requested fields to add your concession details.

What is a concession?

EnergyAustralia provides electricity and gas concessions on behalf of State and Federal Governments. For details on our concessions and rebates visit your state page:

I want to request a payment extension, how can I do this?

Go to the Request a Payment Extension option and submit your request.

Please note that you can only request one payment extension for each outstanding bill. This provides a two-week payment extension from your bill due date via My Account.

What do I do if I need a longer payment extension?

If you need a longer extension or assistance, just call our friendly EnergyAssist team on:

  • 133 466 for Vic, ACT, SA or Qld
  • 1300 723 492 for NSW

Or for information on payment extensions, read about our customer hardship policy.

How do I add an additional account holder?

Just click on Additional Account Holder from the Manage Accounts page, and enter the details of the person you wish to add as an additional account holder, plus the level of access to your account you’d like them to have (enquiry only, full access , or full access + financial responsibility). This will send an email to your nominated person. Then your nominated person can either decline your offer, or Accept. To accept, they will be directed to a secure online form where they will enter their details, and we will set them up in our system.

I have a smart meter; can I view my current usage on My Account?

This real-time information is not available on our website, but you can call us on us on 133 466 between 8am and 6.30pm AEDT Monday to Friday for this information.

Why can't I add a meter reading?

There are many different types of meters and we need to know what type of meter you have to help you add a meter reading. We can easily walk you through this, just give us a call on 133 466 between 8am and 6.30pm AEDT Monday to Friday for this information.

Which web browsers should I use to view this website

To use all of the features of our site you do need to use either the latest or a very recent version of your browser.  As at August 2015, these were:

  • Google Chrome 34 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 32 and above
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Safari 7 and above  (MAC OSX)
  • iPhone iOS 6 and above (iOS)
  • iPad iOS 7 and above (iOS)
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich and above

Can I use a screen-reader?

We aim to conform with level A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) IWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This website will be upgraded to Double A compliance over time. In some cases, content will be accessible to Level Triple A.

If you have any trouble, questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site or non-conformance, please read our Accessibility Statement or call us on us on 133 466 between 8.00am and 6.30pm AEDT Monday to Friday.

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How do I give feedback on My Account or your website?

Please give us your feedback! Call us on us on 1800 171 397 between 8am and 6.30pm AEDT Monday to Friday.

Outside of these hours you can complete our enquiries form and we'll aim to reply within 10 business days.

Who can I contact if I have questions about my EnergyAustralia account?

If you have any questions or need any help with your account call us on 1800 171 397 between 8am and 6.30pm AEDT Monday to Friday for this information.

Outside these hours, please fill out our enquiries form and we'll aim to reply within 10 business days.

I’m interested in one of the EnergyAustralia products, or would like to change my EnergyAustralia product; can I get someone to call me?

Fill out our Request a call back form with your phone number, the best time to call and your query and we'll call you back. 

Why is my bill delayed?

There could be several reasons why your bill was delayed.
Most delays are because of issues with our billing systems or because the information on your account is either incorrect or incomplete. For example when the meter reads don’t correctly match your meter type, delays may occur.

Understand more about your delayed bill.

Why is my bill so high?

There are a number of reasons you may be experiencing a high bill.

Use the High bill checklist(PDF, 36kb) to find out why your bill might be high.

Contact us if you have any further concerns about the size of your bill, or would like some tips on how you could save energy.

Am I entitled to a concession on my bill?

Depending on your individual circumstances and which state you live in, you may be entitled to a concession on your electricity and/or gas account.

See our summary of the different concessions available to residential customers in each state and the relevant state government websites that contain more information on these concessions.

I'm moving home or my business – what do I need to do?

Let us take the hassle out of your move.  Contact us to connect your residential or small business electricity and gas.

How can I find out my account balance?

Contact us or request a callback and we'll provide you with that information. Have your address and account details handy.

Why is the there a table on my bill comparing my household's electricity consumption to a benchmark?

The Australian Government now requires energy retailers to include a bill benchmark on all residential electricity bills. This requirement has been introduced to help customers make decisions about energy usage and to encourage energy conservation. The bill benchmark allows you to compare your electricity usage with others in your community.

How is the bill estimate calculated?

We use data collected from a sample of our customers, across all states in which we operate, and who have been with us for at least 9 months. We have calculated the total energy costs  of similar households from the hundreds of thousands of customers sampled and divided that sum by the total number of customers. Using that as a base we have calculated the approximate energy costs for similar households for each month/quarter.

We then apply the rates for your zone, service charges, and any discounts which come with the plan you select. All these can differ from area to area, state to state, and in some cases even from winter to summer.

The simple part is that we do all the calculating. Our aim is to provide you with an indication of what customers of similar households living in your area could expect to pay on average per month/per quarter. It should not be used as an official quote. The amount you actually pay will be based on your individual energy usage.

How accurate is the estimate?

The aim of this tool is to provide you with an indication of the approximate energy costs on average per month/per quarter that households in your area, with similar usage patterns could expect to pay. It can’t be used as an accurate representation of your bill, and shouldn’t be used as an official quote. The amount you actually pay will be based on your actual energy usage.

How can weather affect my bill?

As an example, imagine if we had two households with the same number of rooms, the same number of people, the same appliances, and the same energy usage patterns. They both go through a hot summer. Just about every day is over 25 degrees celsius, with a number of days over 30 degrees. Household one, turns their air-conditioner on every time the temperature goes over 20 degrees. Household two only turns on their air-conditioner when the temperature hits 30 degrees.

Their energy bills will be dramatically different.  Weather is one of the main factors impacting the amount of energy you use and how much you pay. Obviously there are other factors which impact your costs but weather is very important. We note, however, that if both households in this example used the Tool the indicative approximate energy costs would be the same, even though their actual costs would be dramatically different. 

Is the estimate accurate if I enter my usage from my bill?

While we can give you a good estimate of what your future bills might be, we can’t forecast exactly what you’ll be paying in the future.

Even if you do enter your own usage figures, there are a number of items which will affect your final cost. These include:
  • Changes in your energy consumption. Your consumption may change over time (for example, as you buy or sell certain appliances); from season to season (for example, if abnormal weather caused a spike in your air-conditioning or heating costs); and even from bill to bill (for example, due to a holiday that you might have taken during the last billing period). In these circumstances, your past energy usage, which is the basis of our estimate, is not necessarily an accurate prediction of your future energy usage;
  • A change in prices due to a seasonality (a change from low to high season rates) during the bill period;
  • A price change to the rates during the bill period; and
  • If your Peak/Off peak use is different from the average household in your area, in which case your actual cost will be different to the average.
It’s important to see the estimate as an indication of average household in your area, using approximately the same amount of energy. It is not an official quote.

Does the estimate account for seasonal changes to rates?

Yes, if they are applicable to the Plan, our estimate does account for a seasonal adjustment in the rates. Like most other energy retailers, our rates may change depending on the season. This is particularly true for gas where in most states we have low season and high season rates.

What is the difference between an estimate and a quote?

When it comes to our tool, there is a big difference. Once you provide us with your postcode, you will see a dollar figure in the right hand side column. This is an “estimate”. It provides you with the approximate cost of energy that similar households in your area could expect to pay over an average month/quarter. It is not an official quote from EnergyAustralia, nor is it confirmation of what your next bill should be.

Once you view plans and start to sign up, you’ll see actual rates, daily supply charges, discounts, connection and exit fees. Depending on the State you live in, and the meter you have, these figures will vary. This is where you’ll see something like 22c/kWh, which means for every kilowatt hour you use, you’ll be charged 22cents. These are the figures that make up your “quote” and they’re exactly what you receive when you sign up and what you’ll be charged when your household uses energy.

What is Rate Fix?

Rate Fix is a simple product that allows you to lock in your electricity and gas rates for two years at today’s rate. This means your consumption rates and daily supply charges are fixed and won’t rise during the two-year term, guaranteed.

What does "today’s rate" mean?

The rate is based on today’s market based tariff.

This seems too good to be true. Is there a catch?

There’s no catch, Rate Fix is simple – you’ll enjoy the same electricity and gas rates for two years, guaranteed. We don’t add a premium before we fix the rate or pass on any government, CPI or network price rises.

Can I get a discount as well?

You can’t get a discount with Rate Fix. However you may receive an upfront rebate for signing up.

What happens to my rebate/credit if I decide to leave EnergyAustralia?

If you decide to leave EnergyAustralia before your contract expires and you have received a rebate when taking up the Rate Fix product, some, or all, of the rebate amount may be charged back as part of your exit fee when you leave us.

What is a smart meter?

Smart meters are up to date two-way, digital communication systems that record electricity usage every 30 minutes and automatically send this data to a your electricity distributor.

If you live in Victoria, you could benefit from new electricity plans designed for smart meters. See EnergyAustralia’s flexible pricing option

Do I have to have a smart meter?

It is the Victorian Government’s policy objective that electricity distributors roll out new smart meters to all Victorian homes and small businesses by the end of 2013. So, if you don’t have one already, you will soon.

How do I know if I have a smart meter?

A smart meter measures and records electricity use at different times of the day. A smart meter records electricity use every half hour and gives you more information on the use of electricity in your home which allows you to find ways to control your bills. Distributors are rolling out smart meters to all Victorian households and small businesses and aim to be finished by the end of 2013. You will be advised directly by your electricity distributor when smart meters are installed in your area.

What do I do if I receive a bill/letter saying that there is an access issue on my property?

What are flexible pricing plans?

EnergyAustralia has a new way of charging for Victorian smart meter electricity use, called flexible pricing (or ‘time of use tariffs’). These new plans charge different rates for peak, shoulder and off peak. You’ll typically pay higher rates for the electricity used at peak times, lower rates during the shoulder period and the lowest rate at off-peak times.

Flexible pricing products are available in addition to our current products and can reward those who use electricity during lower cost times. Victorian smart meter customers have the choice to move to flexible pricing plans or remain on their current flat rate plan.

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Flexible pricing rates

Flexible pricing times

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img legend flexible pricing - green Off-peak 10pm-7am all days

 

Who will be eligible for flexible pricing?

Victorian residential customers with remotely read smart meters.

How does solar power work?

Your roof-mounted solar panels contain photovoltaic cells, also known as solar cells. When sunlight falls on the cells they convert the sun’s energy into DC (direct current) power.

What is the electricity grid?

The poles and wires that connect residential and commercial properties, to traditional, centralised generation (power stations) are sometimes referred to as the “electricity grid”. Any surplus energy your home generates is fed back into the electricity grid. When you need additional power, the electricity grid provides this, too.

Who is an electricity retailer?

That’s us. We’ll help you find the perfect solar system and provide installation. We’ll also ensure you get all rebates for which you’re eligible.

What rebates are available?

Small Scale Technology Certificates (STC) are still available for most households. These certificates help reduce the cost of solar to you. Most solar providers, including EnergyAustralia, advertise solar pricing with the STCs already removed from the price. This is because you can sign over the STC rebates to the solar provider and therefore reduce the cost of the system.

Will I require a new meter?

That depends on what meter you currently have. A bi-directional smart meter is needed to support solar. These are very common in Victoria but less common in other states and therefore a new meter will need to be installed as part of your solar installation. In most cases, EnergyAustralia can organise this for you.

What does carbon neutral mean?

Carbon neutral is when the net greenhouse gas emissions associated with an activity are cancelled out through the purchase and cancellation of carbon offset units.
 
If you opt for carbon neutral electricity, EnergyAustralia will fully offset the emissions associated with your home electricity usage through the purchase and cancellation of carbon offset units from projects eligible under the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).  

What is a carbon offset unit?

A carbon offset unit represents the removal of one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (t CO2-e) from the atmosphere, or the avoidance of one tonne of emissions.

What is the carbon neutral product?

EnergyAustralia is proud to offer our eligible customers carbon neutral electricity. 
 
This means for each tonne of greenhouse gas emissions associated with your electricity use, we will buy and cancel enough carbon offset units to fully offset your electricity emissions.
 
EnergyAustralia will source its offset units from a range of Australian and international offset projects, which could include renewable energy projects in developing countries or land management and tree planting in Australia.

Are there any hidden costs for me?

Not at all, EnergyAustralia has chosen to offer this product at no cost to our customers.

How am I actually helping the environment?

By opting-in you are helping EnergyAustralia support eligible emission reduction projects.  
 
We do this by purchasing eligible carbon offsets units which support projects that reduce emissions, such as renewable energy projects in developing countries or land management and tree planting in Australia.
 
When these verified projects are operating they create carbon offset units that represent one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent reduced. 
 
We will purchase these carbon offset units on behalf of our customers, to match the emissions released to produce your electricity – making your electricity carbon neutral.

How many tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions does the average household electricity account for?

Our data shows that the average Australian household consumes about five megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity per year and the average emissions intensity of that electricity is around one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) per MWh. On this basis, the average Australian household’s electricity usage would account for five t CO2-e each year. 
 
There is no single formula to calculate exactly how much carbon is absorbed by trees over their lifetime. It varies depending on the species and age of the tree, region it is grown, rainfall, and many other factors. 
 
Based on a Technical Report from the South Australian Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources1, Trees For Life Pty Inc. calculates that five trees will sequester around one t CO2-e over thirty years, based on their tree plantings in South Australia at a density of 1000 trees per hectare at an annual carbon sequestration rate of 6.67CO2per hectare. Source: https://www.treesforlife.org.au/carbon/carbon-facts
 
Therefore, you would need to plant around 25 trees each year and maintain them for at least 30 years to offset an average household’s annual electricity emissions.  Or you could opt to Go Neutral today.
 
1. Carbon Sequestration from Revegetation: SA Agricultural Regions: Trevor J. Hobbs, Craig R. Neumann, Merv Tucker and Katelyn T. Ryan 2013

How is carbon neutral different to Green Energy?

Green Energy, which we call PureEnergy, is an electricity product we sell that has been accredited as part of the government managed GreenPower Accredited Renewable Energy scheme.  It directly supports the production of electricity from government accredited renewable sources (such as solar, wind, hydro and biomass) over and above mandatory targets.  This clean energy does not feed directly into your power supply, but is added to the electricity grid on your behalf.  You will continue to receive your electricity supply from the grid which is made up of a mix of generation sources.
 
 
Our carbon neutral electricity product is not part of the GreenPower scheme.  If you opt into our carbon neutral electricity product, then, based on your household consumption, we will fully offset the carbon emissions from the electricity you use by purchasing and cancelling eligible carbon offset units that support projects which reduce emissions.

What if I have GreenPower (PureEnergy)?

Your PureEnergy plan means you are already making a difference by supporting the production of electricity from government accredited renewable sources (such as solar, wind, hydro and biomass) over and above mandatory targets. 
 
Even if you have signed up to PureEnergy, you can opt-in to the carbon neutral product at no additional cost to offset the residual carbon emissions associated with your electricity use.

 

I want to know more about green energy

Green energy comes from natural resources such as the sun, wind and water.

To help you draw on green energy for your home or business, consider installing solar electricity and a solar hot water system in your home. These enable you to harness the sun’s energy and generate your own clean power. Explore our range of solar energy systems and you could be converting solar energy into electricity in no time.

You can also actively support Australia’s renewable energy industry by adding government-accredited GreenPower to your electricity plan. Our PureEnergy GreenPower plans encourage greater investment in renewable energy and ensures the renewable electricity you buy through us meets strict environmental standards.

What is EnergyAustralia doing to help the environment?

We’re committed to helping our customers reduce their environmental footprint through education and changes to our products and services over time.

We also recognise our responsibility to develop and implement effective greenhouse gas reduction solutions. Read about our clean and renewable energy initiatives and our Climate Change Strategy, which includes our commitment to reducing our emissions intensity by 60 percent by 2050 (based on a 1990 emissions baseline for the National Electricity Market (NEM) and by our market share of the NEM in 2050).

How can I reduce my energy use?

Our energy saving section outlines the many ways you can cut your bills and minimise your impact on the environment.

 

What contracts do these changes apply to?

We’ve made changes to our energy contracts. These new contract terms and conditions apply to all existing customers in all states.

The changes apply to:

  • EnergyAustralia Market Retail Contract Terms and Conditions from 2 July 2012
  • EnergyAustralia Standard Retail Contract Terms and Conditions from 1 July 2012

What has changed in my contract?

If you’re a market retail contract customer

You’ll find a summary of the key changes we’ve made in the new terms and conditions booklet we included with our recent price change letter.
 
Read a summary of the new terms and what happens in the transition period between your old and new contracts.

If you’re a standard retail contract customer

Our new terms and conditions replace customer charters, which were the terms and conditions applied to standard/standing and deemed contracts.

The new terms and conditions are set according to regulations and cover issues such as tariffs and charges, billing and payment, your rights if we undercharge or overcharge you, and circumstances under which you can be disconnected and how you can be reconnected.

How did EnergyAustralia obtain my details?

Your information was sourced from an externally owned database. Pacific Micromarketing are the owners of this list. Pacific Micromarketing assures us that they regularly complete a range of measures to maintain the accuracy of their database.

You can learn more by clicking on the below link or contacting Pacific Micromarketing directly on 1800 106 527: http://www.pacificmicromarketing.com.au/privacy/

What am i actually opting out of?

EnergyAustralia will remove the address details that you have submitted from our direct marketing mailing list. You should stop receiving any marketing material from us via mail.

EnergyAustralia will also remove your address and phone details that you have submitted so you won’t be contacted by any of our sales representatives through our doorknocking or telemarketing channels.

Please note that we will only remove the details you have submitted.

How long does this take to become effective?

Please note that it may take up to 45 days from submission date to update in our systems so there might be an unlikely chance you are contacted via the different channels prior to this date.

Why am I receiving a refund for my security deposit?

EnergyAustralia will cease collecting security deposits (across both residential and small business) as of 30 June 2013. Any deposits previously collected will be returned in full.

Have I incurred interest on my security deposit and will it be paid to me?

As part of NSW regulations, EnergyAustralia is not required to pay interest on security deposits credited prior to 30 June 2013.

How will I receive my security deposit refund?

Your energy account will be automatically credited the amount of your security deposit and will appear on your next bill statement. Your refund will appear as “Return of Security Deposit”.

Why have you changed the way you calculate discounts from discounts on ‘usage and daily supply charge’ to discounts on ‘usage’?

We’ve changed the way we apply discounts to all our energy plans. Applying discounts on ‘usage’ brings us in line with other major energy retailers, making it easier for you to compare energy plans.

Does this mean my discount doesn’t apply to my whole bill?

Your energy bill is made up of a number of different charges – generally the biggest component is your usage charges and this is the charge your discounts will be applied to.

I also have an electricity/gas account with you that I haven’t changed – will the discount on that plan change?

No, if you’re receiving discounts on an existing plan that is still within the Benefit Period, there’ll be no change. Until your Benefit Period expires, or you choose to change plans, you’ll continue to see discounts applied to ‘usage and daily supply charges’ for that account.

I’ve received a letter with my bill about my discounts being different – what’s changed?

As there have been recent changes to your plan (e.g. you may have switched plans or your Benefit Period may have come to an end) the bill you’ve just received includes charges for the energy you’ve used on both your new and old plans. The letter we included explains that, for this bill only, you’ll see two types of discounts listed and how to tell them apart.

  • Your previous plan had discounts applied to ‘usage and daily supply charges’.
  • Your currently plan has discounts that apply to just ‘usage charges’.

If you still have questions about your discounts, call us on 1800 105 909.

What change is happening to the solar bonus scheme?

The NSW Government have confirmed they are ending the Solar Bonus Scheme on 31 December 2016.  

What do these changes mean for me?

Any payments that you currently receive as part of the Solar Bonus Scheme will finish on the 1 January 2017. You’ll still continue to receive our standard buyback rate of 6.1cents per kWh (excluding GST) from 1 January 2017.

How can I increase my feed-in tariff?

We have some great options available so you can continue to receive benefit from your solar system and a higher feed-in tariff. If you choose to sign-up to our Solar Booster Feed-in Tariff and lock in for 3 years, we can offer you a feed-in tariff of 12.2c per kWh, which is almost double our standard rate of 6.1c/kWh. 

How can I contact you?

It’s important that we offer you a variety of contact options, to best suit your lifestyle. Please feel free to:

If I take up a new solar bundle, where will I see these changes on my bill?

The change to your bill will be visible after 1 January 2017. You’ll notice the specific changes in “electricity usage and service calculation” section of your bill.

 

Our gas and electricity rates for residential and business customers in Victoria are changing on 2 January 2017.  
  

What are my new rates?

  • Existing customers 
    We'll send you a letter or email before 2 January 2017 to let you know what your new gas and electricity rates are.
  • New customers 
    All of our rates will be available online from 2 January 2017. You can also contact us on 1800 001 772. 

Why have my rates changed?

Rates have changed for a number of reasons and don’t just affect EnergyAustralia customers. Rates are made up of a range of components such as network, metering, wholesale, retail and government green scheme costs, and we review them annually. Most energy providers in Victoria will also be reviewing their rates at this time of year.

View a more detailed explanation behind the rate change.(PDF, 18kb)

The rate changes will not impact:

  • Customers in NSW, ACT, SA & Qld
  • Customers on the Rate Fix plan
  • Managed Builder Partners

How much will my bill change by?

The amount your bill will actually change will depend on your usage, the energy plan you're on and which energy distribution area you're in. Your discount percentage will remain the same.

Will the cost of GreenPower be changing?

Yes. Due to the rising cost of buying accredited green scheme certificates, our rates for GreenPower are increasing from 5.5c/kWh (Incl. GST) to 8.47c/kWh (Incl. GST) on 2 January 2017.

Will solar feed in rates for Victoria be changing?

Yes, The Victorian Government has confirmed they are ending the Solar Bonus Scheme on 31 December 2016.

This means if you’re currently eligible for the Transitional Feed-In Tariff (TFIT) or Standard Feed-in Tariff (SFIT) schemes your rebates will go from 25c/kWh that you currently receive, to 5.5c/kWh exc GST on 1 February 2017. To speak to our solar team, please call 133 349.

Will solar feed in rates for New South Wales be changing?

Yes, The New South Wales Government has confirmed they are ending the Solar Bonus Scheme on 31 December 2016.

This means if you’re currently eligible for the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme, your rebates will go from 20c/kWh or 60c/kWh that you currently receive, to 6.1c/kWh on 1 January 2017. To speak to our solar team, please call 133 349.

What happens if I have a bill that covers a period before and after the effective date?

Your bill will be split (pro-rata). This means you'll pay your old rates for any portion of the billing period before the effective date and your new rates will apply to the period after. Your bill will show separate charges for those that apply before and after the effective date.

Can I change my payment plan?

We have a number of options available to help you with your gas and electricity payments. Many customers have already set up regular pay, which means your bills are much more manageable and sometimes you’re even ahead for the next bill. You can read more information about our payment options.

How can I contact you?

It’s important that we offer you a variety of contact options, to best suit your lifestyle. Please feel free to:

  • live chat on our website (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEDT)
  • call us on 1800 001 772 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEDT)

Or if you simply want to view or pay your bill, set up direct debit, regular pay, eBilling or update your contact details, you can do this online, 24/7 on your self-service portal My Account.

What if I can't pay my next bill?

If you're concerned that you won't be able to pay your next bill, please contact us on 1800 001 772 so we can work with you to arrange a suitable plan. We have a team dedicated to helping you with any difficulties you may have paying your energy bills, so call us to discuss further.

I am a pensioner/concession card holder. As rates have changed, does this mean that my concessions have also changed?

If you're receiving the Life Support Concession, it's based on a calculation on your electricity rate, which means your concession amount will also change in line with the rate change.

Any other concessions will not be affected by the rate change.

How can I reduce my energy costs?

We have information, tips and tricks to help you reduce your energy consumption and save money.