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Sydney Electricity Providers and Plans: Compare Electricity in Sydney


As the most populated city in Australia, Sydney NSW is home to over 5 million residents. If you live in Sydney NSW and are looking to compare energy providers to find the cheapest electricity plans and rates in the city, keep reading below for the best retailers available.

What are average electricity prices in Sydney?

Electricity rates and the average energy bill in Sydney NSW are lower than most of the rest of the country. If you’re a Sydney resident and want to see how your energy bills compare to others in the city, keep reading below to make sure you remain below average at least in terms of electricity costs, in Sydney.

Average electricity rates in Sydney Average annual electricity bill in Sydney Average quarterly gas bill Sydney
22.19c / kWh $1,294 / year $226 / quarter

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Who do I call if there's an electricity outage in Sydney?

Sydney, NSW has two electricity distributors and one gas distributor that supplies energy to the city.

While you purchase your energy through an energy provider, it’s your energy distributor that repairs and maintains the energy grid for your network. If you’re experiencing a power outage in Sydney, for example, you’ll want to call your energy distributor to repair your connection.

If your electricity meter seems to have been damaged due to a power cut, contact the ombudsman for help claiming a new one. 

Electricity distributors Sydney
  Service District Emergency Number General Number
Endeavour Energy Southern & western metropolitan Sydney 131 003 131 718
Ausgrid Inner, northern & eastern metropolitan Sydney and surrounds 131 388 131 535
Gas distributors NSW and the ACT
  Service District Emergency Number General Number
Jemena Gas Networks (NSW) Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast, Wollongong and parts of country NSW 131 909 1300 137 078
Evoenergy ACT 131 909 132 386

In addition, it’s the distribution zone of your electricity distributor that sets the Default Market Offer and reference price for your area. The reference price is useful if you’re comparing energy plans to look for the cheapest deal.

Default Market Offer and electricity prices Sydney NSW

Since Sydney NSW is serviced by two electricity distributors, where you live in the city will affect your reference price and Default Market Offer (DMO). For those living in Southern & western metropolitan Sydney, serviced by Endeavour Energy, your reference price will be different from those who live in Inner, northern & eastern metropolitan Sydney and surrounds which is serviced by Ausgrid.

The DMO has two important roles, to all Australians living in the National Electricity Market, not just those in Sydney NSW. For those who don’t want to engage with the electricity market, it acts as a capped electricity price to protect customers from exorbitant energy costs. For those who want to shop around and compare energy providers, it acts as a reference price to see how much you could save by switching energy providers.

Default Market Offer*
Distribution Network Annual estimated usage DMO on a Flat-Rate tariff
Ausgrid 3,900kWh / year $1,462 / year
Endeavour 4,900kWh / year $1,711 / year

*Source: AER - Default Market Offer - Price determination 2020-21 Final Determination

Compare electricity suppliers in Sydney NSW

As the capital city of New South Wales, Sydney has a number of energy providers available for consumers to compare. Whether you’re looking for the best energy prices, greenest, or best rated, you can find your perfect energy provider in Sydney by reading more below.

Compare electricity Sydney NSW
Energy Provider Plan Name % off the reference price Estimated annual electricity costs
Mojo Power All Day Breakfast 27.28% discount $1,063 / year
Nectr Nectr Friends Clean 20% discount + $100 credit $1,067 / year
ReAmped Energy ReAmped Advanced 27% discount $1,074 / year
Tango Energy Home Select 26% discount $1,084 / year
OVO Energy The One Plan 24% discount $1,114 / year
Powerclub Powerbank Home Flat 24% discount $1,115 / year
Click Energy Flora Plus 23% discount $1,126 / year
Sumo SumoAssure 22% discount $1,138 / year
Simply Energy Simply Energy Saver 20% discount $1,166 / year
Powershop Powershop Shopper MegaPack 20% discount $1,176 / year
Dodo Market Offer 17.41% discount $1,206 / year
Momentum Energy Everyday Energy
SmilePower Flexi
17% discount $1,211 / year
AGL Essentials 17% discount $1,214 / year
EnergyAustralia Total Plan 17% discount $1,213 / year
Origin Energy Max Saver Online Only 17% discount $1,214 / year
Energy Locals Online Saver 10% discount + 6% conditional discount $1,230 / year
Alinta Energy HomeDeal Energy 16% discount $1,232 / year
Elysian Energy Simple Plan 12.4% discount + 3.5% conditional discount $1,235 / year
1st Energy 1st Saver 13% discount $1,267 / year
Amaysim Energy Classic Electricity 13% discount $1,286 / year
Enova Energy Community Plus 8% discount + 3% conditional discount $1,308 / year
Red Energy Living Energy Saver 9% discount $1,320 / year
Diamond Energy Everyday Renewable Saver 7% conditional discounts $1,355 / year
Amber Electric Market Offer 14% average discount* $1,220 / year

Source: Provider websites. Valid August 2020. Rates valid for Ausgrid distribution zone on a single-rate tariff with average annual usage set at 3900kWh / year. Estimated annual costs include conditional discounts. Actual plans and estimated costs may vary.
*Due to nature of Amber Electric’s wholesale pricing, discounts may vary

Cheapest electricity in Sydney NSW

If you’re looking for the cheapest electricity prices in Sydney, you may need to switch suppliers. You can find a more detailed breakdown of the cheapest electricity providers in the city by reading more below.

Compare cheapest electricity Sydney NSW
  Mojo Power All Day Breakfast ReAmped Advanced Powerclub Powerbank Home Flat Nectr Friends Clean
Discount off the reference price 27.78% discount 27% discount 24% discount 20% discount + $100 credit for new customers
Daily supply charge 79.717c / day 91.55c / day 80.44c / day 99.99c / day
Usage rates 19.8c / kWh 18.96c / kWh 20.05c / kWh 20.57c / kWh
Estimated annual cost $1,063 / year $1,074 / year $1,115 / year $1,067 / year

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Mojo Power offers some of the cheapest electricity in Sydney NSW. With their All Day Breakfast Plan, you not only get some of the most generous discounts available but a free smart meter to help you track your daily electricity usage to help you keep on top of your energy bills.

ReAmped Energy has multiple plans available for those living in Sydney, NSW but it’s their ReAmped Advanced plan that takes the cake. The generous discounts that come with their ReAmped Advanced plan are thanks to mandatory fortnightly billing, which benefits the consumer by reducing that quarterly billshock into smaller, more manageable, costs.

If you’re more interested in green energy, Nectr offers their Nectr Clean Friends electricity plan to customers in Sydney. You not only enjoy a steep discount with Nectr Clean Friends, but also get a $100 credit off your first bill.

    Powerclub does things a little differently by offering wholesale electricity rates to customers in Sydney, rather than traditional fixed rates like most other energy providers. With Powerclub, in addition, you’ll get real-time alerts to spikes in the wholesale electricity prices with the Powerclub Powerwatch app, allowing you to reduce your energy consumption at the moment and save more off your energy bills down the road.

    The cheapest electricity doesn't always have to come from the cheapest supplier. That's because energy rebates are available in NSW to help bring down the cost of energy prices for families that qualify.

    Check out the following energy rebates in NSW for more information:

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