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Using Switchwise is easy!

We ask you a few simple questions to understand your energy profile.
From our panel of energy providers and plans we have access to, we rank available plans in your area based on associated price and discounts.
We'll help you set up your new account for you.
Compare and apply with Switchwise. We handle the boring admin!

Why Switchwise?

We make it easy for you to choose a great electricity and gas plan.
Free Service
We offer a free service to all Australian households and consumers.
Save Time
Switchwise can quickly and easily compare a wide range of plans from our panel of providers for you in one spot.
Moving house?
No problems - we can organise the electricity and gas connections to your new home for you.

Compare some great offers from our panel of energy partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Why change provider through Switchwise? Why not go direct?

The answer is simple: in one place you can find a variety of deals to compare! We simplify the comparison service for you by ranking on price, however you can also see at a glance the key features of each plan or filter for options based on your preferences. Some other reasons why you should change your energy provider through Switchwise are:

  • Added Service - we not only compare energy providers – but also manage the switching process based on your chosen energy retailer.
  • We are an Australian company - if you need us you'll always get to speak to a real person here on the ground.
  • We are a free service to consumers - we do not add a premium on top of the pricing offered by energy retailers - so you can be sure that you're getting the same plan with the same features that you would get direct from an energy retailer.


Why should I switch my current electricity and gas plan?

With such a competitive energy retail market in several states of Australia and great offers being released all the time - why shouldn’t you find and switch to a better plan for you? Maybe you want to reduce your household expenses or change to a different plan that provides features and benefits that are better suited to you and your household. Or perhaps you're motivated to switch to an energy plan that incorporates renewable energy sources. Whatever the reason - we are here to help you find a better deal.

How is Switchwise paid?

Here at Switchwise we are paid a commission from our energy partners whenever we arrange a successful connection or transfer on our customers' behalf. It is important to note we do not rank energy plans based on how much we get paid by particular providers. We will always only rank the gas and electricity plans we have available to us based on price and associated discounts.

How does Switchwise rank energy plans?

We ranks plans based on the price that you would pay in a period as a customer on specific energy plans. There are three factors we use to make this estimate:

  1. Usage charges (for the electricity/gas that you use);
  2. Supply charges (which you pay daily to cover the network costs); and
  3. Relevant discounts – such as ‘guaranteed discounts’ that you just receive as a customer, as well as ‘conditional discounts’ such as percentage off discounts when you pay on time. For the full list of assumptions see here:
Does Switchwise compare all suppliers and plans in the Australian Energy Market?

No. We do not show every supplier and every plan in each state and/or territory of Australia. We do compare many of the major power companies and energy plans in Australia. Our panel of energy retailers is made up of the following companies: ActewAGL, Alinta, Dodo Power & Gas, Energy Australia, Origin Energy, Powershop, Red Energy & Sumo Power. It is important to note that in some cases not all plans offered by each retailer is compared. In addition, the percentage of products compared varies from retailer to retailer and will depend on where your property is located. 

Am I in a location where I can choose my electricity and/or gas provider?

Being able to choose an electricity or gas provider depends on the state that you live in. If you search using our site you will be able to see if there is a choice of provider. A quick summary is below:

Residents of the Australian Capital Territory / New South Wales / Queensland / South Australia and Victoria in most cases can choose their electricity and gas suppliers and can change at any time.

Tasmanian residential electricity customers cannot currently change their provider as Aurora Energy is the only supplier available. Tasmanians can choose which gas supplier they go with depending on the area.

Residents in Western Australians & the Northern Territory are currently not able to choose their gas or electricity suppliers.

Who owns Switchwise?

We are a Computershare Company. Founded in 1978 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange since 1994, Computershare employs over 15,000 people across the globe, providing services in over 20 countries.