Learn how to use the government reference price to compare electricity plans
The reference price is a benchmark electricity price set by the government. It makes it easier to compare electricity prices between different energy retailers.
Different parts of Australia have different reference prices because energy usage and distribution costs vary area to area. The reference price for each area will also differ depending on your tariff type.
The information on this page applies to New South Wales, South-East Queensland and South Australia only.
All energy retailers in New South Wales, South-East Queensland and South Australia must tell you how each of their electricity plans compare with the government reference price. This is done using a percentage figure.
The reference price makes it easier to quickly compare prices across the market, so be sure to check to see if our plans feature extra benefits that may be worthwhile for you.
Note: the reference price comparisons are based on the energy usage of a representative customer. This may be different to how much energy you use, and therefore how much you'll pay under the same plan.