The following is an overview of the various energy retailers operating in Australia.  Although Uchoose does not have arrangements with all of these retailers as yet, we think it is important to be open and tell you about all the providers in an unbiased way.  For more information on any retailer, we recommend you go to the retailers own website or look at their ratings on the Canstar Blue 2011 survey results for electricity by clicking here and natural gas by clicking here

ACTEWAGL

Who are they? ActewAGL was set up in October 2000 when the then Australian Gas Light Company (AGL), and ACTEW Corporation, an ACT Government owned enterprise, entered into Australia’s first utility joint venture. Where are they? ActewAGL have various electricity offers (including renewable energy) and gas offers  as well as other services such as broadband in the ACT and some southern parts of NSW. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? Not at this point in time. If you would like to see offers from ActewAGL in the future click here.

AGL

Who are they? AGL is one of Australia’s three largest energy companies and has over three million customer accounts. They claim to be Australia’s largest private owner, operator and developer of renewable generation assets. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX code: AGK), AGL is an S&P/ASX 50 company. AGL has been operating in Australia for 175 years and was one of its first listed companies. Where are they? AGL have various electricity offers (including renewable energy) and gas offers across VIC, NSW, QLD as well as SA. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? Not at this point in time. If you would like to see offers from AGL in the future click here.

ALINTA

Who are they? Alinta Energy is a diverse, established energy company with a long history in operations, investments, and assets across Australia and New Zealand. They have more than 700,000 residential and commercial & industrial energy customers and are currently looking to expand into the eastern markets of Australia. Where are they? Alinta Energy has electricity offers (including renewable energy) in SA and VIC. Can I switch to them through Uchoose. Not at this point in time. If you would like to see offers from Alinta Energy in the future click here.

AURORA

Who are they? Aurora Energy is an energy and network business owned by the Tasmanian Government with complementary activities in telecommunications and energy-related technologies. In Tasmania they sell electricity and provide wholesale telecommunications services using optical fibre networks. They also sell gas in Tasmania and sell electricity interstate, largely to commercial customers. Where are they? Tasmania. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? No.

AUSTRALIAN POWER AND GAS

Who are they? Australian Power & Gas is a leading challenger brand in the energy market with over 300,000 customer accounts. They commenced operations in 2007 and were founded by Jim Myatt who wanted to launch a new company and have been one of the fastest growing businesses in that time achieving recognition in the BRW fastest growing 100 businesses in 2010 and 2011. Australian Power and Gas are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under ASX code APK. Where are they? Australian Power and Gas have electricity (including renewable energy) and gas offers in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? Not at this point in time. If you would like to see offers from Australian Power & Gas in the future click here.

CLICK ENERGY

Who are they? Click Energy are an electricity provider that commenced operations in 2006 and aim to save customers money with their efficient and largely online based services. Where are they? Click Energy have electricity offers (including renewable energy) in Queensland and Victoria. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? Not at this point in time. If you would like to see offers from Click Energy in the future click here.

DODO POWER AND GAS

Who are they? Dodo Power and Gas are an Australian owned and operated private company that commenced as an energy provider in 2010. They are best known for their services across home phone, mobile and internet amongst other services. Where are they? Dodo Power and Gas are selling electricity (including renewable energy) in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland only. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? Not at this point in time. If you would like to see offers from Dodo Power & Gas in the future click here.

ENERGY AUSTRALIA

Who are they? EnergyAustralia is one of Australia’s largest energy retailers that services the energy needs of over 2.7 million households and businesses across South East Australia as a result of the purchase by TRUenergy of the NSW government owned EnergyAustralia in 2011. It is currently owned by Hong Kong based CLP Holdings Ltd. Where are they? TRUenergy has various electricity offers (including renewable energy) and gas offers across VIC, NSW, QLD as well as SA. If you would like to see offers from Energy Australia in the future click here.

LUMO ENERGY

Who are they?

Lumo Energy is one of Australia’s fastest growing energy retailers and as such was recently purchased by Snowy Hydro Ltd. Lumo Energy offers some great incentives for signing up with them and is an electricity and gas supplier to over 530,000 customer accounts. You can also take advantage of discounts and special deals on cinema tickets, gift cards and hotels through their shopping program. 

You can also choose to have 10% of your energy usage provided by green energy sources if you wish to do your bit for the planet. They have a range of energy packages to suit every need, from those who move house often, to those who want extra rewards.

Where are they? 

Lumo Energy has a range of energy packages (including renewable energy) in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia, and offers gas also in Victoria.

Can I switch to them through Uchoose?
Yes. To start shopping for the best offer for you go to the Quickstart on this page and fill in your details.

MOMENTUM ENERGY

Who are they? Momentum is part of the Hydro Tasmania group of companies, which have nearly a century of experience in energy after taking full ownership of Momentum in 2009. Today, Hydro Tasmania is Australia’s largest generator of clean energy, and generates more clean energy from water and wind than any competitor. Where are they? Momentum Energy has various electricity offers (including renewable energy) across VIC, NSW, as well as SA. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? Not at this point in time. If you would like to see offers from Momentum Energy in the future click here.

NEIGHBOURHOOD ENERGY

Who are they? Neighbourhood Energy is an Australian owned company based in Victoria and commenced operations in 2006. Most recently this company was purchased by Alinta Energy in 2011. Where are they? Neighbourhood Energy has electricity offers (including renewable energy) across VIC. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? Not at this point in time. If you would like to see offers from Neighbourhood energy in the future click here.

ORIGIN ENERGY

Who are they? Origin Energy is the largest energy retailer in Australia totalling over 4.4 million gas, electricity and LPG customers across Australia as a result of purchasing the NSW Retail businesses of Country Energy and Integral Energy in late 2011. It is listed in the top 20 companies on the Australian Stock exchange by market capitalisation. Where are they? Origin has various electricity offers (including renewable energy) and gas offers across VIC, NSW, QLD as well as SA. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? Not at this point in time. If you would like to see offers from Origin energy in the future

POWERDIRECT

Who are they? Powerdirect is an Australian owned provider with customers that range from Australian households to large corporations. Their strength is in providing specialised service to small and medium enterprise and are backed by AGL and commenced operations in 1997. Where are they? Powerdirect has various electricity offers (including renewable energy) across VIC, NSW, QLD as well as SA. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? Not at this point in time. If you would like to see offers from Powerdirect in the future click here.

Q ENERGY

Who are they? QEnergy are a Brisbane based 100% Australian public unlisted company that commenced operations in 2007. They specialise in small to medium businesses but do also provide offers for residential customers. Where are they? QEnergy has various electricity offers (including renewable energy) across QLD and NSW. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? Yes To start shopping for the best offer for you click here.

RED ENERGY

Who are they? Red Energy is a leading Tier 2 retailer. They are owned by Snowy Hydro and commenced operations in 2004 and commit to sourcing the energy you use as a Red Energy customer from renewable energy sources. Where are they? Red Energy has various electricity offers (including renewable energy) and gas offers across VIC as well as electricity offers in NSW as well as SA. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? Not at this point in time. If you would like to see offers from Red Energy in the future click here.

SIMPLY ENERGY

Who are they? Simply Energy is one of Australia’s largest Tier 2 suppliers, with over 300,000 electricity and gas accounts. They commenced operations as part of a joint venture in 2005 with EnergyAustralia and from there in 2007 took over the business and launched as Simply Energy.  Customers include residential homes, small and medium businesses and the commercial and industrial sector. Where are they? Simply Energy has various offers for electricity (including renewable energy) and gas in VIC and SA. Can I switch to them through Uchoose? Not at this point in time. If you would like to see offers from Simply Energy in the future click here.