How muchDo people get slugged for electricity. Got our winter bill $920!!! Looked at used charges and they have gone up ALOT and daily supply charge as well. We only got $48 out of our solar panels as well we get only 10c FIT. We are with Origin.We live in SA and get the worst discounts along with QLD. Also we in SA pay highest charges in THE WORLD for electricity here. Who are other people with for electricity? So sick of high bills and being shafted.


Posted by Jujubear79, 1st October 2019


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  • SA here energy Australia $600 winter bill just switched to origin as I needed a gas supply added first month’s bill $150 for gas and electric


  • Does your state government offer house audits to suggest ways to save energy?


  • We pay anywhere from $800-$1000 per quarter.


  • Shorter showers can also help reduce costs.


  • How much shade does your solar panels get on them? If you have a higher building or trees shading them you may not be getting much benefit from them. Does your family leave lights on when not being used, watch TV, use computer a lot, leave things on standby (they are still using some electricity, do you do small loads of washing instead of full or medium loads? Some people have switched to Simply Energy for lower costs.


  • Our winter bill is only about half that but we don’t use any heating or airconditioning, which is a major cost. Our home is open plan which would cost a lot to heat so we just wear more clothing during the colder months and we use fans instead of airconditioning in the summer. It’s not as comfortable but we don’t get huge bills.


  • Wow i think change providers. Mine are usually around the 300 mark


  • Fellow South Aussie here – our charges and rates are absolutely ridiculous!!

    We pay around $800-900 now as an average bill, more during summer & winter :(


  • I just switched from Origin to Red Energy. I liked that they were Aussie owned and operated and that their rates seemed cheaper/fairer. I have only just switched over so I can’t comment yet as to what they’re like but I’m hoping for cheaper electricity & gas bills


  • I think the only way to drop it is to stop using heating/cooling and hot water etc. I liked an above answer, trying to use electricity while out, and use oven and cooking electronics out of the peak times.


  • Ours over winter is around the 100 mark and I hate it. Nothing excessive, but we have to keep an oil heater going in my sons room as our home gets so cold.


  • I always shop around for cheaper electricity prices as soon as they try to increase usage charges. Takes some time but worth it as engery companies will give you a good deal to change but are very sneaky after and up prices


  • Here in Tassie we have only one choice when it comes to power supply, I think others are trying to break into the market, but it’s slow going. Our power bill hasn’t been over $300 in all the years we’ve lived here. Dunno why because we don’t do anything special to conserve it


  • For a house of 2 adult and 2 children (for half the time) our bill is about $20 per week.
    But i turn everything off and unplug anything not being used except the fridge.
    I charge my phones and things at work or when I’m out if i can and i try to do things that use the most electricity (like the oven and washing machine) before the peak times.


  • Wow.. that is about $300 more than ours and I thought that was high. I’m impressed with you solar panel rebate however as I think we got $13 for our last bill!


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