Amaysim Energy Review and Rates

You probably know Amaysim best as a budget mobile phone plan provider, but the once tiny telco has some big plans for the future, including taking over your electricity and gas supply. That’s right, Amaysim is now an energy provider, servicing households across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and South East Queensland. In this review, we look closely at what Amaysim has to offer as an electricity retailer, how its plans shape up, and what you can expect to pay for your power.

It’s worth saying that Amaysim already owns an energy company in the shape of Click Energy, but the two brands will operate separately, with their own products and prices. So, what does Amaysim Energy have to offer? Could you get a better deal with Amaysim? Read on for pricing details, or jump into our comparison tool and compare specific quotes from more than 20 retailers right now (depending on where you live).

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Amaysim Energy Plans

Amaysim has built a solid reputation in the telco space on competitive prices and great customer service. Is this what consumers can expect from its new energy plans? Amaysim mixes things up with a few market offers across each state it retails in. Amaysim also offers a dedicated solar plan with a generous feed-in tariff for solar customers. Amaysim promises simple, transparent and convenient energy plans. All products come with no lock-in contracts and monthly billing, with no “confusing” discounts to be found. This is, however, a bit of a change for Amaysim given that it first launched into energy with some of the biggest electricity and gas discounts around at the time.

Amaysim’s standard electricity market offer is simply called “Electricity As You Go” which seems to reflect the flexible nature of it, given the plan comes with no fixed term agreement or exit fees. Amaysim’s solar-specific offering is called ‘”Solar As You Go” and its natural gas deal is named, yep you guessed it, “Gas As You Go’. The electricity and solar products come with the same basic rates in most areas, the exception being South Australia where customers on the solar plan pay more.

Aside from its ‘traditional’ offerings, Amaysim has also now launched a subscription-based product in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. With this, customers pick one of three set-price monthly plans based on their specific usage requirements. Read on for further details.

Amaysim Energy Subscription Plans

In addition to its traditional energy plans listed below, Amaysim has also launched a subscription-based product in Victoria, NSW and QLD. With this, customers choose one of three prepay plans based on their specific energy usage requirements. Each plan includes a set amount of energy to be used over the month, at a set price. Should households need to purchase more energy, they can simply buy an add-on. Amaysim says this new approach will remove the dreaded bill shock that can come with traditional electricity plans.

Amaysim Energy Subscription Plans VIC

So, how much can you actually expect to pay with the new Amaysim subscription plan? Well, the key is to find the right product for your energy usage requirements. For the benefit of the estimated price below we use VDO pricing estimates, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year, meaning that the VDO is $1,334/year. As such, we have selected the $120 per month plan, designed for 3-4 people. Based on these assumptions, this household would need to purchase two additional top-ups during the year.

Brand Features Price(estimated˜)
Amaysim Energy Logo
Energy Fact Sheet

Amaysim $120 Subscription Plan

No Conditional Discounts

Other Features:

  • Includes 320kWh/month
  • Cost of subscription $1,440
  • 2 additional top-ups required $60 (160kWh)
12% MoreThan VDO› $1,500

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Here are the subscription plans Amaysim Energy is offering customers in Victoria:

  • $80 per month for 200kWh (1-2 people)
  • $120 per month for 320kWh (3-4 people)
  • $160 per month for 440kWh (4-5 people)

Amaysim Energy Subscription Plans NSW

For the benefit of the estimated price below for NSW we use the AER Reference Price for a cost estimate, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year, meaning that the Reference Price is $1,467/year. As such, we have selected the $120 per month plan, designed for 3-4 people. Based on these assumptions, this household won’t need to purchase a top-up during the year.

Brand Features Price(estimated**)
Amaysim Energy Logo
Basic Plan Information

Amaysim $120 Subscription Plan

No Conditional Discounts

Other Features:

  • Includes 360kWh/month
  • Cost of subscription $1,440
2% LessThan Reference Price^^ $1,440

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Here are the subscription plans Amaysim Energy is offering customers in New South Wales:

  • $80 per month for 220kWh (1-2 people)
  • $120 per month for 360kWh (3-4 people)
  • $180 per month for 590kWh (4-5 people)
  • $280 per month for 920kWh (5+ people)

Amaysim Energy Subscription Plans QLD

For the benefit of the estimated price for QLD we use the AER Reference Price for a cost estimate, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4600kWh/year, meaning that the Reference Price is $1,570/year. As such, we have selected the $120 per month plan, designed for 3-4 people. Based on these assumptions, this household will need to purchase one additional top-up during the year.

Brand Features Price(estimated**)
Amaysim Energy Logo
Basic Plan Information

Amaysim $110 Subscription Plan

No Conditional Discounts

Other Features:

  • Includes 380kWh/month
  • Cost of subscription $1,320
  • 1 additional top-up required $27.50 (95kWh)
14% LessThan Reference Price^^ $1,348

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Here are the subscription plans Amaysim Energy is offering customers in Queensland:

  • $80 per month for 240kWh (1-2 people)
  • $110 per month for 380kWh (3-4 people)
  • $170 per month for 660kWh (4-5 people)
  • $260 per month for 1,050kWh (5+ people)

Customers can monitor their energy usage via their smart meter and Amaysim’s energy app, providing the flexibility to top-up and roll-over unused power month-to-month.

Amaysim Energy ‘As You Go’ Pricing

VIC Prices

Here are the Amaysim Energy plans on our database for Victoria. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. See here for further information on the VDO, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year, meaning that the VDO is $1,334/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison. These are products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area.

Brand Features Price(estimated˜)
Amaysim Energy Logo
Energy Fact Sheet

Electricity As You Go

No Conditional Discounts

8% MoreThan VDO› $1,446

Amaysim Energy Logo
Energy Fact Sheet

Solar As You Go

No Conditional Discounts

Other Features:

  • 20c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
8% MoreThan VDO› $1,446

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NSW Prices

Here are the Amaysim Energy plans on our database for NSW. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. See here for further information on the Reference Price, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year, meaning that the Reference Price is $1,467/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison. These are products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area.

Brand Features Price(estimated**)
Amaysim Energy Logo
Basic Plan Information

Electricity As You Go

No Conditional Discounts

1% MoreThan Reference Price^^ $1,479

Amaysim Energy Logo
Basic Plan Information

Solar As You Go

No Conditional Discounts

Other Features:

  • 15c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
1% MoreThan Reference Price^^ $1,479

View all electricity plans listed on Canstar Blue

QLD Prices

Here are the Amaysim Energy plans on our database for SE QLD. These costs are based on Energex network in Brisbane but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. See here for further information on the AER Reference Price, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4600kWh/year, meaning that the Reference Price is $1,570/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison. These are products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area.

Brand Features Price(estimated**)
Amaysim Energy Logo
Basic Plan Information

Electricity As You Go

No Conditional Discounts

3% MoreThan Reference Price^^ $1,609

Amaysim Energy Logo
Basic Plan Information

Solar As You Go

No Conditional Discounts

Other Features:

  • 14c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
2% MoreThan Reference Price^^ $1,609

View all electricity plans listed on Canstar Blue

SA Prices

Here are the Amaysim Energy plans on our database for South Australia. These costs are based on SA Power network in Adelaide but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. See here for further information on the Reference Price, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year, meaning that the Reference Price is $1,941/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison. These are products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area.

Brand Features Price(estimated**)
Amaysim Energy Logo
Basic Plan Information

Electricity As You Go

No Conditional Discounts

1% More Than Reference Price^^ $1,955

Amaysim Energy Logo
Basic Plan Information

Solar As You Go

No Conditional Discounts

Other Features:

  • 22c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
4% MoreThan Reference Price^^ $2,019

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Where does Amaysim Energy operate?

If you’re wondering what services Amaysim Energy is offering in your state, look no further than the table below. We summarise what you can expect to find from Amaysim Energy in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT, TAS and WA.

State Electricity? Gas?
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
WA
TAS

Amaysim Electricity Rates

So, we know Amaysim Energy claims to keep things simple with no confusing discounts, but what about real costs? We’ve crunched the numbers to offer a guide as to what you can expect to pay. Our calculations below are based on typical three person households in each state. Keep in mind that costs can vary between the distribution networks, so use our electricity comparison tool above for a specific quote in your area. We show rates based on Amaysim’s current live offers in each state.

Amaysim Electricity Prices VIC

In the table below, we show Amaysim Energy prices on the Citipower network in Melbourne. Plans are listed from the lowest priced estimate first. See here for information on the VDO, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year, meaning the VDO is $1,334/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

Electricity Provider Electricity Plan Difference from VDO› Conditional Discounts Price Estimate˜
Amaysim Energy Victorian Default Offer Equal to VDO No conditional discounts
$1,337

Amaysim Energy Electricity As You Go 8% more than VDO No conditional discounts
$1,446

Energy Fact Sheets

~Price assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year. Estimated price includes any conditions discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Citipower network in Melbourne, but prices will differ between distribution areas. August 2019.

See how Amaysim Energy compares to other electricity retailers in Victoria with our cost comparison report.

Amaysim Electricity Prices NSW

In the table below, we show Amaysim Energy prices on the Ausgrid network in Sydney. Plans are listed from the lowest priced estimate first. See here for information on the AER Reference Price, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,467/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

Electricity Provider Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Amaysim Energy Default Market Offer Equal to Reference Price No conditional discounts
$1,471

Amaysim Energy Electricity As You Go 1% more than Reference Price No conditional discounts
$1,479

Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year. Estimated price includes any conditions discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Ausgrid network in Sydney, but prices differ between distribution areas. August 2019.

See how Amaysim Energy compares to other providers in NSW with our state price comparison report.

Amaysim Electricity Prices QLD

In the table below, we show Amaysim Energy prices on the Energex network in Brisbane. Plans are listed from the lowest priced estimate first. See here for information on the AER Reference Price, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4600kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,570/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

Electricity Provider Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Amaysim Energy Default Market Offer Equal to Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,574

Amaysim Energy Electricity As You Go 3% more than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,609
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 4600Wh/year. Estimated price includes any conditional discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Energex network in Brisbane, but prices will differ between distribution areas. August 2019.

How does Amaysim Energy compare to other retailers in Queensland? See our QLD price comparison page.

Amaysim Electricity Prices SA

In the table below, we show Amaysim Energy prices on the SA Power network in Adelaide. Plans are listed from the lowest priced estimate first. See here for information on the AER Reference Price, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,941/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

Electricity Provider Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Amaysim Energy Default Market Offer Equal to Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,945
Amaysim Energy Electricity As You Go 1% more than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,955
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year. Estimated price includes any conditions discounts that may be available. Pricing based on SA Power network in Adelaide, but prices differ between distribution areas. August 2019.

How does Amaysim Energy stack up in South Australia? Find out with our SA price comparison report.

Amaysim Energy Solar

Amaysim Energy is one of few mainstream retailers to offer specific deals for solar customers. These solar plans come with some of the biggest feed-in tariffs on the market, but prospective customers should be sure to check the base rates of their plan before deciding on the potential benefit of the solar rebate. Amaysim is similar to Click Energy in that it offers seemingly generous feed-in rates, but these plans may not be the best move for everyone. It will largely depend on how much power you use and how much you export into the grid. Those with large solar systems may be better off than those with smaller systems given they will be exporting more power, but it all comes down to personal circumstances.

Amaysim Energy’s current feed-in tariff rates for its ‘Solar As You Go’ plans are as follows:

  • VIC: 20c/kWh
  • NSW: 15c/kWh
  • QLD: 14c/kWh
  • SA: 22c/kWh

While the feed-in tariff in South Australia looks particularly generous, keep in mind that the rates you are charged on the solar plan are higher than the standard electricity plan. This is only the case in SA, not any other state.

Should I switch to Amaysim Energy?

Amaysim looks set to be a competitively-priced energy retailer in most areas, but whether or not it is the right match for you comes down to multiple factors. If you also happen to be a mobile phone customer with Amaysim, you may enjoy the convenience of having one service provider to deal with. Or if you’re a solar customer, you may get good value from Amaysim’s feed-in tariffs, provided the deal meets your usage needs and the amount of power you export.

By offering plans with no conditional discounts, Amaysim is moving in the same direction as several major electricity companies, perhaps given recent scrutiny of the energy industry and how big discounts don’t always mean the big savings they suggest. But in the same vein, no discount plans may not be as competitive as they may suggest, even if the retailer promises “great low rates” etc.

Aside from pricing, Amaysim has a strong record as a provider of good customer service, which is especially important in the often confusing world of energy. Amaysim has consistently topped Canstar Blue’s customer satisfaction ratings for SIM-only providers. However, be sure to shop around and compare rates from a number of retailers before jumping in.

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Amaysim Energy Facts

While you might know Amaysim best as a mobile phone plan provider, there’s a lot to know about its energy side of operations, too! Read on to find out more about this retailer:

About Amaysim Energy

Amaysim Energy was founded in 2017 by amaysim group, only a few months after the telco giant acquired Click Energy. With its headquarters in Sydney, Australia, it retails electricity to four eastern and southern states, and gas in select areas in NSW and VIC.

Amaysim Energy Services

A relatively new energy company, Amaysim Energy is offering the following:

  • Electricity – NSW, VIC, QLD & SA
  • Natural Gas – NSW & VIC

More Amaysim Energy Services

Service Does Amaysim Energy offer it?
Online chat functionality
24 hour call centre
Energy saving tips on website
Green energy options
Notifications when bill is available ?
Multiple billing options

Amaysim Energy: Recent Key Dates

2017 | After acquiring Click Energy, the amaysim group launches Amaysim energy, a direct competitor of Click.

2019 | Amaysim Energy launches its subscription plans, where customers purchase a pre-set amount of energy for a set price.

2019 | Amaysim launches a campaign to boost sign ups to the new subscription plan which gives customers their first month of electricity for $1. This deal is no longer available.

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