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Expert Guide: GloBird Energy Review and Rates

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GloBird Energy is a small electricity and gas retailer with conditional discounts, providing an alternative to the big energy companies across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

GloBird Energy offers a variety of products that are designed to suit the needs of different kinds of customers, making it a strong-value retailer so long as you know which offer is the best match for you, and you meet the conditions of its discounts!

In this review, Canstar Blue assesses whether GloBird Energy is right for your power supply, and if so, which GloBird plan might be the cheapest option.

GloBird Energy Prices

We outline GloBird Energy’s electricity plans in detail below, but what about the prices you can actually expect to pay? Click on your state to see relevant plan pricing.

Here are the GloBird Energy plans on our database for NSW. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are the GloBird Energy plans on our database for VIC. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are the GloBird Energy plans on our database for QLD. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4600kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Here are the GloBird Energy plans on our database for SA. These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

An Expert’s Guide to GloBird Energy

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

State Electricity? Gas?
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VIC
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SA
ACT
WA
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GloBird Energy Plans

Here are the current market offers available to electricity customers from GloBird Energy.

  • Boost: GloBird’s Boost plan offers low variable rates on an ongoing contract. This plan is claimed to be best suited to medium to large households, thanks to its lower usage rates.
  • GloSave: GloSave is a variable rate plan with no exit fees or lock-in contracts. This product offers additional savings for customers who pay on time by direct debit.
  • UltraSave: Available in NSW, QLD and SA, UltraSave is another variable rate deal, offering a small discount for paying by direct debit.
  • GloGreen: This is a 100 per cent carbon neutral product, which offsets the emissions associated with a customer’s electricity usage. Similar to the plans above, this deal also comes with variable rates and a small discount for paying via direct debit.
  • Green Light: Another plan exclusive to Victoria is Green Light, a deal that offsets 10 per cent of a customer’s carbon associated with their energy usage. Like its other plans, it has a small discount for paying by direct debit as well as variable rates.

What can you expect to pay with GloBird Energy?

So, which GloBird electricity deal is right for your household? To find out, Canstar Blue has calculated the annual cost of each GloBird product on the market. For a specific quote in your suburb, please use our free energy comparison tool below.

GloBird Energy NSW

In the table below, we show GloBird 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 $1,393/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

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Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Boost 36% More Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,888
GloSave 37% More Than Reference Price Reduces to 36% more than Reference Price for paying by direct debit $1,892incl. conditional discount
UltraSave 42% More Than Reference Price Reduces to 40% more than Reference Price for paying by direct debit $1,952incl. conditional discount
GloGreen 52% More Than Reference Price Reduces to 50% more than Reference Price for paying by direct debit $2,096incl. conditional discount
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Estimated price includes any conditional discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Ausgrid network in Sydney, but prices differ between distribution areas. June 2022.

See how GloBird Energy compares to other providers with our NSW price comparison report.

GloBird Energy VIC

In the table below, we show GloBird 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 $1,307/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

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Electricity Plan Difference from VDO› Conditional Discounts Price Estimate˜
Boost 16% More Than VDO No conditional discounts $1,513
GloSave 18% More Than VDO Reduces to 17% more than VDO for paying by direct debit $1,532incl. conditional discount
Green Light 19% More Than VDO Reduces to 18% more than VDO for paying by direct debit $1,541incl. conditional discount
GloGreen 26% More Than VDO Reduces to 25% more than VDO for paying by direct debit $1,631incl. conditional discount
Energy Fact Sheets

˜Price assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Estimated price includes any conditional discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Citipower network in Melbourne, but prices differ between distribution areas. June 2022.

See how GloBird Energy compares to other electricity providers in the state with our Victoria electricity price comparison.

GloBird Energy QLD

In the table below, we show GloBird 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 $1,455/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

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Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Boost 76% More Than Reference Price No conditional discount $2,565
GloSave 83% More Than Reference Price Reduces to 81% more than Reference Price for paying by direct debit $2,632incl. conditional discount
UltraSave 84% More Than Reference Price Reduces to 82% more than Reference Price for paying by direct debit $2,652incl. conditional discount
GloGreen 90% More than Reference Price Reduces to 89% more than Reference Price for paying by direct debit $2,744incl. conditional discount
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 4600Wh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Estimated price includes any conditional discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Energex network in Brisbane, but prices will differ between distribution areas. June 2022.

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

GloBird Energy SA

In the table below, we show GloBird 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 $1,716/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area.

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Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Boost 31% More Than Reference Price No conditional discount $2,243
GloSave 34% More Than Reference Price Reduces to 33% more than Reference Price for paying by direct debit $2,274incl. conditional discount
UltraSave 38% More Than Reference Price Reduces to 37% more than Reference Price for paying by direct debit $2,350incl. conditional discount
GloGreen 40% More Than Reference Price Reduces to 38% more than Reference Price for paying by direct debit $2,373incl. conditional discount
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 4000Wh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Estimated price includes any conditional discounts that may be available. Pricing based on SA Power network in  Adelaide, but prices will differ between distribution areas. June 2022.

Check out how GloBird compares to the rest of the competition by reviewing our SA price comparison report.

GloBird Gas

GloBird Energy also sells natural gas in VIC, NSW, QLD and SA, offering customers a few options to choose from:

  • GloSave: This plan provides a direct debit discount off the entire bill (daily charge and gas usage).
  • Boost: This is a simple variable rate plan. It is claimed to be great for medium to large households as it offers lower usage rates.
  • UltraSave: This plan also offers variable rates with a small discount for paying by direct debit.
  • GloGreen: This is the retailer’s 100 per cent carbon neutral product, which offsets the emissions associated with a customer’s gas usage. Like the electricity plans mentioned above, this offer also comes with variable rates and a small discount off the entire bill to customers who pay via direct debit.
  • ComboGas: A small but larger conditional discount offered than its standard plans, when customers combine gas with electricity.

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Contact Information & Billing Details

Below you’ll find the information about GloBird Energy should you ever need to make contact or pay a bill.

GloBird Energy Contact Information

Need some help with your GloBird Energy plan or service? The power company offers several contact and support options, including:

  • General enquiries: 133 456
  • International enquiries: +61 3 8813 8899
  • Email for existing customers: cs@globirdenergy.com.au
  • Email for new customers: sales@globirdenergy.com.au
  • Postal address: PO BOX 398 Ringwood VIC 3134
  • Live chat via the GloBird Energy website

GloBird Billing

GloBird Energy has several hassle-free ways for customers to pay their bills. Customers can:

  • Pay online – Simply visit the GloBird Energy website
  • Bpay – Enter the biller code and your unique customer reference number on your bill to pay using Bpay
  • Direct debit – Customers can organise their bill to be directly debited from their credit card or bank account
  • Phone – You can pay by phone by calling the 1300 number on the GloBird website
  • Mail – If you’re old-fashioned, then you can mail a cheque to GloBird with your customer reference number attached
  • In-Store – Bills can also be paid at the Post Office or any Commonwealth Bank branch.

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How do customers rate GloBird Energy?

Electricity customers in Australia gave GloBird Energy 5 out of 5 stars for overall satisfaction in our electricity and gas (dual fuel) customer ratings report. The provider also won Canstar Blue’s Outstanding Value Award in NSW, VIC and SA in 2021, and was Victoria’s Best-Rated Natural Gas Supplier in 2021.


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About the author

As Canstar Blue’s Energy Editor, Jared Mullane covers the retail energy market, with a focus on electricity, gas and solar. Jared has worked in the comparison industry for 5 years and prior to that his work appeared on media outlets including Fairfax Media. He continues to contribute expert articles to retailer publications such as Origin Energy’s blog and has been cited as an energy expert by media outlets ranging from the ABC to The New Daily and 2GB. You can follow Jared on LinkedIn.

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GloBird Energy FAQs

 

Is GloBird Energy any good?

GloBird Energy is a competitive retailer with a number of perfectly viable options. If you’re considering signing up, it’s important you have a firm understanding of your energy consumption, otherwise talk to someone from GloBird to find the most suitable deal for you. Signing up to a mismatched product could result in you paying more than you need to.

The moral of the story is to look beyond any discounts that may be on offer. This applies to all retailers, not just GloBird. Read the energy price fact sheets, check the rates, understand the terms, and weigh up the pros and cons of different products and retailers before deciding which might be the best bet for you.

Is GloBird Energy Australian owned?

GloBird Energy is 100 per cent Australian-operated and privately owned. It was established in 2014, landing its headquarters in Melbourne, Victoria. The company sells electricity and gas to customers in Victoria, NSW, QLD and SA, claiming to have some of the cheapest rates available in each state.

What services does GloBird Energy offer?

Service Does GloBird 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

Does GloBird Energy offer solar?

Yes, GloBird Energy offers customers with solar panels a feed-in tariff (FiT) that varies depending on the plan, location and tariff type. GloBird does not currently offer solar system packages for customers to purchase. If you’d like to know more about what feed-in tariffs are available, read our state-based solar FiT guide.

Is GloBird a green energy company?

According to the latest Green Electricity Guide by Greenpeace, GloBird Energy is ranked 36 out of 48 companies, scoring a rating of 3.54/10. While it is not involved in fossil fuel extraction, GloBird does buy energy from the open market where coal is still prevalent, does not have an active stance on strong climate policy, and is not transparent about where it sources electricity from.

Does GloBird Energy offer a larger discount for signing up to both gas and electricity?

Yes, GloBird Energy has a range of ‘combo’ deals on offer at times to customers who sign up for both electricity and gas. The discounts available on these dual fuel plans, however, will vary according to location and tariff type.