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Simply Energy claims to be one of Australia’s fastest growing energy companies, selling electricity to over half a million households across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. Simply Energy also sells natural gas to customers in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

Simply Energy is a retailer known for big savings and unique offers, whether it’s movie tickets or specials deals for motoring club member, but how does it stack up to the competition? In this review, Canstar Blue looks at what Simply Energy offers residential electricity customers. We assess what this might cost average households and whether Simply Energy is the right retailer for you.

Simply Electricity Prices

Alright, so what can you actually expect to pay with Simply Energy? Here are the estimated costs for residential customers in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. Click on your state below to see relevant plan pricing.

Here are the Simply Energy plans on our database for NSW. These are products from a referral partner†. 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 Simply Energy plans on our database for Victoria. These are products from a referral partner†. 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 Simply Energy plans on our database for SE QLD. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Energex energy 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 Simply Energy plans on our database for South Australia. These are products from a referral partner†. 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.

Simply Energy Plans

Simply Energy has some of the quirkiest residential electricity deals on the market, with exclusive products for members of certain clubs, as well as offers which include free movie tickets. Simply Energy’s standard plan is the Simply Energy Saver, accompanied by either a motoring club or movie ticket voucher offer, depending on the state. Read on for all the details and prices, which vary between regional areas.

Simply Movie Perks

Exclusive to Victoria, this deal rewards customers with Village cinemas rewards points, Vrewards. Customers will receive 1,000 Vrewards points every month for the duration of the plan. To put that in context, a standard movie ticket is valued at 2,000 Vrewards points.

Simply Energy Saver

This is Simply Energy’s ‘simpler’ plan, the no-frills deal that comes with a guaranteed discount on both usage and supply charges. This plan is available in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.

Simply Energy Auto Club Offers

Simply Energy has partnered with various motoring clubs to offer exclusive deals to their members. These deals include larger guaranteed discounts than what’s offered to general customers. Currently deals are listed below:

  • Simply Blue Perks/NRMA Blue (QLD, VIC/WA)
  • Simply NRMA (NSW)
  • Simply RAA Members (SA)

Simply Choice

Simply Energy has extended its partnership arrangements to the BIG4 Holiday Parks, where members receive extra benefits on this Simply Choice plan. While information can be hard to find if you’re not a member, it seems the perk of this plan is customers will receive a modest one off bill credit on their first bill.

Keep in mind that with these offers, Simply Energy may require eligibility criteria checks. You will need to contact Simply Energy for more information.

Simply Basics

This is an offer exclusive to Victorian customers which offers usage and supply rates in line with default pricing in the state. This plan has variable rates for an ongoing contract period.

Simply Energy Solar

This is Simply Energy’s dedicated solar product for households in NSW, VIC and QLD. With this offer, customers with solar panels will receive a boosted solar feed-in tariff between 10-12c per kilowatt hour (kWh), depending on location. As with other Simply Energy plans, this deal also offers variable rates and no exit fees.

Here is the Simply Energy Solar plan on our database for NSW. This is a product from a referral partner†. 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 is the Simply Energy Solar plan on our database for Victoria. This is a product from a referral partner†. 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 is the Simply Energy Solar plan on our database for QLD. This is a product from a referral partner†. 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.

Simply Seniors

Simply Energy also offers a low variable rate plan to seniors. This plan comes with similar rates to the Simply NRMA, NRMA Blue and RAA Members plans, as well as a guaranteed discount off the final bill. To be eligible for this plan, customers will need a valid Seniors Card.

Here is the Simply Energy Seniors plan on our database for NSW. This is a product from a referral partner†. 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 is the Simply Energy Seniors plan on our database for Victoria. This is a product from a referral partner†. 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 is the Simply Energy Seniors plan on our database for QLD. This is a product from a referral partner†. 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 is the Simply Energy Seniors plan on our database for SA. This is a product from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the SA Power Networks 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.

Where does Simply Energy operate?

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

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

Simply Energy Rates

In addition to its interesting deals and bonuses, Simply Energy electricity rates remain very competitive. In fact, it is generally one of the cheapest options in the states that it serves. However, be sure to get a quote for your suburb before jumping in.

To offer a guide as to the cost of Simply Energy and other retailers, we calculate the annual cost of each retailer’s main products. Below we list what you can expect to pay with Simply Energy across all plans, excluding its exclusive club deals. The following annual costs are based on a single rate tariff for an average household living at a selected postcode in each state. For a specific quote for your suburb, please use our energy comparison tool above.

Simply Energy Electricity Prices NSW

In the table below, we show Simply 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*
Simply NRMA 1% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,379
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.

Simply Energy is very competitive in the Sydney area. See the full price comparison for NSW here. Keep in mind these prices are based on the Ausgrid network, which covers Sydney and parts of northern NSW. Customers on other distribution networks may have different rates.

Simply Energy Electricity Prices Victoria

In the table below, we show Simply 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˜
Standing Offer Equal to VDO No conditional discounts $1,307
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 will differ between distribution areas. June 2022.

As we mentioned, Simply Energy is usually one of the cheapest retailers in our Victoria price comparison. Keep in mind that these prices are based on the Citipower network and prices vary across different distribution networks.

Simply Energy Electricity Prices Queensland

In the table below, we show Simply 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*
Standing Offer Equal to Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,455
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.

These prices are based on the Energex network covering South-East Queensland. Customers in rural Queensland are on the Ergon distribution network and receive different rates. See our electricity cost comparison for Queensland here.

Simply Energy Electricity Prices South Australia

In the table below, we show Simply 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*
Simply RAA Members 1% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,698
Basic Plan Information Documents

*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 SA Power network in Adelaide, but prices differ between distribution areas. June 2022.

Simply Energy is one of the cheapest retailers in our SA electricity retailer price comparison, as it remains extremely price competitive. It also performed well in our customer satisfaction ratings for SA.

Simply Energy Natural Gas

Simply Energy also sells natural gas to residential customers in NSW, SA, VIC and WA.

Simply Energy Gas NSW

All Simply Energy offers in New South Wales are compatible with a bundled natural gas service. Simply NRMA members will get a guaranteed discount on both usage and supply charges while those on the Simply Energy Saver plan will also receive a guaranteed discount.

Simply Energy Gas VIC

It’s a similar deal in Victoria. Its main product, Simply Movie Perks – can be bundled with natural gas. The gas component earns customers a guaranteed discount and earns you an extra 12,000 Vrewards points every year, taking the total for electricity and gas to 24,000. It also offers a Simply Blue Perks plan that has a large guaranteed discount off usage and supply charges.

Simply Energy Gas SA

The Simply RAA Members and Simply Energy Saver plans are offered with natural gas in South Australia. Once again, customers who take out one of the gas plans can receive guaranteed discounts.

Simply Energy Gas WA

Simply Energy has also recently launched its retail natural gas service in Western Australia, joining the likes of AGL and Origin in doing so. Gas customers in WA can get huge discounts off usage charges on the Simply Energy Saver plan, as well as the NRMA Blue product.

Energy Efficient Products

Simply Energy has an online store where you can buy efficient LED bulbs, batteries, chargers, usage monitoring devices, security cameras, efficient shower heads and much more. You do not need to be a Simply Energy utility service customer in order to use its online store.

Energy Check-Up

Simply Energy offers a free online energy check-up. With your bill handy, go to the Simply Energy website and answer eight questions. It will then produce a report for you, indicating what might be contributing to a larger than expected bill and steps you can take to minimise your usage.

MyAccount

MyAccount is an online management tool for Simply Energy customers. It can be accessed through the online portal or by downloading the Simply Energy app. With MyAccount you can:

  • Pay your bills
  • View payment history
  • Monitor your daily energy usage
  • Update contact details
  • Register for e-billing
  • Opt-in for direct debit

In order to access MyAccount, you will first need to sign-up, so have your account details and contact information handy.

Is Simply Energy right for me?

Simply Energy seems a reasonable choice of retailer for most residential and small business electricity customers. It’s a consumer-friendly retailer with interesting offers, competitive rates, and a range of services to help you manage and maybe reduce your energy usage. Simply Energy is an especially appealing choice if you’re a member of one of its partnered clubs. That said, even if you receive a member’s bonus, be sure to compare rates and shop around to make sure you’re getting the best price on energy.

To see how Simply Energy customers rate this retailer, check out our electricity and gas customer satisfaction ratings.

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About the author of this page

Jared Mullane

This page was written and is regularly updated by Canstar Blue’s Energy Editor, Jared Mullane. He’s an expert in all things utilities, including electricity, gas and water, helping to make complicated subjects easier to understand for consumers. A trained journalist, Jared is usually one of the first to break energy-related news, whether it’s the latest changes in the industry, price movements, or the next best deal you need to know about.

How do customers rate Simply Energy?

South Australian electricity customers gave Simply Energy 4 out of 5 stars for overall satisfaction in our customer ratings report.

Simply Energy Electricity South Australia

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Simply Energy Facts

Simply Energy is known for its slightly off-kilter energy plans, pairing with roadside insurance companies and cinemas to bring extra value to the plans it offers customers. But what more is there to know about Simply Energy?

About Simply Energy

Since 2005, Simply Energy has been providing more than 600,000 customers in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland with electricity or gas services. It’s part of energy giant ENGIE, which operates in over 70 countries, and claims to use that global experience to “innovate locally and grow the services [it] offers Australians”.

Simply Energy Services

Here are the states in which Simply Energy offers electricity and natural gas:

  • Electricity – Available to VIC, NSW, QLD, SA
  • Natural Gas – Available to VIC, NSW, SA
  • Energy saving/management products

More  Simply Energy Services

Service Does Simply 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

Simply Energy: Recent Key Dates

2007 | International Power buys out EnergyAustralia’s interested in VIC and SA, launching Simply Energy in these states.

2012 | GDF Suez acquires international power, meaning Simply Energy falls under this brand. This become ENGIE in 2015.

2013 | Simply Energy launches its online energy management tool store.

2018 | Simply Energy partners with the AFL, offering a plan that gives customers monthly bill credits.

2021 | Simply Energy awarded Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers for Natural Gas Suppliers in South Australia.

2022 | Simply Energy wins Canstar Blue Innovation Award for its Solar Sharing Scheme.