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Tango Energy has landed itself at the top of our dual fuel provider ratings for the first time this year. Tango Energy earned five-star reviews for overall satisfaction and value for money, leading the way from nine other energy retailers.

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How we rate dual fuel providers in Australia


Comparing electricity plans can be confusing, so throwing gas prices into the mix can make it even more difficult. That’s why Canstar Blue provides an annual review of electricity and gas (also known as ‘dual fuel’) providers to help you make a better-informed decision. We’ve canvassed the opinions of more than 2,600 households across the country to produce the customer satisfaction ratings table you see above, with providers rated on factors including service and value for money. We want to give you a good idea of how these providers are rated by their existing customers, so you can decide whether or not you want to join them.

Keep in mind that while our ratings include 10 of the most prominent electricity and gas retailers you may find others operating in your area. Not all of these retailers operate in all parts of the country either and some only sell electricity in certain areas, so read on for specific details for your state.


Canstar Blue surveyed 2,636 Australians for their feedback on their energy retailer. Respondents had to use the same retailer for their electricity and natural gas supply and pay the bills for their response to be eligible.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their electricity and gas provider from zero to 10, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and 10 is extremely satisfied. Provider satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:

  • Overall satisfaction: measured consumer satisfaction with an electricity and gas provider as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Value for money: cost was low for the quality and effectiveness of the electricity and gas provider.
  • Customer service: the electricity and gas provider had multiple service points for customers, e.g. telephone, email, online chat.
  • Bill and cost clarity: the electricity and gas provider had an easy-to-understand bill.
  • Online tools and advice: the electricity and gas provider had an app or online account to monitor energy usage, pay bills and manage account information.
  • Ease of sign-up: the electricity and gas provider had a simple sign-up process.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

Best Electricity & Gas Providers

  1. Tango Energy
  2. Lumo Energy
  3. Red Energy
  4. Alinta Energy
  5. GloBird Energy
  6. ActewAGL
  7. Simply Energy
  8. Origin Energy
  9. AGL
  10. EnergyAustralia

Tango Energy emerged as the clear winner of our 2024 gas and electricity providers review, scoring five stars from customers for its value for money and overall satisfaction. Lumo Energy, Red Energy and Alinta Energy were awarded four stars for overall satisfaction, whilst all other providers received just three stars for overall satisfaction.

Find more detailed information on our ratings methodology.


Compare electricity plans

Here are some sponsored deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Ausgrid energy network in Sydney but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3911kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area and to see other products in our database that may be available. 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 some sponsored deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. 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 and to see other products in our database that may be available. 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 some sponsored deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from our referral partners†. 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 4613kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area and to see other products in our database that may be available. 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 some sponsored deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from our referral partners†. 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 4011kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area and to see other products in our database that may be available. 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.

Compare Victoria electricity and natural gas prices

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. 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 some of the cheapest gas deals on our database for VIC. These estimated annual costs are based on the Australian Gas Network in Melbourne and yearly gas usage of 40,500MJ, but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. We show one product per retailer, listed in order of lowest estimated cost. This table includes products from referral partners†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

1. Tango Energy


Ratings results

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Tango Energy is this year’s best-rated dual fuel provider, topping our review with five stars for overall satisfaction and value for money. Its customer service and bill and cost clarity scored four stars, while its online tools and advice and ease of sign-up received just three stars.

Editor’s notes

Tango Energy operates as the retail arm of renewable energy generation company Pacific Hydro. It offers electricity plans to households across New South Wales, Victoria, south-east Queensland and South Australia, with dual fuel offerings also available in Victoria. The retailer offers one to two market offers to customers in each state, with cheaper rates available to customers who agree to direct debit payments and e-billing on certain plans. Tango Energy’s plans also come with no lock-in contracts or exit fees.

2. Lumo Energy


Ratings result

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Lumo Energy earned four stars for overall satisfaction, value for money, online tools and advice and ease of sign-up. For its customer service and bill and cost clarity however, it notched up to five stars.

Editor’s notes

Lumo Energy is an electricity and natural gas provider exclusive to South Australians and Victorians. The provider is owned by renewable generation company Snowy Hydro, alongside its sister company, Red Energy. Lumo Energy focuses its attention on just a few offers in each state, all coming with variable rates. For customers in SA, Lumo Energy also allows access to its Lumo Rewards shopping program, while Victorians can score themselves an eGift Card for switching their mates over. Outside dual fuel, Lumo Energy typically performs well in our natural gas ratings for Victoria.

3. Red Energy


Ratings results

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Red Energy scored four stars for overall satisfaction, value for money, bill and cost clarity and online tools and advice in this year’s ratings. For its customer service and ease of sign-up, it managed a noble five stars.

Editor’s notes

Red Energy operates as an electricity and natural gas provider across New South Wales, Victoria, south-east Queensland, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. It keeps things fairly simple, with anywhere from two to six market offers for households in each state to consider both in the gas and electricity space. The retailer also doesn’t include exit fees on any of its plans. Alongside affordable and flexible plans, Red Energy’s biggest selling point is its partnership with Qantas, with points on offer to eligible customers.

Compare NSW electricity and natural gas prices

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. 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 3911kWh/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 some of the cheapest gas deals on our database for NSW. These estimated annual costs are based on the Jemena Gas Network in Sydney and yearly gas usage of 18,800MJ, but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. We show one product per retailer, listed in order of lowest estimated cost. This table includes products from referral partners†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

4. Alinta Energy


Ratings result

For Alinta Energy this year it was four stars across almost all research categories. It had one three-star rating for its online tools and advice.

Editor’s notes

Alinta Energy is a major player in the dual fuel space across NSW, VIC, SEQ and SA, offering competitive rates with no conditional discounts to households. Alongside affordable prices, its biggest selling point is its discount rewards program for shoppers and movie-goers. Alinta Energy is owned by Hong Kong-based conglomerate Chow Tai Fook, but is headquartered in Sydney. The retailer also offers natural gas to customers in Western Australia.

5. GloBird Energy


Ratings result

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This year, GloBird Energy received three stars for its overall satisfaction, customer service and online tools and advice. It did however, manage four-star ratings for its value for money, bill and cost clarity and ease of sign-up.

Editor’s notes

GloBird Energy is an electricity and natural gas provider that’s all about promoting cheap prices with big savings for households. Whether it be electricity or gas plans, GloBird Energy boasts low rates and conditional discounts, making it a point of difference from the ‘big three’ for customers across NSW, SEQ, SA and Victoria. The retailer generally has four to five market offers available at any given time and rewards customers who bundle their electricity and gas with discounts off their final bill.

6. ActewAGL


Ratings result

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ActewAGL has earned three stars for its overall satisfaction, value for money and online tools and advice. It received a noble five stars for its ease of sign-up and four stars for its customer service and bill and cost clarity.

Editor’s notes

ActewAGL focuses its efforts on the nation’s capital for electricity and natural gas products. Operating solely in the Australian Capital Territory, Queanbeyan and south-east NSW, the retailer offers a variety of products, each of which accommodate different energy needs. ActewAGL has also been known to offer discounts to customers who sign up to a dual fuel offering, however it is best to check the ActewAGL website for availability.

7. Simply Energy


Ratings result

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Simply Energy took away three stars for overall satisfaction, value for money and customer service. In all other research categories, it was awarded four stars.

Editor’s notes

Owned by French utilities giant Engie, Simply Energy is typically a price-competitive brand for households in the electricity and natural gas space. In addition to cheap prices, the provider offers a suite of unique products, including plans which award points towards movie tickets and discounts for certain motoring club members. Simply Energy offers dual fuel products to customers in NSW, VIC and SA, while SEQ households are only eligible for electricity products.

Compare SEQ electricity and natural gas prices

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. 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 4613kWh/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 some of the cheapest gas deals on our database for QLD. These estimated annual costs are based on the Australian Gas Network in Brisbane and yearly gas usage of 8,300MJ, but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. We show one product per retailer, listed in order of lowest estimated cost. This table includes products from referral partners†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

8. Origin Energy


Ratings result

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It was a clean sweep of three-star ratings for Origin Energy this year, including for its overall satisfaction and value for money.

Editor’s notes

As one of the biggest energy providers in the country, Origin Energy offers a diverse range of electricity and natural gas products for households. These products are suited to a variety of customers, coming with variable rates, no lock-in contracts and a suite of value-adds, such as Everyday Rewards points. Origin Energy operates in NSW, VIC, SEQ, SA and the ACT and is also a big hit with bundled utilities customers.

9. AGL


Ratings result

AGL NBN logo

AGL earned three stars in nearly all research categories this year. The exception was online tools and advice, where it notched up four stars.

Editor’s notes

Utilities giant AGL offers electricity and natural gas plans to customers across NSW, VIC, SEQ and SA. Unlike other retailers which rely on multiple discounted offers to garner the attention of households, AGL focuses on just the two plans, both of which come with access to AGL Rewards – the retailer’s loyalty program. Bill credits are occasionally on offer to customers who choose to bundle their electricity and gas plans through AGL, but it is best to check the AGL website to see when these are on offer.

10. EnergyAustralia


Ratings result

Energy Australia logo

For EnergyAustralia it was a sweep of three-star ratings this year.

Editor’s notes

EnergyAustralia offers a concise range of electricity and natural gas products to households, some of which offer modest guaranteed discounts to help keep costs low. EnergyAustralia is currently available to electricity and natural gas customers in NSW, VIC, SA and the ACT. Please note, SEQ customers are ineligible for dual fuel with EnergyAustralia as the retailer only provides electricity in this area.

Compare SA electricity and natural gas prices

Here are some of the cheapest published deals from the retailers on our database that include a link to the retailer’s website for further details. These are products from referral partners†. 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 4011kWh/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 some of the cheapest gas deals on our database for SA. These estimated annual costs are based on the Australian Gas Network in Adelaide and yearly gas usage of 14,800MJ, but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. We show one product per retailer, listed in order of lowest estimated cost. This table includes products from referral partners†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

How to find the best deal on electricity and gas

Buying electricity and gas from the same provider certainly makes life easier, but you should only do so if you’re getting a good deal. Like signing up for any energy plan, be sure to read the fine print, including details of any conditional discounts that may be available for getting a dual fuel package from the same provider. It’s pretty common for retailers to offer sign-up bonuses with dual fuel packages, including discounts for paying bills on time, by direct debit, or for receiving bills via email.

It’s important to know that some retailers will only offer natural gas as part of a packaged deal with electricity. This means that, if you want to go with two different retailers, it’s much easier to switch the electricity component rather than the gas one.

To make sure you’re getting a good deal overall, it is good to compare a wide range of electricity and gas plans from different providers and always read their energy price fact sheets for the specific details on charges, fees and conditions.

Your electricity and gas bills will be made up of two main charges:

  • Supply charges: This is what you pay just for being connected to the electricity grid or to mains gas. You will need to pay for both electricity and gas supply.
  • Usage charges: This is what you pay for actual energy usage. For electricity, you will be billed in cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for usage, while for natural gas you will be charged per megajoule (MJ). Usage costs can vary dramatically depending on the type of tariff you’re on.

If you’re a small household that doesn’t use much energy, pay particular attention to the supply charges of your gas and electricity plans as these could make up a higher proportion of your overall costs. On the other hand, if you’re a large household with medium to high energy usage, pay close attention to the usage charges.

Electricity and gas prices can change frequently, so regardless of which provider you go with, be sure to regularly review your options and don’t be afraid to call your retailer and ask for a better deal.

Meet our energy experts


Kelseigh Wrigley: Energy Specialist

Kelseigh Wrigley covered Australia’s retail energy market, growing her industry specific expertise over the last two years. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology and has contributed her skills to online publications Hunter and Bligh and local radio station 4ZZZ.

Meet the Editorial Team

Samantha Mauro-Todd: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Mauro-Todd is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and two years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.

Meet the Research Team

FAQs about electricity and gas plans

On paper, gas can be an incredibly viable option to power your home, but it has limited utility, while electricity can generate power for almost any application. Aside from rates, you should also consider how much certain gas or electric appliances cost to purchase and whether the running costs are worth the investment.

The table below shows which retailers currently sell both electricity and gas in various states and territories. Note that we only show the states and territories where the retailer sells both electricity and gas. They may sell electricity only in other areas.

Electricity and Gas Retailer States Dual fuel?
AGL VIC, NSW, SA, SEQ
Origin VIC, NSW, SA, SEQ, ACT
EnergyAustralia VIC, NSW, SA, ACT
Red Energy VIC, NSW, SA, SEQ, ACT
Alinta Energy VIC, NSW, SA, SEQ
Dodo VIC, NSW
Simply Energy VIC, NSW, SA
Lumo Energy VIC, SA
Momentum Energy VIC
GloBird Energy VIC, NSW, SA, SEQ
Sumo VIC, NSW
Powershop VIC, NSW
CovaU VIC, NSW, SEQ, SA, ACT
ActewAGL NSW, ACT
Aurora Energy TAS
1st Energy VIC
Kogan Energy VIC, NSW
Tango Energy VIC

Paying for electricity and gas with the same retailer does not necessarily mean you’ll be saving on your overall energy costs. In some cases, energy providers offer incentives on dual fuel plans, such as double up discounts, but they could still end up being more expensive in the long run than taking out electricity from one retailer and gas with another. That’s why it’s imperative to compare electricity and gas plans separately to ensure you’re getting competitive deals on both counts.

Our survey of more than 2,600 households found:

  • Best Overall: Tango Energy was the best-rated dual fuel provider, followed by Lumo Energy and Red Energy.
  • Best Value for Money: Tango Energy was found to offer the best value for money, with Lumo Energy and GloBird Energy close behind.
  • Best for Bill and Cost Clarity: Lumo Energy was deemed to offer the best bill and cost clarity, followed by Tango Energy and Red Energy.
  • Best Customer Service: Red Energy was found to have the best customer service, ahead of Lumo Energy and Tango Energy.
  • Best for Online Tools and Advice: Red Energy was rated highest for online tools and advice, with Simply Energy and Lumo Energy the next best-rated.
  • Best for Signing Up: Red Energy was rated best for ease of sign-up, followed by ActewAGL and Lumo Energy.

Past ratings

Here are the previous winners of Canstar Blue’s Dual Fuel – National Customer Satisfaction Award:

  • 2023: Red Energy
  • 2022: GloBird Energy
  • 2021: Red Energy
  • 2020: Momentum Energy
  • 2019: Momentum Energy
  • 2018: Simply Energy
  • 2017: Red Energy

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