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Prices and Bills

Price comparison

Electricity customers face a range of prices depending on their consumption pattern and location. Meaningful comparisons of interstate prices require consideration of the many factors that characterise each market. The tariffs in each State and Territory reflect local cost structures, the state of the energy market (particularly the availability of natural gas) and differing weights placed on the fixed (daily charges) and variable (consumption-related) charges.

For more detail on the range of prices experienced by Australian energy customers at various consumption levels, please refer to the Regulator's Standard Tariff Price Comparison Reports.

Estimating your bill, energy saving tips and concessions

The Aurora Energy Website provides a concise explanation of its bill, as well as information on how to read your meter. Aurora Energy also provides some useful energy efficiency tips for home and business to reduce your energy bill. Details on Aurora's present retail tariffs are available on Aurora Energy's Website. With the introduction of retail contestability, all retailers will face the same network tariffs. Details of these are available from Aurora Energy's Website. The methodology for calculating network tariffs is also available from Aurora Energy's Website.

The Energy Saving Trust (located in the United Kingdom) Website takes you on a virtual tour of your home and helps you spot places to save electricity and therefore money.
The National Australian Built Environment Rating System, or NABERS, is a government environmental performance rating tool available online.

The Tasmanian Government Concession Guide that provides information on electricity concessions available to Pensioner Concession Card and Health Care Card holders.

This page was last updated on 06 April 2014 by the Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator (OTTER). Questions concerning its content can be sent by mail to GPO Box 770, Hobart, TAS, Australia 7001 or by email to or by telephone to (03) 6166 4422.

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