Energy Savings

The image above has some energy saving tips to consider, depending on what might be practical for you and the make up of your household. Download Reduce your power bills (180 KB PDF).

The NSW Government remains committed to reducing the impact of electricity price rises in the interests of all customers and is working to prevent increases in the future.

On 3 September 2017, the NSW Government announced the Energy Affordability Package with a range of measures to help customers including rebate changes, changes around payment plans and getting a better deal and new energy efficiency measures to help cut down bills.

Tips to help you cut your power bills

Arrow Ask your retailer about payment plans or Centrepay

Paying for your bills in instalments is a great way of avoiding the shock of a large quarterly bill. You can arrange a payment plan through your energy retailer. If you’re not sure what questions to ask or how to start this conversation with your retailer, Energy Consumers Australia’s website PowerCall might be able to help.

Also, The NSW Government is working on new rules for retailers to make sure their customers on payment plans are on the retailer’s best available offer.

If you are a Centrelink client, you can arrange Centrepay External link, where regular small payments are deducted from your Centrelink allowance and paid towards your energy account.

Arrow Check the energy star rating of appliances before you buy

When thinking about purchasing appliances you should look out for an energy star rating External link. Appliance labelling can help you choose appliances that are cheaper to run. Use the Smarter Choice calculator External link to find out how much an appliance is really going to cost to run.

Arrow Contact a NILS provider if you need help purchasing an appliance

If you are experiencing financial issues and need to purchase a new appliance such as a fridge or washing machine, you may be able to access a No Interest Loan. Find out how to apply for NILS and find a provider at NILS NSW External link.

Arrow Do an energy assessment and compare your usage

Find out how efficient your household is with an and explore ways to reduce your bills through the NSW Government's NABERS External link website.

Arrow Find out if you are eligible for rebates

Learn more about NSW Government rebates and financial assistance for energy customers on this website or call Service NSW on 13 77 88.

Arrow Learn about your power use

You can borrow a Save Power Kit free of charge from selected local libraries in NSW External link. It's a fun and educational way to learn more about the power you use and how to reduce your power bills.

Arrow Learn how to save energy

Read basic information about how to reduce your energy bill on our website. For more detailed information, refer to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage web pages for households External link, businesses External link or local communities, External link or visit the living greener website External link.

Arrow Look for Smarter Choice retailers when buying appliances

Learn about the running costs of different appliances and white goods when you are deciding what to buy. Search for Smarter Choice retailers External link on a map to help you make an informed decision about running costs when you are buying TVs, fridges, freezers, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers. Find out more from the Smarter Choice Program External link.

Arrow Shop around for the best energy deals

NSW customers can choose an energy deal that is best for them. To find out how you might get a better energy deal, visit the Australian Energy Regulator's Energy Made Easy External link comparison website. Make sure to have an energy bill handy for more accurate results.

Arrow Talk to a financial counsellor

Financial counselling by a qualified professional can help you manage your bills and other expenses. Find a counsellor through the Financial Counsellors' Association of NSW External link, use an online calculator and other tools or call 1300 914 408.

Arrow Use an online calculator to check the energy usage of appliances