The Complete Electricity Guide After Retirement

* We do not compare all energy providers & have commercial arrangements with our partners.

Energy Saving Tips | BY Alan


For seniors on a fixed pension, the rising cost of electricity is a big issue.

See how Electricity Monster can find you a sharper rate than the “Big Three” retailers!

Specifically, check out our handy section of the concessions you could qualify for!

If you want to a sharper rate, give Electricity Monster a call on 1300 232 848 or pop a few details in the form!

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Average Electricity Bill for Seniors

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We calculate the average yearly power bill for a two-member home in VIC, NSW, QLD and SA.

We have chosen AGL, Origin and EnergyAustralia as they are the largest energy retailers in Australia.

Specifically, keep an eye out for how much you could save by moving to an Electricity Monster partner!

Victoria Seniors Electricity Guide

For two-person homes without a swimming pool (4526 kWh annually):

Also, there are concessions available for Seniors from the Victorian State Government for holders of a Pensioner Concession Card and Victoria Seniors Card:

Queensland Seniors Electricity Guide

For two-person homes without a swimming pool (4610 kWh annually):

Also, there are concessions available for Seniors from the Queensland State Government for holders of a Pensioner Concession Card and Queensland Seniors Card:

NSW Seniors Electricity Guide

For two-person homes without a swimming pool (5141 kWh annually):

Also, there are concessions available for Seniors from the New South Wales State Government for holders of a DHS Pensioner Concession Card and DVA Pensioner Concession Card:

SA Seniors Electricity Guide

For two-person homes without a swimming pool (4526 kWh annually):

Also, there is a concession available for Seniors from the South Australian State Government for holders of a Pensioner Concession Card and Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card:

What Power Plan Is Ideal For A Senior?

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Most discounts depend on you clearing your bills on time before it becomes due.

Accordingly, if you forget to pay your electricity bill on time, the punishment is ruthless.

As the pay on time discount vanishes, it instead turns into a penalty and a much larger bill.

Additionally, now that you are a pensioner in Australia, it can be assumed that the kids have moved out.

Though it can be quiet without your children and grandkids around, on the bright side, your electricity usage may go down.

To make sure that you can save more, it could be more cost-effective for you to choose an electricity plan with low daily supply charges.

A supply charge is precisely what the name seems to suggest.

Specifically, retailers in Australia charge it for keeping you connected to the poles and wires which bring power to your property.

As the supply charge has nothing to do with how much you use, choosing plans with a low supply charge makes sense!

Avoid Energy Poverty!

Avoid Energy Poverty!

Energy poverty is on the rise, and it’s a complete disgrace. Over the past decade, the price of electricity in this country has soared towards the stratosphere. At these altitudes, it gets tough to breathe, and many Australians are suffocating. Electricity is the oxygen of your household, and it shouldn’t be a luxury good but for some people it is.

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What Can Pensioners Do About Rising Electricity Prices?

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As you move closer towards the twilight of your life, you deserve all the peace of mind you can get.

By all means, seniors are some of the most loyal customers that electricity retailers can find.

More often than not, however, the loyalty shown by senior citizens has not been rewarded, with electricity retailers continually bumping up prices.

Want to get ahead of the curve and find a sharp deal with attractive discounts and low supply charges?

Electricity Monster can help with that!

We are a 100% Free Comparison Service, so speak to our friendly electricity brokers on 1300 232 848!

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Disclaimer:

This publication looks at how much a 2-person household pays a year, on average, on plans from Origin, AGL, EnergyAustralia and Electricity Monster’s Select Partner Retailers in NSW, VIC, QLD and SA. The information being made available in this document cannot substitute for legally sound advice. No financial decisions should be made based on data from this publication. Individual usage, circumstances and brands could cause usage figures to vary.

Important points to note are:

  • In brief, we do not guarantee that the information provided applies to every household in Australia
  • Significantly, all dollar figures are including GST.
  • In effect, the comparison is between market offers that Origin Energy, Energy Australia and AGL have in a state, and the rates offered by an Electricity Monster partner.
  • Rates are accurate as of August 15, 2019.
  • Specifically, comparisons are on the peak rates in single rate plans from retailers, plus their daily electricity supply charges.
  • Accordingly, electricity rates used are from the websites of electricity retailers. We have not verified their accuracy.
  • Chiefly, electricity benchmarks used for the average energy usage of households are from the AER website.
  • The plans chosen for comparison may not necessarily reflect the most competitive plans offered by Origin, EnergyAustralia and AGL.
  • For Victoria, the Citipower distributor has been used across all electricity retailers.
  • In NSW, the Ausgrid network is utilised across all electricity retailers.
  • For QLD, we have chosen the Energex network across all electricity retailers.
  • In SA, SA Power Networks distributor has been chosen for use across all electricity retailers.

Written by Alan

Alan

Alan is an energy journalist, obsessed with getting Australians a fair price in an inflated electricity market. Equipped with a Master’s degree in Economics, his interests revolve around energy economics.

Comments (2)

  1. Renee says:

    im a pensioner with centrelink. can i get rebates.

    1. Alan Koshy says:

      Hello Renee,
      You sure can! Check out this handy article about all of the best rebates in the east coast states! – https://electricitymonster.com.au/electricity-rebates-australia/

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