Gas Comparison in Queensland
Energy distributors and suppliers in Queensland that provide energy to small customers (aka households) are required to become members of the Energy + Water Ombudsman Queensland scheme, known as EWOQ. This scheme is in place to ensure that customers are protected and legislation is followed. Gas may not be available to all areas in Queensland.
There are four gas distributors in Queensland who are members of EWOQ:
- APT Allgas
- Australian Gas Networks Limited
- Maranoa Regional Council
- Western Downs Regional Council
Each of these distributors is responsible for a different region of Queensland. Distributors own and manage the infrastructure that allows for supply of gas, such as gas pipelines.
Energy suppliers in Queensland are the companies who organise your gas tariff. Your choice of gas supplier will vary depending on where you live. Gas suppliers in Queensland who are members of EWOQ include:
Note that the Maranoa and Western Downs Regional Councils are gas distributors who hold authority to retail natural gas within their area. Customers in these areas will need to contact these companies to arrange their gas supply.
Gas savings in QLD
Although you can’t choose your distributor, you can choose your gas supplier, and this means you can find cheaper gas in Queensland. Contact your Electricity and Gas consultant for an easy-to-read quote of gas rate comparison in QLD.
The Queensland government also offers rebates, so it is worth checking if you are eligible for the following:
- The Reticulated Natural Gas Rebate ($69.73 per year incl. GST): For pensioners and concession card holders
- The Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme (up to $720 in a 12 month period): For low-income households who are dealing with a temporary financial emergency