Most Australian households are able to choose the company to supply their electricity. If they do so, the prices paid are set by a ‘market contract’. If a household chooses to remain on a ‘standard contract’ and has not changed their electricity company, their electricity prices are set by State and Territory government regulators. These electricity prices are called regulated prices. In recent years, these regulated prices have increased substantially.

Electricity prices - whether on a market contract or a standard contract - are a complex mix of charges and tariffs.

Here you can details of yjeThe table below shows the increase in the average regulated electricity price paid by households in each Australian State and Territory from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2014. These figures have been calculated from the information available on the websites of each State and Territory government regulator.

Further increases have been announced which apply from 1 July 2014.



PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICITY PRICES (%)       
      2007-08 2007-08
 2007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12toto
      2010-112011-12
NSW7.57.520.210.017.352.879.5
Victoria7.37.413.56.0n.a.39.3n.a.
Queensland11.49.111.813.36.654.064.1
South Australia12.32.52.018.217.438.862.9
Western Australia0.010.023.610.05.049.657.0
Tasmania15.73.97.015.311.048.364.6
NT4.43.418.05.02.833.737.5
ACT16.77.16.42.46.436.244.9
n.a. = Not available       
Note: The figures for Victoria in 2007-08 and 2008-09 are for regulated prices and for market contract prices in the subsequent two years.       
        
Source: Calculated from the annual pricing determinations of each State and Territory regulator available from their respective websites.