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#1 Mianta

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:46 AM

Just recieved my electricity bill for a quarter and it was $1276! I almost died when I saw it. We live in Northern NSW. We lived in Sydney previously. We have been here for 6 months. We never use our air con, even though it gets so hot here and will only use the dryer if it's been raining for days. The only difference is we now have a dishwasher, which we use once a day at the most. Our bills in Sydney were about a half the price.

So how much are you paying?

#2 KylieferalMin0gue

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

QUOTE (Mianta @ 28/12/2012, 09:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just recieved my electricity bill for a quarter and it was $1276! I almost died when I saw it. We live in Northern NSW. We lived in Sydney previously. We have been here for 6 months. We never use our air con, even though it gets so hot here and will only use the dryer if it's been raining for days. The only difference is we now have a dishwasher, which we use once a day at the most. Our bills in Sydney were about a half the price.

So how much are you paying?


About $1000 a quarter.  No gas.  We are in Adelaide

#3 Unatheowl

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

Sydney.  Our last bill was $1,900 sad.gif

#4 msro82

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

Our last bill was just under $300 - we live in Tassie but have 12 solar panels which probably knocked about $400 off the price. We rarely use the heating or air con.

#5 Juki

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

Toowoomba, $350 for spring, $650 for winter

#6 Zahhy

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

The bill you've just reminded me I need to pay in the next week is around $400.
The one before that was around $600.
I'm in Newcastle NSW.


eta: We run the dishwasher once a day, have an aircon but don't use it and I run the dryer only if it's been raining for days as well.

Edited by Tonberry, 28 December 2012 - 09:13 AM.


#7 Literary Lemur

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

Our winter bill for the first time ever was about the same.  We finally (belatedly) decided to put in solar panels.

I hope the next bill will be under $300.  We are timing our usage around the sun.  So dishwasher, washing machine going on around the middle of the day not early.  Soem hours, even with things running we are at zero usage.  

We live in Melbourne.

#8 akkiandmalli

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:58 AM

we are a working family of four ( so not home during the day). went away for 6 weeks in sept-oct.
bill is from 21 aug -20 nov in melbourne $348.

i thought that was alot  blink.gif

#9 BadCat

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:58 AM

How many kWh are you using per quarter though?

A price is irrelevant unless you are comparing usage as well.

We're in Canberra and we use between 1500 and 2000 kWh per quarter. Our bill is around $350 before solar rebate.

Edited by BadCat, 28 December 2012 - 09:01 AM.


#10 Feral timtam

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:01 AM

Ipswich here, ours is skewed by the fact that we've got solar panels installed. We're heavy users and end up paying around $300 a quarter over what our panels generate.

Locally my BIL's last bill was $1500, my SIL's last bill was $800. BIL is the one who is energy conscious and is actively trying to reduce his bill, SIL would rather pay a bit extra simply to be comfortable so I think how much your bill is has a lot to do with location as SIL lives in a different suburb to BIL and uses a lot more electricity!


#11 Mozzie1

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

We live in Sydney, and our last bill was $255. We have air con, but we don't use it much. We both work during the day.

Yay for living in a small place!

#12 MeerkatMum

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

We live in Northern NSW too.
Our last one was $900 for the quarter. Its ridiculous.


#13 MsDemeanor

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

Tasmania, electricity is ridiculous here and I live in an uninsulated house with poor heating.

$1000-1500 for the winter quarter, $600 ish for the other three quarters. Needless to say I am forever paying it off as a single mum with two older kids.


#14 Mianta

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

The bill says we used 3340 @ 31.29 c per kWh. I just rang the company. They said to get our electricity checked out by an electrician to check for faults, to think about what our hot water system is on and to get our meters tested.

Hoping we will build a house this year. Will be investing in solar panals for sure!

#15 Cyaira

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:11 AM

We live in Sydney, it's $300 a quarter (no gas). Our biggest energy savers are short showers and we never use the dryer. Plus we turn things off when we're done with them.

#16 Shellby

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

Sydney actually pay less pre KW than regional NSW I found - so something to remember since you have moved from Sydney. Their reason for it is because there are less customers pre square KM of equipment etc so higher upkeep costs. I didn't know this until last year and I have lived in Northern NSW all my life.

I know the prices here have skyrocketed - my usage has dropped however my bills are higher than they use to be. My last bill was $1200 - we have solar hot water only and that use to be $100 a quarter for us when we didn't have solar hot water.

We do however use 2 air conditioners during summer, and heaters in winter. We don't go out of our way to save power either, so lights on etc and use A/C and heaters as we please. We have 2 PCs on 24/7 (mainly for our business), deep freezer and a large fridge. Only thing we don't have is a dryer.

The best thing to do is shop around for a good price as many companies are offering 10% discounts if you sign up on a 24 month contract and cut back how much you use.


#17 Nerileeway

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

I am in Brisbane and mine is $360.  No gas or dryer, but I use a heater all winter and aircon all summer. (But not while I am at work ) Both girls have their fans on all night all year round.  Other wise we turn off most appliances at the wall when they are not being used.

#18 Mimikyu

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

The one I have just received (on Christmas Day) is $450ish.

Prior to that I had a $1200 one. Our usage is massive during winter even though we have gas and then drops off again, thankfully.

Central West NSW.

#19 Nanns

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

Our last one was $2500 and that was over winter (no aircon or heating). We have a big family.

I have been running aircon lately and fear what the next bill will be. We have gas.

#20 MadnessCraves

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

$450 blue mountains NSW. No gas or air con. We do have a fire place so that's $850 per year for firewood.

Mind you a lot of people don't realise halogen lights use up an insane amount of power. It's a huge deciding factor when I buy a house. If I see halogen fittings I am out. It's a pity, they look good in a house.

#21 FloralArrangement

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

Ours is now between 800-1100 per quarter. Ever since the price hike in July, prior to that it was between 500-800 (more pricey in winter). I have now set my bpay to pay weekly installments of 75.00 per week. When we bought this house I paid 25.00 per week (7.5 years ago) and often had a credit per 1/4 no more credit even at 75.00 per week absolutely criminal. Yes I complained very loudly to the Liberal Premier who privatised our electricity system and got a bullsh*t document back. I am in Adelaide.

We have gas but that costs very little. We only have our 2nd hot water service and stove top that uses it.

Edited by FloralArrangement, 28 December 2012 - 09:25 AM.


#22 ~chiquita~

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:39 AM

Sydney

August bill  $986.00
December  $452.00

I expect the March bill to be even less. I'm a huge electricity user during the colder months as I'm a winter wuss. Large open plan home which is impossible to heat efficiently. No air con and no gas. I have however, started switching things off at the wall when not in use. Noticed I used 7kw less last quarter compared to the same period the previous year.

#23 ChunkyChook

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:51 AM

We are in country Vic. Bills are anywhere between $200 and $250. No dishwasher but everything goes in the drier and we have aircon.



#24 Rachaelxxx

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:52 AM

I'm in South East Melbourne and ours is roughly $900 per quarter.

#25 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

We are in Sydney.

Our last bill Dec quarter was $490

Quarter before that so around Aug was $1,100!!!

I'm a tad surprised by the decrease but I'm not complaining.




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