Standard electricity rates and charges

Prices below are effective from 3 March 2014.

View Aurora's approved prices effective 3 March 2014 (PDF 84KB)

You may also want to read an explanation of the rates in your electricity bill: electricity cost breakdown.

The following electricity rates and charges are available for private residential dwellings. They do not apply to tourist or hostel accommodation or commercial premises.

Standard residential rates

Light and Power – Tariff 31
Fixed Charges 95.090 ¢/day
Energy Rate (all units) 26.807 ¢/kWh

Note: Curtilage conditions may apply

Hot Water – Tariff 41
Fixed Charges 18.417 ¢/day
Energy Rate (all units) 16.167 ¢/kWh
Heating Discount (hot water and space heating)* – Tariff 42
Fixed Charges 18.417 ¢/day
Energy Rate (all units) 16.167 ¢/kWh

* a minimum output of 3.5 kW in the main living area applies for space heating under the Heating Discount.

OffPeak with afternoon boost period* – Tariff 61
Fixed Charges 23.338 ¢/day
Energy Rate (all units) 13.016 ¢/kWh

* available for a period of at least 9 hours between 8pm of every day and 7am of the following day and 2 hours between 1pm – 4.30pm of every day.

OffPeak, night period only* – Tariff 62
Fixed Charges 23.338 ¢/day
Energy Rate (all units) 12.259 ¢/kWh

* available for a period of at least 9 hours between 8pm of every day and 7am of the following day.

Prices include GST

View the 2014 electricity tariffs brochure (PDF 176kB)

View Aurora's July 2013 price (PDF 84kB)

Any amount due from you that is not paid by the due date shown on the account will be treated as being overdue, and:

  • incur an overdue account fee of $5
  • become liable for the payment of interest on the overdue amount calculated from the due date. The rate of interest used is the Commonwealth Bank Overdraft Reference Rate, as set on 1 July each year.
Explanatory notes

Fixed Charges consist of meter reading, billing costs, part of the meter capital cost and some of the costs of maintaining and connecting to the electricity distribution system.

Energy Rate is the charge for each unit of electricity (kWh) that covers the cost of generating the electricity and some of the transmission and distribution costs.

Quarter means a period of 91 days.

Pensioner Rebate is provided by Aurora to eligible Pensioners as a community service obligation which is funded by the State Government.

Goods and Services Tax (GST): prices include GST.

Additional charges

Late payment fee
The late payment fee for accounts not paid in full by the fifth day past the due date (Concession and other exemptions apply). $5.00
Connection fees
The connection fee is the amount your distributor charges us. (Fees subject to change and priority connections will be charged at a higher rate). $58.45
Disconnection fees
The disconnection fee is the amount your distributor charges us. (Fees subject to change and priority disconnections will be charged at a higher rate). $58.45
Reconnection fees
A customer who requires supply or a portion thereof to be disconnected and, after the date of the disconnection, requires the same electrical installation to be reconnected must pay Aurora the distributor’s charges and any fixed charge applicable under the relevant tariff for the period of disconnection.

If a government, regulator or network distributor varies or introduces a fee, charge or tax, Aurora may pass through all or part of this varied or new fee, charge or tax to you. The charges for network-related services, as approved by the Australian Energy Regulator, may include our reasonable costs for arranging such services.

View the current distributor charges (PDF 248KB)