Obsolete tariffs expiring in 2023

Learn about obsolete tariffs expiring on 30 June 2023, alternative tariff options and how you can prepare your business for the change.

Tariffs 22A, 24 and 41 are obsolete from 1 July 2022. This means, no new customers can switch to these tariffs from this date. Customers currently on obsolete tariffs may continue to take supply (on a continuous basis) until these tariffs expire on 30 June 2023.

Tariff 50 is also obsolete from 1 July 2022, however no expiry date has been provided by the Queensland Competition Authority's final determination.

It is suggested that any customers who remain on obsolete tariffs consider changing to an alternative tariff option.

The easiest way to compare or find the best tariff for your business is to login to My Account, which includes Energy Analysis. This powerful online tool will tell you the cheapest tariff based on your past usage and allow you to create and compare your own energy usage scenarios to help you select the best tariff for the future. Best of all, it’s free.

Alternatively, you can contact us on 1300 135 210, Monday to Friday to discuss your tariff options.

Pricing for obsolete tariffs

Tariff 22 A

Time of use pricing on Tariff 22A is active only during summer months. In non-summer months electricity is charged at the off peak rate throughout the day. All rates include GST.

Peak period: 10am-8pm weekdays Dec-Feb.

From 1 July 2022COST
Peak usage per kWh$0.64798
Off peak usage per kWh$0.26924
Supply charge per day$1.24628
From 1 July 2021COST
Peak usage per kWh$0.59909
Off peak usage per kWh$0.22836
Supply charge per day$1.21227

Tariff 24

This is a seasonal time of use demand tariff providing a continuous supply of electricity at a flat rate all year. It also has demand charges, based on your average demand for electricity on your four highest demand days each month. All rates include GST.

Demand period: 10am-8pm weekdays. Peak period: Dec-Feb. Minimum demand: 3kW Mar-Nov.

From 1 July 2022COST
Peak demand per kW$82.48350
Off-peak demand per kW$8.28850
All usage per KWh$0.20755
Supply charge per day$0.65247
From 1 July 2021COST
Peak demand per kW$80.74220
Off-peak demand per kW$8.11360
All usage per KWh$0.16786
Supply charge per day$0.63349

Tariff 41

Demand charges on this tariff are based on the maximum amount of electricity you use at any point during your billing period. All rates include GST.

From 1 July 2022COST
Demand charge per kW$21.23770
All usage per kWh$0.18184
Supply charge per day$6.70328
From 1 July 2021COST
Demand charge per kW$20.18500
All usage per kWh$0.15057
Supply charge per day$6.88120

Frequently asked questions

What does “obsolete” mean?

When a tariff is made obsolete, it means the tariff can no longer be accessed by new customers. Customers who are on the tariff immediately before it's made obsolete can continue to access the tariff until the tariff's scheduled phase-out date. A customer that moves off an obsolete tariff cannot access the obsolete tariff again.

Why are these tariffs being made obsolete?

These tariffs are ending as part of government-driven tariff reform in Queensland, aimed at reflecting the real cost of providing electricity.

What does this change mean for me?

If you are currently on an obsolete tariff 22A, 24, 41 or 50, login to Energy Analysis via My Account which will tell you the cheapest tariff for your business, based on your past usage. From there, you can select a tariff change. Alternatively, you can contact us on 1300 135 210, Monday to Friday to discuss your tariff options.

What if I don't change tariffs?

If you're currently on a tariff 22A or 24 or 41 and choose not to change to an alternative tariff, you will remain on your chosen tariff until the expiry date, 30 June 2023. From that date, your tariff will be automatically switched to tariff 22C (digital metered customers) or tariff 20 (basic metered customers).

What tariffs should I consider changing to?

The new time of use / time of use demand tariffs have shorter peak hours than the obsolete tariffs 22A and 24, however peak hours apply all year on weekdays. If you can minimise usage between 4pm and 9pm, consider Tariff 22C. If you can minimise demand between 4pm and 9pm, consider Tariffs 24A or 24B. If you can’t, or not sure what your usage pattern is like in the future, consider Tariff 20.

For more information, go to Compare small business tariffs.

For case studies and comparisons between Tariff 20 and Tariff 22C, check our our Tariff Facts.