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Small business tariffs

Small businesses tariffs are designed to meet the unique energy needs of our small business customers.

General supply tariffs

Tariff 20

This tariff is the most common tariff for small businesses. You pay for what you use at a flat rate throughout the day and night, plus a daily supply charge. All rates include GST.

From 1 July 2020 COST
All usage per kWh$0.25584
Supply charge per day$1.41093
From 1 July 2019 COST
All usage per kWh $0.26875
Supply charge per day

Time of use tariffs

These tariffs provide a continuous supply of electricity with different pricing depending on the period within the year and the time of day that electricity is used.

Tariff 22A

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 2020 COST
Peak usage per kWh$0.59946
Off peak usage per kWh$0.23955
Supply charge per day$1.30172
From 1 July 2019 COST
Peak usage per kWh $0.66548
Off peak usage per kWh $0.25179
Supply charge per day$1.37430

Demand tariffs

On a demand tariff, you're charged for the electricity you use plus a demand charge and a daily supply charge.

When you choose a demand tariff, your whole business must be connected to that tariff.

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 2020 COST
Peak demand per kW$78.38380
Off-peak demand per kW$7.87710
All usage per KWh$0.18083
Supply charge per day$0.70995
From 1 July 2019 COST
Peak demand per kW $90.09660
Off-peak demand per kW $9.05300
All usage per kWh$0.18465
Supply charge per day$0.68995

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 2020 COST
Demand charge per kW$20.64150
All usage per kWh$0.15948
Supply charge per day$7.03809
From 1 July 2019 COST
Demand charge per kW $24.67960
All usage per kWh$0.16457
Supply charge per day$5.92153

Economy tariffs

Economy tariffs are great for appliances like hot water systems and pool pumps that don't need a constant supply of power.

They're cheaper because the supply on these tariffs is interruptible and Ergon Network controls the times when power is available. The times of day this will occur may change from day to day and vary in duration.

Tariff 31 

This tariff is for electric hot water systems holding 250 litres or more, that only need to reheat at night.

Power is available for a minimum of 8 hours each day. The times when power is switched off may change from day to day and vary in duration. All rates include GST.

From 1 July 2020 COST
All usage per kWh$0.16425

Refer to our hot water sizing tables for more information on the size of hot water systems that can be run on Tariff 31.

From 1 July 2019 COST
All usage per kWh $0.19704

Tariff 33

This tariff is most commonly used for pool pumps, electric hot water systems holding 125 litres or more, heat pump systems holding 270 litres or more and solar hot water systems holding 160 litres or more.

Power is available for a minimum of 18 hours each day. The times when power is switched off may change from day to day and vary in duration. All rates include GST.

From 1 July 2020 COST
All usage per kWh $0.17964
From 1 July 2019 COST
All usage per kWh $0.21195

Refer to our hot water sizing tables for more information on the size of hot water systems that can be run on Tariff 33.


Obsolete tariffs

Tariff 21

On this declining-block tariff you pay a decreasing rate for usage, with a minimum daily charge. All rates include GST.

This tariff was made obsolete from 1 July 2019 and is scheduled to end on 30 June 2021. Learn more about obsolete tariffs ending in 2021.

Check out our fact sheet comparing usage costs on Tariff 21 and Tariff 20 (PDF 84.6 kb).

From 1 July 2020 COST / KWH COST / DAY
First 100 kWh usage per month $0.54293  
Next 9,900 kWh usage per month $0.51011  
Remaining kWh usage $0.38833  
Minimum charge    $0.79894
From 1 July 2019 COST / KWH COST / DAY
First 100 kWh per month $0.54293  
Next 9,900 kWh usage per month $0.51011  
Remaining kWh usage $0.38833  
Minimum charge   $0.79894

Tariff 22 (small and large)

During the peak period between 7am and 9pm on weekdays, this transitional tariff is priced higher than in the off-peak period. It may be suitable for customers with a good proportion of night and weekend electricity usage. All rates include GST.

This tariff was made obsolete from 1 July 2019 and is scheduled to end on 30 June 2021. Learn more about obsolete tariffs ending in 2021.

Peak period: 7am-9pm weekdays.

From 1 July 2020 COST / KWH COST / DAY
Peak usage $0.54802  
Off peak usage $0.19297  
Supply charge    $2.03189
From 1 July 2019 COST / KWH COST / DAY
Peak usage $0.54802  
Off-peak usage $0.19297  
Supply charge   $2.03189

Tariff 37

This tariff is for electric water heaters, production of steam and other permanently connected heating loads of 4kW or more. Supplementary load that is permanently connected as an integral part of the installation may be supplied under this tariff provided that the aggregated rating does not exceed 10% of the heating load. All rates include GST.

This tariff was made obsolete from 1 July 2007 and is scheduled to end on 30 June 2021. Learn more about obsolete tariffs ending in 2021.

Peak period: 4.30pm-10.30pm daily.

From 1 July 2020 COST / KWH COST / DAY
Peak usage $0.59998  
Off-peak usage $0.23988  
Minimum charge   $0.33685
From 1 July 2020 COST / KWH COST / DAY
Peak usage $0.59998  
Off-peak usage $0.23988  
Minimum charge   $0.33685

Changing your tariff

You must remain on the same primary tariff for at least 12 months before you can change to another primary tariff.

If you're considering a tariff change, please call us on 1300 135 210.

There may be additional costs associated with changing your tariffs that will vary depending on your individual circumstances. We can let you know more when you contact us to request a tariff change.