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Updated 15/09/2021

Globird Energy & Gas Plan Review 2024

Overview

GloBird Energy was founded in 2014 and aims to deliver cost-effective energy with friendly customer service.

The company is currently based in Melbourne.

Residents of NSW, Queensland and South Australia can choose from three gas and electricity plans, and there are four plans that are exclusive to Victorians.  

There is one business electricity plan available in Victoria.

Key Points

  • No lock-in contracts on any of their plans

  • Australian-based customer call centre

  • Awarded Mozo Experts Choice for Electricity in Victoria three years running

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Does GloBird offer green energy?

GreenPower is not currently available with Globird.

Does GloBird offer solar rebates?

GloBird Energy offers a choice of solar-compatible tariffs, based on a customer’s location. 

What residential energy plans does GloBird offer?

GloBird Energy offers seven residential plans with a range of prices available.

These prices change regularly, so make sure you compare policies to see if you’re getting a good deal before switching providers.

GloSave (NSW, QLD, SA, VIC)

An electricity or gas plan for people in small to average homes.

Key inclusions:

  • 8% discount when you pay on time with direct debit

  • Available for electricity or gas

  • No lock-in contracts or exit fees 

EasySave (NSW, VIC, QLD)

An electricity or gas plan that offers ongoing savings when you pay by direct debit. 

Key inclusions:

  • Competitive ongoing rates

  • Available for electricity or gas

  • No lock-in contracts or exit fees  

ComboElec/ComboGas (NSW, QLD, SA, VIC)

A combined electricity and gas plan that offers savings when you bundle your services

Key inclusions:

  • 8% discount when you pay by direct debit

  • Monthly billing

  • No lock-in contracts or exit fees 

SureSave (VIC)

An electricity plan for Victorians. Customers can get a small discount when they combine with a gas plan.

Key inclusions:

  • 1% discount on usage and supply charges when you pay on time with direct debit

  • Specifically designed for Victorian residents

  • Paper bills available

UltraSave (VIC)

A gas plan that bills you every two months, based on actual reads.

Key inclusions:

  • 1% discount when you pay by on time with direct debit

  • Bills based on meter reads rather than monthly estimates

  • No lock-in contracts or exit fees 

UltraSaveCombo (VIC)

A combined electricity and gas plan that bills you every two months, based on actual reads.

Key inclusions:

  • 3% discount when you pay by on time with direct debit

  • Bills based on meter reads, rather than monthly estimates

  • No exit fees

IdeaSave (VIC)

An electricity plan that offers a yearly membership to “Small Ideas”, an online discount service that offers families percentage-based discounts to a range of attractions.

Key inclusions:

  • Offers discounts on Luna Park (25% discount for VIC)

  • GloBird pays a loyalty credit of $33, meaning you only pay $5.45 instead of $38.45

  • Hundreds of discount deals across VIC, NSW, QLD and WA

Does GloBird Energy offer business plans?

There are currently no business plans available for gas and only one electricity plan available for businesses in VIC.

Biz VicSave (VIC)

An electricity plan that gives Victorian businesses price certainty for 12 months.

Key inclusions:

  • 1% discount when you pay on time with direct debit

  • Rates locked in for at least one year

  • No lock-in contracts or exit fees

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Ways to pay your bills

You can pay your bills through direct debit, or using your credit card online or over the phone or via BPAY. 

You can also pay in person at Australia Post and your local Commonwealth Bank branch, or over the phone. You can also send a cheque. 

Does GloBird Energy offer member benefits?

GloBird Energy offers discounts via their “IdeaSave” energy plan, but this is only available for VIC customers.

There are currently no member benefits or reward programs for customers in other states.

Does GloBird Energy have good customer service?

36 (0%) Globird customers made complaints in 2020-21.

At the time of writing, GloBird has an Australian ProductReview score of 3.5/5*.

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FAQs

Where is GloBird Energy available?

NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.

Is GloBird Energy a Tier 1 or Tier 2 energy retailer?

GloBird Energy is classified by the Australian Energy Regulator as a Tier 2 retailer. 

Is GloBird Energy Australian owned?

Yes.

Is GloBird Energy government owned?

No.

How do I contact GloBird Energy?

Call 133 456.

Does GloBird Energy do credit checks?

Yes. An energy company will do a credit check to ensure that you won’t default on your bills if they were to offer you an energy plan.

Does GloBird Energy give any discounts?

GloBird Energy will often have discounts available. To find out the latest offers, compare with us to see how much you could save.

What time does GloBird Energy consider off-peak?

This is dependent on where you live, and whether you’ve signed up for a flexible pricing tariff.

Does GloBird Energy have an app?

No.

With so many energy suppliers it makes sense to shop around, particularly if you’re spending more time working from home

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This guide is opinion only and should not be taken as financial advice. Check with a financial professional before making any decisions.

*AU ProductReview score correct as of 26th August, 2021.