Yes. If you have a basic meter, a self service meter read will allow you to get usage updates and projected bill information at any point in your billing cycle.
Self service meter reads are not available if you have a remotely read digital meter, as these provide almost real-time electricity usage data. However, if you have a smart meter installed, electricity readings are automatic and do not need to be manually read.
See our guide to reading your own energy meter
Learn how to submit a reading using the AGL Energy App.
Learn how to submit a reading using My Account.
Find out more information about Self Service Meter Read Still need help reporting your monthly meter read? Contact us.
To get started, here's what you should have ready to go:
a form of a personal identification, such as your driver's license, Medicare card, or passport
a valid email address
your flybuys number if you want to receive points for signing up and paying your bill
Once you're ready, choose an electricity or gas plan that suits your needs and complete the online application. Or for more information, contact us.
Absolutely. We can connect gas and electricity for you at your new address.
Simply compare plans, choose the best one for you and sign up online. We'll take care of the rest - It only takes 5 minutes. All you need to sign up is an, email address and ID: driver licence, Medicare card or passport.
Learn more about moving home .
After you've arranged your move with us, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a reference number and a link to your online move tracker. You can also access your move tracker anytime by logging in to My Account and selecting “Track my move”. On the date confirmed, the electricity or gas in your new home should be connected by the Distributor, who is responsible for the poles, wires, gas pipes and meters in your area. You can find your Electricity and Gas Distributor here.
Once the connection is complete, be sure to check that your main switch is in the ON position.
Not always, so we suggest sharing your concession details with us again when you move to your new place – just in case.
For more information about concessions, please visit the Concessions, Rebates and Grants page .
If you have organised your move with us and there is no electricity or gas at your new home, please contact us.
If you haven’t arranged your move, you can do this online, or contact us so we can start the process as quickly as possible for you.
Once AGL has confirmed details of a digital meter installation at your property, a qualified electrical installer will be sent to complete the installation. Sometimes during the process, an issue (commonly called a ‘site defect’) is discovered which prevents the installer from continuing immediately with the job. This could include the discovery of electrical issues or on-site contaminants, like asbestos. If this occurs, the meter installer will provide you with information outlining the site defect, why it prevented installation, who is responsible for rectification works and who you should contact to discuss the matter further.
Note that wiring issues associated with the circuitry in the home, the switchboard and the meter box remain the responsibility of the homeowner.
To check if AGL supplies electricity or gas at your new address, simply enter your new details in our Energy Plans page and we'll confirm if we supply at your new address. You will also be able to see your rates and get an estimate. Ready to organise your move? Choose your plan now or chat with our team.
If your meter read was not accepted, it may be becaus e:
The read was too high or too low compared to the last official read
The read has been taken too far in the past
The photo provided wasn’t clear or accurate
No photo was provided when requested
T he meter number was incorrect in a different way
Our records indicate the meter is faulty , disconnected, or pending replacement
Dispute a rejected meter read
If your meter read was rejected and you think it doesn’t match any of the above reasons, you can dispute it. Head to our complaints page for more details.
Where we exchange your existing meter for a digital meter, you won’t have to pay for any upfront standard installation costs. In some cases, following a visit from our meter technician, you may be asked to undertake remedial works at your own (or your landlord’s) cost to ensure the site is safe, accessible and suitable for a new meter installation.
Yes – a digital meter installation can still proceed, however the meter technician will need to test the strength of the telecommunications signal to your property. If the signal is found to be too weak to deliver remote services (such as meter readings) to your home, the wireless communications signal may need to be switched off and alternative arrangements put in place. We’ll discuss these alternative arrangements with you if they’re necessary.
Yes - digital meters are equipped with remote functionality to disconnect and reconnect, as well as features to protect against hazards such as electric shock and fire damage.
If you do not wish to have remote communications enabled on your digital meter, you can request this at the time of installation. Additional charges may apply for digital meters without remote communications and some products or services may not be available.
You'll need to make sure that they can access your site. This means:
A clean site, free from rubbish
Clear access to the meter box
If your site is not in a satisfactory condition, the distributor, metering provider or technician will attempt to speak to the site contact and alert us to advise of any issues. If we are contacted, we will then notify you.
No – having a digital meter installed does not affect your customer rights or the protections provided to you under the National Energy Retail Rules. You still have the right to seek and access energy concessions, rebates and hardship schemes offered by AGL, other retailers or the State Government (where applicable in conjunction with each scheme’s conditions). You also retain access to existing dispute resolution paths.