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Same-Day Connections For Moving House Electricity And Gas In A Rush!

If you have talked to a Move-In Connect expert recently, you have probably been told to start planning your move four aweeks in advance. This gives you plenty of time to weigh your options by comparing gas plans and electricity plans thoroughly. You can also give your new retailer the required three to five business days’ notice to avoid paying additional charges.

This page will explain same-day connection fees and, more importantly, how to avoid them, making moving home energy a breeze. It’ll also connect you to a utility moving service that can help you save on energy bills and power bills by:

  • Comparing energy plans, looking into energy retailers:
    • Electricity prices
    • Gas prices
    • Exit fees
    • Connection and disconnection fees

 What is a same-day connection?

A same-day or urgent connection occurs when a property needs power switched on immediately. The distributor requires three to five business days’ notice for standard connections. Still, various situations can arise that cause the notice period to be missed, and an urgent moving utilities service is required.

Sometimes, it can be as simple as forgetting to notify your new provider when moving home electricity. It is your retailer’s responsibility to notify the distributor that you are moving an electricity connection, so in rarer circumstances, it may be the retailer’s fault if they have not communicated with the distributor.

Urgent connections can also be required if physical work, such as new poles and lines that have run over schedule, is required before the power supply is complete.

 What is a same-day connection?

How do I avoid a same-day connection fee?

The best way to avoid fees is to plan and choose your new electricity provider more than five business days before your move (remember to count public holidays and weekends). By letting your retailer know in time, they can book a standard connection with the distributor.

Read more about standard times for moving house gas and electricity here: How long does it take to connect electricity to my new home?

Who do I call to arrange a same-day new electricity connection?

Although your distributor must perform the work, your retailer is your point of contact. The retailer will contact the distributor to connect electricity and gas to your property.

The easiest way to arrange a new property’s electricity and gas supply is to call Move-In Connect on 1300 786 045 and let us do all the hard work for you. Be sure to inform us that you need a same-day connection so we can jump into action.

Most power suppliers have specific contact points for urgent and same-day connections. The table below shows where to find your retailer.

Retailer charges

Even though the distributor charges for an urgent connection, you must pay your retailer, who will pass on the charge. Each retailer charges a different amount for same-day connections for moving your house’s electricity.

The cost of an urgent connection depends on where you live, your retailer, and whether it is out of hours, a weekend, or a public holiday. The fee can be up to $400.

Read more about retailers’ fees here: Fees to connect electricity and gas when you move.

Special connections

Some new property electricity and gas connections may require additional work, so they cannot be connected on the same day. If this applies to you, you must ensure that you give your retailer sufficient notice, or you will have no choice but to move in with no power.

Unique connections include homes that need new power poles or powerlines for electricity to reach the property or a new meter installed.

These services may be charged, so you should check with your retailer before work begins to avoid unpleasant surprises. The distributor sets the cost of these works, so prices will vary depending on where you live. 

What documents do I need for a same-day connection of electricity and gas?

When requesting a same-day connection for electricity and gas, energy providers will require the following:

  • Provide proof of identity (such as a driver’s license or passport); and
  • Proof of occupancy (such as a lease agreement or property ownership documents).
  • Some utility companies may require you to provide your new address and contact information.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my same-day connection for electricity and gas?

If you need to cancel or reschedule your same-day electricity and gas connection, contact your utility providers as soon as possible. Late cancellations or rescheduling may incur a fee. Communicate about any moving plans changes promptly to avoid unnecessary charges.

 Can I switch my electricity and gas providers the same day I move?

Switching electricity and gas providers on the same day you move is possible. However, it depends on the availability of service technicians and the policies of your new providers. To ensure timely connections, contact your new utility providers well in advance to discuss your options and schedule the switch accordingly. Remember that switching providers may involve additional steps, impacting utility connection timeframes.

Next steps

If you are moving house electricity, call Move-In Connect about four weeks before you move. This allows plenty of time for the critical stuff – comparing electricity plans to find cheap electricity and gas to save money in your new home.

Our experts will recommend the best plan for your unique energy needs from our panel of preferred electricity providers. Once you have compared energy and chosen your plan, we will arrange your new connection to ensure you avoid any last-minute stress or urgent connection fees.

Connect electricity today. Call Move-In Connect on 1300 786 045 or enter your details online to start. We can compare energy sources in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, the ACT, and Tasmania.

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