Connecting your electricity to your new home

connectnow helps Aussie home movers connect their electricity everyday. We pride ourselves on giving you choice from leading electricity suppliers to choose from and on making it easy for you to have the power on from the moment you step through the front door.

It’s really hard to live without electricity. How would you charge your smartphone? That’s why it’s so important to have it turned on from the day you move into your new home! And that’s why we take it so seriously. We only offer you quality Australian providers who are pros at getting the power on – ready for when you step through the front door.

Our electricity connections guarantee

If your electricity is not connected by the agreed connection date connectnow will arrange suitable accommodation and cover reasonable out-of-pocket expenses providing that it was connectnow’s error that caused the inconvenience. Also, if a supplier is at fault, connectnow will work with you to seek compensation.

How much notice do I need to give?

It is always best to give your electricity retailer plenty of time to turn the power on at your new property. If it does slip your mind, then in most cases you can still get your power turned on (without additional charges) if you submit your request to connectnow before 11 a.m. on the (business) day before you move in.

How to connect your electricity to your new home?

You can either spend your time trying to find a reputable provider, calling around, and waiting on hold, or connectnow can take the leg work out by connecting your electricity on your behalf. We’re a free service, we provide you with a great range of providers and we can arrange other services for you at the same time.

There’s just 3 simple steps. All you need to do is...

  • 1. Enter your postcode into our online moving home tool to get started.
  • 2. Choose the supplier and plan that you like for each service you'd like us to connect.
  • 3. Provide us your details and we will arrange the connection for you.

How long does it take?

It is always best to give your electricity retailer plenty of time to turn the power on at your new property. If you leave it too late you will incur additional fees and charges. If it does slip your mind, then in most cases you can still get your power turned on (without additional charges) if you submit your request to connectnow before 11 a.m. on the (business) day before you move in. If you are in this situation and require an urgent next day connection - please call us as soon as possible on 1300 554 323.

If your property is a new home, the electricity can take up to 20 days to get connected so make sure you check with your builder that the electricity meter is installed or will be installed by the time you move in.

How does it work?

Firstly we check when you need your electricity connected. Connections typically occur on a week day as electricity distribution companies who are responsible for turning on the power may charge additional fees on weekends.

We then ensure we have all the necessary details to arrange a connection at your new home such as your new street address, and the location of your electricity meter. Occasionally we may need to ask you for your NMI which is a unique number typically written on the electricity meter at your new property.

Once these details have been finalised, we can organise your connection with your chosen electricity provider!