Feed-in Tariff Comparison 2022: Best Tariffs by State and Territory

A solar feed-in tariff is paid per kWh of excess unused electricity generated by your home’s solar cells that enters the grid. A feed-in tariff means you can generate your own power AND earn a little extra income by powering other people’s homes.

Feed-in Tariffs are an incentive introduced by the government to encourage demand for solar PV systems. As more and more people bought solar systems, Feed-in Tariffs reduced considerably however, solar-panel prices are at an all-time low.

With current system payback periods typically less than 6 years, any FiT you receive can be considered a bonus and welcome financial sweetener as opposed to a make-or-break factor – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t shop around for the best rate.

It is recommended to get the best feed-in tariff rate you can, that way you can speed up your current system payback periods. Below is a guide to feed-in tariffs with offers by state/territory. We have included the minimum and maximum rates for each state’s major energy retailers, which are ranked by market share and the top 3 retailers offering the highest feed-in tariff rates

Victoria Feed-In Tariffs

In Victoria, the Essential Services Commission sets a mandatory minimum feed-in tariff for households. From 1st July 2022, the minimum feed-in tariff will fall from 6.7c to 5.2c per kWh.

Retailers can also offer solar customers a time-varying minimum feed-in tariff. From 1 July 2022, customers on the time-varying feed-in rate receive a day rate of 5 c/kWh, an overnight rate of 7.1 c/kWh and an early evening rate of 6.9 c/kWh. The time-varying rates have all decreased compared with the respective 2021-22 rates.

Flat feed-in tariff (c/kWh)Time-varying feed-in tariff (c/kWh)
All times  Overnight Weekdays: 10pm-7am Weekends: 10pm-7amDay Weekdays: 7am-3pm, 9pm-10pm Weekends: 7am-10pmEarly Evening Weekdays: 3pm-9pm Weekends: n/a
5.2c7.1c5.0c6.9c

Top 3 feed-in tariff rates VIC

RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
1st Energy6.7c11.7c
Tango Energy6.7c10.1c
Elysian Energy10.0c10.0c

Feed-in tariff rates for major VIC retailers

Vic Major RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
AGL6.7c6.7c
Origin6.7c10.0c
EnergyAustralia7.1c10.0c
Simply Energy6.7c6.7c
Red Energy6.7c8.0c
Lumo Energy6.7c6.7c
Alinta Energy6.7c6.7c
Momentum Energy6.7c10.0c

*Feed-in tariffs are for residential customers on a single rate tariff in Melbourne on the Citipower Network. Accurate as of May 29 2022

New South Wales Feed-In Tariffs

There is no set minimum feed-in tariff rate in NSW, although there is an average rate from 4.6 to 5.5c/kWh, according to Energy NSW.

Top 3 feed-in tariff rates NSW

RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
GloBird Energy3.0c20.0c (first 14kWh/day, 5c thereafter)
Red Energy6.0c18.0c (first 5kWh/day, 6c thereafter)
Nectr0.0c15.0c (first 10kWh/day)

Feed-in tariff rates for major NSW retailers

NSW Major RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
Origin2.0c10.0c (first 14kWh/day, 5c thereafter)
EnergyAustralia7.6c10.0c
AGL5.0c10.0c
Red Energy6.0c18.0c (first 5kWh/day, 6c thereafter)
Alinta Energy6.7c6.7c
Simply Energy5.5c5.5c
Powershop0.0c13.0c
Dodo7.0c7.0c

*Feed-in tariffs are for residential customers on a single rate tariff in Sydney on the Ausgrid network. Accurate as of May 29 2022

Queensland Feed-In Tariffs

Solar feed-in tariff for regional Queensland

If you live outside South East Queensland, you may be able to access the regional solar feed-in tariff. This is a flat rate tariff available to eligible Ergon Energy Retail customers and Origin Energy customers. For the 2020–21, the regional feed-in tariff is 7.861 cents per kilowatt hour. To find out if you’re eligible, contact your electricity distributor.

Top 3 feed-in tariff rates QLD

RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
Sumo6.0c12.0c (first 5kWh/day, 7c thereafter)
Nectr0.0c11.5c (first 10kWh/day)
Red Energy5.0c11.5c (first 5kWh/day, 5c thereafter)

Feed-in tariff rates for major QLD retailers

QLD Major RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
Origin2.0c10.0c
AGL5.0c10.0c (first 14kWh/day, 5c thereafter)
Alinta Energy0.0c8.0c
EnergyAustralia6.6c10.0c
Red Energy5.0c11.5c (first 5kWh/day, 5c thereafter)
Locality Planning EnergyTBCTBC
ReAmped Energy0.0c6.0c
Simply Energy7.0c7.0c

*Feed-in tariffs are for residential customers on a single rate tariff in Brisbane on the Energex network. Accurate as of May 29 2022

South Australia Feed-In Tariffs

Top 3 feed-in tariff rates SA

RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
Nectr0.0c12.0c (first 10kWh/day)
EnergyAustralia8.5c10.0c
Momentum Energy0.0c10.0c

Feed-in tariff rates for major SA retailers

SA Major RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
AGL5.0c10.0c (first 14kWh/day, 5c thereafter)
Origin3.0c10.0c
Simply Energy4.5c4.5c
EnergyAustralia8.5c10.0c
Alinta Energy8.0c8.0C
Lumo Energy3.0c3.0c
Powerdirect5.0c5.0c
Energy Locals6.5c6.5c

*Feed-in tariffs are for residential customers on a single rate tariff in Adelaide on the SA Power Network. Accurate as of May 29 2022

Western Australia Feed-In Tariffs

Western Australia does things a little differently to the rest of the country when it comes to energy. If you live out west, you have no choice of electricity retailer, with Synergy and Horizon Power covering metro and regional areas respectively.

WA’s residential feed-in tariff scheme came to its scheduled end last year. Fortunately, eligible residents can still access the Distributed Energy Buyback Scheme (DEBS). DEBS offers residents a time of export payment for electricity they export to the grid, divided into peak (3pm to 9pm) and off-peak (9pm and 3pm) rates.

DEBS rates for major WA retailers

WA Major RetailersOff-peak DEBS ratePeak DEB rate
Synergy2.75c10.0c
Horizon Power3.0c10.0c

*Accurate as of May 29 2022

Australian Capital Territory Feed-In Tariffs

Top 3 feed-in tariff rates ACT

RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
Nectr0.0c12.0c (first 10kWh/day)
EnergyAustralia7.6c10.0c
ActewAGL7.2c10.0c

Feed-in tariff rates for major ACT retailers

ACT Major RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
ActewAGL7.2c10.0c
Origin7.0c8.0c
EnergyAustralia7.6c10.0c
Energy Locals7.0c7.0c
Red Energy6.0c6.0c

*Accurate as of May 29 2022

Tasmania Feed-In Tariffs

As of July 2021, a minimum solar feed-in tariff rate was set to 6.501c/kWh in Tasmania. However, some providers choose to offer more competitive rates than this.

Top 3 feed-in tariff rates TAS

RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
1st Energy6.5c10.0c
Elysian Energy7.0c9.0c
Glow Power7.0c7.0c

Feed-in tariff rates for major TAS retailers

TAS Major RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
Aurora Energy7.2c10.0c
1st Energy6.5c10.0c
Elysian Energy7.0c9.0c
Energy Locals6.6c6.6c
Glow Power7.0c7.0c

*Accurate as of May 29 2022

Northern Territory feed-in tariff

The Northern Territory energy market is regulated by the state government for users of less than 750 MWh of electricity a year, offering customers limited choices but the assurance of a fair price even if they live in a remote region.

When it comes to feed-in tariffs, the Northern Territory government previously offered a “Premium” feed-in tariff of 26.05c per kWh.

On April 5, 2020, the government announced a new standard feed-in tariff of 8.3 cents per kWh that applies to all new business and residential solar installations up to 30kW capacity.

Customers who installed their system prior to April 5, 2020, can continue on the premium feed-in tariff until 1 July 2022, at which point they will be transferred to the standard feed-in tariff. 

Feed-in tariff rates for major NT retailers

NT Major RetailersMin feed-in tariffMax feed-in tariff
Rimfire Energy11.0c11.0c
Jacanda Energy8.3c8.3c

*Accurate as of May 29 2022

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