About households

How to save energy, reduce your bills, make your home more comfortable and find available assistance from Australian, state and territory governments.

Australian Government activities

The government is taking a broad range of actions to make energy more affordable, by holding energy retailers to account and to ensure the energy market is operating in a transparent, reliable and fair manner. You can read more about this under Government priorities including energy retailer commitments to:

  • empower consumers and address barriers to switching
  • improve consumer information to inform better decision-making
  • ensure vulnerable consumers are adequately protected

You can also find out about how the energy market operates, energy efficiency standards for appliances and buildings, work with international bodies, news stories and more.