Demand Periods by Electricity Network

Time Of Use PeriodsDemand tariffs have an additional charge tied to the maximum amount of electricity used in a specified time period. By understanding these time periods you can make decisions to minimise using grid power during the hours when peak demand is measured to reduce your household or small business electricity bill. For those on demand tariffs, it’s important to know the specific hours that peak (and potentially shoulder) demand apply throughout the week and across the year (as some tariffs have different peak hours in summer, winter and other months).

To make it easy for you to know the Demand periods that apply at your location, we’ve included a rundown of all major electricity networks across Australia for residential and small business customers.

If you’re looking for Demand tariff rates, you can view the latest Residential Demand Tariff rates here and view the latest Business Demand Tariff rates here.

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Ausgrid (NSW) Electricity Demand Periods (Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Region and Newcastle)

CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeDemand Periods
ResidentialTime Of Use DemandEA1162pm to 8pm working weekdays from 1st September to 31st May. From 5pm to 9pm working weekdays from 1 June to 31 August.
ResidentialTime Of Use DemandEA1152pm to 8pm working weekdays from 1st September to 31st May. From 5pm to 9pm working weekdays from 1 June to 31 August.
ResidentialTime Of Use DemandEA1112pm to 8pm working weekdays from 1st September to 31st May. From 5pm to 9pm working weekdays from 1 June to 31 August.
BusinessTime Of Use DemandEA3022pm to 8pm working weekdays from 1st September to 31st May. From 5pm to 9pm working weekdays from 1 June to 31 August.
BusinessTime Of Use DemandEA2562pm to 8pm working weekdays from 1st September to 31st May. From 5pm to 9pm working weekdays from 1 June to 31 August.
BusinessTime Of Use DemandEA2552pm to 8pm working weekdays from 1st September to 31st May. From 5pm to 9pm working weekdays from 1 June to 31 August.
BusinessTime Of Use DemandEA2512pm to 8pm working weekdays from 1st September to 31st May. From 5pm to 9pm working weekdays from 1 June to 31 August.

Endeavour Energy (NSW) Electricity Demand Periods (Western Sydney, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Illawarra)

CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeDemand Periods
ResidentialAnytime DemandN734pm-8pm working weekdays. Summer Peak Demand rate applies from November to March and Non-Summer Peak Demand rate applies from April to October.
ResidentialAnytime DemandN724pm-8pm working weekdays. Summer Peak Demand rate applies from November to March and Non-Summer Peak Demand rate applies from April to October.
BusinessAnytime DemandN934pm-8pm working weekdays. Summer Peak Demand rate applies from November to March and Non-Summer Peak Demand rate applies from April to October.
BusinessAnytime DemandN924pm-8pm working weekdays. Summer Peak Demand rate applies from November to March and Non-Summer Peak Demand rate applies from April to October.

Essential Energy (NSW) Electricity Demand Periods (Regional NSW)

CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeDemand Periods
ResidentialTime Of Use DemandBLND1AR7am-10pm weekdays
BusinessTime Of Use DemandBLND1AB7am-10pm weekdays

Energex (QLD) Electricity Demand Periods (South East Queensland)

CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeDemand Periods
ResidentialAnytime Demand70004pm-8pm working weekdays
BusinessAnytime Demand83009am-9pm working weekdays
BusinessAnytime Demand71009am-9pm working weekdays

Ergon (QLD) Electricity Demand Periods (Regional Queensland)

CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeDemand Periods
ResidentialAnytime Demand143pm-9:30pm every day
BusinessAnytime Demand4110am-8pm weekdays
BusinessAnytime Demand2410am-8pm weekdays

South Australia Electricity Demand Periods

CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeDemand Periods
ResidentialAnytime DemandMRDPeak Demand = 4pm-9pm working weekdays from November to March
BusinessTime Of Use DemandSBDTPeak Demand = 4pm-9pm working weekdays from November to March, Shoulder Demand = 12pm to 4pm working weekdays all year round.
BusinessAnytime DemandSBDPeak Demand = 4pm-9pm working weekdays from November to March, Shoulder Demand = 12pm to 4pm working weekdays all year round.

Ausnet (VIC) Electricity Demand Periods (Eastern Victoria)

CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeDemand Periods
ResidentialAnytime DemandNASN113pm-9pm weekdays. Summer Demand period is December to March, Non Summer Demand period is April to November.
BusinessTime Of Use DemandNASN213pm-9pm weekdays. Summer Demand period is December to March, Non Summer Demand period is April to November.
BusinessAnytime DemandNASN193pm-9pm weekdays. Summer Demand period is December to March, Non Summer Demand period is April to November.
BusinessAnytime DemandNASN123pm-9pm weekdays. Summer Demand period is December to March, Non Summer Demand period is April to November.

CitiPower (VIC) Electricity Demand Periods (Melbourne CBD and inner suburbs)

CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeDemand Periods
ResidentialAnytime DemandCR3pm-9pm working weekdays
BusinessTime Of Use DemandCMGB10am-6pm working weekdays
BusinessTime Of Use DemandCMG10am-6pm working weekdays
BusinessAnytime DemandCGB10am-6pm working weekdays
BusinessAnytime DemandCG10am-6pm working weekdays

Jemena (VIC) Electricity Demand Periods (North West Melbourne)

CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeDemand Periods
ResidentialAnytime DemandA10D3pm-9pm working weekdays
BusinessTime Of Use DemandA2307am-11pm working weekdays
BusinessAnytime DemandA20D10am-8pm working weekdays

Powercor (VIC) Electricity Demand Periods (Western Victoria)

CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeDemand Periods
ResidentialAnytime DemandDD3pm-9pm working weekdays
BusinessTime Of Use DemandNDM10am-6pm working weekdays
BusinessAnytime DemandNDD10am-6pm working weekdays

United Energy (VIC) Electricity Demand Periods (South Eastern Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula)

CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeDemand Periods
ResidentialAnytime DemandRESKW1R3pm-9pm working weekdays
BusinessTime Of Use DemandTOU2pm-7pm working weekdays from November to March
BusinessAnytime DemandLVMKWTOU10am-6pm working weekdays
BusinessAnytime DemandLVMKW1R10am-6pm working weekdays

Australian Capital Territory Electricity Demand Periods

CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeDemand Periods
ResidentialAnytime Demand255pm-8pm every day
BusinessTime Of Use Demand1017am-5pm weekdays
BusinessAnytime Demand1067am-5pm weekdays