Time Of Use Periods by Electricity Network

Time Of Use PeriodsTime Of Use (also known as Flexible or TOU) tariffs have different prices for electricity at different periods of the day. By understanding these time periods you can make decisions to shift when you use power to hours when it is cheaper to buy electricity from the grid. For those on TOU tariffs, it’s important to know the hours that different peak, shoulder and off-peak rates apply.
Peak period electricity is the most expensive and usually applies during the afternoon and early evening during the week when demand is high.
Off-peak electricity is the cheapest and applies overnight and across weekends when demand is the lowest.
Shoulder applies between Peak and Off-Peak times and the cost is lower than peak.

To make it easy for you to know the Time Of Use 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 Time of Use rates, you can view the latest Residential Time of Use rates here and view the latest Business Time of Use rates here.

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Ausgrid (NSW) Electricity Time Of Use Periods (Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Region and Newcastle)
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTime Of UseEA025Peak = 2pm-8pm (1 Nov to 31 Mar) & 5pm-9pm (1 Jun to 31 Aug) weekdays exc. Public holidays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times
BusinessTime Of Use DemandEA302Peak = 2pm-8pm (1 Nov to 31 Mar and 1 Jun to 31 Aug) weekdays exc. Public holidays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times
BusinessTime Of UseEA225Peak = 2pm-8pm (1 Nov to 31 Mar and 1 Jun to 31 Aug) weekdays exc. Public holidays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times

 

Endeavour Energy (NSW) Electricity Time Of Use Periods (Western Sydney, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Illawarra)
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTime Of UseN705Peak = 1pm-8pm weekdays exc. Public Holidays, Shoulder = 7am-1pm and 8pm-10pm weekdays exc Public Holidays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of UseN845Peak = 1pm-8pm weekdays exc. Public Holidays, Shoulder = 7am-1pm and 8pm-10pm weekdays exc Public Holidays, Off-Peak = all other times

 

Essential Energy (NSW) Electricity Time Of Use Periods (Regional NSW)
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTime Of UseBLNT3AUPeak = 7am-9am and 5pm-8pm weekdays, Shoulder = 9am-5pm and 8pm-10pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of UseBLNT2AUPeak = 7am-9am and 5pm-8pm weekdays, Shoulder = 9am-5pm and 8pm-10pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
Australian Capital Territory Electricity Time Of Use Periods
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTime Of Use15Peak = 7am-9am and 5pm-8pm, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times
BusinessTime Of Use Demand101Peak = 7am-5pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am and all weekend, Shoulder = 5pm-10pm weekdays
BusinessTime Of Use90Peak = 7am-5pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am and all weekend, Shoulder = 5pm-10pm weekdays
Northern Territory (NT) Electricity Time Of Use Periods
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTwo Rate TOU (5 day)DTOUPeak = 6am-6pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)BTOUPeak = 6am-6pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
Energex (QLD) Electricity Time Of Use Periods (South East Queensland)
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTime Of Use8900Peak = 4pm-8pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)8800Peak = 7am-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times

 

Ergon (QLD) Electricity Time Of Use Periods (Regional Queensland)
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTwo Rate TOU (5 day)12APeak = 3pm-9:30pm every day in December to February, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)62Peak = 7am-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)22APeak = 10am-8pm every day in December to February, Off-Peak = all other times
South Australia Electricity Time Of Use Periods
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)B2RPeak = 7am-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of Use DemandSBDTPeak = 7am-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
Tasmania (TAS) Electricity Time Of Use Periods
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTwo Rate TOU (5 day)93Peak = 7am-10am and 4pm-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of Use94Peak = 7am-10pm weekdays, Shoulder = 7am-10pm weekends and Off-Peak = all other times
Ausnet (VIC) Electricity Time Of Use Periods (Eastern Victoria)
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTwo Rate TOU (5 day)NEE20Peak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
ResidentialTime Of UseNSP23Peak = 2pm-6pm weekdays from December to March, 4pm-8pm weekdays from June to August, Shoulder = 12pm-2pm and 6pm-8pm weekdays from December to March, Off-Peak = all other times
ResidentialTime Of UseNSP13Peak = 2pm-6pm weekdays from December to March, 4pm-8pm weekdays from June to August, Shoulder = 12pm-2pm and 6pm-8pm weekdays from December to March, Off-Peak = all other times
ResidentialTime Of UseNGT26Peak = 3pm-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (7 day)NEE60Peak = 7am-11pm every day, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)NEE51Peak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)NEE21Peak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of Use DemandNASN21Peak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of UseNSP12Peak = 2pm-6pm weekdays from December to March, 4pm-8pm weekdays from June to August, Shoulder = 12pm-2pm and 6pm-8pm weekdays from December to March, Off-Peak = all other times

 

CitiPower (VIC) Electricity Time Of Use Periods (Melbourne CBD and inner suburbs)
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTwo Rate TOU (5 day)C2RPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
ResidentialTime Of UseC13RPeak = 3pm-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (7 day)C2G7Peak = 7am-11pm every day, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)CMGOPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)C2G5BPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)C2G5Peak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of Use DemandCMGBPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of Use DemandCMGPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of UseC14GPeak = 3pm-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times

 

Jemena (VIC) Electricity Time Of Use Periods (North West Melbourne)
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTwo Rate TOU (5 day)A10IPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
ResidentialTime Of UseA10XPeak = 3pm-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (7 day)A250Peak = 7am-11pm every day, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)A210Peak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)A23NPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of Use DemandA230Peak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of UseA10XBPeak = 3pm-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times

 

Powercor (VIC) Electricity Time Of Use Periods (Western Victoria)
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTwo Rate TOU (5 day)D2Peak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
ResidentialTime Of UseP13RPeak = 3pm-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (7 day)ND3Peak = 7am-11pm every day, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)NDMOPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)ND2Peak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of Use DemandNDMPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of UseP14GPeak = 3pm-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times

 

United Energy (VIC) Electricity Time Of Use Periods (South Eastern Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula)
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTwo Rate TOU (5 day)LVS2RPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
ResidentialTime Of UseTODFLEXPeak = 3pm-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times
ResidentialTime Of UseTODPeak = 3pm-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (7 day)LVM2R7DPeak = 7am-11pm every day, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTwo Rate TOU (5 day)LVM2R5DPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of Use DemandTOUPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
BusinessTime Of UseTOD_B_3RATEPeak = 7am-11pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times
Horizon Power (WA) Electricity Time Of Use Periods (Regional Western Australia)

There are no Time Of Use tariffs for Residential or Small Business plans on standard tariffs in this network.

Western Power (WA) Electricity Time Of Use Periods (South West of WA)
CustomerTariff TypeTariff CodeTime Of Use Periods
ResidentialTime Of UseSH1Peak = 3pm-9pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 9pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times
ResidentialTime Of UseEV1Peak = 4am-11pm, Off-Peak = 11pm-4am
BusinessTime Of UseR1Peak = 8am-10pm weekdays, Off-Peak = all other times

 

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