Globird Energy

Globird Energy is one of the smaller energy providers in Australia. Read more about them and find out how they compare with other retailers here through Savvy’s energy review.  

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, updated on August 14th, 2023       

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Globird Energy is a privately-owned Australian company formed in 2014 by founder John McCluskey. They are based in Mitcham, Victoria, with a call centre in Melbourne. They advertise themselves as ‘Australia’s cheap electricity and gas provider.’  

They offer a range of gas and electricity plans in four states in Australia, with discounts available if you arrange direct debit payments and pay on time. They pride themselves on exceptional customer service and affordable energy plans.  

Disclaimer: Please note that Savvy does not represent Globird Energy for their retail energy products. All listed information is correct as of August 2023 but subject to change.

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In which states or territories does Globird Energy operate in?

Currently, Globird Energy offers electricity and gas plans in: 

  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • South Australia

What is the size of Globird Energy in comparison to other energy retailers?

According to the Australian Energy Regulator’s latest report (Q2 2022/2023), Globird now has over 15,100 retail electricity customers, with 0.2% of retail electricity market share. They have over 14,200 retail gas customers, with 0.6% market share.  

What are the pros and cons of using Globird Energy as your energy provider?

  • Offer 100% carbon offset electricity plan 
  • Discounts available for prompt payment and direct debit
  • Monthly billing available 
  • No credit card or early exit fees 
  • No fixed rates, so the cost of your energy plan may fluctuate 
  • No plans offered in WA, NT, TAS or ACT
  • No mobile app to track energy use
  • Paper bill fee of $2.50 per bill 


How is Globird Energy rated as a green energy provider?

According to Greenpeace’s Green Electricity Guide, Globird has a score of 3.54/10 overall. This is because they purchase energy from the national grid, and do not invest in renewable energy generation.* 

Their scores for these specific criteria are: 

  • Providing clean, renewable energy: 30%
  • Ending coal use by 2030: 0%
  • Halting fossil fuel expansion: 100%
  • Support for new renewable energy: 6%
  • Pollution & environmental harm: 50%
  • Transparency in marketing: 30%

*Information from Greenpeace’s Green Electricity Guide is current as of August 2023, but subject to change 

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Common questions asked about Globird Energy

Does GloBird Energy offer a 100% carbon offset plan?

Yes, GloBird Energy offers a 100% carbon offset plan through their GloGreen energy plan. With this plan, they purchase carbon credits equivalent to 100% of the carbon emissions associated with your electricity usage. By supporting certified carbon reduction projects, GloBird offsets the emissions you can't avoid, contributing to a more sustainable energy future. This allows customers to make a positive impact on the environment and reduce their carbon footprint. 

Is Globird Energy a GreenPower accredited supplier?

No, as at August 2023, Globird Energy is not an accredited GreenPower supplier.  

What is Globird Energy’s ‘Free Lunch’ offer?

GloBird Energy's ‘Free Lunch' offer allows residential customers with eligible smart meters to enjoy a $0 electricity usage rate between noon and 2 pm daily. This incentive aims to reward customers for using power during times when renewable energy significantly contributes to the grid. This plan may not be available in all states of Australia.   

What energy discounts do Globird Energy offer for bundling gas and electricity?

GloBird Energy offers a 3% -5% discount on both usage and supply charges for customers who bundle gas and electricity and pay on time with direct debit. The exact discount you can receive depends on which state you live in, and which plan you select. Without direct debit, the discount is 2% – 4%.  

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