Pre-payment power metering

Domestic customers can choose to have a pre-payment electricity meter installed.

Power is credited to the meter by a single-use token, available for purchase across the Territory. The token is a magnetic strip card that comes in denominations of $5, $10, $20, and $50. The card is fed into a slot on the front of the meter and the value of the card is credited to the meter. The meter can hold credit of up to $999.

How much does it cost?

For the current prepayment meter tariff and cost of installation view the tariff brochure.

Who can use this meter?

Meters are available for people with a single phase electricity service. You must have access to the meter box to insert the token into the meter. Written permission is required from your landlord if you are renting.

Types of pre-payment meters

There are two types of pre-payment meters and tokens, as illustrated on our electricity pre-payment meters fact sheet.

Where can I buy tokens?

View our full list of token stockists.