Pricing and tariffs

Information on Power and Water Corporation's pricing is available below.

The price of electricity, water and sewerage services in the Northern Territory is determined by the Northern Territory Government.

Water, sewerage and power tariffs
Current tariff valid from 1 July 2018
Previous 2017-2018 water, sewerage and power tariffsPrevious tariffs valid until 30 June 2018

Previous 2016-2017 water, sewerage and power tariffs

Tariff valid until
30 June 2017
2018-19 Electricity Network Tariffs and ChargesEffective 1 July 2018
2018-19 Alternative Control ChargesEffective 1 July 2018
2017-18 Electricity Network Tariffs and Charges
Previous tariff valid until
30 June 2018
2017-18 Alternative Control Charges
Previous tariff valid until
30 June 2018
Water Supply and Sewerage Services Act - Issue of 2018-19 pricing orderEffective from 1 July 2018
Electricity Reform Act - Issue of 2018-2019 Electricity Pricing OrderEffective from 1 July 2018

Water tariffs

Water tariffs are a total of:

A charge for each kilolitre (1000 litres) usedRateAmount per kilolitre
 Domestic$1.9535
 Commercial$1.9535
 Government$2.0721
 Standpipes^$2.8880
 Portable^$2.4866
Plus a fixed daily charge based on the size of the meter or connectionConnectionAmount
 Up to 25 mm$0.8158
 26 – 40 mm$2.0885
 41 – 50 mm$3.2563
 51 – 100 mm$13.1560
 101 – 150 mm$29.3656
 151 – 200 mm$52.2191
 Above 200 mmProportional to meter size (poa)

^ No fixed daily charge applies to standpipes and portable meters.

Sewerage tariffs

Domestic

A fixed annual charge of $822.81 applies to residential properties and vacant blocks able to be connected to the sewerage service. It applies whether the service is connected or not and regardless of the number of sanitary fittings in each residence.

Non-domestic

For properties with none, one or two sanitary fittings, a fixed annual charge of $822.81 applies. For properties with three or more, the fixed annual charge of $822.81 applies, plus an additional amount for each fitting:

Sanitary fittingsAdditional amount (each)
3 - 24$560.16
25 - 49$525.45
50 - 99$487.84
100 - 149$453.28
More than 149$438.94

Water and sewerage service charges

ChargeAmount
Establishment of new water account$111.00*
Transfer of existing water account$56.00
Special meter readings requested by the customer$50.00
Removal of water restrictor$95.00

All charges are business hour charges. The above services are not available after hours.
* Includes establishment fee.

Electricity tariffs

Power tariffs are GST inclusive.

Domestic

TariffAmount
Standard tariff25.95cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 51.16 cents per day.
Prepayment tariff28.53cents per kilowatt hour (includes a fixed daily charge).
Time of Use tariff30.61 cents per kilowatt hour from 6am to 6pm weekdays including public holidays (Peak);
23.34 cents per kilowatt hour from 6pm to 6am weekdays and all weekends (Off-Peak);
plus fixed daily charge of 51.16 cents per day. For more information see the Domestic Time of Use Tariff guidelines.

Commercial

TariffAmount
Standard tariff30.20 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 79.88 cents per day.
Time of use tariff
(no minimum)
38.64 cents per kilowatt hour from 6am to 6pm and 21.75 cents per kilowatt hour from 6pm to 6am plus fixed charge of 79.88 cents per day.

Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) tariff

Tariff applicable to charitable organisations registered as a PBI with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

PBI tariffAmount
Electricity rate26.74cents per kilowatt hour
Fixed daily charge62.42 cents per day

Application of tariff rates

The domestic tariff is applicable for premises intended to be used for residential purposes, excluding serviced apartments, but including:

  • Electricity used on vacant land zoned for residential purposes.
  • Living premises of retirement villages (must be separately metered).

The commercial tariff is applicable for premises intended to be used for non-residential purposes, including:

  • Electricity used on vacant land zoned for commercial purposes.
  • Temporary supply (ie for building purposes).
  • Motels, hotels, serviced apartments and any form of temporary accommodation.
  • Shops, offices, warehouses and industrial/manufacturing plants.
  • Mining enterprises.
  • Farms.

Power service charges

Where Power and Water is your retailer, our retail charges include:

ChargeAmount

Establishment fee:

New connection or transfer of an existing account



$56.00 (BH)

Reconnection after failure to pay (No CT Meter)

$127.00 (BH)
$867.00 (AH)*

Reconnection after failure to pay (CT Meter)

$375.00 (BH)
$1115.00 (AH)*

Special meter readings requested by the customer

$69.00
(BH only)

New prepayment meter connection

$484.00 (BH)*

Reprint statement (per statement)

$8.50

Billing data provision

$32.00

Business hour (BH) connections are from Monday to Friday, 6.00am to 3.00pm.
* Includes retail establishment and administration fee.

Residential consumption calculator

The residential consumption calculator can be used to work out your electricity or water consumption costs over any period of time eg a weekend, a month or a quarter.

Tariff adjustment calculator - Residential