Payment Help - Kogan Energy

Payment Help

  • Payment Help
  • Hardship
  • How Can I Lower My Bill?
  • How We Can Help You
  • Credit and Collection Information

Our Approach

We understand that times can be tough which can make it hard to keep up with your bills. If you are facing financial difficulties we are here to help so please give us a call as soon as possible. Our team will:

  • always treat you with empathy and respect;
  • try to provide you with more time to pay and/or payment plans – we will try our best to cater to your needs;
  • provide you with assistance on how to lower your energy bills; and
  • provide other forms of assistance to help you stay on top of your accounts.

It is important that you reach out so we can help

Phone: 1300 005 123

Email: info@koganenergy.com.au

If you are not in a position to speak with Kogan Energy directly you can call and have a representative (e.g. financial counsellor or a friend) speak on your behalf, provided you give them authorisation to do so.

There are plenty of not-for-profit organisations who specialise in financial counselling and welfare assistance.

You may be eligible for a rebate/concession on your Kogan Energy account. For more information on concessions, rebates or grants please check how to apply here.

Find resources about how we respond to hardship here.

Check out helpful suggestions and tips to lower your bill here.

Payment Arrangements

We’re here to help! As soon as you are facing payment difficulties, let us know by giving us a call on 1300 005 123.

If you have not yet missed a payment (your bill is not overdue), there are a number of options available which are designed to help you avoid falling behind. These options include:

  • allowing you to pay equal regular amounts towards your account so you know exactly how much you need to pay, and when you need to pay it - rather than waiting for a bill; or
  • extending the due date of your bill for one billing cycle once every twelve months.

If you have an outstanding balance that you will not be able to pay in full it is important that you contact Kogan Energy as soon as possible so we can work together on setting up a payment arrangement. In setting up the payment arrangement we will take into account:

  • the amount that you can afford to pay;
  • any individual circumstances you are willing to share with us that are contributing to your payment difficulties;
  • the current outstanding balance of your account, plus your current Kogan Energy bill;
  • your forecast energy usage and costs; and
  • the amount to pay to avoid falling further into debt.

If you have missed paying a bill on time, we will offer you a tailored arrangement which is designed to assist you to manage ongoing energy costs, while repaying overdue amounts. This arrangement may include:

  • advice and practical assistance to help you lower your energy costs, including by:
    • putting you on suitable tariffs based on your usage patterns and payment history; and
    • helping you reduce your energy usage; and
    • giving you regular information on how you are progressing in lowering your energy costs;
  • giving you advice on government and non-government assistance you might be able to access;
  • options on a payment arrangement which will provide you with up to two years to pay off the arrears on your account; or
  • if you are not in a position to pay your ongoing energy costs, placing repayments of arrears on hold for six months while you pay as much as you can towards your ongoing bills (any amount unpaid after that 6 months will be added to your arrears). During this period we will work with you to help you to try to reduce your energy use. At the end of the six (6) month period we will review your payment plan.

If you are struggling to keep up with your payment arrangement, it is important that you give us a call as soon as possible so that we can review your arrangement.

Unfortunately, if you do not contact us to change your payment arrangement and/or do not adhere to the agreed payment arrangement, your energy may be disconnected.

Payment extension

Payment extensions are helpful for those customers who may be experiencing short-term financial difficulty and need an extension.

If you have not paid your bill in full by the due date, we will send you a notification via your registered email address advising you that we are going to make a debit from your default payment method. If you would like to delay this debit by up to five business days you can do so by logging into your Kogan Energy online account and selecting 'move the payment date'. Alternatively, feel free to give us a call on 1800 515 313 and we can arrange the extension.

If you need to extend beyond five business days, then you will need to give us a call on 1300 005 123.
A payment extension may not always suit you and/or Kogan Energy, so once we better understand your situation we may determine an option that better suits both our needs.

There are some instances where Kogan Energy must take collection action to recover the costs of electricity in order to keep prices as low as possible for all customers. Kogan Energy will only take this action following consistent failure by a customer to make payments towards amounts owed to Kogan Energy.

Credit Check

Kogan Energy may credit check customers. When assessing creditworthiness, Kogan Energy rely on information from a number of sources which includes information disclosed to us by credit reporting bodies.

If you have any questions in relation to your credit report you can contact Illion Australia Pty Ltd on the details below:

Disconnection for non-payment

If you have outstanding bills on your Kogan Energy account we will try our best to contact you to provide you with advice on how to lower your bills and to provide assistance in making payments on your account. If we have not been able to contact you and you have not contacted us, your electricity may end up being disconnected. Disconnection is always a measure of last resort to stop the amounts owing on an account increasing. It is crucial that if we notify you regarding an overdue account, you contact Kogan Energy immediately so we can assist you with your account.

To avoid disconnection, please talk to us so we can help you.

If you have been disconnected by Kogan Energy, you will need to contact us in order to organise reconnection of your electricity. You may be required to pay additional fees in order to be reconnected.

Default Listing

If you have not paid your Kogan Energy account, not responded to any of our attempts to contact you, and have left Kogan Energy – we may default list you with a credit reporting body, in accordance with applicable laws. Having a default listing against your name is essentially a flag to other businesses that you have not settled a debt.

A default listing may impact your ability to obtain credit in the future.

Like disconnection, this is something we do not like doing.

 

View how our Credit Reporting Policy here.