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CENTRAL QUEENSLAND could use some competition when it comes to electricity providers, according to a new survey.

The One Big Switch survey found that Queenslanders who can't switch electricity providers pay on average 10% more than those who can.

Four Central Queensland towns made the list of the top 20 average annual bills reported, which was based on a survey of households.

An average electricity bill for Clermont is just over $3900, while Moura is at $3540, Emerald is a bit cheaper at $2940, and Moranbah made the list at $2909.

Meanwhile, Rockhampton isn't doing too badly when it comes to electricity bills in comparison.

The average annual bill is sitting around $2350 and is ranked 43rd on the list of annual average bills in Queensland.

Director of campaigns for One Big Switch, Christopher Zinn said: "The figures speak for themselves; competition can deliver better prices for those who at least have the choice of an electricity retailer."

"It's only fair Queenslanders have access to the benefits of competition in electricity as soon as possible," Mr Zinn said.

Households have until June 28 to sign an online petition at BigQldSwitch.com to call for a choice over electricity providers.


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