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Moving house? Let Flick sort your power!

As if the prospect of finding a new home, packing your life into boxes and moving house isn’t stressful enough (where’d all that stuff come from?!), you’ve also got 1001 loose strings to tie up.

Like changing your mailing address.  Sorting out the internet.  Connecting the phone line.  And making sure you have power on the day you move in (unless, of course, you’re a fan of cold showers). Eek!

Want to make your move a smooth one? It’s as easy as 1-2-3 with Flick!

But we’ve been there, and we feel your pain. So, if you’re looking to switch to a power company that’ll make setting up power at your new home as quick and easy as possible, you’ve come to the right place. Flick yeah!

Please tell me I don’t need a whole lot of paperwork to sign up…

You don’t! All you need is your new address and your payment details.

Does it take long?

Nope. 3 minutes - literally. Just fill in the blanks and you’re done.

Can I do it online?

Absolutely. Follow the link here to join Flick online, or, if you’re partial to the sound of a friendly voice you can also call us on 0800 4 FLICK (435 425). 

If we need to confirm anything on your application, we’ll be in touch, normally within 1-2 business days. We may need to call you to confirm the ICP number (aka Installation Control Point number) of your new meter (usually located just inside your meter box), or to complete a direct debit form if you have a joint or business bank account. If you don’t hear from us, you’re all set! 

What about my current power company?

You’ll need to give your existing power company a call to let them know what date you want to end your account with them (normally your move-out date). And on that note, we think it’s wise to forewarn you that they’ll probably try to keep you as a customer (in fact we’d say it’s 99% guaranteed). They’ll throw the whole bakery of tempting treats at you in the hopes of enticing you to stay. Of course, choosing to stay or leave is entirely your decision, but it might pay to ask your old power company why they’ve only rolled out the red carpet for you now that you’re talking about leaving (how rude!).

Will the power be on at my new place when I move in?

First up, it’s a good idea to check if there’s power at your new place before your move-in date. If the power’s still connected, we’ll have it switched from the existing provider at the property to us within 2-10 business days.  And don’t worry, you won’t go without power at any stage - you won’t even notice the switch until you start saving with us.

If the power has been disconnected at your new place, let us know as soon as you can and we’ll do our best to get you reconnected before you move in, or within 1-2 business days if you’ve already moved. The sooner you join Flick, the sooner we can get it sorted.

What about my rebate?

If you’re worried about losing your rebate, don’t be. Unless you’re based in Tauranga and you’re with Trustpower, you’ll still get your rebate with us.

What if I’m already a Flick customer?

Then you’re already one #CleverFlicker! For you, it’s as easy as jumping over to our Movers page, and filling in the online form. We’ll do the rest.


It’s flickin’ easy to move house with Flick, so make it a smooth one and sign up with us today.


You’re joining a power company who actually gives a Flick! Read about why we sponsor One Percent Collective over on the blog.