Best EV charging apps in Australia vary by state.
I use 7 apps regularly, they are PulgShare, Tesla, Chargefox, Evie, Jolt, AmpCharge and Exploren.
Below I’ve listed all EV charging networks in Australia I know of with links to the Apple App Store and android Google Play Store below.
The App to Locate All Chargers
Plugshare has an app on Apple or Android with locations of all kinds of EV charging network chargers and their details https://www.plugshare.com/ PlugShare is owned by EVGo Inc, one of the USA’s largest EV charging companies https://investors.evgo.com/overview/default.aspx
EV Charging Networks
- AGL have an app ( Apple or Android) to show and access the AGL electric vehicle charging network https://next.agl.com.au/ev-subscription
- AmpCharge EV charging app, (Apple or Android ) for charging at the Ampol Ampcharge EV network DC chargers https://ampcharge.ampol.com.au
- BP Pulse app (Apple or Android) for charging at BP EV chargers https://www.bp.com/en_au/australia/home/products-services/bppulse/
- CDC Engie rapid charging network Apple or Android most chargers on their app are in SE Qld at present, with one in NSW. https://engie.com.au/home/solutions/for-territories/future-fuels
- Charge Assist app https://www.chargeassist.app (Apple or Android)is provided by Greenflux a global EV charging provider now showing locations in Australia https://www.greenflux.com/ev-charging-software/charge-assist-app/
- Chargebay Pty Ltd app (Apple or Android) for their EV chargers https://chargebay.com.au
- Chargefox app (Apple or Android) for location and access to Chargefox EV charging network https://www.chargefox.com/ Chargefox also provide an RFID card
- Chargehound is a new service announced by Parkhound to list and charge out to others your home EV charger and parking space. Currently they have an Apple app that allows you to filter their parking space search for EV charging and book and pay for parking spaces https://www.parkhound.com.au/ev-charging/chargehound
- ChargeNGo Australia app (Apple or Android) for their EV charger network https://chargengo.co
- ChargePoint app (Apple or Android) for location of ChargePoint ev charging network. Due to ChargePoint’s withdrawal from Australia in 2021, ChargePoint chargers here no longer work through the app, you may need their RFID card or another RFID card to release the plug https://www.chargepoint.com/drivers/activate
- Elanga app (Apple or Android) for Elanga EV charging network https://elanga.com.au and Elanga also provide an RFID card .
- EO app for EV charging using the EO charger network https://www.eocharging.com/home-charging on Apple or Android
- Everty app, Apple or Android, an app showing public and private electric vehicle chargers for use. https://everty.com.au Everty also provide an RFID card. Everty have the ability to book a charger in their app.
- Evie app (Apple or Android) for location and access to Evie electric vehicle charging network https://goevie.com.au/ Evie also provide an RFID card
- EVUp have a large network in Australia and have an app (Apple or Android) for their electric vehicle Chargers https://www.evup.com.au
- EVX Australia app for EVX EV chargers in Apple or Android EVX also allow you to register your own RFID card in their app by visiting a charger and linking it. https://evx.tech/
- Exploren app (Apple or Android) for location and access to Exploren electric vehicle charging network https://exploren.com.au/ You can also register any RFID card with Exploren by visiting a charger with the app and a RFID card. Exploren allow you to reserve a charger using their app.
- Get Electric app (Apple or Android) for location and access to Get Electric electric vehicle charging network https://www.getelectric.com.au
- Jolt app, (Apple or Android) for location and access to Jolt EV charging network https://jolt.com.au/ Jolt allow you to reserve a charger using their app.
- Linga Networks is a provider of AC and DC electric vehicle charging in regional areas of Australia and their website says they plan to have an app shortly https://linga.network/aussie-startup-launches-electric-car-charging-stations/
- Monta is an overseas network that is now advertising with EVCharga https://www.evcharga.com/chargepoint inviting charger owners to register their chargers on the Monta App. (None showing in Australia as of 1-1-2023) Monta https://monta.com provide an app (Apple or Android) and also provide an RFID card
- NRMA app . Click on the fuel bowser symbol in the app (Apple or Android) and filter for location of NRMA EV charging network https://www.mynrma.com.au/cars-and-driving/electric-vehicles/charging-network
- Origin 360 EV Charge app (Apple or Android) from Origin Energy for public EV chargers linked to Origin’s network https://www.originzero.com.au/energy-solutions/360-ev-e-mobility/charging/
- Smart Charge app for location and access to Smart Charge EV charging network, Apple or Android. Smart Charge https://smart-charge.com.au/ also provide an RFID card
- Tesla EV charging network app for Apple and Android https://www.tesla.com/en_au/findus?
- Virta app Apple or Android, for access to the Virta EV charging network. A UK and European company which has now entered Australia with links to some chargers in Qld. They charge a monthly fee whether you use them or not, so I won’t be registering with them unless they are a last resort https://www.virta.global/ev-drivers
- Tesla Owners Club of Australia Use the Member Jungle app which has some tips about EV charging and other info https://www.teslaowners.org.au/
- ABRP A Better Routeplanner app, in Apple or Android. I don’t use this, but it may help those people who like to plan their long trips
- Nextcharge, this app appears to be an aggregator app looking to list multiple EV charging providers, but they don’t seem to be fully populated and launched yet https://nextcharge.app/?lang=en
- Open Charge Map app, this app appears to be an open source aggregator app looking to list multiple EV charging providers, but they don’t seem to be fully populated and launched yet https://openchargemap.org/site
Some of these companies offer RFID cards which are great, as you can keep them in your car and use them to activate the charger without your phone.
Type 2 Cable
For many of the AC chargers, you will need to take your own Type 2 22kW cable, available from Tesla or most ev charging suppliers.
Reserve or Book an EV Charger
Some EV charging networks allow you to reserve a charger using their app. Currently I notice Exploren and Jolt offering a “Reserve” feature in their apps and Everty offer a “Book” feature in their app