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Compare Electricity and Gas Melbourne

Save time and effort by comparing a range of electricity and gas plans available in Melbourne with Compare & Connect*

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*Compare & Connect does not compare all electricity and gas providers or plans Melbourne (or any market) . The availability of plans are subject to change from time to time. Not all plans that are made available from Compare & Connect providers are compared by Compare & Connect due to eligibility, commercial arrangements, availability or area . Not all electricity and gas plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers as some electricity and gas special offers and plans are available only through Compare & Connect’s website or contact centre. The electricity and gas plans available are only for properties that are located in eligible areas, postcodes and states. For additional information on the special offers that are available Melbourne (or any market) through Compare & Connect's contact centre, please contact Compare & Connect's customer service team.

Compare & Connect electricity and gas

1 Confirm Enter your home address so that we can match you up with the available pricing and plans in Melbourne .
2 Compare Compare plans from a large range of electricity and gas providers to find one that suits you .
3 Connect If you find a plan that you're happy with, continue on and complete a few more questions to easily connect or electricity and gas providers.

Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in melbourne

Each energy provider in melbourne is only able to sell energy in some regions, therefore , the number of electricity and gas providers that our electricity and gas comparison service compares for you depends on the location of your premises.

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  • Join thousands of households and start saving
    We have already helped many families in melbourne save money on their electricity and gas, now it's your turn.
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    Our electricity and gas industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers plans .
  • Electricity and gas prices continue increasing
    Now is the time to compare electricity and gas providers and start enjoying cheaper energy
  • We can save you time on research
    10 minutes of your time could save you hundreds of dollars each year. .

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Compare Electricity and Gas Plans with Us

Compare & Connect has teamed up with some of Australia’s leading electricity and gas providers making it possible for you to compare electricity and gas deals that are available in melbourne in one convenient place. We pride ourselves on being one of Australia's top platforms for for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Free Service:
    You can use our quality comparison and connection service for free! No costs and no catch. We don't mark up the prices on any of the plans that we offer. Instead, we get a commission from our electricity and gas partners, at no extra cost to you.
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the Melbourne energy market back to front. So, you can be confident that you've come to the right place to find the Energy plans and prices suited for your household’s needs.
  • Australian Owned:
    Our business began in Australia and we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help all top of consumers in Melbourne save on their electricity and gas bills.
  • Impartial
    Although we have corporate relationships with almost all of Australia's top electricity and gas providers, we're impartial when presenting you with information, and don't have any allegiances to any single provider.
  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    Compare & Connect are proud to be members of the Energy Comparator Code of Conduct (ECCC). We decided to voluntary join this code of conduct because we are dedicated to presenting information to you with accuracy and fairness.

Changing is So Easy

Are you worried that changing electricity and gas providers will be a hassle. It definitely won't be! It's super simple. We do it all for you! We'll communicate with your current electricity and gas provider and let them know you are leaving, plus we also sign you up with the new provider, so your transition will be as smooth and seamless as possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

List of our active electricity and gas providers in Melbourne

Our vision is to bring the full range of energy providers under one roof, so our customers have many options to choose from . To date we've successfully established relationships with these providers in Melbourne : Please note available by using our call centre comparison service.

providers Name Available via Website Available via Call Centre
1st Energy Yes Yes
ActewAGL Yes Yes
AGL Yes Yes
Alinta Energy Yes Yes
Blu NRG No Yes
Dodo Power and Gas Yes Yes
EnergyAustralia Yes Yes
Lumo Energy Yes Yes
Momentum Energy Yes Yes
Nectr No Yes
Origin Yes Yes
OVO Energy Yes Yes
Powershop No Yes
Red Energy Yes Yes
Simply Energy Yes Yes
Tango Energy Yes Yes

We're constantly striving to add more providers to this prestigious list. We are very proud of our partnerships.

*Compare & Connect does not compare all plans in the market.

FAQ about switching electricity and gas providers

Here are some questions and answers about what happens once you've finished the comparison process and have chosen to switch electricity and gas providers.

If you change your mind that's okay because your new electricity and gas provider allows you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, that means you have ten days to change your mind and remain with your old energy provider.
No. You won't need to do anything like that. The delivery of actual energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is all done by an energy distributer (not by your retailer). That distributor will continue to supply electricity and gas to your premises even when you switch over to a different energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your electricity and gas bills, however, they buy the energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity and gas directly from the distributor, you need to buy it from one of the retailers that resells their energy. You can be sure that there won't be any interruption to your electricity and gas supply when you switch retailers, because you'll continue to use the same connection to the same distributor.
The 'paperwork' is all processed quite quickly, often in less than 24 hours. However, the switchover will not happen until your old provider has issued you their final bill, and they will only be able to do that after they've taken a final meter reading. Therefore, it depends on how long until your next meter reading. It could take up to three months.
Compare and Connect will sign you up with your new energy provider, and we also tell your current provider of your move away from them. The switch to the new provider will not happen straight away, though, because the old provider will have to do a meter reading one final time. then issue you their final bill. Your new provider will begin charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor who supplies the energy to your premises continues to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is totally free to you. We will, however, be paid a commission by your new electricity and gas provider.

Electricity Market Competition in Melbourne

Ever since the late 1990s Australia's electricity market in has been undergoing a deregulation process. The first stage of deregulation was to establish an intra-state electricity network which allowed electricity that was produced in one state to be sold in a different state.

Another stage, which happened earlier in some states, was the breaking up of the state owned electricity monopolies into several competing entities, then privatising them. In order to stimulate a greater degree of competition the energy market was split into two types of entities

Distributors look after the physical delivery of electricity to the customers' premises . They own and manage the poles and powerlines, but do not deal directly with customers.

Retailers do all the interacting with the customer. They sell the electricity and are responsible for billing. The states have between one and three distributors but up to thirty retailers.

The market in Melbourne was completely deregulated in July 2008 . This meant that consumers could now switch to another provider who had cheaper electricity prices.

Electricity in Victoria is supplied by the following distributors

  • Powercor Australia
    Powercor distributes electricity in western Victoria and the western suburbs of Melbourne.
  • Citipower
    Citipower supplies electricity throughout Melbourne City and it's inner suburbs.
  • United Energy Distribution
    United Energy supplies electricity in the Mornington Peninsula and the southern suburbs of Melbourne.
  • Jemena
    Jemena provides electricity in the south-western and northern suburbs of Melbourne.
  • Ausnet Services
    AusNet Services provides electricity to the outer northern & eastern suburbs of Melbourne and to eastern Victoria.

Tips to lower your electricity consumption to save on your bills

Here are a few easy to implement ways to reduce your expenditure on electricity

  • Avoid use of your clothes dryer. Dry your clothes outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Turn appliances off at the power socket when they're not in use.
  • Rather than turn on the heater, dress for the weather (jumper, beanie, booties, warm socks).
  • Minimise draughts. Prevent hot or cold air blowing in or leaving through gaps under doors or around your windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Close doors to areas of your home that you don't use, so that you only have to cool or heat a smaller area.
  • Minimise the use of air conditioning by opening windows in the evening let the cool air in, and shutting them each morning to keep the hot air out.
  • Prevent the hot sun over-heating rooms by closing the curtains and blinds in the rooms where the sun shines in.
  • Reduce the use of lights. Use natural light more often.