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Compare Electricity and Gas Plans Victoria

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Our service is free and will compare electricity and gas plans from providers in your region so you can start enjoying lower energy bills*.

* Compare & Connect does not compare all electricity and gas providers or plans which are available in the 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 area, commercial arrangements, availability or eligibility . We have commercial relationships with all of the suppliers whose products we compare, and the platform is owned by Origin Energy Limited. However, when we provide you with results, they are ranked only based on the price (low to high).
* Not all electricity and gas plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers due to the fact that some electricity and gas special offers and plans are only available via Compare & Connect’s contact centre or website . The electricity and gas plans available are only for properties that are located in eligible areas, postcodes and states. For more information on special offers which are available in the market through Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly contact our customer service team. More information about how our service works, our market coverage and our commercial relationships is available at this link.

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Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in Victoria

Each energy provider in Victoria only operates in some regions, therefore , the number of electricity and gas providers that our electricity and gas comparison service compares for you varies depending on where you live .

Compare Electricity and Gas Plans with Us

Compare & Connect partners with some of Australia’s leading electricity and gas providers so you're able to compare electricity and gas plans that are available in Victoria in one convenient place. We pride ourselves on being one of Australia's top platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the energy Victorian 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 Based:
    Our business began in Australia and continues to be based here, providing expert knowledge to help consumers in Victoria save on their electricity and gas bills.
  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    At Compare & Connect we 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.
  • Free Service:
    You can use our quality comparison and connection service for free! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any of the plans that we offer to you. Instead, we earn a commission from our electricity and gas partners, at no extra cost to you. While our service is provided to you without charge, you may be subject to charges in relation to your current service, including exit fees. You should check this with your current supplier(s).
  • Impartial
    Even though we have corporate relationships with many of Australia's top electricity and gas providers and are owned by Origin Energy Limited, we are impartial when presenting you with information .

Phone Comparison Available

To compare electricity and gas suppliers process, you can click the button below, or you can speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, by calling 1300685001

Effortlessly Change Providers

You may be worried that changing electricity and gas providers is going to be a hassle. It definitely won't be! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We will notify your current electricity and gas provider to tell them that you are leaving, and we sign you up with the new provider, so your transition will be as easy and seamless as can be.

It’s so easy! you can do it.

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List of our active electricity and gas providers in Victoria

Our vision is to bring all energy providers under the one roof, to give our customers a wide range of options to choose from . At this moment we have successfully established relationships with these providers in Victoria : Please note available by phoning us.

providers Name Available via Website Available via Call Centre
1st Energy Yes Yes
ActewAGL Yes Yes
AGL Yes Yes
Alinta Energy Yes Yes
Blue NRG Yes Yes
Dodo Power and Gas Yes Yes
Energy Locals Yes Yes
EnergyAustralia Yes Yes
Lumo Energy Yes Yes
Momentum Energy Yes Yes
Origin Yes Yes
OVO Energy Yes Yes
PacificBlue Yes Yes
Powershop Yes Yes
Red Energy Yes Yes
Tango Energy Yes Yes

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

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

Electricity Market Competition in Victoria

The electricity market in Australia has been undergoing a gradual deregulation process since the late 1990s. The first stage of deregulation was the establishing of a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold in a different state.

The next stage, which happened sooner in some states, was the splitting up of the state owned electricity monopolies into competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to create greater competition the energy market was separated into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors have the responsibility for the actual delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and manage the poles and powerlines, and don't engage directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The electricity retailers have all the interactions with the customer. They sell the electricity and issue bills. The states have between one and three distributors, and up to 30 retailers.

The electricity market in Victoria was completely deregulated on 1 July 2008 . This meant that consumers could, for the first time, change to another provider who offered the cheapest electricity prices.

Electricity in Victoria is supplied by the following distributors

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

Tips for how to use less electricity to save on your bills

Here is a list of easily implemented ways for reducing household expenditure on electricity

  • Turn all your appliances off at the power point when you're not using them.
  • Wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather, rather than turn on the heater, (booties, warm socks, jumper, beanie).
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Don't use the clothes dryer as frequently. Hang the clothes to dry outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Eliminate draughts. Stop hot or cold air getting in or out through the gaps under doors and around your windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Use less air conditioning by opening windows at night to let the cool air in, and then shutting them each morning thus keeping hot air out.
  • Stop the hot sun over-heating your home by closing the curtains and blinds in the rooms that the hot sun shines directly into.
  • Close doors to areas of your home that aren't in use, so that you just cool or heat a smaller space.
  • Reduce the use of lights through the use of as much natural light as possible. Turn the lights off if there's no none in the room.

FAQ about switching electricity and gas providers

This section contains questions and answers about what happens once you've finished the comparison process and have made the decision that want to switch electricity and gas providers.

It's okay to change your mind because your new electricity and gas provider will allow you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, that means you have ten days to cancel the process and stay with your old energy provider.
No, Absolutely not! The delivery of actual energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). The distributor will continue to supply electricity and gas to your house after you change over to a different energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your electricity and gas bills, but they purchase energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity and gas directly from a distributor, you need to buy it from one of the retailers that resells their energy. You can be certain that your electricity and gas supply won't be interrupted when you switch retailers, because the connection to the distributor will continue to be the same as before.
The 'paperwork' is processed quite quickly, often in less than 24 hours. But the final switchover won't go ahead until after your current provider has sent your final bill, and they can't do that until a final meter reading has been taken. Therefore, it depends on how long until your next meter reading. It could take as long as three months.
We will sign you up with your new energy provider, and we will also notify the current provider that you are changing to another retailer. The actual switch in providers will not happen straight away, though, because the current provider needs to read your meter one final time. then issue you their final bill. The new provider only begins charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor who supplies the energy to your house will continue to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. However, we will be paid a commission by the new electricity and gas provider.While our service is provided to you without charge, you may be subject to charges in relation to your current service, including exit fees. You should check this with your current supplier(s).