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Compare Electricity and Gas Victoria

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* Compare & Connect does not compare all electricity and gas providers or plans 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 availability, eligibility, area or commercial arrangements . 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 because some electricity and gas special offers and plans are only available from 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 about special offers available in the market via Compare & Connect's contact centre, please get in contact with 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 can only operate in some regions, and therefore, the number of electricity and gas providers that our electricity and gas comparison service compares for you varies depending on the location of your premises .

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 deals that are available in Victoria in one convenient place. We pride ourselves on being one of Australia's leading platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • 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 .
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and we continue to be based here, providing expert advice 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). Our decision to voluntarily join this code of conduct demonstrates our dedication to fairness and accuracy when presenting information to you.
  • Free Service:
    Our quality comparison and connection service is free to use! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any of the plans that you will be offered. Instead, we will 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).
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the Victorian energy market back to front. Therefore, you can have confidence that you've come to the right place to find the energy plans and prices suited for your household’s needs.

Phone Comparison Available

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

Effortlessly Change Providers

Perhaps you are concerned that changing electricity and gas providers is going to be a hassle. But it definitely won't be! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We'll notify your current electricity and gas provider to tell them you are leaving, and we sign you up with the new provider, so that 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 one roof, to give our customers many options to choose from . We currently have established relationships with following providers in Victoria : Please note that some of our energy providers are available via our website interface and some are available through 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
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 working towards adding 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 Australian electricity market has been undergoing a process of deregulation since the late 1990s. The first stage was the establishing of a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold to customers in different states.

Another stage, which occurred sooner in some states, was the dividing up of the state owned monopolies into competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to produce a greater amount of competition the energy market was divided into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors manage the delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and manage the powerlines and poles, and don't engage directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The retailers have all the interactions with the customer. They sell the electricity and manage the billing. Every state has between one and three distributors, and up to 30 retailers.

On 1 July 2008 , the Victoria market was fully deregulated. This meant that, for the first time, consumers could change to a provider that had cheaper electricity prices.

Electricity in Victoria is provided by five distributors

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

Tips to reduce electricity usage to save on your bills

Here are some easily implemented ways for reducing how much you spend on electricity

  • Minimise draughts. Prevent cold air or hot air entering or escaping via gaps under doors and around your windows through the use of gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • Dress for the weather, rather than turn on the heater, (jumper, booties, warm socks, beanie).
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Don't use your clothes dryer as frequently. Instead, dry the clothes outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Turn your appliances off at the power point when they're not in use.
  • Stop the sun over-heating your house by closing curtains and blinds in the rooms that are exposed to the heat of direct sunlight.
  • Close the doors to areas of the house that aren't in use, so you just heat or cool a smaller area.
  • Minimise lighting through the use of as much natural light as possible.
  • Minimise air conditioning usage by opening windows at night to allow the cooler air in, then shutting them each morning thus keeping hot air out.

FAQ about switching electricity and gas providers

This section contains frequently asked questions and answers about what happens after you've completed the comparison process and you have made the decision that you'd like to switch electricity and gas providers.

It's okay if you change your mind because your new electricity and gas provider provides you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, which means you have ten days during which you can cancel the process and stay with your current energy provider.
No. You won't need to do any of that. The delivery of actual energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). The distributor continues to supply the electricity and gas to your premises if you change over to a different energy retailer. The retailer issues your electricity and gas bills, but they buy the energy from the distributor, then resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity and gas directly from your distributor, you have to go through an energy retailer. You can be confident that your electricity and gas supply will not be interrupted when you switch retailers, because you will continue to have the same connection to your distributor.
All the 'paperwork' is processed quite quickly, usually in less than 24 hours. However, the final switchover won't take place until after your present provider has sent you your final bill, and they can't do that until a final meter reading has been taken. So, it depends on how soon your next meter reading happens. It could take as long as three months.
We'll sign you up with your new energy provider, and we'll also inform the current provider that you're moving to another provider. The change to your new provider will not happen immediately, though, because the current provider has to do a meter reading again, one final time. and then send you a final bill. The new provider begins charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor that supplies the energy to your house continues to be the same as it was before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. Instead, we will be paid a commission by your 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).