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Compare Electricity Plans Victoria

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

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Find better electricity plans in Victoria

Our service is free and will compare electricity 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 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 commercial arrangements, availability, eligibility or area . 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 will be available to all customers as some electricity and gas plans and special offers are available only from Compare & Connect’s contact centre or website . The electricity and gas plans available are only for properties that are located in eligible states, postcodes and areas . For more information on special offers available in the market through Compare & Connect's contact centre, please get in contact with Compare & Connect's 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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2 Compare Compare plans from a large range of electricity providers to find the most suitable one.
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Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in Victoria

Each energy provider in Victoria is only able to sell energy in some regions, therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity 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 providers so you're able to compare electricity 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.

  • 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.
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the 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.
  • Impartial
    Even though we have corporate relationships with many of Australia's top electricity providers and are owned by Origin Energy Limited, we are impartial when presenting you with information .
  • 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. Instead, we get a commission from our electricity 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).
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and continues to be based here, providing expert knowledge to help consumers in Victoria save on electricity bills.

Phone Comparison Available

To compare electricity 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 might be concerned that changing electricity providers will be a hassle, but it won't be! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We will notify your current electricity provider to tell them you're leaving, and we sign you up with the new provider, so that your transition is as simple and seamless as possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Save Money by Comparing Plans

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    10 minutes of your time could save you hundreds of dollars per year. .
  • Electricity and gas prices have been rising
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List of our active electricity providers in Victoria

Our vision is to bring all energy providers in one place, to provide our customers a wide range of options to choose from . To date we've 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
Origin Yes Yes
OVO Energy Yes Yes
PacificBlue Yes Yes
Powershop Yes Yes
Red Energy Yes Yes
Tango Energy Yes Yes

We are constantly working towards adding more and more providers to this prestigious list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

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

Electricity Market Deregulation and Competition in Victoria

The electricity market in Australia's Eastern and Southern states has been undergoing a process of deregulation which began in the late 1990s. The first step involved establishing a national grid {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be delivered to customers in another state.

The next stage, which occurred sooner in some states than others, was the splitting up of state owned monopolies into multiple competing entities, then privatising them. In an attempt to promote a greater amount of competition the market was split into two levels

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors manage the actual delivery of electricity to customers' premises , and they own and maintain the powerlines and poles, but do not deal directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The electricity retailers sell the electricity to the customers and manage the billing. Each state has between 1 and 3 distributors but up to thirty retailers.

The Victoria market was fully deregulated on 1 July 2008 . This allowed customers to switch to the provider that offered the cheapest electricity prices.

Electricity in Victoria is supplied by the following distributors

  • Ausnet Services
    AusNet Services distributes electricity to the eastern outer & northern suburbs of Melbourne and eastern Victoria.
  • Citipower
    Citipower distributes electricity throughout Melbourne City and inner suburbs.
  • Powercor Australia
    Powercor distributes electricity in western Victoria and the western suburbs of Melbourne.
  • 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.

Save money with these electricity -saving tips

Here are some easy to implement tips to reduce your expenditure on electricity

  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Turn off your appliances at the power point when you're not using them.
  • Eliminate draughts. Prevent cold air or hot air getting in or getting out via gaps under doors or around windows by using door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Reduce use of the clothes dryer. Instead, dry the clothes outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Instead of turning on the heater, dress for the weather (warm socks, jumper, booties, beanie).
  • Use less lighting. Rely on natural light if possible.
  • Stop the sun from over-heating your home by closing blinds and curtains in rooms that are exposed to the heat of direct sunlight.
  • Close the doors to rooms that you don't use, so you just heat or cool a smaller space.
  • Use less air conditioning by opening windows at night to allow the house cool down, and closing them in the morning to keep the hot air out.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some questions and answers about what happens once you've finished the comparison process and decided that you'd like to switch electricity providers.

If you change your mind that's okay because your new electricity provider will give you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, which means you have ten days during which you can cancel the process and stay with your current energy provider.
Definitely not! The actual delivery of energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is all done by an energy distributer (not by your retailer). The distributor continues to supply the electricity to your house even if you switch to another energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they purchase energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity directly from the distributor, you need to buy it from one of the retailers that resells their energy. You can be certain that when you switch retailers, your electricity supply will not be interrupted because the connection to the distributor will continue to be the same as before.
The 'paperwork' is all processed quite quickly, often in less than 24 hours. But the final switchover cannot take place until your current provider has issued you their final bill, and they can't do that until a final meter reading has been taken. Therefore, it depends on when your meter is next due to be read. It could take up to three months.
Compare and Connect will sign you up with your new energy provider, and we'll notify your current provider that you are switching away from them. The actual changeover in providers won't happen immediately, because the old provider will need to do a meter reading again, one final time. then issue you their final bill. Your new provider will start charging you from the date of the meter reading. the energy distributor that feeds the energy to your premises will continue to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. Instead, we will receive a commission from the new electricity 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).