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Compare Electricity Prices Victoria

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Find lower electricity prices in Victoria

Use our free service to compare electricity prices from providers in your region and start saving on your 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 eligibility, availability, 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 due to the fact that some electricity and gas plans and special offers are only available via 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 in the market through Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly contact 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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Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in Victoria

Each energy provider in Victoria only supplies energy to some regions, therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you depends on the location of your premises.

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

  • Impartial
    Although 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:
    Use our quality comparison and connection service for free! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any plans we offer. Instead, we receive 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).
  • 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 presenting information to you with accuracy and fairness.
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the Victorian market inside out. So, you can rest assured 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 we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help consumers in Victoria save on electricity prices .

Phone Comparison Available

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

Effortlessly Change Providers

If you're concerned that changing electricity providers is going to be a hassle, but it definitely isn't! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We'll communicate with your current electricity provider and tell them that you're leaving, and we sign you up with the new provider, so that your transition will be as smooth and seamless as can be .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

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List of our active electricity providers in Victoria

Our vision is to bring all energy providers in one place, to give our customers many options to choose from . So far, we have successfully established relationships with these providers in Victoria : 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
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 and 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 Deregulation and Competition in Victoria

Australia's electricity market has been undergoing a gradual deregulation process which began in the late 1990s. The first stage was to establish a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold to customers in other states.

Another stage, which happened sooner in some states than others, was the breaking up of the state owned monopolies into several competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to stimulate greater competition the energy market was separated into two levels

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors have the responsibility for the physical delivery of electricity to the customers' premises , and they own and manage the powerlines and poles, and don't engage directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers Retailers sell the electricity to the customers and are responsible for billing. Every state has between 1 and 3 distributors and up to 30 retailers.

On 1 July 2008 , the electricity market in Victoria was completely deregulated. This meant that consumers could change to whichever provider had cheaper electricity prices.

Electricity in Victoria is provided by the following five distributors

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

Tips to reduce your electricity usage and lower your bills

Here is a list of easily implemented tips for reducing how much electricity you use

  • Minimise draughts. Stop hot or cold air blowing in or leaving through the gaps under doors and around windows through the use of gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • Use the clothes dryer less. Hang the clothes to dry outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Turn off all your appliances at the power socket when they're not in use.
  • Wear clothing that's appropriate for cold weather, instead of turning on the heater (booties, jumper, beanie, warm socks).
  • Close the doors to rooms that aren't in use, so that you just cool or heat a smaller area.
  • Stop the hot sun from over-heating rooms by closing curtains and blinds in rooms that the hot sun shines directly into.
  • Minimise the use of air conditioning by opening the windows at night to let the house cool down, and then shutting them in the morning thus keeping the hot air out.
  • Minimise lighting by making use of the available natural light and replace older lights with energy efficient LED lighting.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some answers to questions about what happens once you've completed the comparison process and you have made the choice to switch electricity providers.

If you change your mind it's okay, your new electricity provider has to give 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. You won't need to do anything like 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 will continue to supply electricity to your premises after you change to a different energy retailer. It is the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they buy the energy from the distributor at wholesale prices, then resell it to you. You can't buy electricity directly from the distributor, you have to purchase it from an energy retailer. You can be sure that when you switch retailers, your electricity supply won't be interrupted because you'll continue to use the same connection to the same distributor.
The 'paperwork' is all processed very quickly, often within 24 hours. However, the switchover can't go ahead until after your old provider has issued your final bill, and they can't do that until a final meter reading has been taken. Therefore, it depends on when your next meter reading be. It could take as long as three months.
Compare and Connect will sign you up with the new energy provider, and we will tell the current provider that you are switching away from them. The changeover to your new provider will not happen immediately, because the current provider will have to read your meter one final time. and then send you their final bill. The new provider only begins charging you from the date of the meter reading. the energy distributor that supplies the energy to your house continues to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. Instead, we will be paid a commission by your 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).