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Compare Electricity Providers Victoria

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Find electricity providers in Victoria with lower prices

If you'd like to save money and time, use our free service to compare electricity providers in Victoria , to find out if any are cheaper than your current electricity provider*.

* 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 eligibility, commercial arrangements, area or availability . 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 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 which are available in the market through Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly 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 Providers Compared in Victoria

Each energy provider in Victoria only operates in 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 deals 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.

  • Free Service:
    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 provider 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 energy 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 bills.
  • 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 .

Phone Comparison Available

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

Effortlessly Change Providers

Are you concerned that changing electricity providers will be a hassle. It definitely won't be! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We'll communicate with your current electricity provider and let them know that you are leaving, and we 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.

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    We have already helped many families in Victoria save money on their electricity bills, now it's your turn.
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List of our active electricity providers in Victoria

Our vision is to bring all energy providers under the one roof, so our customers have many options to choose from . At this moment 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 striving to add 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

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

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

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors are responsible for the physical delivery of electricity to the customers' premises . They own and manage the poles and powerlines, but do not deal directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers Retailers have all the interactions 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.

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

Electricity in Victoria is provided by the following five distributors

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

Tips to lower your electricity consumption to save on your bills

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

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

FAQ about switching electricity providers

This section contains questions and answers about what happens once you've completed the comparison process and have chosen to change electricity providers.

It's okay to change your mind because your new electricity provider allows you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, that means you have ten days during which you can change your mind and stay with your current energy provider.
No. You won't have to do 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). The distributor continues to supply electricity to your premises even when you switch over to a different energy retailer. It is the retailer that issues your electricity bills, however, they buy the energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity directly from a distributor, you have to purchase it from an energy retailer. You can be sure that you won't experience an interruption to your electricity supply when you switch retailers, because you'll continue to use the same connection to the same distributor.
The 'paperwork' is processed quite quickly, often within 24 hours. However, the switchover will not happen until your old provider has sent you a 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 up to three months.
We will sign you up with your new energy provider, and will also tell your current provider of your move away from them. The switch to your new provider will not happen straight away, though, because the old provider will have to do a meter reading again, one final time. and then send 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 free to you. We will receive a commission from 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).