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Compare Electricity Rates Victoria

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Use our free service to compare electricity rates from suppliers in your region and start saving*.

* 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 area, availability, eligibility 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 will be available to all customers because some electricity and gas special offers and plans 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 more information on special offers available in the market through Compare & Connect's contact centre, please 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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1 Confirm Enter your home address so that we can match you up with the available pricing and plans in your area.
2 Compare Compare rates from a large range of electricity providers to find the most suitable one.
3 Connect When you've found a plan you're happy with, continue on and answer a few more questions to easily connect or electricity and gas providers.

Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in Victoria

Each energy provider in Victoria is only able to supply energy to some regions, and therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you will vary 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 rates 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:
    We have a team of experts who 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.
  • 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.
  • Impartial
    Despite having close 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 .
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and continues to be based here, providing expert knowledge to help consumers in Victoria save on electricity rates .
  • 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 we offer. Instead, we'll 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).

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

Maybe you think that changing electricity providers is going to be a hassle, but it won't be! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We will contact your current electricity provider to inform them you're leaving, and we sign you up with the new provider, so that your transition is as easy and seamless as can be .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

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    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers rates .
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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 a wide range of options to choose from . To date we have successfully established relationships with these providers in Victoria : Please note available by calling 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 are 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 Deregulation and Competition in Victoria

The electricity market in Australia has been undergoing a deregulation process which began in the late 1990s. The first step was the establishing of a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be delivered to customers in different states.

The next step, which happened earlier in some states than others, was the dividing up of state owned monopolies into competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to create a greater degree of competition the market was divided into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors look after the delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and maintain the powerlines and poles, and don't engage directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The retailers are the ones who sell electricity to customers and are responsible for billing. Each state has between one and three distributors, and up to 30 retailers.

The Victoria electricity market was completely deregulated on 1 July 2008 . This meant that, for the first time, customers could change to a provider that had 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 in the Mornington Peninsula.
  • Powercor Australia
    Powercor delivers electricity to 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 distributes electricity in Melbourne City and inner suburbs.

Tips to reduce your electricity consumption to save on your bills

Here is a list of easy to implement ways for reducing your electricity consumption

  • Turn off appliances at the power point when they're not in use.
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Eliminate draughts. Prevent hot or cold air getting in or out through the gaps under doors or around your windows by using door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Put on warmer clothing, instead of turning on the heater (jumper, warm socks, beanie, booties).
  • Don't use your clothes dryer as often. Dry your clothes outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Reduce air conditioning use by opening your windows in the evening let the cool air in, then closing them each morning thus keeping the hot air out.
  • Close doors of rooms that aren't in use, so that you only have to cool or heat a smaller space.
  • Prevent the hot sun from over-heating your house by closing blinds and curtains in the rooms that are exposed to the heat of direct sunlight.
  • Use less lighting through the use of as much natural light as possible and replace older lighting with LED lights.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about what happens once you've finished the comparison process and have made the decision to switch electricity providers.

If you change your mind it's okay because your new electricity provider provides you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, that means you have ten days to change your mind and remain with your old energy provider.
No, Absolutely not! The actual delivery of energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). That distributor will continue to supply electricity to your house even after you change over to another energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they purchase the energy at wholesale rates from the distributor, then resell it to you. You can't buy electricity directly from your distributor, you need to buy it from one of the retailers that resells their energy. You can be confident that when you switch retailers, there won't be any interruption to your electricity supply because the underlying connection to the distributor will continue to be the same as before.
All the 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, often in less than 24 hours. But the actual switchover will not go ahead until after your current provider has sent you their final bill, and they can't do that until a final meter reading has been taken. Therefore, it depends on how soon your next meter reading is. It could take as long as three months.
We'll sign you up with the new energy provider, and we inform the current provider that you're leaving them. The actual switch to your new provider won't happen immediately, though, because the current provider needs to do a meter reading one final time. then issue you their final bill. The new provider starts charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor that feeds the energy to your house will continue to be the same as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. We will be paid a commission by 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).