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Compare Energy Plans Victoria

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Our service is free and will compare energy plans from providers in your region so you can start enjoying lower energy bills*.

* Compare & Connect does not compare all energy 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, commercial arrangements 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 energy plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers as some energy special offers and plans are available only through Compare & Connect’s contact centre or website . The energy 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 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 energy 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 energy providers.

Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in Victoria

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

  • Impartial
    Despite having close corporate relationships with many of Australia's top energy 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 stay on top of their energy bills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 you will be offered. Instead, we will earn a commission from our energy 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 energy 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

If you're worried that changing energy providers will be a hassle. It definitely won't be! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We will contact your current energy provider and let them know that you're 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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  • Energy prices have been rising
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    Our energy industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers plans .
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List of our active energy providers in Victoria

Our vision is to bring all energy providers under a single roof, to give our customers many options to choose from . We currently 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
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 Competition in Victoria

The Australian electricity market has been gradually deregulating since 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 than others, was the breaking up of the state owned electricity monopolies into several competing entities, then privatising them. In an attempt to produce more competition the energy market was split into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    The 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 are the ones who sell the electricity to the customers and manage the billing. The states have between one and three distributors but up to thirty retailers.

On 1 July 2008 , Victoria 's energy market was fully deregulated. This meant that consumers could now switch to the provider that had cheaper electricity prices.

Electricity in Victoria is supplied by the following distributors

  • Citipower
    Citipower distributes electricity in Melbourne City and inner suburbs.
  • Jemena
    Jemena provides electricity in the south-western and northern suburbs of Melbourne.
  • Powercor Australia
    Powercor delivers electricity to 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 distributes electricity in the southern suburbs of Melbourne and in the Mornington Peninsula.

Tips to lower your energy consumption to save on your bills

Here are a few easy to implement ways to reduce how much you spend on energy

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

FAQ about switching energy providers

This section contains frequently asked questions and answers about what happens once you've finished the comparison process and you've chosen to switch energy providers.

It's okay if you change your mind because your new energy provider allows you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, which means that you have ten days during which you can change your mind and remain with your current energy provider.
No. You won't need to do any of 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). That distributor continues to supply the energy to your premises even when you switch over to a different energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your energy bills, however, they purchase energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't purchase energy directly from your distributor, you need to buy it from one of the retailers that resells their energy. You can be sure that when you switch retailers, you won't experience an interruption to your energy supply because the underlying connection to the distributor will continue to be the same as before.
All the 'paperwork' is processed quite quickly, often in less than 24 hours. But the actual switchover will not happen until your old provider has issued 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'll sign you up with your new energy provider, and will tell your current provider of your move away from them. The changeover to the new provider will not happen straight away, though, because the old provider has to do one final meter reading. then issue 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 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 your new energy 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).