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Compare Energy Providers Victoria

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Find energy providers in Victoria with lower prices

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

*Compare & Connect does not compare all energy providers or plans on 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, commercial arrangements, eligibility or area . Not all energy plans compared by Compare & Connect will be available to all customers due to the fact that some energy plans and special offers are only available through Compare & Connect’s website or contact centre. The energy plans available are only for properties that are located in eligible areas, postcodes and states. For additional information about special offers available on the market via Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly get in contact with our customer service team.

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1 Confirm Enter your home address so that we can match you up with the available providers and plans in your area.
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 Providers Compared in Victoria

Each energy provider in Victoria can only supply energy to some regions, therefore , the number of energy providers that our energy comparison service compares for you will vary depending on the location of your premises .

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 deals that are available in Victoria in one convenient place. We're proud of being one of Australia's premier platforms for for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Australian Owned:
    Our business began in Australia and we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help all consumers in Victoria stay on top of their energy bills.
  • Impartial
    Despite having close corporate relationships with almost all of Australia's top energy providers, we are impartial when presenting you with information, and don't have any allegiances to any single provider.
  • Free Service:
    Our quality comparison and connection service is completely free to use! No costs and no catch. We don't mark up the prices on any plans we offer you. Instead, we will receive a commission from our energy provider partners, at no extra cost to you.
  • Expert Consultants:
    We have a team of experts who know the Victorian energy market back to front. 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 voluntary decision to join this code of conduct demonstrates our dedication to fairness and accuracy when presenting information to you.

Phone Comparison Available

To compare energy providers , you can either click the button below, or if you prefer to speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, you can call 1300 685 001

Effortlessly Change Providers

Perhaps you feel like changing energy providers is going to be a hassle, but it's definitely not! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We'll contact your current energy provider to let them know that you are leaving, and we sign you up with the new provider, so that your transition is as smooth and seamless as can be .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Save Money by Comparing Providers

  • Energy prices continue to rise
    So go ahead and compare energy providers and start paying less for electricity and gas
  • We've made it simple for you
    Our energy industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each providers plans .
  • Join thousands of families now saving
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List of our active energy providers in Victoria

Our vision is to bring all energy providers in one place, so that our customers have a wide range of options to choose from . So far, we've successfully established relationships with following providers in Victoria : Please note that some energy providers are available via our website interface and some are available by giving us a phone call.

providers Name Available via Website Available via Call Centre
1st Energy Yes Yes
ActewAGL Yes Yes
AGL Yes Yes
Alinta Energy Yes Yes
Blu NRG No Yes
Dodo Power and Gas Yes Yes
EnergyAustralia Yes Yes
Lumo Energy Yes Yes
Momentum Energy Yes Yes
Nectr No Yes
Origin Yes Yes
OVO Energy Yes Yes
Powershop No Yes
Red Energy Yes Yes
Simply Energy Yes Yes
Tango Energy Yes Yes

We are 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 Competition in Victoria

The Australian electricity market has been undergoing a gradual process of deregulation since the late 1990s. The first step was to establish a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be delivered to customers in other states.

The next step, which occurred earlier in some states, was the dividing up of state owned monopolies into several competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to produce a greater level of competition the market was separated into two levels

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

On 1 July 2008 , the market in Victoria was fully deregulated. This meant that customers could change to another provider who had the cheapest electricity prices.

Electricity in Victoria is supplied by five distributors

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

Tips for reducing energy usage and lower your bills

Here are a few easily implemented tips for reducing your usage of energy

  • Wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather, instead of turning on the heater (booties, beanie, warm socks, jumper).
  • Eliminate draughts. Stop cold air or hot air entering or escaping through gaps under doors and around windows by using door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Use your clothes dryer less frequently. Instead, hang clothes to dry outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Turn all appliances off at the power point when they're not in use.
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Prevent the sun over-heating your house by closing blinds and curtains in rooms that the hot sun shines directly into.
  • Minimise air conditioning use by opening the windows during the night to let the cooler air in, and then closing them in the morning thus keeping hot air out.
  • Close doors to areas of the house that aren't in use, so you only heat or cool a smaller area.
  • Use less lighting by making use of the available natural light.

FAQ about switching energy providers

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about what happens after you have completed the comparison process and you have made the decision you want to switch energy providers.

If you change your mind, that's okay, your new energy provider has to give you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, which means you have ten days during which you can change your mind and go back to your old energy provider.
No. The actual delivery of energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). This distributor will continue to supply the energy to your premises when you change to another energy retailer. The retailer issues your energy bills, but they purchase the energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't buy energy directly from a distributor, you must go through an energy retailer. You can be confident that you won't experience an interruption to your energy supply when you switch retailers, because the connection to the distributor continues to be the same.
The 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, usually within 24 hours. However, the actual switchover can't happen until after your present provider has sent you a final bill, and they can't do that until a final meter reading has been taken. So, it depends on when your meter is next due to be read. It could take as long as three months.
We will sign you up with the new energy provider, and will also inform the current provider of your move away from them. The change in providers won't happen immediately, because the current provider has to read your meter again, one final time. and then issue you a final bill. The new provider only starts charging you from the date of the meter reading. the energy distributor that feeds the energy to your house continues to be the same as before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. We will, however, be paid a commission by your new energy provider.