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Compare Energy Rates Victoria

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

* Compare & Connect does not compare all energy 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, 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 energy plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers due to the fact that some energy special offers and plans are available only via 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 on the special offers that are which 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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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 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 only operates in some regions, therefore , the number of energy providers that our energy comparison service compares for you varies 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 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.

  • 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 we offer to you. Instead, we 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).
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help consumers in Victoria stay on top of their energy rates .
  • 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.
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the energy 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.
  • Impartial
    Even though we have 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 .

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 concerned that changing energy providers will be a hassle. It definitely isn't! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We'll notify your current energy provider and tell them that you're leaving, and we sign you up with the new provider, so your transition will be as easy and seamless as possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Save Money by Comparing Rates

  • Join thousands of households and start saving
    We have already helped many households in Victoria save money on their energy bills, now it's your turn.
  • Energy prices have been rising
    So go ahead and compare energy providers and start paying less for electricity and gas
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    Our energy industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers rates .
  • We can save you hours of research
    10 minutes of your time could save you hundreds of dollars per year. .

List of our active energy providers in Victoria

Our vision is to bring all energy providers in one place, to give our customers many options to choose from . At this moment we have successfully established relationships with these providers in Victoria : Please note available through 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 and more providers to this list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

*Compare & Connect does not compare all plans in the market.

Electricity Market Competition in Victoria

Australia's electricity market has been undergoing a gradual deregulation process since the late 1990s. The first stage of deregulation was the establishing of a national grid {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold in another state.

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

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors have the responsibility for the physical delivery of electricity to the customers' premises , and they own and manage the poles and powerlines, and do not deal with customers.
  • Energy Retailers Retailers sell the electricity to the customers and are responsible for billing. The states have from 1 to 3 distributors but up to thirty retailers.

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

Electricity in Victoria is supplied by the following distributors

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

Tips to reduce energy usage to save money

Here is a list of easily implemented ways to reduce household expenditure on energy

  • Reduce usage of your clothes dryer. Hang the clothes to dry outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Rather than turn on the heater, wear warmer clothing (booties, jumper, beanie, warm socks).
  • 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.
  • Minimise draughts. Stop hot or cold air blowing in or leaving through the gaps under doors and around your windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Close doors of rooms that you aren't using, so that you just cool or heat a smaller area.
  • Stop the hot sun from over-heating rooms by closing the curtains and blinds in rooms that are exposed to the heat of direct sunlight.
  • Minimise air conditioning usage by opening the windows at night to let the house cool down, and then shutting them each morning to keep the hot air out.
  • Reduce the use of lights. Use natural lighting where possible, and replace old lights with more efficient LED lights.

FAQ about switching energy providers

This section contains questions and answers about what happens once you've finished the comparison process and you have made the choice to switch energy providers.

It's okay to change your mind because your new energy provider will allow you a ten-day '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 premises, via the pipes and wires, is done by an energy distributer (not your energy retailer). The distributor will continue to supply energy to your premises after you switch over to a different energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your energy bills, but they buy the energy from the distributor at wholesale rates, then resell it to you. You can't purchase energy directly from a distributor, you need to buy it from one of the retailers that resells their energy. You can be sure that when you switch retailers, your energy supply won't be interrupted because you will continue to have the same connection to your distributor.
The 'paperwork' is processed quite quickly, often in less than 24 hours. However, the final switchover won't go ahead until 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 how soon your meter is next due to be read. It be up to three months.
We will sign you up with your new energy provider, and we will tell your present provider that you're leaving them. The changeover to your new provider will not happen straight away, because your current provider will have to read your meter one final time. then issue you their final bill. Your new provider only begins charging you from the date that the meter is read. the energy distributor who supplies the energy to your home continues to be the same as it was before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. Instead, 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).