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*Compare & Connect does not compare all energy providers or plans Melbourne (or any 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 commercial arrangements, availability, eligibility or area . Not all energy plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers as some energy special offers and plans are only available through Compare & Connect’s website or contact centre. The energy plans available are only for properties that are located in eligible states, postcodes and areas . For more information on special offers available Melbourne (or any market) through Compare & Connect's contact centre, please get in contact with Compare & Connect's customer service team.

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Gas and Electricity Suppliers Compared in melbourne

Each energy provider in melbourne is only able to supply energy to some regions, and therefore , the number of gas and electricity providers that our gas and electricity comparison service compares for you varies depending on where you live .

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Compare & Connect has teamed up with some of Australia’s leading gas and electricity providers making it possible for you to compare gas and electricity deals that are available in melbourne in one convenient place. We're proud of being one of Australia's leading platforms for for utility and energy comparison and connection.

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    Compare & Connect 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.
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    Even though we have corporate relationships with most of Australia's top gas and electricity providers, we're impartial when presenting you with information, and don't have any allegiances to any single provider.
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    We have a team of experts who knows the Melbourne 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.
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Changing is So Easy

You might be concerned that changing gas and electricity providers is going to be a hassle. It definitely isn't! It's super simple. We do it all for you! We will notify your current gas and electricity provider to tell them you're leaving, plus we also sign you up with the new provider, so your transition will be as smooth and seamless as can be .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

List of our active gas and electricity providers in Melbourne

Our vision is to bring the full range of energy providers in one place, to provide our customers a wide range of options to choose from . To date we have successfully established relationships with these providers in Melbourne : Please note available by phoning us.

providers Name Available via Website Available via Call Centre
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
Power Direct Yes Yes
Powershop No Yes
Red Energy Yes Yes
Simply Energy Yes Yes
Tango Energy Yes Yes

We're constantly striving to add more and more providers to this our list. We are very proud of our partnerships.

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

FAQ about switching gas and electricity providers

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about what happens once you've completed the comparison process and decided that you'd like to switch gas and electricity providers.

If you change your mind it's okay because your new gas and electricity provider allows you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, which means you have ten days during which you can cancel the process and stay with your current energy provider.
Definitely not! The delivery of actual energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). The distributor continues to supply the gas and electricity to your house even when you change over to a different energy retailer. It is the retailer that issues your gas and electricity bills, but they purchase energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't buy gas and electricity directly from your distributor, you have to purchase it from an energy retailer. You can be certain that when you switch retailers, your gas and electricity supply will not be interrupted
All the 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, often within 24 hours. But the final switchover will not happen until after your current provider has issued you their final bill, and they will only be able to do that after they've taken a final meter reading. Therefore, it depends on how soon your meter is next due to be read. It could take as long as three months.
We'll sign you up with the new energy provider, and we'll notify the current provider that you are leaving them. The actual changeover in providers will not happen straight away, because the current provider will need to do a meter reading again, one final time. and then send you their final bill. The new provider will begin charging you from the date that the meter is read. the energy distributor who supplies the energy to your house will continue to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. Instead, we will receive a commission from the new gas and electricity provider.

Electricity Market Competition in Melbourne

Since the late 1990s the electricity market in Australia's Eastern and Southern states has been undergoing a process of deregulation. The first stage of deregulation was to establish an intra-state electricity grid that enabled electricity generated in one state to be sold in other states.

The next stage, which occurred sooner in some states than others, was the splitting up of the state owned electricity monopolies into several competing entities and then privatising them. In order to promote a greater amount of competition the energy market was split into two types of entities

The distributors manage the actual delivery of electricity to customers' premises , and they own and manage the poles and powerlines, and don't engage directly with customers.

The electricity retailers sell the electricity to the customers and manage the billing. The states have between 1 and 3 distributors and up to 30 retailers.

The electricity market in Melbourne was fully deregulated in July 2008 . This meant that consumers could now change to the provider that offered the cheapest electricity prices.

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

Tips for reducing electricity consumption to save on your bills

Here are a few easy to implement ways for reducing your electricity consumption

  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Eliminate draughts. Prevent cold air or hot air getting in or getting out through gaps under doors or around your windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Turn off your appliances at the power point when you're not using them.
  • Wear warm clothing, instead of turning on the heater (warm socks, jumper, booties, beanie).
  • Use the clothes dryer less frequently. Instead, dry the clothes outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Reduce the use of lights by making use of the available natural light.
  • Stop the sun from over-heating your home by closing the curtains and blinds in rooms that the hot sun shines directly into.
  • Close the doors of rooms that aren't in use, so you just heat or cool a smaller space.
  • Use less air conditioning by opening windows at night to allow the house cool down, and shutting them each morning thus keeping hot air out.