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Electricity Providers Victoria - Compare Plans

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Find electricity providers in Victoria with lower prices

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

*Compare & Connect does not compare all electricity and gas providers or plans that are available. 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, area, availability or commercial arrangements . Not all electricity and gas plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers due to the fact that some electricity and gas special offers and plans are available only 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 additional information on the special offers that are available that are available through Compare & Connect's contact centre, please get in contact with Compare & Connect's customer service team.

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2 Compare Compare plans 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 Providers Compared in Victoria

Each energy provider in Victoria can only operate in some regions, and therefore, the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you depends 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 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.

  • Impartial
    Although we have corporate relationships with most of Australia's top electricity 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 of the plans that you will be offered. Instead, we will earn a commission from our electricity provider partners, at no extra cost to you.
  • Australian Owned:
    Our business began in Australia and continues to be based here, providing expert knowledge to help all top of consumers in Victoria save on electricity bills.
  • 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.
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows 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.

Phone Comparison Available

To compare electricity 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

Are you afraid that changing electricity providers will be a hassle. It definitely isn't! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We will communicate with your current electricity provider and tell them 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 Providers

  • Join thousands of families now saving
    We have helped many households in Victoria save money on their electricity bills, now it's your turn.
  • Electricity and gas prices continue to rise
    So go ahead and compare electricity and gas providers and start paying less for energy
  • Save hours on research
    10 minutes of your time could save you hundreds of dollars per year. .
  • You can avoid all the hard work
    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each providers plans .

List of our active electricity providers in Victoria

Our vision is to bring all energy providers in the one place, to give our customers many options to choose from . We currently have 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 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'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 Deregulation and Competition in Victoria

Australia's electricity market has been undergoing a gradual process of deregulation which began in 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 occurred 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 a greater level of competition the energy market was separated into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors manage 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 manage the billing. The states have from 1 to 3 distributors but up to thirty retailers.

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

Electricity in Victoria is supplied by five distributors

  • Citipower
    Citipower distributes electricity throughout Melbourne City and it's inner suburbs.
  • Powercor Australia
    Powercor delivers electricity to the western Victoria and western suburbs of Melbourne.
  • 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 in the Mornington Peninsula.
  • Ausnet Services
    AusNet Services provides electricity to the outer northern & eastern suburbs of Melbourne and to eastern Victoria.

Tips to reduce electricity usage to save money

Here is a list of easily implemented ways to reduce how much you spend on electricity

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

FAQ about switching electricity providers

This section contains frequently asked questions and answers about what happens after you have completed the comparison process and you've made the choice to switch electricity providers.

It's okay if you change your mind because your new electricity provider will allow you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, that means you have ten days during which you can cancel the process and go back to 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). This distributor will continue to supply electricity to your premises after you switch over to a different energy retailer. The retailer issues your electricity bills, but they buy energy from the distributor, then resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity directly from your distributor, you must go through an energy retailer. You can be sure that when you switch retailers, your electricity supply will not be interrupted because the connection to the distributor continues to be the same as before.
All the 'paperwork' is processed quite quickly, usually within 24 hours. But the switchover won't go ahead until your old provider has issued you your final bill, and they can't do that until a final meter reading has been taken. So, it depends on how soon your meter is next due to be read. It be up to three months.
We'll sign you up with your new energy provider, and we'll tell your present provider that you're leaving them. The switch in providers will not happen straight away, because your current provider will have to read your meter again, one final time. and then issue you a 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 will continue to be the same one as it was before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. However, we will be paid a commission by your new electricity provider.