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Victoria Electricity Comparison

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* Compare & Connect does not do a comparison of all electricity and gas providers or plans available 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, 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 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 only available 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 on 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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Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in Victoria

Each energy provider in Victoria can only supply energy to some regions, 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 are proud to be 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 comparison and connection service for free! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any plans we offer you. Instead, we will receive a commission from our electricity 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).
  • Impartial
    Although we have corporate relationships with many of Australia's top electricity 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 save on electricity bills.
  • Expert Consultants:
    We have a team of experts who know the Victorian energy market inside out. So, you can rest assured that you've come to the best 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 voluntarily decided to join the ECC because of our dedication to fairness and accuracy when presenting information to you

Phone Comparison Available

To start the electricity suppliers comparison process process, just click the button below, or speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, by calling 1300685001

Effortlessly Change Providers

If you're worried that changing electricity providers is going to be a hassle. It definitely won't be! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We will communicate with your current electricity provider and let them know that you're leaving, and we sign you up with the new provider, so your transition will be as easy and seamless as can be.

It’s so easy! you can do it.

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  • Electricity and gas prices have been rising
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    We have helped many households in Victoria save money with cheaper electricity, now it's your turn.

List of our active electricity providers in Victoria

Our vision is to bring all energy providers under a single roof, to give our customers many options to choose from . So far, we've established relationships with these providers in Victoria : Please note 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
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 providers to this our list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

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

Electricity Market Deregulation in Victoria

The Australian electricity market has been gradually deregulating ever since the late 1990s. The first stage of deregulation was the establishing of a national electricity network {{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 competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to produce more competition the energy market was separated 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, and don't engage 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, and up to 30 retailers.

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

Electricity in Victoria is provided by the following distributors

  • 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 eastern outer & northern suburbs of Melbourne and to eastern Victoria.
  • Powercor Australia
    Powercor provides electricity in the western suburbs of Melbourne and western Victoria.
  • Jemena
    Jemena provides electricity to the south-western and northern suburbs of Melbourne.
  • Citipower
    Citipower distributes electricity throughout Melbourne City and it's inner suburbs.

Tips for how to use less electricity to save on your bills

Here is a list of easily implemented ways for reducing your usage of electricity

  • Don't use the clothes dryer as frequently. Hang your clothes to dry outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • Eliminate draughts. Minimise cold air or hot air entering or escaping through the gaps under doors and around your windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather, rather than turn on the heater, (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.
  • Prevent the sun from over-heating rooms by closing the curtains and blinds in the rooms that the hot sun shines directly into.
  • Reduce the use of lights through the use of as much natural light as possible. Turn the lights off if there's no none in the room.
  • Reduce the use of air conditioning by opening your windows in the evening allow the cooler air in, and then shutting them each morning thus keeping hot air out.
  • Close doors to areas of your home that aren't in use, so you only cool or heat a smaller area.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about what happens after you have finished the comparison process and you've chosen to switch electricity providers.

If you change your mind, that's okay, your new electricity provider will allow you ten days of '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 done by your energy distributer (not by your energy retailer). That distributor continues to supply the electricity to your premises after you change over to a different energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they buy energy from the distributor, then resell it to you. You can't buy electricity directly from a distributor, you must to buy it from one of the retailers that resells the distributor's energy. You can be sure that when you switch retailers, you won't experience an interruption to your electricity supply because the connection to the distributor continues to be the same as before.
The 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, often in under 24 hours. But the switchover won't go ahead until after 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 as long as three months.
We will sign you up with the new energy provider, and will tell the current provider that you are changing to another retailer. The changeover to the new provider will not happen straight away, though, because the current provider has to do one final meter reading. then send you their final bill. The new provider only begins charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor who supplies the energy to your house will continue to be the same one as it was before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. We will be paid a commission by your new electricity 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).