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Electricity Comparison Victoria

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* Compare & Connect does not do a comparison of all electricity and gas providers or plans 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 commercial arrangements, eligibility, area or availability . 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 because some electricity and gas special offers and plans are available only from 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 more information on special offers available in the market through Compare & Connect's contact centre, kindly get in contact with our 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 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 Suppliers Compared in Victoria

Each energy provider in Victoria is only able to supply energy to some regions, and therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you depends on the location of your premises.

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, based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Expert Consultants:
    We have a team of experts who 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.
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help consumers in Victoria save on electricity bills.
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • Free Service:
    Our quality comparison and connection service is free to use! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any of the plans we offer. Instead, we'll 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).

Phone Comparison Available

To start the electricity suppliers comparison process , 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 858 375

Effortlessly Change Providers

You may feel like changing electricity providers will be a hassle. It isn't! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We'll communicate with your current electricity provider to let them know that you are leaving, and we sign you up with the new provider, so that your transition will be as easy and seamless as possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Our Comparison May Save You Money

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

List of our active electricity providers in Victoria

Our vision is to bring all energy providers under one roof, to give our customers a wide range of options to choose from . To date we 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 using 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 working towards adding 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 in Victoria

The electricity market in Australia's Eastern and Southern states has been gradually deregulating ever since the late 1990s. The first stage was the establishing of a national grid {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold to customers in another state.

The next stage, which occurred earlier in some states, was the splitting up of the state owned monopolies into competing entities, then privatising them. In an attempt to promote more competition the energy market was divided into two types of entities

  • Energy Distributors
    Distributors are responsible for the actual delivery of electricity to customers' premises , and they own and manage the powerlines and poles, and do not deal with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The electricity retailers have all the interactions with the customer. They sell the electricity and are responsible for billing. Every state has from 1 to 3 distributors but up to thirty retailers.

Victoria 's energy market was fully deregulated on 1 July 2008 . This meant that, for the first time, consumers could switch to another provider that offered the cheapest electricity prices.

Electricity in Victoria is supplied by five distributors

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

Tips to reduce electricity consumption to save money

Here are some easily implemented ways to reduce your electricity consumption

  • Turn all appliances off at the power point when you're not using them.
  • Rather than turn on the heater, wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather (warm socks, beanie, booties, jumper).
  • Reduce draughts. Minimise cold air or hot air getting in or getting out via gaps under doors and around your windows through the use of gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Avoid using your clothes dryer. Hang your clothes to dry outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Minimise lighting. Use natural lighting where possible.
  • Close doors to rooms that you aren't using, so you only cool or heat a smaller space.
  • Minimise the use of air conditioning by opening your windows in the evening allow the house cool down, then shutting them each morning to keep the hot air out.
  • Prevent the sun over-heating your home by closing curtains and blinds in rooms into which the hot sun directly shines in.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

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

If you change your mind it's okay because your new electricity provider provides you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, which means you have ten days during which you can change your mind and remain with your current energy provider.
Definitely not! The delivery of actual energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is done by an energy distributer (not your energy retailer). That distributor continues to supply the electricity to your house if you switch over to a different energy retailer. The retailer issues your electricity bills, however, they buy the energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't buy electricity directly from your distributor, you must go through an energy retailer. You can be certain that you won't experience an interruption to your electricity supply when you switch retailers, because you'll continue to use the same connection to the same distributor.
All the 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, usually within 24 hours. However, the switchover won't take place until your current provider has issued you a final bill, and they can't do that until a final meter reading has been taken. So, it depends on when your next meter reading be. It be up to three months.
We'll sign you up with the new energy provider, and will also notify your present provider that you're switching away from them. The actual changeover to your new provider will not happen immediately, because your current provider will need to do one final meter reading. and then issue you a final bill. Your new provider begins charging you from the date that the meter is read. the energy distributor that supplies the energy to your home continues to be the same one as before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. We will, however, be paid a commission by the 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).