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Energy Comparison Victoria - Compare Prices

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* Compare & Connect does not do a comparison of all energy 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 eligibility, area, availability 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 as some energy special offers and plans are available only through 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 available in the market through Compare & Connect's contact centre, please 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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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 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 is only able to supply energy to some regions, and therefore , the number of energy providers that our energy comparison service compares for you will vary depending on where you live .

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 deals that are available in Victoria in one convenient place. We're proud of being one of Australia's leading platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Free Service:
    Use our quality comparison and connection service for free! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any of the plans we offer. Instead, we'll receive 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).
  • Expert Consultants:
    We have a team of experts who knows the Victorian 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.
  • Impartial
    Despite having close 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 .
  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    At Compare & Connect we 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.
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and continues to be based here, providing expert knowledge to help consumers in Victoria stay on top of their energy bills.

Phone Comparison Available

To start the energy suppliers comparison process , you can click the button below, or you can speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, by calling 1300 858 375

Effortlessly Change Providers

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

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Our Comparison May Save You Money

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

List of our active energy providers in Victoria

Our vision is to bring all energy providers in the one place, to give our customers many options to choose from . To date we have successfully established relationships with these providers in Victoria : Please note available by calling us.

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 prestigious list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

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

Electricity Market Deregulation in Victoria

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

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

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors manage the physical delivery of electricity to the customers' premises . They own and manage the poles and powerlines, but do not deal directly with customers.
  • Energy Retailers Retailers sell the electricity to the customers and manage the billing. The states have between one and three distributors but up to thirty retailers.

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

Electricity in Victoria is provided by the following five distributors

  • United Energy Distribution
    United Energy distributes 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 delivers electricity to the western suburbs of Melbourne and western Victoria.
  • Jemena
    Jemena distributes electricity to the south-western and northern suburbs of Melbourne.
  • Citipower
    Citipower distributes electricity in Melbourne City and inner suburbs.

Tips to lower your energy consumption to save on your bills

Here are a few easy to implement ways to reduce your energy consumption

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

FAQ about switching energy providers

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about what happens once you've completed the comparison process and you've made the choice to switch energy providers.

If you change your mind it's okay because your new energy provider allows 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 all done by an energy distributer (not by your retailer). This distributor will continue to supply energy to your premises even when you switch over to a different energy retailer. It is the retailer that issues your energy bills, however, they purchase energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't buy energy directly from your distributor, you have to purchase it from an energy retailer. You can be sure that when you switch retailers, your energy supply will not be interrupted because the underlying connection to the distributor will continue to be the same as before.
All the 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, often within 24 hours. But the actual switchover will not happen until your old provider has issued you your 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 up to three months.
We'll sign you up with the new energy provider, and we'll tell your current provider of your move away from them. The switch in providers will not happen straight away, though, because the old provider will have to read your meter again, one final time. and then send you their final bill. Your new provider will begin charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor who supplies the energy to your premises will continue to be the same as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. However, 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).