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Cheap Electricity Victoria

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Are you looking for the cheapest electricityin Victoria ? Our comparison service will find you cheap electricity*.

* Compare & Connect does not do a comparison of all electricity and gas providers or plans which are 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 area, eligibility, 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 electricity and gas plans compared by Compare & Connect are available to all customers because some electricity and gas plans and special offers are only available 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 additional information about special offers which are available in the market via 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 only operates in some regions, therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you will vary depending 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 are proud to be one of Australia's leading platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the energy 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.
  • 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 accuracy and fairness when presenting information to you.
  • 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.
  • 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 that we offer to you. Instead, we earn 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
    Despite having close 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 .

Phone Comparison Available

To compare electricity suppliers , you can click the button below, or if you prefer to speak with one of our Australian-based Energy experts, you can call 1300685001

Effortlessly Change Providers

Maybe you feel like changing electricity providers is going to be a hassle. It isn't! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We'll contact your current electricity provider to inform them that you're leaving, and we sign you up with the new provider, so your transition will be as simple and seamless as can be .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

Switch to Get Cheaper Energy

  • We've saved you a lot of work
    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers prices.
  • Join thousands of households now saving
    We have helped many families in Victoria save money on their electricity bills, now it's your turn.
  • Save yourself hours of research
    10 minutes of your time could save you hundreds of dollars per year. .
  • 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 in the one place, to give our customers a wide range of options to choose from . At this moment we have established relationships with following providers in Victoria : Please note available by giving us a phone 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 list. We are extremely proud of these partnerships.

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

Electricity Market Competition and Deregulation in Victoria

The electricity market in Australia has been undergoing a process of deregulation that began in the late 1990s. The first stage of deregulation involved establishing a national electricity network {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be sold in a different state.

The next step, which occurred earlier in some states than others, was the dividing up of the state owned electricity monopolies into multiple competing entities and then privatising them. In an attempt to create a greater amount of competition the energy market was divided into two levels

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors are responsible for delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and manage the poles and powerlines, and do not deal with customers.
  • Energy Retailers The retailers are the ones who sell the electricity to the customers and manage the billing. The states have from one to three distributors but up to 30 retailers.

The Victoria market was completely deregulated on 1 July 2008 . This enabled consumers to change to the provider who had the cheapest electricity prices.

Electricity in Victoria is supplied by the following five distributors

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

Tips to reduce your electricity consumption and lower your bills

Here are some easily implemented tips for reducing household expenditure on electricity

  • Turn off all appliances at the power point when they're not in use.
  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Dress for cold weather, instead of turning on the heater (jumper, warm socks, booties, beanie).
  • Use your clothes dryer less often. Dry the clothes outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Minimise draughts. Prevent cold air or hot air getting in or out via gaps under doors and around windows through the use of door snakes and gap seal tape.
  • Minimise air conditioning use by opening windows at night to allow the cool air in, then shutting them in the morning thus keeping the hot air out.
  • Close doors to areas of your home that you aren't using, so that you only have to heat or cool a smaller space.
  • Reduce the use of lights by using natural light where possible.
  • Prevent the sun from over-heating your house by closing the curtains and blinds in the rooms into which the hot sun directly shines in.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

This section contains questions and answers about what happens once you have completed the comparison process and have made the decision that you'd like to switch electricity providers.

It's okay to change your mind because your new electricity provider must give you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, that means you have ten days during which you can change your mind and stay with your current energy provider.
Absolutely not! The delivery of actual energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is done by an energy distributer (not your energy retailer). The distributor continues to supply electricity to your house if you change to a different energy retailer. It is the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they purchase the energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity directly from a distributor, you have to buy it from an energy retailer. You can be confident 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.
The 'paperwork' is processed quite quickly, usually in under 24 hours. However, the actual switchover can't take place until after your present 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 how long until your next meter reading. It be up to three months.
We will sign you up with your new energy provider, and will inform your present provider of your move away from them. The actual transfer to the new provider will not happen straight away, though, because your current provider needs to do a meter reading again, one final time. and then issue you their final bill. The new provider begins charging you from the date of the meter reading. the distributor who supplies the energy to your home continues to be the same as before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. We will, however, receive a commission from 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).