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Cheap Electricity in Melbourne

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

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Electricity and Gas Suppliers Compared in melbourne

Each energy provider in melbourne can only supply energy to 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 .

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Compare Electricity and Gas Plans with Us

Compare & Connect has teamed up with some of Australia’s leading electricity providers making it possible for you to compare electricity deals that are available in melbourne 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.

  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and we continue to be based here, providing expert advice to help consumers in Melbourne save on electricity bills.
  • Impartial
    Despite having close corporate relationships with many of Australia's top electricity providers and are owned by Origin Energy Limited, we're impartial when presenting you with information .
  • 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).
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    Compare & Connect 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
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    We have a team of experts who know the Melbourne 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.

Changing is So Easy

Perhaps you think that changing electricity providers will be a hassle. It won't be! It's super simple. We do it all for you! We'll contact your current electricity provider to let them know you are leaving, plus we also sign you up with the new provider, so your transition is as smooth and seamless as possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

List of our active electricity providers in Melbourne

Our vision is to bring the full range of energy providers under a single roof, so that our customers have a wide range of options to choose from . So far, we've established relationships with these providers in Melbourne : 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 are constantly striving to add more providers to this prestigious list. We are very proud of our partnerships.

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

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 have made the decision that want to switch electricity providers.

If you change your mind, that's okay, your new electricity provider allows you a ten-day 'cooling-off' period, which means that you have ten days to change your mind and stay with your old energy provider.
No. The actual delivery of energy to your premises, via the pipes and wires, is all done by an energy distributer (not by your retailer). The distributor will continue to supply the electricity to your premises even if you switch over to another energy retailer. It's the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they purchase the energy from the distributor and 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 confident that there won't be any interruption to your electricity supply when you switch retailers, because the connection to the distributor continues to be the same.
The 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, often in under 24 hours. However, the actual switchover will not take place until your present provider has issued you their final bill, and they will only be able to do that after they've taken a final meter reading. Therefore, it depends on how long until your meter is next due to be read. It could take up to three months.
We will sign you up with the new energy provider, and we also inform your current provider that you are changing to another retailer. The actual move over to your new provider won't happen straight away, though, because the old provider has to read your meter one final time. then send you their final bill. Your new provider will start charging you from the date that the meter is read. the distributor who feeds the energy to your premises continues to be the same as before the switch.
No. Our comparison and switching service is free to you. We will 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).

Electricity Market Competition and Deregulation in Melbourne

Ever since the late 1990s the Australia electricity market in has been undergoing a gradual deregulation process. The first step of deregulation was to establish an intra-state electricity network that allowed electricity produced in one state to be delivered to a different state.

The next step, which happened earlier in some states, was the dividing up of state owned electricity monopolies into several competing entities, then privatising them. In order to produce greater competition the market was split into two types of entities

Distributors look after the delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and maintain the poles and powerlines, but do not deal directly with customers.

The retailers do all the interacting with the customer. They sell the electricity and are responsible for billing. States have between one and three distributors but up to thirty retailers.

Melbourne 's electricity market was fully deregulated in July 2008 . This meant that customers could now switch to another provider that had the cheapest electricity prices.

Electricity in Victoria is provided by the following distributors

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

Tips to lower electricity consumption to save on your bills

Here are some easy to implement ways to reduce your usage of electricity

  • Instead of turning on the heater, put on warmer clothing (booties, jumper, warm socks, beanie).
  • Minimise draughts. Stop hot or cold air entering or escaping via gaps under doors or around your windows by using gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • Avoid using the clothes dryer. Instead, hang the clothes to dry outside or alternatively, use an indoor clothing rack.
  • A hot water bottle can be used as a cheap replacement for an electric blanket.
  • Turn appliances off at the power point when they're not in use.
  • Prevent the hot sun over-heating your house by closing the blinds and curtains in the rooms where the sun shines in.
  • Minimise air conditioning use by opening windows at night to let the cooler air in, and closing them each morning to keep hot air out.
  • Reduce your use of lights. Use natural light more often.
  • Close the doors to areas of your home that you don't use, so that you only heat or cool a smaller area.