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Compare Electricity Victoria

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* Compare & Connect does not compare 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 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 will be available to all customers due to the fact that some electricity and gas special offers and plans are available only through 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 available on 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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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 can only supply energy to some regions, therefore , the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you varies depending 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 leading platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Expert Consultants:
    We have a team of experts who know 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.
  • Impartial
    Even though 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 .
  • Free Service:
    Our quality comparison and connection service is free to use! 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).
  • 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 continues to be based here, providing expert knowledge to help consumers in Victoria save on electricity bills.

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 will be a hassle. It's definitely not! It's super simple because we take care of it all for you! We will notify your current electricity provider to inform them that you're leaving, and we sign you up with the new provider, so your transition is as easy and seamless as possible .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

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  • We've made it simple for you
    Our electricity industry experts have done the complicated work of collecting and comparing each suppliers plans .
  • Join thousands of households now saving
    We've helped many families in Victoria save money with cheaper electricity, now it's your turn.
  • Save time on research
    10 minutes of your time could save you hundreds of dollars per year. .
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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 . So far, we've established relationships with following providers in Victoria : Please note available by phoning 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 are constantly striving to add 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 and Competition in Victoria

The electricity market in Australia has been undergoing a process of deregulation which began in the late 1990s. The first step of deregulation was the establishing of a national grid {{citymarketintro4}} in one state to be delivered in another state.

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

  • Energy Distributors
    The distributors are responsible for delivery of electricity to customers' premises , and they own and maintain 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. States have from 1 to 3 distributors but up to thirty retailers.

The Victoria market was completely deregulated on 1 July 2008 . This meant that customers could, for the first time, switch to the provider who had the cheapest electricity prices.

Electricity in Victoria is supplied by the following five distributors

  • United Energy Distribution
    United Energy distributes electricity in the southern suburbs of Melbourne and to the Mornington Peninsula.
  • Powercor Australia
    Powercor provides electricity in 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 south-western and northern suburbs of Melbourne.
  • Citipower
    Citipower distributes electricity throughout Melbourne City and inner suburbs.

Tips for reducing your electricity consumption to save money

Here are a few easily implemented ways to reduce your usage of electricity

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

FAQ about switching electricity providers

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about what happens once you have completed the comparison process and have made the decision that you'd like to switch electricity providers.

If you change your mind, that's okay, your new electricity provider will allow you a ten-day '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 actual delivery of 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 when you switch over to another energy retailer. It is the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they purchase energy from the distributor and resell it to you. You can't buy 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 will continue to be the same as before.
The 'paperwork' is processed very quickly, usually in under 24 hours. But the final switchover won't happen until 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 when your next meter reading takes place. It be up to three months.
We will sign you up with the new energy provider, and will inform your present provider that you are leaving them. The actual transfer to the new provider won't happen straight away, because your current provider needs to do a meter reading again, one final time. and then issue you their final bill. Your new provider only starts charging you from the date that the meter is read. the energy distributor who feeds the energy to your home will continue to be the same one 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).