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Electricity and gas providers in Victoria

Who's offering a good deal on energy this month? (Updated March 2020)

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To start the month of March, the following plans for electricity and gas came up top for estimated price in Victoria:

We update our top picks for the best energy deals (gas and electricity) in Victoria every month, to help you find the latest and cheapest plan.

Compare cheap energy retailers in VIC

Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Billing Green rating Details More details
AGL
AGL
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
WA
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Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

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Origin
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
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Energy Australia
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
SA
ACT
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

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Click Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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Sumo
NSW
VIC
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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Powershop
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
VIC
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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Energy Locals
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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Simply Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

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1st Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
TAS
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

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Alinta
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
WA
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

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Power Direct
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

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Dodo
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
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Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Billing Green rating Details More details
AGL
AGL
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
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Origin
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Go to site
More info
Energy Australia
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
SA
ACT
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Go to site
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Click Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Go to site
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Simply Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
WA
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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Alinta
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
WA
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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Red Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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Momentum Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
VIC
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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Lumo Energy
VIC
SA
VIC
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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GloBird Energy
VIC
VIC
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
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CovaU
NSW
VIC
NSW
VIC
Monthly billing
Credit card fees

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

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TasGas
VIC
TAS
Monthly billing
N/A

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Cheapest electricity in VIC for March 2020

The GloBird Energy EasySave Flat Rate plan is the cheapest choice for Victorians.

Rates

Estimated quarterly price ($)Supply (c/day) Usage (c/kWh)Solar (c/kWh)
293.90107.8019.58 (raises to 23.76 after first 750kWh monthly usage)12.00

Key benefits

  • No lock-in contract or exit fees.
  • 10 day cooling off period.

Limitations

  • Direct debit payment only.
  • No GreenPower options.
  • Variable rates may change at any time.

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Cheapest gas plans in VIC for March 2020

The cheapest natural gas plan for Victoria is the Origin Max Saver plan.

Estimated quarterly price ($)Supply (c/day) Usage (c/MJ)
164.9275.902.42, dropping to a minimum of 1.98 after further use.

Key benefits

  • No lock-in contract or exit fees.
  • 10 day cooling off period.
  • Guaranteed discount for 12 month benefit period.

Limitations

  • Credit card processing fees.
  • Must pay by direct debit.
  • Have to accept e-communications and install the Origin app to be eligible.
  • Variable rates may change at any time.

What are the 20 cheapest electricity plans in VIC?

Although the cheapest plans may vary based on the type of tariff, your location, your household and your usage, you can get a general idea of who is the cheapest using this table.

BrandPlan nameDifference from reference priceConditional discount?Estimated price (per 91 days)Estimated price (Annual)
GloBird EnergyEasySave Flat Rate (C1RB without Controlled Load) - CitiPower19% lessN/A$271.59$1,086.00
CovaUSmart Saver Residential CitiPower Demand Tariff CR13% less (without conditional discount)Further 4% off VDO when you pay by Direct Debit.$272.79$1,091.00
Elysian EnergyResi Market Simple Plan (VCP) - (Single Rate)18% lessN/A$273.40$1,094.00
PowerdirectPowerdirect Residential Rate Saver17% lessN/A$276.30$1,105.00
AGLResidential Essentials Saver17% lessN/A$276.31$1,105.00
Momentum EnergySelf Serve Electricity_CRB16% lessN/A$278.76$1,115.00
Origin EnergyOrigin Max Saver (Single Rate)5% less (without conditional discount)Further 5% off VDO if you always pay on time. 5% off VDO when you pay by Direct Debit.$283.14$1,133.00
Dodo Power & GasResidential Market - Single Rate13% lessN/A$290.09$1,160.00
EnergyAustraliaTotal Plan Home - Peak Only6% less (without conditional discount)Further 6% off VDO if you always pay on time.$293.13$1,173.00
PowershopPowershopLITE10% lessN/A$299.00$1,196.00
Lumo EnergyLumo Value10% less (without conditional discount)Further 3% off VDO if you always pay on time.$291.69$1,203.00
Red EnergyLiving Energy Saver8% more (without conditional discount)Further 10% off VDO if you always pay on time.$323.12$1,203.00
Tango EnergyVIC Home Select9% lessN/A$304.80$1,219.00
1st Energy1st Saver, Residential - AnytimeEqual to reference price (without conditional discount)Further 10% off VDO if you always pay on time.$299.61$1,239.00
DC Power CoMarket Offer5% moreN/A$350.88$1,272.00
SumoSumo SelectEqual to reference price (without conditional discount)Further 4% off VDO if you always pay on time.$318.56$1,274.00
Click EnergyClick Banksia Plus - Peak Only3% lessN/A$323.09$1,292.00
amaysimamaysim electricity classic saver - Peak Only1% lessN/A$329.80$1,319.00
Simply EnergyVIC Simply Standing OfferEqual to reference priceN/A$333.00$1,332.00
Alinta EnergySports Pack Electricity PlanEqual to reference priceN/A$333.00$1,332.00
BlueNRGBlue VDO GD (General Usage)Equal to reference priceN/A$333.00$1,332.00

Is electricity expensive in Victoria?

...a household could be charged around $1,320 annually on average.

When it comes to the average rate you are charged for using electricity, Victoria is one of the more expensive states, with the average rate being $0.33 per kilowatt hour (kWh).

What does this mean?

Standard household usage in Victoria is around 4,000 kWh over a year. This means a household could be charged around $1,320 annually [$0.33 x 4000] on average.

Note: This example is a general guide and doesn't include fixed daily supply charges and other fees. Household usage has been taken from Electrical Services Commission website and is based on a 'medium' usage household in the Citipower network.

List of energy providers in VIC

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1st Energy
AGL
Alinta
amaysim
Elysian Energy
Click Energy
Commander
CovaU
DC Power Co
Diamond Energy
Dodo
EnergyAustralia
GloBird Energy
Lumo Energy
Mojo Power
Momentum Energy
Origin Energy
People Energy
Powerdirect
Powerclub
Powershop
QEnergy
Red Energy
Simply Energy
Sumo
Tango Energy
Tas Gas

Main energy plans in VIC

AGL - Residential Essential Savers

Basic variable rate electricity plan with no lock-in contract and monthly billing. Includes a demand charge, where you pay an additional fee based on your max peak consumption during a certain period, higher in summer. Choose between 10, 20, and 100% GreenPower.

EnergyAustralia - Total Plan Home (Peak Only)

This offers fixed rates and a guaranteed discount off your whole electricity bill for the first 12 months of the plan. Has flexible payment options and quarterly billing. You can opt in for complete carbon offsets after the first 6 months, and pick between 10, 20, and 100% GreenPower.

Origin - Max Saver

Provides variable rate electricity with a 12 month benefit period and monthly billing. To be eligible for the plan, you have to get online billing and communications, pay by direct debit, and install the Origin app. No lock-in contract, with 25, 50, or 100% GreenPower options.

Powershop - Shopper Market Offer

Variable rate electricity with direct debit payments, 100% GreenPower options, and no connection fee at a new address. In order to access significant discounts off your bill, you can pre-purchase Powerpacks in their shop. Billed monthly.

Tango Energy - Home Select

Fixed electricity prices for the first 12 months, after which they become variable again. Has flexible payment options and is billed monthly, with no GreenPower options.

How to get cheaper energy

  • Look at base rates. The most important number on an energy plan is how much you get charged per unit of energy you use. Outside of conditional discounts and other features, lower usage rates mean cheaper energy.
  • Investigate discounts. Discounts can be conditional or guaranteed. Usually, guaranteed discounts are better because they always apply, while conditional ones require you to meet a condition. Watch out for when these discounts expire, too.
  • Check tariff options. When your energy use leans more towards the morning or early afternoon, you might benefit from something like a time of use tariff instead of a flat rate. Time of use tariffs split the day into peak and off-peak times, charging way more for peak than off-peak use.
  • Compare regularly. In many cases, your rates can be changed at almost any time. On top of that, most discounts and benefits only apply for the first 12 months. Compare or switch regularly to make sure you get the best deal.

Key terms in VIC

FeatureDetails
Tariff typesSome plans charge you a single rate tariff (one rate based on use), whilst others charge you a time of use tariff (different rates based on your time of use).
DiscountsIn a free energy market, electricity and gas providers offer all sorts of discounts and energy plans tailored to specific types of consumers, and many offer discounts for new customers. Keep in mind, plans with introductory discounts may have higher charges later on. Look for energy plans that extend discounts to customers beyond the early stages of a contract. Some plans include discounts for paying on time or signing long-term contracts and many providers offer discounts if you bundle gas and electricity plans together.
Termination feesSome energy providers charge a fee when you terminate a contract before the end period. Early termination fees generally range from $40 to $100 and are specified in your contract. If you don't want to pay early termination fees, look for a no-lock-in contract that allows you to switch providers freely without incurring a penalty.
Payment optionsCheck if a provider lets you pay your bills in a variety of ways. If you're worried about paying bills on time, flexible options can help. Some providers let you purchase energy in advance, which can help limit bill shock.
Digital energy toolsMany providers in Victoria offer a variety of apps and online tools that let consumers measure their energy consumption. Knowing more about your energy usage patterns can help you make better energy decisions in the future.

Switching

Your choice of retail provider can make a noticeable difference to the size of your energy bill. Once you've compared electricity and gas plans and chosen a new provider, it's relatively easy to switch. It's simply a matter of applying with the new provider and cancelling your existing plan. Your new provider should generally be able to supply your energy by the next day.

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    How can I compare my power bill .I find it so confusing

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      Not sure what you are asking about comparing your power bill. The page we are on offers different options on energy providers available to you. It list details on what services they could provide as well as the states where they are available. Clicking on the “More Info” button will lead you to the review page for that specific company for you to learn more on what service they provide. Hope this helps!

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