Electricity and gas providers in Victoria

Compare energy providers in Victoria and potentially save between $110-$150 annually by switching.

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No matter where you live in Victoria, you will have full control over your energy plan.

That means you can easily choose from a wide range of electricity and gas providers and switch plans whenever you come across a better deal.

To get started, you can enter your postcode and start comparing energy plans already.

Alternatively, deep-dive into our guide to understand the Victorian energy market better. A good place to start would be to look at:

Best electricity and gas providers in Victoria

While the term "best" is subjective and will likely differ from person to person, we've picked out the top 10 best electricity and gas providers in Victoria.

Our selection is based on the number of customers, percentage of complaints, and each company's basic plans.

Best electricity providers in Victoria

RankMajor retailersNumber of customersComplaints as a proportion of customers
1Origin Energy1,831,9481.45%Get your quote
2Powershop52,8710.32%Get your quote
3Alinta Energy352,6793.91%Get your quote
4EnergyAustralia1,044,3841.70%Get your quote
5Simply Energy133,3187.22%
5Lumo Energy41,0543.87%
7AGL1,390,0173.00%Get your quote
8Dodo Energy47,8391.63%Get your quote
9Powerdirect47,9324.91%
10Red Energy306,2285.03%

Best gas providers in Victoria

RankMajor retailersNumber of customersComplaints as a proportion of customers
1Origin Energy602,7484.41%Get your quote
2GloBird Energy9080.88%
3EnergyAustralia421,7914.22%Get your quote
4AGL818,8445.09%Get your quote
5Dodo12,7086.15%Get your quote
7Lumo Energy13,52811.75%
7Alinta Energy55,08625.02%Get your quote
8CovaU2,8223.90%
9Red Energy73,06421.08%
10Simply Energy55,67717.29%

Who is the cheapest electricity and gas provider in Victoria?

After analysing monthly price estimates for energy providers on Finder, we found Alinta Energy, Lumo Energy and Tango Energy to offer Victorian customers some of the lowest rates.

Cheapest electricity in Victoria

ProviderPrice estimateDifference from Victorian Default OfferElectricity plan
Alinta Energy$87/mo24% lessHome DealGet your quote
Lumo Energy$88/mo23% lessLumo Value VIC
Tango Energy89/mo22% lessTango VIC Home Select
Ovo Energy$89/mo22% lessThe One Plan
Sumo Power$90/mo21% lessSumo Assure EnergyGet your quote
Powershop$94/mo17% lessPowershop 100% Carbon NeutralGet your quote
Origin Energy$96/mo16% lessOrigin Advantage Variable - VICGet your quote
EnergyAustralia$97/mo15% lessTotal Plan HomeGet your quote
Power Direct$98/mo14% lessPowerdirect Rate Saver - VIC
AGL$99/mo13% lessSuper Saver - VICGet your quote
Dodo Energy$99/mo13% lessDodo Power & Gas - NSWGet your quote
Red Energy$107/mo5% lessRed Living Energy Saver - VIC

Cheapest gas in Victoria

ProviderPrice estimateElectricity plan
Tango Energy$63/moTango VIC Home Select
Origin Energy$66/moOrigin Advantage Variable - VICGet your quote
EnergyAustralia$72/moTotal Plan HomeGet your quote
Lumo Energy$73/moLumo Value VIC
Red Energy$75/moRed Living Energy Saver - VIC
AGL$77/moSuper Saver - VICGet your quote

Compare energy providers in Victoria

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Comparing electricity prices in Victoria to other states

Our research found that the average quarterly electricity bill across Australia is approximately $343. Victoria came in slightly cheaper at $329 per quarter.

Victoria fares better than New South Wales and South Australia, but falls behind Queensland's $318 average quarterly bill.

Comparing gas prices in Victoria to other states

Our research found that the average quarterly gas bill in Australia is approximately $209. Victoria came in slightly cheaper at $238 per quarter.

Victoria fares slightly better than South Australia but falls behind New South Wales and Queensland.

How much can I save by switching energy plans?

A lot of people tend to set and forget about their energy plans.

Assuming you signed up to a plan over a year ago, it's likely that any discount or benefit period you were offered has not expired.

After that you end up on a standing offer as opposed to a market offer. The same can happen when you move house.

If you're in either of these scenarios, recent research shows that you could potentially save between $110 to $150 annually by switching providers.

Start comparing energy providers in Victoria to see if you save money on your energy bill.

Do I qualify for any energy concessions in Victoria?

Government concessions can help you cut the cost of your energy bill.

In order to be eligible for a rebate, you'll need to meet a certain requirement such as holding a valid concession card.

Here's a breakdown of what energy concessions and rebates are available to you in Victoria.

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Annual Electricity Concession

The Annual Electricity Concession is available year round and makes up for 17.5% of usage and service costs.

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Life Support Concession

If you or another member of your household requires energy-intensive medical equipment at home, you may be entitled to a quarterly discount for the power used. If you're claiming this concession, you'll also receive the Excess Electricity Concession without needing to apply for it separately.

Medical cooling

Medical Cooling Concession

The Medical Cooling Concession is given if you or someone in your household has a medical condition which prevents effective regulation of body temperature. It is given on top of the Annual Electricity Concession.

service to property

Service to Property Charge Concession

When your energy bill's usage charge is less than your energy supplier's service charge, your bill can be reduced to the usage charge only.

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Controlled Load Electricity Concession

This concession gives you a discount on controlled load usage charges for separately-metered hot water or slab heating systems.

The discount is available year-round but only applies to the controlled load or dedicated circuit parts of your bill for the heating system.

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Excess Electricity Concession

Households with annual electricity bills above $2,973 may be eligible for this concession type.

If you are eligible for the Excess Electricity Concession, you're also eligible for the Annual Electricity Concession.

And, if you receive the Medical Cooling or the Life Support Concession, then you'll automatically get the Excess Electricity Concession without having to apply for it.

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Winter Gas Concession

The Winter Gas Concession lets you get a discount on your mains gas bill during the winter period from 1 May to 31 October each year. This discount will only apply up to a certain limit, if you go over the limit you'll need to apply for the Excess Gas Concession for discounts.

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Excess Gas Concession

Households with a gas bill above the Winter Gas Concession limit (or over $1,644) can apply for the Excess Gas Concession.

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    JohnApril 26, 2019

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

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      JohnApril 26, 2019Staff

      Hi John & Cheryl,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      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!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    LydiaAugust 15, 2017

    Which comparison site can I send my current bills for them to compare?

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      LiezlAugust 15, 2017

      Hi Lydia,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please complete our energy form and let an electricity consultant contact you for free. They will help you explore your options and discuss with you other details you need to make a better decision. The consultant will work with you to compare a range of energy suppliers in your area.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,
      Liezl

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    JudySeptember 24, 2016

    We have just installed 11 solar panels in Grovedale
    Are we able to claim a government rebate and how do we do this.

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      DeeOctober 13, 2016Staff

      Hi Judy,

      Thanks for your question.

      Generally, when homeowners invest in an eligible solar power system, the Federal Government issues STCs based upon the size of the energy efficient system and their location. The number of STCs you can receive depend on your location and which zone that falls into.

      To learn more about the processes involved in getting the STCs in your area, you can reach out to your local government agency that handles its issuance.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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