Electricity and gas plans in Victoria

Compare your options in Victoria and find out if you could save money by switching plans.

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Quick facts about energy providers in Victoria

  • The energy market in Victoria is fully open to retail competition.
  • Victorian residents can choose between more than 25 electricity providers and 15 gas providers.
  • Energy retailers in Victoria offer a wide range of solar solutions.


Search and compare energy retailers in Victoria

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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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NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

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

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Credit card fees
Enquire now
More info
NSW
VIC
QLD
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
Enquire now
More info
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
More info
VIC
VIC
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
More info
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
More info
VIC
SA
VIC
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
More info
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
VIC
Monthly billing

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

Billing

Monthly billing
More info

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How does the Victorian energy market work?

The Victorian energy market is one of the most competitive in Australia, with a large number of gas and electricity providers operating across the state.

There are five electricity distributors in Victoria, each servicing a specific region:

  • CitiPower in Melbourne City and the inner suburbs.
  • Jemena in the northern and south-western suburbs of Melbourne.
  • Powercor Australia in the western suburbs of Melbourne and western Victoria.
  • AusNet Services across the outer northern and eastern Melbourne suburbs, as well as eastern Victoria.
  • United Energy Distribution in the southern suburbs of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

There are also three gas distributors in Victoria:

  • Australian Gas Network in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, as well as parts of northern, eastern and southern Victoria.
  • Multinet Gas in the inner and outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
  • AusNet Services in the outer northern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne, as well as eastern Victoria.

Victorian energy retailers

Residents of Victoria can choose from the following energy retailers:

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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

Business owners can also sign up for plans with Next Business Energy, Blue NRG and ERM Business Energy.

Energy rebates and concessions in Victoria

Residents of Victoria have access to the following energy discounts:

  • Annual Electricity Concession
  • Life Support Concession
  • Medical Cooling Concession
  • Service to Property Charge Concession
  • Excess Electricity Concession
  • Controlled Load Electricity Concession
  • Electricity Transfer Fee Waiver
  • Energy Supplement
  • Winter Gas Concession
  • Excess Gas Concession
  • Non-Mains Energy Concession

Check if you're eligible for any rebates or concessions in Victoria and learn how to apply

How to compare energy plans in Victoria

A competitive energy market in Victoria means more choices for consumers. Many providers offer discounts, special offers or unique plans to suit a wide range of customers. When you're comparing energy plans, consider your needs. What time of day do you use the most electricity and gas? Do you prefer flexibility when it comes to payment options or would you rather a discount for paying via direct debit? Do you want a flat, simple fee structure with fixed payments or the flexibility to monitor your energy usage and pay for exactly what you use?

Here's what you should look out for:

  • Discounts. In 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 fees. Some 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 options. Check 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 tools. Many 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.

How can I switch providers?

Switching energy providers in Victoria is simple. All you have to do is choose a new energy provider and contact the new provider to arrange the switch. Your energy flow shouldn't be interrupted during the changeover.

How to switch energy providers

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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,
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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.

      You may complete the form on this page with some details about your residential electricity and gas needs and you’ll be contacted by a consultant for an obligation-free discussion about your options. 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,
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