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Origin
NSW
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VIC
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AGL
AGL
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
WA
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Green Electricity Guide rating

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Energy Australia
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
SA
ACT
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Energy Locals
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
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GreenPower
Solar

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Click Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
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Solar

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Powershop
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
VIC
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GreenPower
Solar

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1st Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
TAS
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Alinta
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
WA
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Power Direct
NSW
VIC
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SA
ACT
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Dodo
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
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GreenPower
Solar

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Lumo Energy
VIC
SA
VIC
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GreenPower
Solar

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Red Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
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GreenPower
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Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Billing Green rating More details Details
Origin
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
WA
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Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

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GreenPower
Solar

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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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Energy Australia
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
NSW
VIC
SA
ACT
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Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

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Click Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
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Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

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Solar

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Alinta
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
WA
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Green Electricity Guide rating

Green options

GreenPower
Solar

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Red Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
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Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

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GreenPower
Solar

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Lumo Energy
VIC
SA
VIC
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GreenPower
Solar

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Momentum Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
VIC
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Green Electricity Guide rating

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GreenPower
Solar

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Simply Energy
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
NSW
VIC
SA
WA
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Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

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GreenPower
Solar

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GloBird Energy
VIC
VIC
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Solar

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CovaU
CovaU
NSW
VIC
NSW
VIC
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Green Electricity Guide rating

Green Electricity Guide rating

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GreenPower
Solar

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TasGas
VIC
TAS
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Cheapest big 3 plan

Methodology: The following list was made using prices found checking our energy engine on 1 May 2020.

The following list of cheap plans is a general guide only and may change at any time. We compared prices based on a residential customer in VIC (Postcode: 3000) who consumes 3,900 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Citipower network. The estimated price includes conditional discounts (if any). Any plans with special eligibility requirements are excluded from our picks. Always check the providers site before applying. Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

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Plan: Origin Max Saver Online Special

Stands at: 11% less than reference price

Estimated quarterly price: $316

Between the big 3 (AGL, Energy Australia and Origin), Origin has the cheapest electricity deal for Victoria this month, offering power at 11% below the reference price. So long as you don't mind paying online by direct debits and installing the Origin app, you can get this guaranteed discount on your power for a year.

The plan runs month to month with no contract and has a 10 day cooling off period in case you change your mind.

Cheap electricity in VIC for May 2020

Methodology: The following list was made using prices found checking our energy engine on 1 May 2020.

The following list of cheap plans is a general guide only and may change at any time. We compared prices based on a residential customer in VIC (Postcode: 3000) who consumes 4,000 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Citipower network. The estimated price includes conditional discounts (if any). Any plans with special eligibility requirements are excluded from our picks. Always check the provider's site before applying. Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Rates (1 May 2020)

PlanReference price Estimated quarterly price BPID
Elysian Energy: Resi Market Simple Plan (VCP) - (Single Rate)17% less$295BPID
1st Energy: 1st Saver, Residential - AnytimeEqual to$301BPID
Alinta Energy: HomeDeal14%$305BPID
Momentum Energy: Self Serve Electricity_C1R14%$305BPID
Powerclub: Powerbank Home + Flat + Solar FIT13%$307BPID
Powerclub: Powerbank Home + Flat13%$307BPID
Momentum Energy: Smile Power Flexi_C1R13%$309BPID
Kogan Energy: Market Offer13%$310BPID
Origin Max Saver - Online Special (Single Rate)11%$316BPID
AGL: Electric Vehicle Plan (Residential)11%$317BPID
Dodo: Residential Market - Single Rate11%$317BPID
Commander: Residential Market - Single Rate11%$317BPID
AGL: Residential Essentials Saver10%$319BPID
AGL: Residential Seniors Plus10%$319BPID
Powerdirect Residential Rate Saver10%$319BPID
EnergyAustralia: Total Plan Home - Peak Only9%$323BPID
Powershop: Shopper Market Offer2% more$324BPID
AGL: Residential Essentials8% less$326BPID
Alinta Energy: Sports Pack Electricity Plan6% less$333BPID
EnergyAustralia: No Frills - Peak Only5% less$337BPID
Origin Flexi (Single Rate)5% less$337BPID

Cheap gas plans in VIC for May 2020

Methodology: Our cheapest picks were made using prices found through our energy engine on 1 May 2020.

The following list of cheap plans is a general guide only and may change at any time. We compared prices based on a residential customer in VIC (Postcode: 3000) who consumes 4,000 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Citipower network. The estimated price includes conditional discounts (if any). Any plans with special eligibility requirements are excluded from our picks. Always check the provider's site before applying. Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

PlanTariff typeEstimated quarterly priceBPID
Origin Max Saver - Online SpecialSingle Rate$160BPID
Origin Max SaverSingle Rate$176BPID
Origin FlexiSingle Rate$178BPID
Kogan: Market OfferSingle Rate$187BPID
Powershop: Market OfferSingle Rate$188BPID

Electricity price comparison VIC: What are the cheapest plans?

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.

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

Energy plans from some of the main providers in Victoria: What's on offer?

Note: Plan information last checked in April 2020.

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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