Compare gas prices in Melbourne and Victoria

It’s possible you’re paying hundreds more per year than you need to for gas. Compare your options and save.

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In Victoria, there's a difference of $463 over the course of a year between what households pay on average and the cheapest deal for a two-person household. You can quickly check if there's a better gas deal for you by comparing the plans below.

Cheap gas providers in VIC?

Plan NameContract TermTariff typeEstimated Quarterly PriceMore details
Globird

GloBird ComboGLOSAVE Residential(Central)-Australian Gas Networks

Basic Plan Information

No contract term
Single Rate$266
Includes GST
EnergyAustralia

Total Plan - Home (T2)

Basic Plan Information

Ongoing contract with one-year benefit period
Single rate$281Go to site
1st Energy

1st Saver, Residential

Basic Plan Information

No contract term
Single Rate$289
Includes GST
Tango

Home Select - Australian Gas Networks Central

Basic Plan Information

No contract term
Single Rate$293
Includes GST
Sumo Energy

Sumo Assure Gas

Basic Plan Information

Ongoing contract with ongoing benefit period
Single rate$301
Includes GST
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Powershop

Powershop 100% Carbon Neutral

Basic Plan Information

No contract term
Single Rate$314
Includes GST
dodo energy

Residential Market - Australian Gas Networks Central 2

Basic Plan Information

No contract term
Single Rate$320
Includes GST
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Red Energy

Living Energy Saver

Basic Plan Information

No contract term
Single Rate$327
Includes GST
Kogan Energy

Market Offer

Basic Plan Information

No contract term
Single Rate$327
Includes GST
Lumo

Lumo Value

Basic Plan Information

OtherSingle Rate$334
Includes GST
AGL

Residential Essentials Saver

Basic Plan Information

1 year contract
Single Rate$347
Includes GST

Which brands offer gas in VIC?

AGL

AGL is one of the three largest energy retailers in Australia and accounts for about 20% of Australia's total electricity generation.

Alinta Energy

Alinta Energy is a private company owned by a Hong Kong-based organisation, and it currently employs around 800 people across Australia and New Zealand.

Click Energy

Click Energy is a smaller retailer that operates primarily online, which it claims helps keep the cost of its energy down.

Dodo

As a retailer, Dodo not only sells electricity and gas in Australia, but also Internet and mobile plans.

GloBird Energy

GloBird Energy is an Australian retailer based in Melbourne that sells energy plans in Victoria and NSW.

Kogan Energy

Kogan Energy is a branch of giant online retailer, Kogan.com, and sells both power and natural gas plans.

Lumo Energy

Lumo Energy is a subsidiary of Snowy Hydro, though its energy portfolio doesn't necessarily include much in the way of renewables.

Origin Energy

Origin Energy is Australia's largest energy retailer, founded in 2000 and meeting 30% of east coast energy demand.

Powershop

Powershop is an Australian company owned by Meridian Energy, which is Australia's largest 100% renewable energy generator, and all of Powershop's customers are carbon neutral.

Red Energy

Red Energy is a 100% Australian company owned by Snowy Hydro, although their energy portfolio does not contain many renewables.

Tango Energy

Tango Energy is the retail arm of Pacific Hydro, a company that is itself owned by China's State Power Investment Corporation.

1st Energy

1st Energy is based in Australia and was founded in 2014, selling electricity and some gas plans to its customers.

Average gas price in VIC

ComparisonQuarterlyAnnual
Cheapest plan available$125$500
Average bill$244.80$979.20
Savings$119.80$479.20

Is price everything?

If you're worried about price, you'll want to make sure you're getting the lowest usage and supply charges on the market. However, watch out for rates that are only low thanks to discounts or deals which may expire after some time has passed.

There are two main discount types:

  • Guaranteed discounts. These will apply to your bill no matter what for the benefit period.
  • Conditional discounts. If you meet a particular condition, the discount will apply. For example, pay on time discounts reduce your rates so long as you aren't late for a payment. Otherwise, your rates may increase with the discount removed or suspended.

What rebates can I get in VIC for gas?

Energy rebates will return some part of your energy bill, so long as you qualify. Here are some current gas rebates for Victoria:

  • Winter Gas Concession. HA natural gas discount for eligible concession holders during winter.
  • Energy Supplement. One-off payment to support low-income Victorians with their energy bills.
  • Excess Gas Concession. For eligible concession card holders with extremely high annual gas bills.
  • Non-mains Energy Concession. For households who rely upon alternative sources of energy for staying warm and cooking, including LPG, firewood and heating oil.

See our rebate page for more information on rebates and concessions.

How do you get a connection?

Moving into a house or apartment with a natural gas connection? Get yourself activated in two ways:


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Get your landlord or agent to do it.
Discuss the details and let your landlord handle the connection. More often than not, the landlord will be responsible for the property energy account when you are renting.

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Use the Energy Plan Finder to compare gas providers and find a gas plan that works for you.

Do you have a choice of gas provider?

Yes. Residents of Victoria are able to choose both their electricity and gas retailers from any on the market.

However, if you are part of an embedded gas network where the property owner buys gas and resells it to tenants, you may not be able to choose your gas retailer, although a separate meter should be installed for you. Either way, you will be able to appeal to the Energy Ombudsman if you aren't being treated fairly.


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