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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If you haven't switched your gas provider in a while, you could be paying a lot more than you need to.

We looked at the numbers* and found that residents in Melbourne's Australian Gas Networks had a gap of $488 between the median standing gas offer and median market offer.

*AER Annual Retail Markets Report 2019-20 - September 2020 - Chart 3.6. You may be put on a standing offer when your original plan's benefit period expires or when you move house.

Compare gas providers in VIC

Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Features Customer service rating More details Details
Origin
Origin
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT, WA
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
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No exit fees or lock-in contracts on most of their market offerings.
AGL
AGL
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
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Energy Australia
Energy Australia
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT
NSW, VIC, SA, ACT
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
  • Credit card fees
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Red Energy
Red Energy
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, ACT
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
Enquire now
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Kogan Energy
Kogan Energy
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
VIC
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
N/A
N/A
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
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Alinta
Alinta
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
NSW, VIC, SA, WA
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
Enquire now
More infoView details
Lumo Energy
Lumo Energy
NSW, VIC, SA
VIC
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing

Customer service rating

Customer service rating
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
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Cheap gas providers in VIC?

Plan NameContract TermTariff typeEstimated Quarterly PriceMore details

Origin Go

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Energy Fact Sheet

No contract term
Single Rate$177
Includes GST
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GloBird ComboGLOSAVE Residential(Central)-Australian Gas Networks

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Energy Fact Sheet

No contract term
Single Rate$176
Includes GST

1st Saver, Residential

1st Energy logo
Energy Fact Sheet

No contract term
Single Rate$185
Includes GST and conditional discounts

Lumo Value

lumo energy logo
Energy Fact Sheet

OtherSingle Rate$197
Includes GST

Home Select - Australian Gas Networks Central

tango energy logo
Energy Fact Sheet

No contract term
Single Rate$198
Includes GST

Market Offer

kogan energy logo
Energy Fact Sheet

No contract term
Single Rate$203
Includes GST

Market Offer

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Energy Fact Sheet

No contract term
Single Rate$203
Includes GST

Residential Essentials Saver

AGL logo
Energy Fact Sheet

1 year contract
Single Rate$211
Includes GST
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Living Energy Saver

red energy logo
Energy Fact Sheet

No contract term
Single Rate$212
Includes GST

Residential Market - Australian Gas Networks Central 2

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Energy Fact Sheet

No contract term
Single Rate$223
Includes GST
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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

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Our research found that the average quarterly gas bill in Australia is around $210. VIC came in more expensive at $239 per quarter.

StateQuarterlyAnnual
NSW$194$776
VIC$239$956
QLD$184$736
SA$211$844

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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