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If you to saving time and money, use our free service to compare electricity providers in Melbourne , and find out if any are cheaper than your current electricity provider*.

* Compare & Connect does not compare all electricity and gas providers or plans available in Melbourne (or any market) . The availability of plans are subject to change from time to time. Not all plans that are made available from Compare & Connect providers are compared by Compare & Connect due to commercial arrangements, availability, area or eligibility . We have commercial relationships with all of the suppliers whose products we compare, and the platform is owned by Origin Energy Limited. However, when we provide you with results, they are ranked only based on the price (low to high).
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Electricity and Gas Providers Compared in melbourne

Each energy provider in melbourne can only operate in some regions, and therefore, the number of electricity providers that our electricity comparison service compares for you depends on where you live .

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Compare Electricity and Gas Plans with Us

Compare & Connect has teamed up with some of Australia’s leading electricity providers making it possible for you to compare electricity deals that are available in melbourne in one convenient place. We are proud to be one of Australia's leading platforms , based on number of services processed, for utility and energy comparison and connection.

  • Transparent and Trustworthy:
    Compare & Connect are proud to be members of the Energy Comparator Code of Conduct (ECCC). Our decision to voluntarily join this code of conduct demonstrates our dedication to accuracy and fairness when presenting information to you.
  • Australian Based:
    Our business began in Australia and continues to be based here, providing expert knowledge to help consumers in Melbourne save on electricity bills.
  • Expert Consultants:
    Our team of experts knows the Melbourne energy market back to front. So, you can rest assured that you've come to the right place to find the energy plans and prices suited for your household’s needs.
  • Free Service:
    Our quality comparison and connection service is free to use! No catch. We don't mark up the prices on any of the plans that you will be offered. Instead, we will earn a commission from our electricity provider partners, at no extra cost to you. While our service is provided to you without charge, you may be subject to charges in relation to your current service, including exit fees. You should check this with your current supplier(s).
  • Impartial
    Although we have corporate relationships with many of Australia's top electricity providers and are owned by Origin Energy Limited, we're impartial when presenting you with information .

Changing is So Easy

You might be worried that changing electricity providers is going to be a hassle, but it isn't! It's super simple. We do it all for you! We will communicate with your current electricity provider to tell them that you're leaving, plus we also sign you up with the new provider, so that your transition will be as simple and seamless as can be .

It’s so easy! you can do it.

List of our active electricity providers in Melbourne

Our vision is to bring the full range of energy providers under a single roof, to provide our customers a wide range of options to choose from . We currently have established relationships with following providers in Melbourne : Please note available by giving us a call.

providers Name Available via Website Available via Call Centre
1st Energy Yes Yes
ActewAGL Yes Yes
AGL Yes Yes
Alinta Energy Yes Yes
Blue NRG Yes Yes
Dodo Power and Gas Yes Yes
Energy Locals Yes Yes
EnergyAustralia Yes Yes
Lumo Energy Yes Yes
Momentum Energy Yes Yes
Origin Yes Yes
OVO Energy Yes Yes
Powershop Yes Yes
Red Energy Yes Yes
Simply Energy Yes Yes
Tango Energy Yes Yes

We're constantly working towards adding more providers to this list. We are very proud of our partnerships.

*Compare & Connect does not compare all plans in the market.

FAQ about switching electricity providers

This section contains frequently asked questions and answers about what happens once you have completed the comparison process and have decided to switch electricity providers.

It's okay if you change your mind because your new electricity provider will give you ten days of 'cooling-off' period, which means you have ten days to cancel the process and remain with your old energy provider.
No, definitely not! The delivery of actual energy to your house, via the pipes and wires, is done by an energy distributer (not your energy retailer). That distributor will continue to supply the electricity to your house even when you change to a different energy retailer. It is the retailer that issues your electricity bills, but they buy energy from the distributor, then resell it to you. You can't purchase electricity directly from your distributor, you have to buy it from an energy retailer. You can be certain that when you switch retailers, your electricity supply won't be interrupted because the connection to the distributor continues to be the same as before.
All the 'paperwork' is processed quite quickly, usually in under 24 hours. But the switchover cannot happen until after your current provider has issued you your final bill, and they will only be able to do that after they've taken a final meter reading. So, it depends on how soon your next meter reading happens. It be up to three months.
We'll sign you up with your new energy provider, and we will notify your present provider that you're changing providers. The actual change to your new provider will not happen immediately, though, because your current provider will need to do a meter reading one final time. and then issue you their final bill. The new provider will begin charging you from the date of the meter reading. the distributor that supplies the energy to your home will continue to be the same one as it was before the switch.
No. Our service is free to you. However, we will receive a commission from the new electricity provider.While our service is provided to you without charge, you may be subject to charges in relation to your current service, including exit fees. You should check this with your current supplier(s).

Electricity Market Deregulation and Competition in Melbourne

Since the late 1990s the electricity market in Australia's Eastern and Southern states has been undergoing a deregulation process. The first stage involved establishing an intra-state electricity grid that enabled electricity that was produced in one state to be sold to customers in a different state.

The next stage, which happened sooner in some states than others, was the splitting up of the state owned monopolies into multiple competing entities and then privatising them. In order to promote a greater degree of competition the energy market was split into two levels

The distributors have the responsibility for the actual delivery of electricity to customers' premises . They own and manage the powerlines and poles, and do not deal with customers.

The electricity retailers sell the electricity to the customers and are responsible for billing. Every state has from one to three distributors but up to 30 retailers.

In July 2008 , the Melbourne electricity market was fully deregulated. This allowed consumers to change to the provider who offered the cheapest electricity prices.

Electricity in Victoria is supplied by the following five distributors

  • Ausnet Services
    AusNet Services distributes electricity to the eastern outer & northern suburbs of Melbourne and eastern Victoria.
  • Powercor Australia
    Powercor delivers electricity to the western Victoria and western suburbs of Melbourne.
  • Citipower
    Citipower distributes electricity throughout Melbourne City and it's inner suburbs.
  • Jemena
    Jemena distributes electricity in the south-western and northern suburbs of Melbourne.
  • United Energy Distribution
    United Energy supplies electricity in the southern suburbs of Melbourne and in the Mornington Peninsula.

Tips for using less electricity to save money

Here are a few easy to implement tips for reducing how much you spend on electricity

  • A cheap alternative to an electric blanket is a hot water bottle.
  • Rather than turn on the heater, put on warmer clothing (warm socks, jumper, beanie, booties).
  • Turn off all your appliances at the power point when you're not using them.
  • Minimise usage of your clothes dryer. Instead, dry your clothes outside or use an indoor clothes rack.
  • Minimise draughts. Prevent hot or cold air getting in or getting out through gaps under doors or around windows through the use of gap seal tape and door snakes.
  • Minimise lighting by using natural light where possible.
  • Stop the hot sun from over-heating your home by closing curtains and blinds in the rooms into which the hot sun directly shines in.
  • Reduce the use of air conditioning by opening your windows in the evening let the house cool down, and shutting them in the morning thus keeping the hot air out.
  • Close doors to areas of the house that you aren't using, so that you just heat or cool a smaller space.