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Are you forever trying to scout better bargains for everything from your weekly grocery bill to your next vacation? You can also apply this same cost-cutting mentality to tackle one of the biggest expenses in your household budget - your electricity bill. If you live in a state with a deregulated energy market, like Victoria, you have the freedom to shop around, switch electricity providers and get yourself a better deal whenever you like.
So what are you waiting for? Here, at Mozo, we can help you compare electricity providers in your area, and potentially find a better electricity plan from your existing provider based on your current usage patterns and preferences. Just enter in your VIC postcode into our electricity comparison tool and we’ll show you a list of plans from providers in our database.
Saving hundreds on your electricity and gas bills each year is now easier than ever with Mozo’s online energy comparison tool. We compare a range of plans from leading energy providers across Victoria to help you find a cheap deal in your area. Our electricity comparison service is completely free to use.
Comparing energy providers and plans in Melbourne is the best way to save money on your rising gas and electricity bills. It’s now easier than ever to find out how much you can save by switching energy providers. We help you compare prices in minutes so you can see deals that are available near you and switch if you find a cheaper deal. Mozo’s comparison tool could help you save hundreds of dollars a year on your electricity bill.
Energy providers often change their pricing and plans, so if you’ve never compared your provider before, chances are you may be missing out on a much better deal. How much you spend on electricity is based on a combination of factors, including where you live, your usage charges and your plan options. If you have a recent bill handy, then you will be able to improve the accuracy of your results by entering your actual usage.
Most electricity providers in Victoria offer a range of plans which you can pick from. Here are a few features you should keep an eye out for when choosing the right electricity plan for you:
There isn’t one flat cost for electricity throughout Victoria. Instead, the cost for electricity is determined by a number of factors including where you live, what type of meter you have and of course how much energy you use. Electricity retailers in Victoria will calculate your bill based on:
With increasing electricity rates, saving on your electricity bill might feel like an impossible task. We’re here to tell you that it
Here are some simple things you can do to slash the size of your electricity bill:
You can find more helpful energy saving tips for your household at our dedicated energy hub.
Of course. Even if you don’t have an existing electricity bill to give us, we can still easily estimate how much your electricity costs are likely to be based on the size of your household as well as the average costs of electricity and usage in the Victorian suburb you are moving to. We can also help you compare some of the providers and plans that are available in your new suburb.
Well, this really depends on where you live as different providers service different areas. Mozo’s service compares many of the leading electricity providers that operate in Victoria so you can be confident that we’re giving you a wide range of all the electricity plans available in your area.
In Victoria we compare some of the following brands:
There isn’t one best electricity provider for every resident in Victoria. Instead, you should be asking yourself who is the best electricity provider for me? The answer to this question depends on a number of factors such as how much electricity you use, the type of meter you have installed at your premises and your bill payment habits.
When choosing a new electricity provider, it is important to keep in mind that the best provider isn’t necessarily the cheapest. There are heaps of other factors you’ll need to consider like whether they have good customer service or if they offer options in terms of renewable energy.
Good news is, Mozo asked many Victorian residents to review their electricity provider on a whole range of things like price, customer service, green energy and trustworthiness. If you want to see how a particular electricity provider rated before making your final decision, you can read electricity customer reviews on Mozo.
The standard electricity meter in Victoria is the smart meter. In fact, the Victorian government has been rolling out smart meters for all residential homes over the past several years. A smart meter is a digital meter that records your electricity usage every 30 minutes. This data is automatically sent to your distributor and puts an end to estimated bills and manual meter readings.
The tariff you pay for your electricity depends on the type of meter that is installed at your premises and the plan you choose. With a smart meter, for instance, you have the option of choosing between a single flat rate or a flexible pricing plan that allow for discounts on your electricity depending on the time of the day. Want to know more? Read our very comprehensive guide on smart meters.
Most electricity providers in Victoria will not charge you to switch providers if you are on an open contract. However, if your electricity plan has a fixed period, you may be charged an early termination fee if you leave the contract before this fixed term expires.
If you are moving houses, you may be charged a connection fee to cover the transfer of your electricity services to your new address. Most providers will include this cost in your first electricity bill.
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With a sudden strict four month lockdown it’s safe to say Victorians haven’t had an easy 2020. But with the Essential Services Commission (ESC) announcing its final energy prices determination for 2021, the new year may already be off to a better start. The ESC has announced that the Victorian Default Offer (VDO) will fall by 10% for residential customers and 14% for small businesses customers. That equates to a bill reduction of $159 per year and $916 a year, respectively.As a quick recap, the VDO, which came into effect 1 July 2019, is a default energy offer available to all customers in Victoria who choose to not engage in the energy market - that is, comparing offers and switching plans. The VDO also replaced standing offers and capped prices, preventing retailers from charging expensive plans to customers on these offers. “The fall in the default offer is being mainly driven by lower wholesale electricity purchase costs, with lower prices likely to assist many Victorian households and small businesses in recovering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Essential Services Commission pricing director, Marcus Crudden.The state’s economic regulator estimates that these price reductions will provide some much needed bill relief to around 125,000 households and 40,000 small businesses.
From rates to tariffs and random fees, it’s no wonder energy bills have a reputation of being difficult to comprehend. Unfortunately, it often means many Aussies pick up a few myths on the way to understanding their energy bill. So, if one of your goals in the new year is to get on top of your personal finance, we’ve jotted down four energy bill myths to be aware of.
With less than three weeks to go until we welcome in the new year, many Aussies may have already begun thinking about the goals they want to achieve in 2021. And for some, that can mean giving their home an energy efficiency upgrade. According to CSIRO building simulation research lead, Anthony Wright, the average Aussie household is rated only 2.2 stars out of 10 for energy efficiency. However, if the average Sydney or Melbourne home were to bump that figure up to a 4.9 stars, they could save up to $480 a year on their energy bills.When it comes to improving energy efficiency around the house, you might be surprised to learn that substantial savings can be made just by making small improvements. For instance, draught sealing and filling gaps or cracks around windows and doors are a great place to start. Other options include updating energy guzzling appliances for energy saving ones or installing external blinds to block out heat. But for the Aussies who don’t mind taking things to the next level, upgrading hot water systems, air conditioning and other appliances could deliver annual savings of $900, says Wright. “It’s also worthwhile getting an energy rate involved early,” Wright said in a recent interview with The New Daily. “It can seem like it costs, but it will pay back in comfort and energy bill savings in spades over time, as they can do a before-and-after rating, and also provide consultation on tweaking your renovation as you go.”
When Australia officially entered lockdown in March, thousands of people and small businesses were left stranded with a reduced income or forced to shut down, struggling to keep up with regular expenses, like their energy bill. And according to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Annual Retail Markets Report, those households and small businesses still remain in ‘energy debt’ to their retailers. The report found a sharp increase in energy debt amongst small businesses, with the total jumping from $35 million in March 2020 to $45 million in June 2020. For residential customers, long-term electricity debt reportedly increased by 21% between 31 March and 2 November to $124.5 million. Almost 60,000 households also took advantage of their retailers' offer to defer energy bills for a time, providing some breathing room. “If you are struggling to pay your bills, talk to your retailer about your debt – even if you can’t afford to pay anything right now,” said AER chair, Clare Savage. “You won’t be disconnected, and your retailer will work with you to set up a plan and help you start paying off your debt.”And it looks like most Aussies were satisfied with their retailer’s support, as there were 29% fewer complaints made to retailers and 26% fewer complaints to the ombudsman since the 2018/19 financial year.
With summer only days away, many Aussies may have already started gearing up for another scorching three months. And between swapping out your bed sheets and picking up some new shorts, switching energy plans might be another thing to add to your to-do list. But if you’re keen to make the process a little more worthwhile, why not opt for a plan that’s got more than just competitive rates. Whether you’re a rewards lover or are keen to hook up a mate, we’ve rounded up four hot energy offers we think are worth taking a look at.
As we know, the COVID-19 lockdown began in early March, which saw many Aussies having to adjust to work life from the comfort of their couch or unfortunately, experience financial hardship for the very first time.
As Aussies across the country ease themselves back into work following the Christmas break, the Victorian government has been well ahead of the game, announcing its decision for the Victorian Default Offer (VDO).
While the winter chill is certain to send shivers up the spines of many Aussies, the dreaded July 1 energy price update may have a similar effect.