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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.
Mozo makes money by helping energy providers connect with customers, like you, who are looking for a great energy deal. Most importantly our service is totally free to use and it is the energy providers competing for your business that pay Mozo, not you!
Mozo shares a fee with our partner, CIMET, who helps provide this service. This fee is paid when you complete an application and switch energy providers using our service. Mozo may also earn revenue when energy providers purchase display advertising on our site or when we help them use the all the great data we’ve collected.
I don't have any choice for a provider in WA. Last year our bill was double what it should be and eventually they sorted it out. I am not very aware of any green credentials. We are stuck with them.Read full review
I don't have any choice for a provider in WA. Last year our bill was double what it should be and eventually they sorted it out. I am not very aware of any green credentials. We are stuck with them.
I'm very happy with AGL, their website is easy to navigate, easy to check your daily usage and billing. They have great energy efficiency tips to help save on your energy bill. They are also helping to make a difference to our planet by offering customers to opt for carbon neutral which is so important to offset emissions so knowing we are all helping is a positive for going with AGL.Read full review
I'm very happy with AGL, their website is easy to navigate, easy to check your daily usage and billing. They have great energy efficiency tips to help save on your energy bill. They are also helping to make a difference to our planet by offering customers to opt for carbon neutral which is so important to offset emissions so knowing we are all helping is a positive for going with AGL.
Although the Covid-19 pandemic may have put a damper on potential international travel, it hasn’t slowed down Aussies from reaching their green energy goals. Research from solar analytics group, SunWiz finds that Aussie households had more than 31,000 solar energy batteries installed in 2020, an increase of 20% from 2019. What’s more impressive is that sub-100W solar panel installations have grown by 39% year-on-year. “In 2020 Australians continued to demonstrate a desire to reduce their power bills by making the most of the nation’s abundant and cheap solar power and empower themselves with a battery,” said SunWiz managing director, Warwick Johnston. “It was a surprisingly good year.”Unsurprisingly, South Australia led the way for solar battery installations, with just over a quarter of installations occurring in that state. According to Johnston, this influx may be linked to the state’s solar battery subsidy program. “There is such high demand from [South Australian] homeowners that the state government had to reduce its subsidy to avoid overheating the market and exhausting available government funds too quickly,” he said. SunWiz estimates that the uptake for solar batteries will continue to soar, with the analytics group forecasting an additional 33,000 installations this year alone.
Following new legislation introduced last week, Victoria is about to become the first state in Australia to impose a tax on electric vehicles (EVs) and other zero-emission vehicles. The new tax is set to come into effect on July 1 and will cost EV owners 2.5 cents per kilometre and two cents per kilometre for hybrid vehicles. It’s estimated that the total cost for EV owners will be up to $300 every year at registration time. Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas explained that the decision to introduce the tax on EVs was to ensure that all Victorian drivers were treated equally while creating a sustainable road network. "We are providing confidence to new electric vehicle owners with a massive boost to our charging network, funded by the distance-based charge, which will reduce range anxiety as a key barrier to take-up," he said.However, not everyone is on board with the new initiative, Greens MP, Sam Hibbins said the argument for the EV tax was not justifiable and was nothing more than a “tax grab by the government”.
According to new analysis from the Climate Council, it’s clear that gas power is slowly starting to be phased out from the National Energy Market (NEM). The non-profit organisation found that output from gas generators fell to rock bottom levels over the past summer, reaching only a total of 5% of the market share. They believe that this was due to wind and solar power breaking records of their own, surging to new heights of generation. “Our existing gas power stations are struggling to compete with clean, reliable and affordable renewable energy and storage. Australia does not need any new gas,” said Climate Council senior researcher, Tim Baxter. “Gas is a polluting and expensive fossil fuel that’s on the way out and has no role to play in our economic recovery. It’s driving up household power prices, and prices for our manufacturing industries, putting the sector at risk.” The last time gas peaked was in Autumn 2014, occupying 13% of the market share, meanwhile, renewable energy has doubled in market share during the same period. During the most recent summer in New South Wales, the market share of renewables hit 26.1%, compared to just 0.9% for gas. These figures were even more impressive in Victoria, with the renewables’ market share claiming 29.5%, compared to a mere 0.5% for gas. “As the sunniest and one of the windiest places on the planet, Australia should be cashing-in on its renewable advantage, and in doing so, rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a win-win,” said Baxter.
Since its inception in Byron Bay following protests against coal seam gas fracking, Enova has rolled out services all over New South Wales and to date has almost 10,000 customers. Now the community-owned energy provider has extended its services to residents in South East Queensland.
Almost a year on from the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown and Aussie households seem to have gotten back to their regular routine. But one thing that might not have bounced back to normal is our energy bills. According to bill payment platform Deferit, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Northern Territory all had a 10% - 20% increase in the dollar amount of energy bills paid in the last year. Founded in 2018, Deferit is an innovative bill payment platform that allows Aussies to guarantee their bills are paid on time. Users upload a bill they are struggling to pay, and Deferit will pay it off immediately on their behalf. Customers can then pay back the cost in four equal interest-free instalments, similar to Buy Now Pay Later services. There are no late fees; however, customers will need to pay a fixed monthly fee of $5.99. Deferit co-founder and chief executive officer Jonty Hirsowitz says the rise in energy costs has seen many Aussies flock to the payment platform to keep their living expenses on track. Interestingly, the payment service found that 77% of energy bills uploaded are paid on or ahead of time.“We have seen over 150% year on year growth since February last year - so throughout the Covid-19 period,” he said. “That said, we actually found that users had access to more funds than usual as a result of the various government subsidies and access to superannuation.”Hirsowitz says that energy bills are the most common bill type paid off, with over 30,000 energy bills being paid over the past 12 months. The average energy bill amount being paid on time is $250 and $467 for an overdue bill. “It's essentially like bill smoothing meeting bill extensions at the click of a button. An average Deferit consumer will upload three bills per month and spread their payments back to us across the remainder of the month according to their income and other household expenses,” says Hirsowitz.
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.