A trailblazer in financial comparison since 2008, Mozo is used by millions of Australians each year.
Our energy comparison tools, guides and savings tips exist for one reason, to help you save money on your gas bills.
Comparing with us is always free. No hidden fees and we remain transparent throughout every step of the process.
Simply enter your postcode and get personalised results to suit your needs.
See available gas plans ranked by cost and compare deals side by side.
Choose a plan. We’ll notify your old and new provider for a seamless switch.
Are rising gas bills a concern? Well, if you live in a state with a deregulated energy market, like Victoria, you can safeguard yourself against price rises by switching to a more competitive gas plan.
Don’t worry, you won’t have to spend hours going through all the energy providers on the Internet to find gas plans. Mozo’s service will take just a few minutes to help you compare individual gas plans as well as dual fuel services in your area to choose the perfect plan for your household. Don’t believe us? Why don’t you try using our energy comparison tool and find out for yourself!
Gas services are available across Victoria. If you want to find out whether gas is available at your property you can make an online enquiry at the AustralianGas Networks website by providing your name, primary contact details and address.
Or, if you already have a gas meter at your property and would just like to compare some of the gas plans in your area, you can use Mozo’s gas comparison tool to find out.
If you are looking for your options for electricity head to our Victoria electricity page.
Your choice of gas provider is based on where you live as different providers service different areas. Our service compares a range of gas providers that operate in Victoria including:
While we do not compare every single plan on the market, we certainly try to compare a wide selection of the plans that are available if you sign up as a new customer.
If you want some real customer insight into any of these providers like whether they have accurate billing or if they have good customer service, head on over to our customer reviews section to read gas reviews. We’ve rounded up hundreds of gas reviews from real customers so you can have access to unbiased opinions before you make your final choice.
The cost of your gas service is determined by several factors including where you live and of course, how much gas you consume.
On your gas bill you will find these two charges:
As well as usage and supply charges, you should consider a number of other features when choosing the right gas plan for your household.
Some features to keep top of mind include:
There are a number of energy providers in VIC that allow you to package your electricity and gas services. Opting for a dual energy plan does have its advantages, for instance, you have the convenience of only dealing with one supplier and some energy providers also offer a discount when you purchase both services from them. However, it may not necessarily be your cheapest option, so be sure to compare dual fuel packages as well as single service plans if you’re after a budget-friendly energy plan for your household.
Yes, you can reduce your gas bill in two ways. The first way is to cut back on how much gas you use. If you’re scratching your head for ways to lower your gas consumption especially during the winter months, swing by our energy savings tips hub or you can check out our article here on Top (wallet friendly) ways to heat your home this winter.
The second way to slash the size of your energy bill is to switch providers. If you’ve been with your gas supplier for a while, it’s very likely that there is a more competitive plan out there in the market right now. Go find it using Mozo’s free price comparison tool and see how much you could save.
The amount of time it will take you to switch your gas services to a new supplier depends on where you live in Victoria and when your meter was last read. The switching process can only take place on your next scheduled meter read, which could take up to three months before you start receiving your bill from your new supplier. If you’re moving houses, you can usually transfer your gas account to your new address within a few days. Just make sure you give your provider about 2-5 days notice to make sure they can move your account smoothly.
This depends on the type of contract you have with your current gas supplier. If you are on an open contract you will have the flexibility to switch providers without having to pay an exit fee. However, you may have to pay some extra charges when switching providers if you have a fixed gas plan and you are leaving the contract before the fixed period ends.
Are you moving houses? There may be a connection fee to consider which will cover the transfer of your gas services to your new VIC address. This fee is most likely to be included in your first gas bill.
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I've spoken with them all and this one gives me the most discount because I'm also a RAC member!
Last week, the Australian Capital Territory government announced it would be expanding its ACT Home Assessment Energy Scheme to renters. The ACT Home Assessment Energy Scheme is an initiative that provides free in-house energy assessments to discover areas where households can save on their energy bills. “It can be very hard for renters to make major energy-saving changes to their home. By expanding this program, we are able to provide renters with tailored information,” said Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury. But while this is good news for renters in the ACT, it doesn’t mean the rest of the country should miss out on energy savings insights. So we’ve jotted down five energy saving tips for renters that can help keep costs down all year round.
In July last year, the Victorian energy market went under intensive reform to improve prices and transparency for residents and was called the Victorian Default Offer (VDO).The VDO imposed a price cap on standing offers, which meant that retailers could no longer charge exorbitant prices for these energy plans. All previous customers on standing offer plans were then rolled onto the VDO. This week the Essential Service Commision (ESC) announced that from 1 September 2020, it will be extending the VDO to energy customers living in embedded networks, like caravans, retirement villages and even small businesses. According to the ESC, more than 104,000 customers will benefit from this reform. “Embedded network customers have not been fully covered by the same price protections as other Victorians. This ensures they now have access to a fair deal with significant savings for some,” said ESC pricing director, Marcus Crudden. Crudden said customers within embedded networks are expected to save between $180 to $360 annually, while small businesses could see savings of between $900 to $2,220.
Within the next few weeks, many Aussie households are expected to receive their latest energy bill. And for some, it won’t be good news. In fact, according to Mozo research the average household is expected to fork out an extra $88 a month due to an increase in electricity usage because of the Covid-19 lockdown. But there may be a silver lining on the horizon, as many retailers are acknowledging the financial strain the Covid-19 pandemic has had on Aussie wallets by announcing price decreases. On 1 July 2020, close to 20 retailers announced they would be cutting the electricity prices for customers located in either New South Wales, South Australia, South-East Queensland or the Australian Capital Territory. And in some instances, retailers have vowed to cut prices in all three states, like Powershop. “We are pleased to be able to bring some much needed relief to households in NSW, SE-QLD and SA, especially during winter and given many of our customers are spending more time at home, which may lead to higher power bills,” said Powershop CEO, Jason Stein. “Our existing residential customers saw our prices decrease on average by approximately 14.2% in South Australia, 8.7% in New South Wales and 7.5% in South East Queensland.” Other retailers cutting prices across NSW, SE-QLD and SA included energy giant, Origin Energy, Simply Energy and newcomer, Kogan Energy.
Between tighter budgets and minimal spending, financial stress is at an all time high for many Aussie households.
While things might be a little different to this time last year, one thing that hasn’t changed is the winter chill. And unfortunately, as a large number of Aussies spend the majority of their time indoors, a jaw-dropping energy bill is to be expected. According to recent data by energy company Jemena, our electricity usage has jumped by 16% compared to this time last year, while businesses experienced a fall in electricity usage of between 10% - 12%. With Aussies having to tighten their wallets to manage expenses during the pandemic, a higher bill is far from ideal. According to Professor Sara Wikinson at University of Technology Sydney, some households are doing everything they can to soften the blow. She said that older Aussies are reducing their consumption by either cutting back their use of heating appliances, going to bed fully clothed or even skipping showers. "People are spending almost all their time at home, which is obviously pushing up their energy consumption. And [their] ability to hang out somewhere warm in the mall or community centre has gone," Wilkinson said. However, Powershop chief executive Jason Stein said that drastic measures are not always necessary and that simple savings can be made around the home. “With Australians spending more time at home this winter, energy bills may be higher. [But] there are some simple things you can do to try and keep your energy bills down and help save money,” Stein said. He recommended setting “your heater thermostat between 18–20°C in living areas, [as] every extra degree adds 10% to your heating bill.”“Switching off the game console after use could save a household of four up to $193 a year,” Stein said. Other tips include ditching your dryer for a clothes horse, investing in door snakes to plug draughts and improve insulation. And remember to switch off lights when you leave a room. If you’d like more energy savings tips that’ll not only keep you warm but keep costs down this winter, head on over to our energy savings tips hub!
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.