Earlier this month, we welcomed the Victorian Government’s introduction of the Victorian Default Offer (VDO), a new fair energy deal available to all consumers. The VDO will save many consumers hundreds of dollars, but you may be able to find an even better deal using Victorian Energy Compare.
Victorian Energy Compare is an independent Victorian Government energy price comparison site. Victorians can use the site to compare the cost of electricity and gas from all retailers. While there are many price comparison and switching sites, Victorian Energy Compare is the only one that is updated daily and includes every deal from every retailer. Contract and no lock-in contract options are clearly identified, and you can also filter the search results according to your energy plan preferences about payment methods, green energy sources and much more. The site is free to use and provides information only – you decide if you want to make a switch, and there is no spamming afterwards.
How to use Victorian Energy Compare
To use Victorian Energy Compare, you’ll need a copy of a recent gas or electricity bill. You will be asked to provide some information about your current energy usage, as well as some information about the size of your home or business premises and the types of appliances and heating you use.
Using that information, Victorian Energy Compare will estimate what your annual bill would be for every energy deal available. If there’s a deal you want to know more about, you can click through for more information, and then click through to the retailer’s own website – if you wish. You can also select up to three retailers at once to do a side-by-side comparison of the terms and conditions.
While consumers have the right to change energy providers at any time, be sure to ask if your current provider charges any exit fees before you choose to switch.