Information about how to find your local area retailer's standing offer and the maximum tariffs that can be charged in embedded networks.
Embedded network tariffs including caravan parks
Maximum embedded network pricing
The General Exemption Order, which outlines embedded network rules, includes rules about the maximum pricing that an embedded network can charge a customer.
An embedded network can charge no more than the published standing offer of the local area retailer on or immediately before 27 May 2019.
The three local area retailers in Victoria are:
- Origin Energy
To work out who is your local area retailer, you need to know who your distributor is. Look up your address using the Victorian Government's website and then use the table below to confirm your local area retailer:
|Distribution zone||Local area retailer|
The most common tariff charged to customers in embedded networks are 'single rate' tariffs. These are also known as 'peak only' tariffs. Some customers may be charged on a 'two rate' tariff. This is also known as a 'peak and 5 day time-of-use off-peak' tariff.
We do not currently regulate or set electricity prices for embedded networks.
Where to find the maximum prices
View residential standing offers for each retailer in the 'resources' tab of this page. We downloaded the offers from retailers' websites on 30 May 2019.
They remain in effect until we set a new maximum price.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot find your standing offer.
Long-term or permanent residents (and those with permanent sites) should discuss with their caravan park or site management whether charging to the maximum level is appropriate for their circumstances. There is no requirement to charge at the maximum level in all circumstances. Caravan park residents covered by the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 have protections relating to pricing, including eligibility for concessions.
Review of maximum prices
We are currently reviewing maximum prices embedded networks and other exempt sellers may charge, and have made a draft decision.
Our draft decision proposes that from 1 September 2020 Victorian Default Offer prices will be the new maximum price for all households and most businesses in embedded networks.
We are seeking stakeholder feedback on our draft decision, and invite you to register for our public forum (online) via Eventbrite. General comments and formal submissions to our draft decision should be made by 15 June 2020 via Engage Victoria.
We will make a final decision in July 2020
Victorian Default Offer
The Victorian Default Offer, introduced by the Victorian Government in 2019, currently does not apply to exempt persons selling electricity in embedded networks.
Until we make a final decision as part of our review into maximum prices, the maximum prices embedded networks can charge in each distribution zone remain at the levels published in standing offers on or immediately prior to 27 May 2019.
Find out more about the default offer and who it applies to.
Common standing offers and tariffs
These standing offers were published by retailers in January 2019. The standing offers on this web page were downloaded from retailers' websites on 30 May 2019.
The most common tariff charged to customers in embedded networks is a 'single rate' tariff. This is also known as a 'peak only' tariff. Some customers may be charged on a 'two rate' tariff. This is commonly known as a 'peak and 5 day time-of-use off-peak' tariff.
The Essential Services Commission does not currently regulate or set electricity prices for embedded networks.
If you are looking for a small business standing offer or a different type of residential standing offer, please email us at email@example.com