Energy Contracts

If you shop around you might find an electricity or gas contract that is good for you and suits your needs better than the contract you are on now.

There are two types of energy contracts in Victoria:

Market contract

Market contracts are the offers that retailers advertise. They may offer you a better price (or some other benefit) and can vary in length or be on-going. You must agree to the price and other parts of the contract before it starts. You can change your mind and stop the contract in the first few days.

Standing contract

This is a basic contract that is ongoing. You will not receive discounts if you are on a standing contract and you could be paying higher rates than a market contract.


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