The Victoria Government has introduced two initiatives aimed at getting Victorian families a better deal from power companies – the Victorian Energy Compare tool and a $50 bonus for households who use this tool.
Victorian Energy Compare is a web tool developed by the Government which helps energy consumers find the best deal among retailers. Estimates indicate that seven out of every 10 users can save money by switching retail offers, with typical household savings of $330 on energy bills in the first year alone.
A $50 bonus from the Government for is also available for each household that uses the Victorian Energy Compare website between 1 July and 31 December 2018. Note: There is no requirement to take up an offer or switch plans, you just have to use the website.
The $50 bonus is an incentive that the government hopes will encourage older Victorians to access the website to check whether they can save on their bills. Ronda Held, COTA Victoria CEO, welcomes “the Victoria Government’s commitment to support people, including older Victorians, in vulnerable times and to help them to manage and reduce their energy bills.”
If you would like free help with this, contact COTA Victoria’s Seniors Information program and make an appointment for one-on-one help at our office in the city. Simply call 1300 13 50 90. All you will need to do is to bring your most recent electricity / gas bill.
To visit Energy Compare go to https://compare.switchon.vic.gov.au/