What you need to know about the Victorian Default Offer (VDO)

Average customer rating: 4.3/5
Written by Tiana Lee-Collins
Reviewed by Meredith O'Brien
Last updated 9 April 2024

Victorian Default Offer: The basics

What is the Victorian Default Offer?

Why was the Victorian Default Offer introduced?

What are the current Victorian Default Offer rates?

Understanding the VDO

Victorian Default Offer vs Market Offers: What’s the difference?

Is the Victorian Default Offer available to everyone?

How will I know if I’m on the best electricity plan?

Meet our energy expert, Meredith O’Brien

Meredith O'Brien
Head of Energy

As the Head of Energy at Compare the Market, Meredith O’Brien believes in educating Australian customers about the everchanging gas and electricity market so they can adjust their energy usage habits and get the most out of their energy plans.

Meredith has six years within the energy industry, following 15 years of experience in financial services and is currently studying a Master of Business Administration. Meredith is a dedicated customer advocate who is passionate about empowering Australians to find the right products to suit their needs by removing the confusion from comparing.

1 Essential Services Commission. Victorian Default Offer price review 2023-24. Published May 2023. Accessed November 2023.