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The simple way Victorians can reduce their energy bills

Jun 07, 2024
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Increased living costs are hurting everybody — and older Australians are no exception.

The recent 2024/25 Victorian State Budget acknowledges the pressure of rising costs. Unfortunately there was no relief outlined that could specifically assist older residents, especially retirees on set incomes.

Beyond grocery shopping as economically as we can, and being as efficient with our fuel and utilities usage as possible, what can we do to reduce costs? The answer may lie in your choice of energy provider.

The current state of the energy market

While we know we should shop around, this is easier said than done.

First and foremost, it can be difficult to find reliable providers who offer straightforward plans you can easily compare with others.

Secondly, it’s easy to be put off by the huge range of options. The competitive energy market is saturated with providers who present complex tariff structures and energy solutions that are neither sustainable nor cost-effective.

This lack of clarity can be made worse by a lack of local support and a dependence on off-shore call centres.

Then there’s the challenge of inflexible lock-in contracts. How can you be sure you won’t be stuck with something less economical in the long run?

Thankfully, there’s an easy Victorian-based local alternative to offer peace of mind on all these fronts.

RACV has launched an energy retail provider: ‘Arcline by RACV’

An affordable home energy offer, Arcline by RACV’s energy plans are backed by the quality service and experience Victorians have come to expect from RACV.

Arcline by RACV is welcomed into the energy market as a strong competitor able to set prices as low as 22% below the Victorian Default Offer^.

Consumer-friendly Arcline energy plans also offer:

  • No lock-in contracts or exit fees for convenience and transparency.
  • Affordable rates with no hidden fees or costs.
  • Quick and easy online and telephone sign-up processes.
  • Ongoing support from a proven brand you know you can trust.
  • High quality, Victorian-based, local service.
  • Even further value for Starts at 60 members.

Special partner offer for Starts At 60 readers

For a limited time only, Starts at 60 readers who sign up for Arcline by RACV can receive a $100 credit applied to their first electricity bill.

That’s on top of already-competitive rates, the peace of mind knowing you have the flexibility to exit or change your plan whenever you wish, and high quality support and service from Arcline’s Victorian team.

Starts at 60 readers have until 7:59am AEST on 1 July 2024 to take advantage of the special partnership offer with Arcline by RACV. So click here to sign up online in minutes, or give their friendly local team a call on 1300 884 849.

^22% less than the Victorian Default Offer reference price. $1,224.60 is the estimated cost inclusive of GST for a household using 4000kWh/yearly on a single rate tariff in the Citipower network. Estimated cost does not include sign up credit. Your bill will differ based on your actual usage.
*Until 1 July 2024, Starts at 60 members will receive a one off sign up credit applied to their first electricity bill when they sign up to the Arcline by RACV Partner Plan using the link. The credit cannot be refunded, transferred or redeemed for cash. There is a limit of one (1) sign up credit per property, per sign up in any 12 month period. Offer ends 7:59am AEST 1 July 2024. Arcline by RACV reserves the right, acting reasonably, to modify, suspend, extend or cancel this offer as appropriate. Your actual costs may differ based on your individual circumstances, including your energy usage, address and tariff type. Energy Price Fact Sheets available on request. View full Terms and Conditions.

Switch and save*. It’s easy.

Arcline by RACV has great rates, Victorian-based service and no lock-in contracts. Get affordable electricity backed by RACV. Plus, for a limited time, a $100 sign-up credit for Starts at 60 members*. It’s easy – switch online or over the phone in minutes.

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