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AGL vs Origin Energy

AGL has the upperhand with cheaper energy prices in most states. However, Origin's Everyday Rewards and slightly better customer service ratings may win you over.

Our verdict

AGL and Origin Energy are 2 of the largest energy retailers in Australia serving nearly 8 million customers between them. Here's a quick overview of how they stack up against - we do go in more detail further down.

Price and bundling discounts: Based on current price estimates, AGL's plans tend to be cheapest overall, usually by 2-3%. It's also the only retailer on Finder to offer a seniors' only energy plan. AGL's bundling discount for energy and internet for the first 12 months is also higher across most NBN plans.

Rewards and features: Origin gives you the option to earn Everyday Rewards points while AGL offers a rewards program where you can access discounts across a range of brands.

Customer service: Origin has a higher amount of favourable online reviews. It also had fewer complaints (as a percentage of customers) referred to the ombudsman in 2022.

Solar: AGL's feed-in tariffs are generally higher but Origin fares better with a superior feed-in tariff offer if you buy its solar PV system products.

AGL and Origin Energy plan details

Both retailers offer similar plans:

  • Monthly billing option
  • No exit fees
  • No fees for paper bills
  • Credit card and move-in fees apply
  • Plan prices are not fixed

See our comparison broken down by


AGL vs Origin Energy: Price comparison

In NSW, Origin's electricity plans are cheaper than AGL's.

See more energy plans available in NSW.

Electricity plans

Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
agl - Residential Value Saver
Basic Plan Information | (AGL668788MRE7@EME)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
18% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,500/year
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agl - Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information | (AGL710804MRE5@EME)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
18% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,500/year
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI542325MRE9@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
18% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,500/year
View details
agl - Residential Netflix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (AGL686232MRE9@EME)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
17% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,520/year
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Go Solar Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI727592MRE2@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
16% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,540/year
View details
Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI665082MRE5@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
14% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,580/year
View details
agl - Residential Solar Savers
Basic Plan Information | (AGL698023MRE7@EME)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
6% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,720/year
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Solar Boost
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539824MRE8@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,830/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Ausgrid network who consumes 3911kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
In Victoria, Origin's electricity plans are cheaper than AGL's.

See more energy plans available in VIC.

Electricity plans

Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
agl - Residential Seniors Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (AGD530701MR@VEC)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
22% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,340/year
Go to siteView details
agl - Residential Value Saver
Energy Fact Sheet | (AGD530709MR@VEC)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
22% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,340/year
View details
agl - Residential Netflix Plan
(AGD537817MR@VEC)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
20% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,370/year
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Energy Fact Sheet | (OR2543687MR@VEC)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
14% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,470/year
View details
Origin Energy - Go Solar Variable
Energy Fact Sheet | (OR2543708MR@VEC)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
13% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,500/year
View details
Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Energy Fact Sheet | (OR2543696MR@VEC)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
11% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,530/year
View details
agl - Residential Solar Savers
(AGD540694MR@VEC)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
9% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,570/year
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Solar Boost
Energy Fact Sheet | (OR2542051MR@VEC)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as the
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,720/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Jemena network who consumes 4000kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
In Queensland, Origin's energy plans are cheaper than AGL's.

See more energy plans available in QLD.

Electricity plans

Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI542320MRE7@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
10% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,780/year
View details
agl - Residential Value Saver
Basic Plan Information | (AGL547757MRE16@EME)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
10% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,780/year
View details
agl - Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information | (AGL360479MRE24@EME)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
10% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,780/year
Go to siteView details
agl - Residential Netflix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (AGL686221MRE8@EME)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
9% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,800/year
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Go Solar Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI727574MRE1@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
8% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,810/year
View details
Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI665043MRE3@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
6% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,850/year
View details
agl - Residential Solar Savers
Basic Plan Information | (AGL698024MRE7@EME)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
4% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,890/year
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Basic
Basic Plan Information | (ORI429214MRE7@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,970/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Energex network who consumes 4613kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
In South Australia, Origin's electricity plans are cheaper than AGL's.

See more energy plans available in SA.

Electricity plans

Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
agl - Residential Value Saver
Basic Plan Information | (AGL359235MRE22@EME)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,120/year
View details
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI542359MRE8@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,120/year
View details
agl - Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information | (AGL360507MRE21@EME)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,120/year
Go to siteView details
agl - Residential Netflix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (AGL686234MRE8@EME)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
6% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,150/year
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI665067MRE5@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
5% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,170/year
View details
Origin Energy - Go Solar Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI727579MRE1@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
5% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,170/year
View details
agl - Residential Solar Savers
Basic Plan Information | (AGL15407MRE35@EME)
AGL logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
4% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,190/year
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Basic
Basic Plan Information | (ORI429197MRE10@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,280/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the SA Power Networks network who consumes 4011kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Between the 2 providers, only Origin offers energy plans in the Australian Capital Territory.

See more energy plans available in ACT.

Electricity plans

Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI542088MRE7@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
30% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,510/year
View details
Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539722MRE10@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
28% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,550/year
View details
Origin Energy - Go Solar Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI727594MRE1@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
22% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,680/year
View details
Origin Energy - Basic
Basic Plan Information | (ORI429022MRE7@EME)
Origin Energy logo
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,160/year
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer on the Evoenergy network who consumes 6100kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

AGL vs Origin Gas prices

In NSW, AGL's gas plans are cheaper than Origin's.

Gas plans

Name Product Details Gas Price (Annual) Apply Description

AGL Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information
AGL Residential Seniors Saver
Basic Plan Information
AGL Residential Seniors Saver

$789
• Annual estimate includes $100 sign up credit for new customers

AGL Basics
Basic Plan Information
AGL Basics
Basic Plan Information
AGL Basics

$789
• Annual estimate includes $75 sign up credit for new customers

Origin Go Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Go Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Go Variable

$810

Origin Everyday Rewards Variable

$844

Origin Basic
Basic Plan Information
Origin Basic
Basic Plan Information
Origin Basic

$852

AGL
Basic Plan Information
AGL
Basic Plan Information
AGL

$864
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Jemena network who consumes 18542MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

In Victoria, AGL's gas plans are cheaper than Origin's.

Gas plans

Name Product Details Gas price (annual) Apply Description
AGL Residential Seniors Saver

$1,623
• Annual estimate includes $25 sign up credit for new customers
AGL
Energy Fact Sheets
AGL
Energy Fact Sheets
AGL

$1,657
Origin Go Variable
Energy Fact Sheets
Origin Go Variable
Energy Fact Sheets
Origin Go Variable

$1,726
Origin Everyday Rewards Variable

$1,802
AGL Basics
Energy Fact Sheets