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Energy Australia vs Origin

Origin is a behemoth in the Australian energy market, with nearly 3 million more customers than Energy Australia, but having more people buying your energy doesn’t necessarily make you better.

We’ve put together this guide to help you distinguish between two of Australia’s three largest energy retailers. We look at what plans they offer and where as well as a quick comparison of their best prices state by state.

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Name Product Electricity availability Gas availability Apply
Origin Go Variable
Origin Go Variable
NSW,VIC,QLD,SA,ACT
NSW,VIC,QLD,SA,ACT,WA
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
NSW,VIC,QLD,SA,ACT
NSW,VIC,SA,ACT
Fixed rates and guaranteed discounts for the first 12 months.
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Energy Australia vs Origin: How do they stack up against each other?

At the time of writing, here's how the two providers compared to each other:

Energy AustraliaOrigin
incentivesIncentivesDiscounted plan feesEveryday Rewards incentives
greenpower optionsGreenPower options33
ratingGreen Rating3.5 stars3.5 stars
pricePriceEnergy Australia is cheaper in 1 out of 3 states that we reviewed, excluding NSW where the rates are identical for both providers.Origin is cheaper in 2 out of 3 states that we reviewed, excluding NSW where the rates are the same.

Last checked March 2021

Cost comparison: Energy Australia vs Origin

The list below shows the cheapest plans for each provider. We don't include plans that have special eligibility requirements.

Compare electricity plans from EnergyAustralia and Origin

Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE379607MRE26@EME)
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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Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI542325MRE8@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
15% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,560/year
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Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI665082MRE4@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
11% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,630/year
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EnergyAustralia - Rate Fix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE681359MRE1@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
6% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,720/year
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Origin Energy - Solar Boost
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539824MRE7@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,830/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE472316MRE7@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,830/year
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Basic
Basic Plan Information | (ORI429196MRE7@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,830/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Solar Max
Basic Plan Information | (ENE360342MRE15@EME)
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.
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Energy Fact Sheet | (OR2516796MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
21% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,350/year
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EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Energy Fact Sheet | (TRU537342MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
21% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,360/year
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Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Energy Fact Sheet | (OR2516805MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
18% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,410/year
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EnergyAustralia - Rate Fix Plan
Energy Fact Sheet | (TRU527014MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% less than
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,590/year
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Origin Energy - Solar Boost
Energy Fact Sheet | (OR2516836MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as the
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,720/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Solar Max
Energy Fact Sheet | (TRU527255MR@VEC)
Single rate tariff
Reference price
Same as the
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,720/year
View details
Origin Energy - Basic
Energy Fact Sheet | (OR2516612MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as the
Victorian Default Offer
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,720/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Balance Plan
(TRU526911MR@VEC)
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.
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI542320MRE7@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
10% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,780/year
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EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE379814MRE15@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
9% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,800/year
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Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI665043MRE3@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
6% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,850/year
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EnergyAustralia - Rate Fix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE681805MRE2@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
5% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,870/year
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EnergyAustralia - Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE472321MRE3@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,970/year
Go to siteView details
Origin Energy - Basic
Basic Plan Information | (ORI429214MRE7@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,970/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Solar Max
Basic Plan Information | (ENE360409MRE15@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,970/year
View details
Origin Energy - Solar Boost
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539813MRE7@EME)
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.
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE379843MRE14@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,120/year
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Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI542359MRE8@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,120/year
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Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI665067MRE5@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
5% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,170/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Rate Fix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE681802MRE2@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
1% less
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,260/year
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Origin Energy - Basic
Basic Plan Information | (ORI429197MRE10@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,280/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Solar Max
Basic Plan Information | (ENE360418MRE16@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,280/year
View details
Origin Energy - Solar Boost
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539807MRE9@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,280/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE472327MRE4@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,280/year
Go to siteView details
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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.
Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI542088MRE7@EME)
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)
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 - Basic
Basic Plan Information | (ORI429022MRE7@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,160/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE379834MRE16@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,160/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Rate Fix Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE681810MRE2@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
4% more
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,230/year
View details
EnergyAustralia - Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information | (ENE472331MRE4@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% more
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,300/year
Go to siteView details
EnergyAustralia - Solar Max
Basic Plan Information | (ENE360419MRE15@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Reference price
7% more
than reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,300/year
View details
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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.

Compare gas plans from EnergyAustralia and Origin

Name Product Details Gas Price (Annual) Apply Description

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

$810

EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan

$1,038

Origin Everyday Rewards Variable

$844

EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan

$1,128

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

$852
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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.
Name Product Details Gas price (annual) Apply Description
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan

$1,293
Origin Go Variable
Energy Fact Sheets
Origin Go Variable
Energy Fact Sheets
Origin Go Variable

$1,726
Origin Everyday Rewards Variable

$1,802
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan

$1,621
Origin Basic
Energy Fact Sheets
Origin Basic
Energy Fact Sheets
Origin Basic

$1,957
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the AusNet Services network who consumes 46000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Name Product Details Gas price (annual) Apply Description
Origin Go Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Go Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Go Variable

$620
Origin Everyday Rewards Variable

$646
Origin Basic
Basic Plan Information
Origin Basic
Basic Plan Information
Origin Basic

$646
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the APA (Allgas Energy) network who consumes 8000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Name Product Details Gas Price (annual) Apply Description
Origin Go Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Go Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Go Variable

$737
Origin Everyday Rewards Variable

$767
Origin Basic
Basic Plan Information
Origin Basic
Basic Plan Information
Origin Basic

$767
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan

$1,249
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan

$1,199
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Australian Gas Networks network who consumes 14000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Name Product Details Gas Price (annual estimate) Apply Description
Origin Go Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Go Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Go Variable

$759

Basic Plan Info

Origin Everyday Rewards Variable

$803

Basic Plan Info

EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Flexi Plan

$1,074

Basic Plan Info

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

$1,083

Basic Plan Info

EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Balance Plan

$1,310

Basic Plan Info

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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Evoenergy network who consumes 20000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Name Product Details Gas Price (annual estimate) Apply Description
Origin Everyday Rewards Variable

$580
Origin Go Variable

$589
Origin Basic

$783
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the ATCO network who consumes 4015MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

What plans are available from Energy Australia and Origin in each state?

Note: Discounts and incentives change often. Be sure to check with the provider before signing up or applying.

New South Wales

The plans on offer in New South Wales are the standard suite for each provider, consisting of three from Energy Australia and four from Origin.

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You’ll receive fixed rates for the 12-month benefit period, which is determined by the guaranteed discount that applies for the same period.
This plan has lower base usage rates than the Total Plan, but it has similar prices. It offers fixed rates for the first 12 months.
This plan is as basic as the title implies. You’ll get electricity at the reference price, with no extra discounts.
Origin
This provides you with Origin's cheapest fixed rates for a year and flexible payments. Everyday Rewards customers get extr