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Origin Energy plans and review

Our verdict: Origin Energy’s electricity and gas plans aren’t the cheapest around but additional perks and benefits could draw you into paying slightly more.

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Origin Energy review

Origin Energy is one of the largest electricity and gas retailers in Australia, meaning you should expect to see a few bells and whistles alongside its energy plans, albeit at an additional cost.

Just keep in mind that while there's no lock-in contract or exit fees, you also don't have the option for monthly billing and you'll be charged a credit card fee.

Pros

  • Option to earn Everyday Rewards points on some plans
  • Comprehensive app for keeping track of energy usage and bills
  • Up to $20 per month discount on energy and internet bundle

Cons

  • Poor environmental track record
  • Credit card fees apply
  • Credit card fees apply
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2023 Finder Customer Satisfaction Awards

Highly commended: Electricity provider (national)

Origin Energy rounded off the national electricity rankings as our second finalist. It was highly rated for its customer service, where you can access support via live chat through its mobile app or on the website.

Compare electricity plans from Origin Energy

Origin electricity plans in New South Wales

Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
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
View details
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
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
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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.

Origin gas plans in New South Wales

Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI431048MRG8@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 61.61c/day
Usage: 2.42 - 4.03c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$700/year
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Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI493072MRG12@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 64.74c/day
Usage: 2.54 - 4.24c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$730/year
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Origin Energy - Basic
Basic Plan Information | (ORI432838MRG5@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 77.99c/day
Usage: 3.06 - 5.1c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$880/year
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Jemena Coastal Network network who consumes 18542MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Origin electricity plans in Victoria

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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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
View details
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
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
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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.

Origin gas plans in Victoria

Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Energy Fact Sheet | (OR2519014MR@VEC)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 89.61c/day
Usage: 2.59 - 3.37c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,810/year
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Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Energy Fact Sheet | (OR2519160MR@VEC)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 93.98c/day
Usage: 2.72 - 3.53c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,900/year
View details
Origin Energy - Basic
Energy Fact Sheet | (OR2477987MR@VEC)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 111.73c/day
Usage: 3.23c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,900/year
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the AusNet Services (gas) network who consumes 46000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Origin electricity plans in Queensland

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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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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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
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.

Origin gas plans in Queensland

Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI431046MRG7@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 115.78c/day
Usage: 3.47 - 3.75c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$730/year
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Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI493065MRG13@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 118.49c/day
Usage: 3.55 - 3.84c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$740/year
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Origin Energy - Basic
Basic Plan Information | (ORI432845MRG4@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 136.2c/day
Usage: 4.08 - 4.41c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$860/year
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Allgas Energy QLD network who consumes 8000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Origin electricity plans in South Australia

Name Plan features Reference price Typical annual cost
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
View details
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
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
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
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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.

Origin gas plans in South Australia

Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI431061MRG8@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 88.44c/day
Usage: 2.96 - 5.61c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,100/year
View details
Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI493054MRG13@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 90.29c/day
Usage: 3.02 - 5.72c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,120/year
View details
Origin Energy - Basic
Basic Plan Information | (ORI432848MRG5@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 92.12c/day
Usage: 3.08 - 5.84c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,140/year
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the AGN Metro/Barossa/Peterborough network who consumes 14000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Origin electricity plans in Canberra

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
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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.

Origin gas plans in Canberra

Name Plan features Charges Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Go Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539750MRG4@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 59.32c/day
Usage: 2.71 - 3.49c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$890/year
View details
Origin Energy - Everyday Rewards Variable
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539734MRG7@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 61.02c/day
Usage: 2.79 - 3.59c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$920/year
View details
Origin Energy - Basic
Basic Plan Information | (ORI429034MRG4@EME)
Single rate tariff
Pricing
Supply: 84.74c/day
Usage: 3.87 - 4.98c/MJ
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$1,270/year
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The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer on the Evoenergy ACT network who consumes 20000MJ yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

Origin gas plans in Western Australia

1 - 3 of 3
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.

Origin Energy offers

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  • Sign up to an Origin Everyday Rewards Variable or Origin Go Variable plan online and get $200 electricity credit after 1 July 2024. T&Cs apply.

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Rewards and Features

Rewards and features

📱 Handy mobile app

Origin's app allows you to manage your account fully. It also lets you track your usage and costs – for solar, power and gas – down to the hour. You even get push notifications if you want to know when your bill's ready to be paid or when your usage spikes.

💰 Origin Spike

The Origin Spike program is useful during peak demand where, if you successfully beat the energy-use forecast set for you, you earn points that can be redeemed as PayPal cash or gift cards from eligible retailers.

⚡ Bill smoothing

Origin's EasiPay option allows you to pay the same amount on your energy bill in your preferred frequency - weekly, fortnightly or monthly. The amount is calculated based on your past energy usage and your predicted future energy costs.

Customer Service

Customer service

5 stars rating with thumbs up
3.6 user rating
Social Media
Live chat available
Payment assistance
Financial hardship assistance

How do I get in touch with Origin Energy?

You can get in touch with Origin Energy in a few ways.

  • Call the team between 8am - 6pm AEST on weekdays
  • Connect with an agent on Facebook or Twitter between 7am - 7pm AEST on weekdays
  • Shoot a message in the live chat available on the website or the Origin app
  • Send them an email

Customer satisfaction

As of 2 April 2024, Origin Energy has scored 3.6 out of 5 stars on Finder from 80 user reviews.

As of the same date, its scores on other sites are:

  • Product review. 4/5 stars (11,785 reviews)
  • Trustpilot. 4.5/5 stars (19,777 reviews)
  • Keep in mind: These reviews are subjective and may not reflect your experience. Use reviews to inform your research when choosing a new plan.

Solar Energy

Solar energy

How much does Origin Energy pay for solar feed-in tariff?

Origin Energy offers dedicated solar plans and a range of services that includes end-to-end solar installation with 24 or 60-month interest-free payment options across the 3 states where it's currently offering solar plans.

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Name Feed-in tariff Reference price Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Solar Boost
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539824MRE7@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Feed-in tariff
up to 12c/kWh
for first 14 kWh per day
then from 7 - 12c/kWh thereafter
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.
1 - 1 of 1
Name Feed-in tariff Reference price Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Solar Boost
Energy Fact Sheet | (OR2516836MR@VEC)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Feed-in tariff
from 4.9c/kWh
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 Ausgrid network who consumes 4000kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
1 - 1 of 1
Name Feed-in tariff Reference price Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Solar Boost
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539813MRE7@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Feed-in tariff
up to 12c/kWh
for first 14 kWh per day
then from 5 - 12c/kWh thereafter
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.
1 - 1 of 1
Name Feed-in tariff Reference price Typical annual cost
Origin Energy - Solar Boost
Basic Plan Information | (ORI539807MRE9@EME)
Single rate tariffFeed in tariff available
Feed-in tariff
up to 12c/kWh
for first 14 kWh per day
then from 6 - 12c/kWh thereafter
Reference price
Same as
the reference price
Estimated cost/year (typical usage)
$2,280/year
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Good to know

  • You can get 5-5.2 cents per kWh FiT on Origin's non-solar electricity plans.
  • If you live in NSW, VIC or QLD and have solar and battery systems installed at home, you can join Origin's Virtual Power Plant called Origin Loop. By joining, you'll help to relieve pressure on the grid at times of high demand. In return, you'll receive a credit on your electricity bill each month for five years.

Green Energy

Green energy

Is Origin Energy environmentally friendly?

Green Electricity Guide Rating: 1.6/10

Origin Energy ranks 43rd (out of 47 providers) in the 2022 Green Electricity Guide rankings.

Although it supports renewable energy projects, Origin's low score is attributed to it being the "4th biggest polluter" and initial plans to burn coal until 2032. However, it's trying to accelerate the move to 2025.

Ready to sign up with Origin Energy?

Now that you've read our review of Origin Energy, you can check out its plans once again before signing up. Alternatively, if you're unsure, you can compare other energy providers on Finder before commiting to a decision.


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    TimOctober 3, 2017

    Do you have energy home assessor , who visit an make recommendations?

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      HaroldOctober 4, 2017Finder

      Hi Tim,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      While we cannot recommend what is best for you, we can offer you a general information. Regarding electricity and gas you can call Origin Energy website or call 13 24 61.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    CheryleJuly 10, 2017

    My mother is an ‘Origin’ customer but does not get any discounts except for the pension. Can she switch to the ‘Origin Saver’ plan, if not, she will switch to another supplier that will offer her discounts.

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      RenchJuly 10, 2017Finder

      Hi Cheryle,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. Please note that we are not affiliated with Origin Energy or any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      Origin Energy offers certain discounts for electricity and gas depending on your plan and your state. You may select your state on the tabs above this page to see details. I suggest contacting Origin Energy directly to inquire about their discounts.

      Best regards,
      Rench

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