Origin Energy

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Origin Energy is an integrated power company, generating and selling electricity and natural gas to households across Australia. With more than four million customers, the company is one of the largest retailers in the country, drawing on its size and experience to offer Aussies a wide range of products and services.

Origin Energy Prices

The following plans show Origin electricity prices in NSW, VIC, QLD and SA. Please click on your state’s tab to see relevant plan pricing.

Origin Energy Prices NSW

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for NSW. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Origin Energy Prices VIC

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for Victoria. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Origin Energy Prices QLD

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for SE QLD. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4600kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Origin Energy Prices SA

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for South Australia. These are products from referral partners†. These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Origin Energy Solar

Origin offers a full range of solar products. It has partnered up with leading manufacturers like Fronius, Trina and Tesla to help provide customers with a number of solar panels and inverters, with the option to add a Tesla Powerwall to complete your PV system. See our Origin Energy Solar Guide for more information on what the retailer offers solar customers.

Origin Solar Plans NSW

Here are the Origin Energy solar plans available on our database in NSW. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 3900kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. This table includes products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Origin Solar Plans VIC

Here are the Origin Energy solar plans available on our database in Victoria. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. This table includes products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Origin Solar Plans QLD

Here are the Origin Energy solar plans available on our database in SE QLD. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4600kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. This table includes products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Origin Solar Plans SA

Here are the Origin Energy solar plans available on our database in SA. These costs are based on SA Power network in Adelaide but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. Annual price estimates assume general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Price estimates exclude solar feed-in tariff credits. This table includes products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Origin Solar Feed-in Tariffs

Origin Energy offers a standard feed-in tariff of between 6c/kWh and 10.2c/kWh to households that export their solar power to the energy grid. But eligible customers can get even more for their solar power by signing up to Origin’s Solar Boost or Solar Boost Plus plan, which include much higher FiTs of:

  • NSW: 16c-22c/kWh
  • VIC: 14c-20c/kWh
  • QLD: 14c-18c/kWh
  • SA: 15c-21c/kWh

Origin Energy Plans

Like most retailers, Origin Energy made significant changes to its plan line-up in July 2019, due to tough new energy market regulations coming into effect. While many retailers moved away from having various market offers, Origin still provides a variety of plans, each with their own draw cards, which we’ll discuss in detail below.

What you’ll now find from Origin is four main market offers – called the Everyday Rewards, Go, Go Variable and Home Support – most of which hold a percentage off the default tariff respective to the area you’re in. In addition to Origin’s market offers, the retailer also has a basic offer that simply matches the Reference Price or Victorian Default Offer (VDO) depending on where you live, as well as two solar-specific products with higher rates but generous feed-in tariffs.

Everyday Rewards

Origin Energy has partnered with Woolworths to offer its newest plan, Everyday Rewards. This electricity deal allows customers to earn a bonus 10,000 Everyday Rewards points, while also pocketing one extra point per dollar spent on their bill. Customers will also receive 25% GreenPower at no extra cost. These bonus points are only valid until June 30 2021. A small sign-up credit is also available for customers in VIC.

Go

Go is marketed toward savvy electricity customers just looking for the biggest savings from the energy giant. It comes with a notable saving compared with the Reference Price/VDO, which varies depending on where you live. There is no lock-in contract or exit fees, and customers are guaranteed the same price for 12 months. Like the Everyday Rewards deal, Go currently offers a sign-up credit in Victoria.

Go Variable

Much like the Go product, this plan comes with a decent saving off the Reference Price/VDO. Albeit a smaller saving compared with the Go, this deal has variable rates instead of fixed rates. This is a no-lock in contract plan that has no exit fees.

Home Support

The Home Support plan gives customers access to an Allianz Emergency Home Assistance membership for 12 months. This covers households for things such as burst pipes or blocked pipes.

Basic

This plan simply matches the Reference Price/VDO in each area, not offering any discounts and making it Origin’s most expensive product. It comes with no exit fees or lock-in contract.

Solar Boost

This plan is designed for customers with solar panels. It includes a boosted feed-in tariff of between 14c/kWh and 16c/kWh, depending on your location. This plan comes with an ongoing feed-in tariff in all states aside SA, where it lasts for one year.

Solar Boost Plus

Much like the deal above, the Solar Boost Plus plan is catered to customers with solar panels. In this case, though, signing up is subject to a range of Origin T&Cs, such as having installed a solar system through the energy giant itself. In exchange, customers can expect a boosted feed-in tariff of between 18c/kWh and 22c/kWh depending on your state.

Where is Origin Energy available?

If you’re wondering what services Origin is offering in your state, look no further than the table below. We summarise what you can expect across each state.

State Electricity? Gas?
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
ACT
WA
TAS

Origin Electricity Rates

As an integrated power company and one of the largest retailers of electricity in Australia, Origin Energy uses its market power to offer its customers competitive products, prices and services. To give you an idea of what you can expect to pay, Canstar Blue has calculated estimated annual bills in each state for households signed up to each Origin product.

Origin Energy Prices NSW

In the table below, we show Origin Energy prices on the Ausgrid network in Sydney. Plans are listed from the lowest priced estimate first. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3900kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,462 for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Everyday Rewards 18% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,199
Go 18% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,199
Go Variable 12% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,287
Home Support Equal To Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,462
Basic Equal To Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,462
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 3900Wh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Estimated price includes any conditional discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Ausgrid network in Sydney, but prices will differ between distribution areas. May 2021.

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Origin Energy Prices Victoria

In the table below, we show Origin Energy prices on the Citipower network in Melbourne. Plans are listed from the lowest priced estimate first. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year, meaning the VDO is $1,270 for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Electricity Plan Difference from VDO› Conditional Discounts Price Estimate˜
Everyday Rewards 12% Less Than VDO No conditional discounts $1,119
Go 12% Less Than VDO No conditional discounts $1,119
Go Variable 5% Less Than VDO No conditional discounts $1,209
Origin Basic Equal To VDO No conditional discounts $1,269
Home Support 12% More Than VDO No conditional discounts $1,420
Energy Fact Sheets

~Price assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Estimated price includes any conditions discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Citipower network in Melbourne, but prices will differ between distribution areas. May 2021.

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Origin Energy Prices QLD

In the table below, we show Origin Energy prices on the Energex network in Brisbane. Plans are listed from the lowest priced estimate first. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4600kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,508 for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Everyday Rewards 17% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,252
Go 17% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,252
Go Variable 10% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,357
Home Support Equal To Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,508
Basic Equal To Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,508
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 4600Wh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Estimated price includes any conditional discounts that may be available. Pricing based on Energex network in Brisbane, but prices will differ between distribution areas. May 2021.

Learn more about which electricity provider is cheapest in Queensland.

Origin Energy Prices SA

In the table below, we show Origin Energy prices on the SA Power network in Adelaide. Plans are listed from the lowest priced estimate first. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,832 for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Electricity Plan Difference from Reference Price^ Conditional Discounts Price Estimate*
Everyday Rewards 14% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,575
Go 14% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,575
Go Variable 12% Less Than Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,612
Home Support Equal To Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,832
Basic Equal To Reference Price No conditional discounts $1,832
Basic Plan Information Documents

*Price assumes general energy usage of 4000Wh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Estimated price includes any conditional discounts that may be available. Pricing based on SA Power network in Adelaide, but prices will differ between distribution areas. May 2021.

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Origin Energy Gas

Origin Energy is one of Australia’s largest gas companies. It retails natural gas and LPG to homes and businesses to most of Australia, excluding the Northern Territory and Tasmania. It has three gas products on offer which largely mirror its electricity deals.

Everyday Rewards Gas

Everyday Rewards plan allows customers who are members to bank an extra 10,000 Everyday Rewards points upon sign up, as well as receiving one point for every $1 paid on gas bills. This plan comes with fixed rates for a year and includes 25% GreenPower as standard at no extra cost. These extra Everyday Rewards points are only valid until June 30 2021.

Go Gas

The Go plan is much like its electricity counterpart in that it comes with the highest natural gas savings available with Origin. It has a 12-month price guarantee and comes with flexible payment options. this plan has no exit fees or lock-in contracts.

Go Variable Gas

The Go Variable gas plan has, as the name suggests, variable rates instead of fixed rates like its Go counterpart. It has no exit fees or lock-in contracts and comes with reasonable gas rates with a benefit period of 12 months.

Basic Gas

Basic (natural gas) is the retailer’s no-discount plan. It comes with no exit fees or lock in contract.

Is Origin Energy right for me?

Origin is a well-rounded retailer, offering solid value across most of its plans. While our calculations suggest it isn’t always the cheapest retailer, the level of service it provides is almost unparalleled. It is one of few energy retailers to offer over the phone customer support on weekends, for example.

Origin’s cheapest plans comes with modest to generous savings off the Reference Price and VDO. But if you want to remain with the provider long-term, you may need to make the occasional phone call to ensure you’re still getting its cheapest offer. At the end of the day, whether this brand is right for you is a matter of preference. If you’re after a reputable brand with strong service, Origin is worth checking out. If you just want the best price, then you will need to compare and shop around.

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About the author of this page

Jared Mullane

This page was written and is regularly updated by Canstar Blue’s Energy Editor, Jared Mullane. He’s an expert in all things utilities, including electricity, gas and water, helping to make complicated subjects easier to understand for consumers. A trained journalist, Jared is usually one of the first to break energy-related news, whether it’s the latest changes in the industry, price movements, or the next best deal you need to know about.

How do customers rate Origin Energy?

Electricity customers in New South Wales gave Origin Energy 3 out of 5 stars for overall satisfaction in our customer ratings report.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Origin Energy is an ASX listed company founded in 2000 following the demerger of the energy business from the building and construction arms of Boral Limited. The power giant has a rich history in Australia, but is owned by multiple shareholders across the world.

Customers can get in contact by calling Origin’s general enquiries or complaints number on 13 24 61, which is available Monday to Friday. Alternatively, customers can submit a general enquiry about any of Origin Energy’s services via the My Account portal located on the retailer’s website.

There is a dedicated page on how to read your bill found on Origin Energy’s website. Otherwise, you can find all you need on how to read gas and electricity bills by visiting our page here. We’ll run you through the basics on what fees, charges and details to look out for.

The SA Government has selected Origin to deliver the SA Concessions Energy Discount Offer. Concession card holders get a discount on their electricity rates, with no lock-in contracts and no end date. For electricity, SA residents can get 20% off the Reference Price with Origin, and this does not include the standard government energy concession of $226.67/year.

Origin Energy has its hand in almost everything energy related, so it’s not surprising that the company has broadened its services to include LPG, air conditioning and hot water services.

Heating & Cooling

Origin retails three split system reverse cycle air conditioners from Carrier, Toshiba and Mitsubishi. Prices start at around $2,000 for the 2.5kW(C)/2.7kW(H) Carrier model, with the option to repay in monthly instalments over 12 months with no deposit.

LPG

Origin has a comprehensive range of LPG services available across most of Australia. Its services include gas fitting, delivery, exchange and refills. Customers can order at a whim, or organise for Origin to periodically deliver gas so you never run out. Origin promises that if customers can find lower comparable LPG price, it will beat it by 5% for 12 months.

Hot Water Services

Origin installs and repairs hot water systems across NSW, Victoria, SA and the Brisbane Metro area. In addition, Origin hot water customers receive access to a 24/7 help hotline. Origin also offers flexible payment arrangements and same-day system replacements for orders made before 10am.

My Account

‘My Account’ lets Origin Energy customers manage all their energy accounts and queries in the one spot. Among many of its features, customers can:

  • View and pay bills
  • Change payment options
  • Renew or change plan
  • Change property
  • Update contact details
  • Request usage data
  • Receive energy efficiency tips

In addition to My Account, customers have access to the Origin Energy app, which can be downloaded via Google Play and the Apple Store.

Origin Energy Facts

Origin is Australia’s biggest energy retailer in terms of its market share, supplying power to millions of households around the country. Here are a few things to know about Origin:

About Origin Energy

Origin Energy is based out of Sydney, with another major office in Melbourne. It services households in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia. It currently has around 4.2 million electricity and gas customers nationally. The retailer was founded in 2000 after a dememerger with Australian conglomerate, Boral Limited, becoming an ASX listed company owned by shareholders over the globe.

Origin Power Generation

Origin’s energy generation portfolio is one of the biggest in Australia, according to the Australian Energy Regulator, with somewhere around 6,010MW capacity, making up about 13% of the National Electricity Market’s total energy mix. Listed below are the types of electricity and gas generation stations that Origin has a stake in:

  • Coal fired stations
  • Gas fired stations
  • Wind farms
  • Geothermal power stations
  • Large-scale solar farms

Origin Energy Services

More than just an electricity retailer, Origin sells a range of products to Aussie households:

  • Electricity
  • Natural gas
  • LPG
  • Hot water systems
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Solar Panels
  • Broadband
  • GreenPower

This information has been sourced from the Origin Energy and AER websites.

More Origin Energy Services

Service Does Origin Energy offer it?
Online chat functionality
24 hour call centre
Energy saving tips on website
Green energy options
Notifications when bill is available
Multiple billing options

Origin Energy: Recent Key Dates

2006 | Origin acquired Sun Retail, giving it an additional 840,000 electricity accounts.

2010 | Origin purchased the retail divisions of Country Energy and Integral Energy.

2013 | Origin acquired Eraring Energy, the company behind Australia’s largest power station.

2017 | Origin announced it would slash its carbon emissions in half by 2032 by closing the Eraring coal-fired power station.

2018 | Origin set up a virtual power plant for solar households in Victoria.

2020 | Origin teamed up with Everyday Rewards to offer Woolworths shoppers bonus points for getting electricity and gas with the retailer.

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