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Origin Energy Review – See How Much You Could Save

Sick of High Electricity Bills?
We can help compare your energy rates!

* We do not compare all energy providers and have commercial arrangements with our partners.

Our Origin Energy review suggests it could be a good idea to switch to Origin Energy.

However, overall we think you can definitely find a better provider than Origin Energy in every state.

Just put your details in the form above and or call us on 1300 232 848.

Origin Energy Residential Electricity 

Origin Energy comes through with some okay rates for residential customers. Our Origin Energy review gives them an overall 3 and a half stars for their performance as a residential provider.

How might it cost your family?


We’ll start off our Origin Energy review with SA, where Origin has come through with a couple of very competitive offers. Origin Max Saver is the best plan they offer and here's what you could be expected to pay.

Plan NameEstimated Annual CostDiscount
Origin Max Saver (Origin Energy)$1,62516%
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Up North in Queensland, Origin doesn’t perform nearly as well as they did in SA. Their best plan Origin Max Saver, but their overall cost remains quite high. Perhaps consider a different provider if you live in Queensland?

Plan NameEstimated Annual CostDiscount
Origin Max Saver (Origin Energy)$1,26716%
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Moving back south to Victoria, it’s another average performance from Origin. While Origin offers a number of energy plans, none of them are very cheap. The best is the Origin Max Saver, which comes with no discount and just low rates. If you're looking for a price in Victoria that smashes the VDO, call us on 1300 232 848.

Plan NameEstimated Annual CostDiscount
Origin Max Saver (Origin Energy)$1,26311%
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New South Wales

Finally, we’re going to take a look at Origin Energy in NSW. There is some good news for Origin customers in this state, much cheaper prices.  Of all the plans Origin has available in NSW, we've found that Origin Max Saver is the cheapest.

Plan NameEstimated Annual CostDiscount
Origin Max Saver (Origin Energy)$1,21317%
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Origin Energy for Business

Origin Energy doesn’t just offer retail electricity for residential customers. They also have a number of plans on offer for business customers in many Australian states. In NSW, Queensland, and South Australia you’ll have a choice between Origin Business Bill Saver or Origin BusinessSaver.

Can they help out your business?

Both of these plans offer competitive discounts and rates. However, in Victora, you do not have the option to choose Bill Saver. What a lot of business customers really need is security. If this is something you're interested in, consider Origin's Rate Freeze plan.

When you’re running a business, you want as few surprises as possible. Part of keeping things running smoothly is being on top of all your outgoing expenses. A stable price over a long period of time can offer real peace of mind. Origin Energy offers to freeze your rates for a period of two years.

Run a Large business?

When youve got one provider offering a bundled bill, and another offering an unbundled bill, comparing the plans to find the sharpest rates can get complicated and time-consuming...


Customer service and more!

One underlooked factor about doing an Origin Energy review is looking at their customer service. Those are the plans, but what else is on offer from Origin Energy? Many leading electricity retailers like Alinta, AGL Energy and Simply Energy offer rewards programmes. Sadly, Origin does not offer a rewards programme but they have bonuses in other areas.

One thing they do offer, however, is a handy phone app.  The app is free and allows you to keep track of all manner of things to do with your electricity situation. This app allows you to keep an eye on your usage and pay your bills. This is great for people who don't want to wait around for a bill to arrive in the mail. 

Just download it from the app store and take a look!

Origin Energy also pays attention to customer service. They offer a number of quick and easy ways to pay your bill. You can pay online via credit card if you're looking for a simple option. You can also set up a direct debit in your bank account. This option is good as it is a low hassle alternative. You can also pay using BPay.

If you're a bit more old fashioned, you could also pay over the phone or through the mail. Lastly, you can also pay in person. All you need to do is go down to your local post office. Accepted payment methods include cheque, EFTPOS and cash.

Origin Energy Review – The Results

Unless you’re living in NSW or SA Origin Energy might not be for you, at least according to our Origin Energy review.

That means it’s time to take a look at what other electricity and gas retailers are offering in your state.

You could take the time to go through energy retailers, comparing and contrasting exactly what they have on offer.

You might get it all done after many hours.

Or you could take as little as fifteen minutes to get a comparison with Electricity Monster.

A member of our team can help you compare energy companies and find a low rate plan.  

So we can offer you a great deal and take care of the paperwork. 

Electricity Monster can also advise you on issues like connection and exits fees as well.

If you're sick of high prices and want to find a better deal, contact our call centre on 1300 232 848. 

Remember to stay tuned for more retailer reviews and comparisons.

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* We do not compare all energy providers & have commercial arrangements with our partners.

*$170 savings figure based on the cost difference between Origin Energy's Origin Max Saver and our calculated average price in SA.


This publication looks at how much a 4-person household pays a year, on average, on plans from AGL in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA. The information being made available in this document cannot substitute for legally sound advice. No financial decisions should be made based on information from this publication. Individual usage, circumstances, and brands could cause usage figures to vary.

Important points to note are:

  • We do not guarantee that the information provided applies to every household in Australia
  • All dollar figures are including GST.
  • The review is of rates AGL offers through Electricity Monster.
  • Comparisons have been made on the peak rates in single rate plans from retailers, plus their daily electricity supply charges.
  • Electricity rates used for calculation were taken from the websites of electricity retailers. We have verified the accuracy of the depictions in retailer websites.
  • Electricity benchmarks used for calculating the average kilowatt-hour usage of households are from the Australian Energy Regulators website.
  • For Victoria, the Citipower distributor has been utilized across all electricity retailers.
  • However, in NSW, the Ausgrid network is utilised across all electricity retailers.
  • For QLD, we have chosen the Energex network across all electricity retailers.
  • In SA, SA Power Networks distributor has been chosen for use across all electricity retailers
  • So, star ratings for the price are calculated by comparing the prices offered in each state, to average prices offered by seven retailers.
About Ethan

Ethan is an energy journalist with a passion for how the electricity industry affects regular people. His key areas of interest are the energy poverty crisis and inner workings of each state’s electricity situation.

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11 thoughts on “Origin Energy Review – See How Much You Could Save”

  1. Day after day of attempted contact by origin energy to me even though I have asked them to not contact me. 4 calls today in 4 hours, other days up to 12 calls. Even after contacting them a 2nd time and asking them to stop the multiple calls, they ignored me, Warning!! They harass, they are one of the most expensive. Don’t have anything to do with this unethical business.

    • Hey, Steve.

      Sorry to hear about your problems with Origin Energy. Why don’t you give us a call at Electricity Monster? We can help you search for a better deal. Our number is 1300 232 848.

    • Hey, Dion, if you’re with Origin and aren’t happy with their service you need to give us a ring on 1300 232 848. We can help you compare a whole bunch of retailers in as little as 15 minutes.


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