Origin Energy Review – You could save $170*

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

Retailer Review | BY Ethan


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

In SA they beat the average price we’ve calculated by over $170*.

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 Review Overall Ratings

Despite the $170 savings you might be able to find in SA, our Origin Energy review reports a generally pretty mediocre performance. However if you’re looking to find some savings in SA, give us a call and we’ll see if we can help.

Here’s how we score Origin Energy.

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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?

SA

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, with a 15%  discount that comes in at over $170 below the average price calculated by Electricity Monster.  

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Origin Max Saver (Origin Energy)$ 234015%
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Queensland

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 Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Origin Max Saver (Origin Energy)$ 185711%

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Victoria

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 Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Origin Max Saver (Origin Energy)$ 16436%

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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, beating our average price by $72.

Plan Name Estimated Annual CostDiscount
Origin Max Saver (Origin Energy)$ 197813%

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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.

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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.

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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.

Curious About Origin?

We can help compare your energy rates!

By using our service, you agree to our terms
Discover your new Electricity Rates!

So we can quote you via email, we need to search your meter type.

NSW

100

credit*
By using our service, you agree to our terms

* We do not compare all energy providers & plans in the market due to commercial arrangements.

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

Disclaimer:

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.

Written by Ethan

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.

Comments (2)

  1. Steve says:

    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.

    1. Ethan Rodgers says:

      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.

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