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As an experienced energy provider in Australia, Origin Energy has now expanded to include broadband as part of it’s services. Origin broadband is available to Origin Energy customers as a bundle, or standalone if you have a different energy provider. Is Origin broadband any good? You can find out more about Origin NBN and fibre plans, Origin broadband reviews, and how to contact Origin broadband below.

What is Origin Broadband?

While Origin is a well known household name in the energy market, as one of the biggest energy providers in Australia, did you know they also offer broadband?

Origin has recently joined the growing number of home utility companies that offer both home energy and home internet all in one place. The biggest advantage to bundling your Origin Energy and Origin broadband plans? Like with most other bundled home utility companies, Origin will give you $10 off your monthly Origin broadband bill when you sign up for both.

If you’re already an Origin Energy customer, Origin broadband might seem like a good deal but, what can you actually get with an Origin internet plan?

Origin Internet Features
Origin Internet Feature or Inclusion Origin Broadband Feature Availability
Fibre and NBN connections  
Superfast and Ultrafast download speeds  
VoIP & Call packs  
No lock-in contract  
Entertainment bundles  
Modem included  

While Origin internet plans are simple and don’t come with many inclusions, you can choose to add a modem (or BYO) and a VoIP home phone line to your plan:

  • Origin Modem: BYO modem when you sign up for an Origin broadband plan or purchase one outright from Origin for $120 upfront, plus delivery.
  • VoIP/Home Phone: Choose pay-as-you-go VoIP or add premium VoIP with unlimited standard AU calls to local, national, and mobile numbers for an additional $10/month.

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Origin Internet Plans and Bundles

Origin internet plans come in five speed tiers, and are available for both fibre and NBN connections.

All Origin internet plans come with unlimited data and no lock-in contract, and cost doesn’t differ between fibre and Origin NBN. You can choose to bring your own (BYO) modem, or purchase a modem from Origin for $120 +delivery. In addition, while Origin internet does not include entertainment bundles, like other providers you can get a landline with your Origin broadband plan.

Below, you’ll find a summary of Origin NBN and fibre plans, with the cost per month for Origin Energy customers and as a standalone broadband service, and the typical evening speed you can expect with an Origin broadband plan.

Origin Broadband Plans
Origin Internet
Plan Name
Cost / Month Typical Evening Speed
Everyday 25 Bundled With Energy: $64 / month
Standalone: $74 / month
Experience 50 Bundled With Energy: $74 / month
Standalone: $84 / month
Enthusiast 100 Bundled With Energy: $94 / month
Standalone: $104 / month
Superfast 250 Bundled With Energy: $124 / month
Standalone: $124 / month
Ultrafast 1000 Bundled With Energy: $144 / month
Standalone: $154 / month

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Origin Broadband Contact

Do you need to contact Origin broadband?

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You can call Origin broadband using one of two phone numbers, depending on when you signed up for your Origin internet plan. Your Origin broadband number is, depending on when you signed up:

  • Before 19 July 2021: 1300 508 830
  • After 19 July 2021: 1300 980 711

With these Origin phone numbers you can contact Origin internet sales, service, connections, and Origin technical support. Don't forget, Origin Live Chat is also available to all Origin customers.

Pay My Origin Broadband Bill

The only way you can pay your Origin broadband bill is through direct debit.

When you sign up for an Origin internet plan, you will be required to provide either a valid bank card (Visa or Mastercard), or bank account information. During sign up you can also choose whether you would like to receive your Origin broadband bills and written correspondence by either email (eBilling) or post.

If you need to modify or update your Origin broadband direct debit you can contact Origin using one of the following numbers. If you signed up:

  • Before 19 July 2021: 1300 508 830
  • After 19 July 2021: 1300 980 711

Origin Internet Reviews

In our research of Origin broadband reviews across the web, the consensus seems to be mixed as to whether Origin internet is any good.

While some Origin internet customers say that customer service is great, and often name agents by name when complimenting them, other customers claim long hold times, rescheduled NBN appointments, and issues with cancelling or switching providers

. It’s important to remember to do your own research when switching internet providers, as everyone’s experiences differ.

David of Mid North Coast, NSW gives Origin NBN 4 stars on ProductReview, and cites

Tristan was very helpful with explaining the nbn plan changes to help with saving some money on my current nbn plan and then the rest of the team got me sorted with updating my nbn plan.

Says Chris, an Origin broadband customer who gave Origin NBN 2 stars on TrustPilot:

When I moved house
When I moved house, it took 2 weeks, 17 phone calls and 8 different technical support personnel to get internet up and running. The house already had NBN and I already had a Origin router. I don't think I will be using Origin again. Pretty poor on Origins behalf.
I think 2 stars is generous

Is Origin Internet Any Good?

It’s hard to definitively say whether Origin internet is any good, as everyone’s experiences differ.

Origin Internet Advantages

  • Fibre and NBN available
  • Save money and BYO modem
  • No lock-in contract
  • Save $10/month for Origin Energy customers

Origin Internet Disadvantages

  • No entertainment bundles
  • Modem not included (+$120 to purchase)
  • More expensive for for non-Origin Energy customers

What we like about Origin internet is that Origin Energy customers can score a $10 discount every month when they bundle all their Origin services. For non-Origin Energy customers, it might be worth it to look elsewhere to find a cheaper broadband plan.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide whether switching to Origin internet is right for you and you should do your own broadband research to compare internet plans and providers.