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Compare Energy Providers: EnergyAustralia vs Origin Energy

In terms of market share Origin Energy and EnergyAustralia (alongside AGL) are the biggest energy providers in Australia, collectively taking up over 65% of the energy retail market in Australia. It’s easy to think there is no difference between these energy providers, but is this true? Below, you will find a comparison of Origin Energy and EnergyAustralia, comparing everything from their energy plans and rates, to solar offers and customer reviews. If you need help comparing energy providers, and want to switch energy plans, continue reading below.

EnergyAustralia vs Origin Energy: Where do they retail?

Energy providers retail in different parts of the country, and not every electricity or gas plan is available in every state. Here you can see where Origin Energy and EnergyAustralia retail electricity and gas, so you know if they’re available for you.

Where do EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy retail?
  EnergyAustralia Origin Energy
  Electricity Gas Electricity Gas
New South Wales        
South Australia        
Western Australia        
Northern Territory        

Origin Energy vs EnergyAustralia plans and offers

Both EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy, as two of the biggest energy providers in Australia, offer multiple energy plans to their customers. Choosing the best energy plan for you can depend on a number of factors, including rates and discounts, rewards, or if you need to fulfill certain program membership requirements before signing up. Below, you can find electricity and gas plans for both EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy, to help you make a better-informed decision about your next energy provider.

Origin Energy gas and electricity plans

Origin Energy has five electricity and gas plans currently available. Not every plan is currently available in every state, however, and some might require certain eligibility requirements before signup. All plans currently offer flexible billing and payment options, as well as no lock-in contract or exit fees.

Origin Energy electricity and gas plans
Origin Energy plan name Origin Energy plan description
Origin Go Get a discount off the reference price and earn Everyday Rewards
Origin Flexi Flexible billing and payment methods with discounted electricity and gas
Origin Home Support + Origin Basic Gas No discount off the reference price. Get 12 months of 24/7 home support with the Allianz Global Network plus two home callouts of up to $300 each
Origin Solar Boost No additional discounts but get a higher solar feed-in-tariff
Origin Solar Boost Plus Exclusive for customers who purchase solar PV systems with Origin Energy. Get the highest solar feed-in-tariff on the market

EnergyAustralia electricity and gas plans

EnergyAustralia has two discounted energy plans, in addition to their Default Market Offer option. EnergyAustralia plans offer flexible billing and payment methods, 100% carbon-neutral option at no extra cost, and a $25 bill credit for each fuel-type you sign up for.

Origin Energy gas and electricity plans
EnergyAustralia plan name EnergyAustralia plan description
Basic Home The Default Market Offer with no discount
No Frills Simple, low, rates for 12 months
Total Plan A total discount off your energy bill with fixed rates for 12 months

On by EnergyAustralia If you’re interested in innovative energy services, On by EnergyAustralia is currently trialling new electricity services in different parts of Australia. These include solar energy plans, prepaid electricity, electric vehicle plans, and more. Check to see if On by EnergyAustralia is available in your state.

EnergyAustralia rates vs Origin Energy rates

Comparing cost is one of the biggest influencing factors when it comes to comparing energy providers. Finding the cheapest energy provider, with the best rates, will lower your energy bills and save you money. Here, you can find a comparison of EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy’s cheapest plans on the market, by state, to help you find the best electricity provider for your household. Discounts and estimated cost is based on the reference price for each capital city distribution network. Find more information about the Default Market Offer and reference price.

Compare cheapest electricity plans with Origin Energy and EnergyAustralia
  Origin Energy
Origin Go
Total Plan
New South Wales 17% discount
$1,199 / year
16% discount
$1,213 / year
ACT $967 / year $1,162 / year
Victoria 14% discount
$1,221 / year
11% discount
$1,263 / year
Queensland 16% discount
$1,252 / year
13% discount
$1,312 / year
South Australia 13% discount
$1,576 / year
6% discount
$1,721 / year

Find a more detailed overview of EnergyAustralia rates and Origin Energy rates with Selectra’s energy rates guides.

EnergyAustralia vs Origin Energy: Solar plans and feed-in-tariffs

While both EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy offer a solar feed-in-tariff, if you’re interested in solar energy or installing solar panels on your home, EnergyAustralia does not currently offer solar installation services nor a solar energy electricity plan. Origin Energy, however, is an end-to-end solar energy retailer and approved Clean Energy Council approved Solar Installer. In addition, customers who purchase their solar PV system through Origin Energy will get access to their Solar Boost Plus electricity plan which offers some of the highest solar feed-in-tariffs on the market.

Origin Energy solar feed-in-tariffs
Basic FiT 7c / kWh 7c / kWh 10.2c / kWh 6c / kWh 8c / kWh
Solar Boost FiT 12c / kWh 11c / kWh 14c / kWh 9c / kWh 13c / kWh
Solar Boost Plus FiT* 22c / kWh 20c / kWh 20c / kWh 18c / kWh 21c / kWh

*Solar Boost Plus is only available to customers who purchase their solar PV system through Origin Energy

EnergyAustralia solar feed-in-tariffs
Feed-in-tariff before 1 Feb 2021 9.5c / kWh 9.5c / kWh 12c / kWh 8.5c / kWh 10.5c / kWh
Feed-in-tariff from 1 Feb 2021 9.5c / kWh 9.5c / kWh 10.2c / kWh 8.5c / kWh 10.5c / kWh

Origin Energy vs EnergyAustralia review

Choosing the best electricity provider doesn’t necessarily mean simply choosing the cheapest, there are other things to consider when comparing and switching. Here you can find an overview comparison of EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy, or find a complete review of EnergyAustralia and a review of Origin Energy for even more information about each energy provider.

Origin Energy vs EnergyAustralia
  EnergyAustralia Origin Energy
Green Electricity Guide Rating 3 out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars
Average wait time for customer calls (2019-20) 101 seconds 145 seconds
Calls answered within 30 seconds (2019-20) 66% 53%
Customer complaints (2019-20) total number and percentage of customers 17,806 complaints
2% of total customers
26,598 complaints
1% of total customers
Average customer review (various sources on the web) 2.8 out of 5 stars 1.4 out of 5 stars
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