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Origin is one of the leading energy providers in Australia and, alongside AGL and EnergyAustralia, one of the "Big Three" energy providers. As one of Australia's largest retailers, Origin Energy has over 4.2 million customers within the residential, small business, and large business sectors. Read on for more information about Origin Energy and decide which energy provider in Australia is best for your household.

Origin Energy Overview: Where Does Origin Operate?

Origin Energy, a publicly owned and operated energy company in Australia, has been providing electricity and gas to residential Australians since 2000 and is now one of the largest energy providers in the country with more than four million customers.

Origin Energy is an integrated energy company, that both generates and sells electricity and natural gas to residential Australians. Below, we summarize where Origin Energy retails electricity and gas.

Origin Energy Services by State
State Electricity Gas
New South Wales    
ACT    
Victoria    
Queensland    
South Australia    
Western Australia    
Tasmania    

Origin Broadband Origin also offers NBN and fibre broadband in Australia. Origin Energy customers can score a $10 / month discount on their Origin internet bill when they sign up for both services.

Origin Energy Plans Explained

Electricity and Gas

Origin Energy has a number of electricity and gas plans available to residential Australians.

It’s important to remember that not every Origin Energy plan is available everywhere, and some might come with conditional discounts you will need to meet. To find out more about these Origin Energy plans, click on one below.

Origin Energy Go Plan

Get guaranteed fixed electricity and gas rates for 12 months with simplified pricing. Customers can connect their Everyday Rewards number to get additional bonus points when signed up to Origin Energy electricity and gas. In addition, Everyday Rewards members get ongoing points and GreenPower & Green Gas at no additional cost.

Origin Energy Flexi Rate ePlus

Low, variable, rates for electricity and gas on a 12-month benefit period. Customers need to sign up for eBilling and email correspondence in order to access the low, variable rates. Flexi Rate ePlus is not available in Victoria.

Origin Basic Plan

A no-frills Standing Offer for electricity and gas with variable rates the same as the reference price. Set and forget to get access to Origin Energy’s ongoing base rate with no need to renew every year.

Origin Solar Boost

For customers who already have a residential solar PV system. Get a higher solar feed-in tariff for your solar energy instead of the Origin Energy rate along with variable electricity rates on a 12-month benefit period.

Origin Solar Boost Plus

Get the highest solar feed-in tariff available from Origin Energy when you invest in solar energy with Origin. Customers can choose to purchase their Origin Energy solar PV system either outright or in a 24-month interest-free payment plan and will get end-to-end expert support, maintenance, and repairs from solar technicians.

Origin Electricity Rates

Origin Energy retails electricity to residential customers in New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia.

To see more about Origin Energy electricity rates, select your state from the drop-down menu below.

New South Wales: Origin Electricity Rates

Here you can find the Origin Energy electricity rates for New South Wales.

Below you can find a summary of Origin Electricity rates and plans, with costs based on the Reference price within the Audgrid Network in Sydney, NSW. The Estimated annual cost is based on anaverage usage of 3,900kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Depending on your lifestyle and circumstances your actual costs may vary.

Origin Electricity Rates NSW
Origin Go Origin Flexi Rate ePlus Origin Basic Origin Solar Boost
Discount off the Reference Price 15% discount 18% discount No discount No Discount
Daily Supply Charge 75.22c / day 72.56c / day 88.49c / day 88.49c / day
Usage Rates 23.32c / kWh 22.50c / kWh 27.44c / kWh 27.44c / kWh
Estimated Annual Cost $1,184 / year $1,143 / year $1,393 / year $1,393 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on electricity distributor for the Ausgrid Network in Sydney, NSW. Calculations are based on the reference price. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid January 2022.

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ACT: Origin Electricity Rates

Here you can find the Origin Energy electricity rates for ACT.

Below you can find a summary of Origin Electricity rates and plans, with costs based on the Reference price within the EvoEnergy Network in Canberra, ACT. The Estimated annual cost is based on an average usage of 6,100kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Depending on your lifestyle and circumstances your actual costs may vary.

Origin Electricity Rates ACT
Origin Go Origin Flexi Rate ePlus Origin Basic Origin Solar Boost
Discount off the Reference Price 17% discount 30% discount 7% discount 7% discount
Daily Supply Charge 90.83c / day 75.70c / day 100.93c / day 100.93c / day
Usage Rates 23.14c / kWh 19.29c / kWh 25.71c / kWh 25.71c / kWh
Estimated Annual Cost $1,743 / year $1,453 / year $1,937 / year $1,937 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on electricity distributor for the EvoEnergy Network in Canberra, ACT. Calculations are based on the reference price. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid January 2022.

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Victoria: Origin Electricity Rates

Here you can find the Origin Energy electricity rates for Victoria.

Below you can find a summary of Origin Electricity rates and plans, with costs based on the Reference price within the CitiPower Network in Melbourne. The Estimated annual cost is based on an average usage of 3,900kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Depending on your lifestyle and circumstances your actual costs may vary.

Origin Electricity Rates Vic
Origin Go Origin Basic Origin Solar Boost
Discount off the Reference Price 10% discount 3% above the reference price 3% above the reference price
Daily Supply Charge 100.14c / day 111.05c / day 111.05c / day
Usage Rates 20.92c / kWh 23.24c / kWh 23.24c / kWh
Estimated Annual Cost $1,178 / year $1,335 / year $1,335 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on electricity distributor for the CitiPower Network in Melbourne. Calculations are based on the reference price. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid January 2022.

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Queensland: Origin Electricity Rates

Here you can find the Origin Energy electricity rates for Queensland.

Below you can find a summary of Origin Electricity rates and plans, with costs based on the Reference price within the Energex Network in Brisbane. The Estimated annual cost is based on an average usage of 6,100kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Depending on your lifestyle and circumstances your actual costs may vary.

Origin Electricity Rates Qld
Origin Go Origin Flexi Rate ePlus Origin Basic Origin Solar Boost
Discount off the Reference Price 11% discount 14% discount No discount No discount
Daily Supply Charge 100.49c / day 97.10c / day 112.91c / day 112.91c / day
Usage Rates 20.18c / kWh 19.50c / kWh 22.68c / kWh 22.68c / kWh
Estimated Annual Cost $1,295 / year $1,252 / year $1,455 / year $1,455 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on electricity distributor for the Energex Network in Brisbane. Calculations are based on the reference price. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid January 2022.

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South Australia: Origin Electricity Rates

Here you can find the Origin Energy electricity rates for South Australia.

Below you can find a summary of Origin Electricity rates and plans, with costs based on the Reference price within SA Power Networks in Adelaide. The Estimated annual cost is based on an average usage of 6,100kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Depending on your lifestyle and circumstances your actual costs may vary.

Origin Electricity Rates SA
Origin Go Origin Flexi Rate ePlus Origin Basic Origin Solar Boost
Discount off the Reference Price 13% discount 14% discount No discount No discount
Daily Supply Charge 78.22c / day 77.32c / day 89.91c / day 89.90c / day
Usage Rates Peak 0-11: 30.19c/kWh
Peak 11+: 32.41c/kWh
CL: 13.85c/Kwh
Peak 0-11: 29.84c/kWh
Peak 11+: 32.04c/kWh
CL: 13.69 c/kWh
Peak 0-11: 34.70c/kWh
Peak 11+: 37.25c/kWh
Peak 0-11: 34.69c/kWh
Peak 11+: 37.25c/kWh
Estimated Annual Cost $1,493 / year $1,476 / year $1,716 / year $1,716 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on electricity distributor for SA Power Networks in Adelaide. Calculations are based on the reference price. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid January 2022.

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Origin Gas Rates

Origin Energy offers natural gas plans to Australians in New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia.

To learn more about Origin Energy natural gas rates, choose your state from the drop-down menu located below.

New South Wales: Origin Gas Rates

Here you will find Origin gas rates in New South Wales.

Origin gas rates are based on an estimated daily usage of 48.6MJ within the Jemena Gas Network in Sydney. Your actual annual gas costs will vary depending on your circumstances and lifestyle.

Origin Gas Rates NSW
Origin Go Origin Flexi Rate ePlus Origin Basic
Daily Supply Charge 62.79c / day 61.43c / day 68.25c / day
Usage Rates 3.80 to 2.23c / MJ 3.72c to 2.19c / MJ 4.13c to 2.42c / MJ
Estimated Annual Cost $770 / year $760 / year $840 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on gas distributor for postcode 2000 in NSW with an average daily usage of 48.6MJ / day. Calculations are based on the reference price for each area. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid January 2022.

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ACT: Origin Gas Rates

Here you will find Origin gas rates in ACT.

Origin gas rates are based on an estimated daily usage of 101MJ within the EvoEnergy Gas Network in Canberra. Your actual annual gas costs will vary depending on your circumstances and lifestyle.

Origin Electricity Rates ACT
Origin Go Origin Flexi Rate ePlus Origin Basic
Daily Supply Charge 71.10c / day 59.20c / day 78.91c / day
Usage Rates 3.73c to 2.84c / MJ 3.11c to 2.37c / MJ 4.14c to 3.15c / MJ
Estimated Annual Cost $1,670 / year $1,250 / year $1,500 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on gas distributor for postcode 2600 in ACT with an average daily usage of 101MJ / day. Calculations are based on the reference price for each area. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid January 2022.

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Victoria: Origin Gas Rates

Here you will find Origin gas rates in Victoria.

Origin gas rates are based on an estimated daily usage of 159MJ within Australian Gas Networks (AGN) in Melbourne. Your actual annual gas costs will vary depending on your circumstances and lifestyle.

Origin Electricity Rates Vic
Origin Go Origin Basic
Daily Supply Charge 73.50c / day 75.70c / day
Usage Rates 2.50c / 2.00c / MJ 2.50c to 2.06c / MJ
Estimated Annual Cost $1,640 / year $1,660 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on gas distributor for postcode 3000 in Vic with an average daily usage of 159MJ / day. Calculations are based on the reference price for each area. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid January 2022.

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Queensland: Origin Gas Rates

Here you will find Origin gas rates in Queensland.

Origin gas rates are based on an estimated daily usage of 18.3MJ within Australian Gas Networks (AGN) in Brisbane. Your actual annual gas costs will vary depending on your circumstances and lifestyle.

Origin Electricity Rates Qld
Origin Go Origin Flexi Rate ePlus Origin Basic
Daily Supply Charge 75.20c / day 73.67c / day 76.73c / day
Usage Rates 6.43c to 3.26c / MJ 6.30c to 3.19c / MJ 6.56c to 3.32c / MJ
Estimated Annual Cost $630 / year $620 / year $650 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on gas distributor for postcode 4000 in Qld with an average daily usage of 18.3MJ / day. Calculations are based on the reference price for each area. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid January 2022.

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South Australia: Origin Gas Rates

Here you will find Origin gas rates in South Australia.

Origin gas rates are based on an estimated daily usage of 44.8MJ within Australian Gas Networks (AGN) in Adelaide. Your actual annual gas costs will vary depending on your circumstances and lifestyle.

Origin Electricity Rates SA
Origin Go Origin Flexi Rate ePlus Origin Basic
Daily Supply Charge 75.30c / day 73.66c / day 81.84c / day
Usage Rates 4.33c to 2.21c / MJ 4.24c to 2.17c / MJ 4.71c to 2.41c / MJ
Estimated Annual Cost $940 / year $920 / year $1,020 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on gas distributor for postcode 5000 in SA with an average daily usage of 44.8MJ / day. Calculations are based on the reference price for each area. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid January 2022.

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Western Australia: Origin Gas Rates

Here you will find Origin gas rates in Western Australia.

Origin gas rates are based on an estimated annual usage of 4,000 units per year within ATCO in Perth. Your actual annual gas costs will vary depending on your circumstances and lifestyle.

Origin Electricity Rates WA
Origin Go Origin Flexi Rate ePlus Origin Basic
Daily Supply Charge 14.45c / day 22.22c / day 22.22c / day
Usage Rates 9.98c to 9.00 / unit 11.05c to 9.98c / unit 15.34c to 13.84 / unit
Estimated Annual Cost $451 / year $522 / year $694 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don’t compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on gas distributor for postcode 6000 in WA with an average annual usage of 4,000 units per year. Calculations are based on the reference price for each area. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid January 2022.

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Origin LPG

As one of the largest energy retailers in the country, Origin Energy offers liquified petroleum gas (LPG) in addition to its standard electricity and natural gas services.

Depending on your LPG usage, you can choose between LPG gas bottle exchange, or LPG gas refills to ensure a steady supply of LPG to your home.

With the Origin gas bottle exchange, you’ll be supplied with one or more 45kg LPG bottles. When the bottles run low, you order a replacement when you need. This option is best for low to medium gas consumers, or for properties where it may be difficult to install large cylinders or gas tanks.

The Origin gas refill option is better suited for high-consumption energy users. You’ll get an LPG tank or cylinder installed onto your property, and then get regularly scheduled refills automatically, based on your personal usage. You can also contact Origin Energy if you need a top-up or earlier gas refill.

Origin Solar

Origin Energy offers end-to-end residential solar energy solutions including solar energy plans, solar PV systems, and solar battery storage.

Whether you’re looking to invest in solar for the first time or maximise the benefits of your current solar PV system, Origin Energy claims to be experts with over 15 years of solar energy experience at getting you set up with the right solar solution for you.

Origin Solar Plans

In addition to its standard electricity plans, Origin Energy has two solar energy plans, for customers who want to get the most out of their solar PV systems.

 Origin Solar Boost: Origin Solar Boost gives customers, who already have a solar Pv system installed, a higher solar feed-in tariff than their standard rate. The Origin Solar Boost electricity plan comes with variable rates on a 12-month benefit period with no exit fees.

 Origin Solar Boost Plus: Origin Solar Boost Plus gives customers the highest solar feed-in tariff available through Origin Energy for 24 months when they invest in Origin Energy solar and purchase their solar PV system with Origin.

Origin Energy Solar Packages

Green Energy

Origin Energy offers end-to-end solar solutions to residential customers including full solar PV systems and battery storage.

Origin Solar packages start from $3,295 and you can choose to pay upfront once your solar PV system is installed, or over a 24-month interest-free payment plan with $0 deposit. Once you’ve gotten your Origin Solar system, you’ll be eligible for Origin Solar Boost Plus which unlocks that highest solar feed-in tariff Origin has to offer.

Origin Feed-in Tariff

Origin Energy has different solar feed-in tariffs available to their customers, depending on the energy plan you use, and your solar PV system.

  • Standard FiT: Available on all Origin Energy electricity plans
  • Solar Boost FiT: The highest feed-in tariff for customers with existing high-export solar systems
  • Solar Boost Plus FiT: The highest FiT available only to customers who bought an Origin Solar system
Origin Energy Feed-in Tariffs
State Standard FiT Solar Boost FiT Solar Boost Plus FiT
For Origin Solar Systems over 7kW
Solar Boost Plus FiT
For Origin Solar Systems under 7kW
NSW 5c / kWh 10c / kWh 14c / kWh 20c / kWh
ACT 7c / kWh 8c / kWh 14c / kWh 20c / kWh
Vic 6.7c / kWh 10c / kWh 14c / kWh 20c / kWh
Qld 5c/ kWh 10c / kWh 14c / kWh 20c / kWh
SA 6c / kWh 10c / kWh 14c / kWh 20c / kWh

Valid January 2022.

Origin Energy Review

From our research into Origin Energy reviews across the internet, customer satisfaction seems quite high with Origin Energy.

For example, customers leaving Origin Energy reviews on ProductReview gave Origin Energy 3.8 out of 5 stars.

On TrustPilot, however, Origin Energy scored 4.7 out of 5 stars for customer satisfaction. 85% of customers left 5-star reviews!

In one Origin Energy review, a customer named Patricia Martin wrote: Well I just wanted to let you know that Drew was fabulous he answered the phone call straight away no waiting at all he was very nice and helped me understand what was going on with my bill he put me on a new and better plan so I can save extra money he was just amazing thank U Drew. - Patricia Martin It's nice to see the company is willing to help its customers save money.

Another customer named Joseph wrote: I want to thank Jen for her relentless and ongoing support in resolving an issue which took a lot of effort. She has people skills to boot and because of her efforts to solve problems I am still a customer of Origin. In my opinion, Jen, is an asset to Origin as a company. Congratulations Jen. - Joseph Debono In nearly all of the reviews we see, customers name agents by their first name, which shows the personal touch Origin Energy's customer service team puts on each individual customer case that they handle.

Likewise, we see transparency in terms of billing and helping customers save money.

However, with anything, there are some negative Origin Energy reviews.

Customers who gave Origin Energy one-star reviews mentioned that their energy rates continue to go up and that they have trouble negotiating with the company.

One customer named Anthony wrote: I just renewed my annual plan with Origin Energy and they were not willing to negotiate a suitable win-win for us both regarding fees, charges and feed-in tariffs. This has been my experience every year with Origin. Origin is only interested in increasing costs to customers and driving them to consider other energy providers. I am a loyal Origin customer no more. - Anthony As is typical with negative reviews of other energy companies. Many customers complain about Origin Energy solar feed-in tariffs.

An anonymous customer wrote the following: Solar is the biggest con job, except for climate change, every perpetuated on mankind. Origin feed in tariff dropped several weeks after I signed up with them. Also the feed in tariff per electricity bill does not even cover the supply charge cost. Sure my electricity bill decreased, but it cost me $16,000 for a 10kw system. I will never recoup that initial cost. - Anonymous As with anything, its best to take these reviews lightly as everyone's experience is going to be different.

However, they do allow us to see the pros and cons of Origin Energy.

Origin Energy Pros and Cons

Origin Energy Review: Pros

  • Competetive electricity prices
  • Excellent customer service
  • Higher than average FiT
  • Electricity, gas, LPG, & solar

Origin Enrgy Review: Cons

  • Not available in all states
  • Complaints about Origin solar
  • No commitment to renewable energy
  • Not the cheapest provider around
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How to Contact Origin Energy

You can contact Origin Energy by phone, live chat, and online form.

Depending on your enquiry, the phone number you need to call Origin Energy might change. However, the general Origin Energy contact number, for electricity and natural gas sales & service, is 13 24 61.

You can also manage most of your Origin Energy account information and services online using the My Origin app such as:

  • Updating your account details
  • Managing billing and Origin bill payments
  • Moving house with Origin
  • Tracking energy usage
  • Monitoring your solar credits

Experiencing an Origin Energy Outage? Contact your energy distributor if you’re experiencing a power outage as an Origin Energy customer. You can find the name and number of your energy distributor on your most recent energy bill.

Billing & Payment: Origin Energy Pay Now

Origin Energy has flexible bill payment methods available to customers.

Here you can find a summary of Origin Energy bill payment methods available, no matter how you want to pay your Origin bill.

Origin Energy Bill Payment Methods
Payment Method How to Pay
Credit or Debit Card Pay Now online now or pay in Origin My Account
Direct Debit Set up direct debit online
BPAY Contact your financial institution to make payment with Biller Code: 130112 and your Origin Account Number
Post Send a cheque with payment slip to:
Origin Energy Holdings Limited,
GPO Box 2951
Sydney NSW 2001
AusPost Pay in person at any post office

Origin Energy also offers EasiPay to help customers manage their energy bills with a personalized payment plan. Origin Energy takes a look at your annual energy costs to predict your future usage, and then averages out your payments in weekly, fortnightly, or monthly amounts. Every three months, Origin Energy reviews your payments against your usage and makes adjustments as needed if your account is in credit or in debt. You can set up your EasiPay plan using your Origin Energy login.

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