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5 winter energy saving tips

5 winter energy saving tipschevron_right

Here are some easy ways to keep cosy without spiking your…
Tips to help you beat your SpikeHours this winter

Tips to help you beat your SpikeHours this winterchevron_right

We’ve pulled together some tips to help you snug up, and…
Helpful tips to reduce your energy bill

Helpful tips to reduce your energy billchevron_right

With everything going on in the world right now, it’s no…
Rituals to season your new home

Rituals to season your new homechevron_right

Here are some unique cultural traditions and lucky rituals to christen…
Tax time made easier with these tips

Tax time made easier with these tipschevron_right

If you’re working from home, here’s a few tips to get…
How to save in a share house with Spike

How to save in a share house with Spikechevron_right

Saving money in a share house might seem tricky, but with…
8 ways to turn a SpikeHour into family fun time

8 ways to turn a SpikeHour into family fun timechevron_right

Origin Spike's all about saving and getting rewarded. These creative ideas…
How doing everyday stuff can earn you Everyday Rewards

How doing everyday stuff can earn you Everyday Rewardschevron_right

With Origin's Everyday Rewards plan, you can earn Everyday Rewards points…
Energy saving tips from the Spike Championship winner

Energy saving tips from the Spike Championship winnerchevron_right

We sat down with the winner of Origin’s Spike Championship to…
How to save energy at home while away on holidays

How to save energy at home while away on holidayschevron_right

Saving money while you're away on holidays might sound ambitious, but…
5 ways to make your home more energy efficient

5 ways to make your home more energy efficientchevron_right

Our energy experts and consultants offer their top tips on simple,…
The ultimate moving checklist

The ultimate moving checklistchevron_right

Moving home? Check out the ultimate moving checklist to make sure…
10 easy ways to make your new digs greener

10 easy ways to make your new digs greenerchevron_right

Looking for ways to dial up the ‘green’ at your place?…
How to make your SpikeHours smarter

How to make your SpikeHours smarterchevron_right

Smart devices can help level up your energy-efficiency at home and…
The Spike Championship’s final siren has sounded

The Spike Championship’s final siren has soundedchevron_right

The Spike Championship has come to an end. We're celebrating by…
The ultimate date night

The ultimate date nightchevron_right

Date nights can be tricky, especially if you're juggling commitments or…
Tips for moving house with cats and dogs

Tips for moving house with cats and dogschevron_right

Moving can be a stressful time, and no-one notices it more…
Here’s how you can win weekly prizes in the Spike Championship

Here’s how you can win weekly prizes in the Spike Championshipchevron_right

The Tesla Model 3 isn't the only prize that has Spike…
Clever space-saving hacks for apartment living

Clever space-saving hacks for apartment livingchevron_right

Love apartment living but lack of storage getting you down? These…
8 ways to save energy while working from home

8 ways to save energy while working from homechevron_right

With many employees now working from home, it's inevitable that we'll…
12 tips for an energy efficient home

12 tips for an energy efficient homechevron_right

Find out how to save on your energy bills with these…
How popular personalities are competing in the Spike Championship

How popular personalities are competing in the Spike Championshipchevron_right

From footy legend Rory Sloane and netball star Geva Mentor to…
Frugal living tips that can make a big impact

Frugal living tips that can make a big impactchevron_right

Looking to save money and put some cash back in your…
Standby power – the vampire in your home

Standby power – the vampire in your homechevron_right

Learn about standby energy and the drain it has while you’re…
How to sustainably declutter when moving

How to sustainably declutter when movingchevron_right

Moving house is a great time to declutter your space. Before…
How to minimise stress when moving house

How to minimise stress when moving housechevron_right

There's no sugar coating it, moving house is stressful. These tips…
Baby steps to saving energy

Baby steps to saving energychevron_right

Tips from Blogger BabyMac to help control your energy bill when…
Discover your new neighbourhood eats with these apps

Discover your new neighbourhood eats with these appschevron_right

These apps will help you get to know the best spots…
10 tips for staying cool this summer

10 tips for staying cool this summerchevron_right

The Aussie summer is heaps of fun but it's usually pretty…
How to make it work when the stepkids move in

How to make it work when the stepkids move inchevron_right

Being part of a blended or stepfamily can sometimes be more…
8 swaps for a more sustainable Christmas

8 swaps for a more sustainable Christmaschevron_right

Reduce your impact this Christmas with these festive eco-friendly tips.
6 tips to get your Christmas lights right

6 tips to get your Christmas lights rightchevron_right

These 6 tips will help level up your Christmas lights this…
The ultimate guide to entertaining this New Years Eve

The ultimate guide to entertaining this New Years Evechevron_right

Hosting during the holidays can be stressful. That's why we've pulled…
7 steps to the ultimate grazing board

7 steps to the ultimate grazing boardchevron_right

Our step-by-step tips will help you create a stunning grazing board…
Love streaming movies and TV? Look for this in an internet plan

Love streaming movies and TV? Look for this in an internet planchevron_right

No one likes the buffering wheel when bingeing their fave show.…
10 easy ways to save this holiday season

10 easy ways to save this holiday seasonchevron_right

From roast lunch to gifts, the festive season can quickly add…
DIY vs movers – should you move with professionals?

DIY vs movers – should you move with professionals?chevron_right

Not sure whether you should DIY your move or hire professionals?…
A guide to getting internet connected when renting

A guide to getting internet connected when rentingchevron_right

Moving house is a big task as is, but if you're…
5 simple tips to pack like a pro when moving house

5 simple tips to pack like a pro when moving housechevron_right

Spend less time wrestling with the packing tape and more time…
Introducing the Spike Championship

Introducing the Spike Championshipchevron_right

Fancy yourself energy fit? With Origin's Spike Championship, your energy saving…
How to avoid the five biggest energy wasters

How to avoid the five biggest energy wasterschevron_right

Aussie households are wasting more energy than they think. Take control…
Your moving house FAQs answered

Your moving house FAQs answeredchevron_right

Moving house? Find out the answers to the most frequently asked…
So Watt? you ask…

So Watt? you ask…chevron_right

Origin's new podcast So Watt? is giving power to the people.…
Power outages: Your FAQs answered

Power outages: Your FAQs answeredchevron_right

See our power outage FAQ guide for advice on what to…
7 online tips for moving house

7 online tips for moving housechevron_right

Moving home can be a headache if you're not prepared. Avoid…
10 fun ways to teach your kids to be  energy efficient

10 fun ways to teach your kids to be energy efficientchevron_right

Teaching your kids to be energy efficient isn't just good for…
How to choose the most energy efficient air conditioner

How to choose the most energy efficient air conditionerchevron_right

Understanding the new Zoned Energy Rating Label for air conditioners won't…
10 ways to keep the kids entertained while moving house

10 ways to keep the kids entertained while moving housechevron_right

Moving house can be an overwhelming task, add kids into the…
What’s the Energy Rating Label all about?

What’s the Energy Rating Label all about?chevron_right

The Energy Rating Label, and its stars, can help you determine…
Spike ambassador Olivia White shares her SpikeHour tips

Spike ambassador Olivia White shares her SpikeHour tipschevron_right

SpikeHour ambassador, Olivia White, shares her favourite energy saving tips to…
Introducing Origin’s 2021 Future Energy Report

Introducing Origin’s 2021 Future Energy Reportchevron_right

Now in its fourth year, the Future Energy Report’s been tracking…
Why does high-speed internet matter for serious gamers?

Why does high-speed internet matter for serious gamers?chevron_right

If you're a serious gamer, high-speed internet is a big deal…
The Good Energy Quiz

The Good Energy Quizchevron_right

Do you know your kilowatt hours from your megawatts? Find out…
Spring cleaning tips to reduce energy usage

Spring cleaning tips to reduce energy usagechevron_right

With the weather getting warmer and the light lingering longer, Spring’s…
6 spring cleaning tips for an energy efficient home

6 spring cleaning tips for an energy efficient homechevron_right

These spring cleaning tips won't just freshen up your home, they'll…
Origin Internet plans simplified

Origin Internet plans simplifiedchevron_right

Looking to switch internet providers? This simple guide breaks down our…
Internet jargon 101

Internet jargon 101chevron_right

Sometimes the jargon can be overwhelming when comparing internet plans. We've…
A guide to setting up internet at your place

A guide to setting up internet at your placechevron_right

Connecting the internet can be a daunting task. From connections and…
7 things that can slow your internet speed

7 things that can slow your internet speedchevron_right

Dealing with slow internet? We've pulled together a guide on the…
Supporting National Tree Day

Supporting National Tree Daychevron_right

Launched by Planet Ark, National Tree Day's become Australia’s largest…
5 tips for staying cosy this winter

5 tips for staying cosy this winterchevron_right

Winter's here. And while some aspects like woolly jumpers, fires and…
Spike points hit $1 million milestone

Spike points hit $1 million milestonechevron_right

Origin's energy reward saving program Spike has awarded more than $1…
9 sustainable tips for moving house

9 sustainable tips for moving housechevron_right

These simple tips will help make your next house move more…
Become an energy whiz

Become an energy whizchevron_right

We're breaking down the top pieces of energy jargon, so you…
6 ways to treat your mum this Mother’s Day

6 ways to treat your mum this Mother’s Daychevron_right

Whether you're with mum or apart this Mother's Day, here are…
7 steps to finding the best gas heater for your space

7 steps to finding the best gas heater for your spacechevron_right

Finding the right gas heater can seem overwhelming. These seven simple…
5 tricks to liven up your living space

5 tricks to liven up your living spacechevron_right

From decor and plants, to DIY projects, we’ve put together a…
Millennials vs boomers: Who’s better at saving energy?

Millennials vs boomers: Who’s better at saving energy?chevron_right

Different generations don't always agree. When it comes to saving energy,…
How to achieve a minimalist look in five family-friendly steps

How to achieve a minimalist look in five family-friendly stepschevron_right

Minimalism's clean lines and white tones are usually reserved for an…
3 reasons why Origin Everyday Rewards plan is a no-brainer

3 reasons why Origin Everyday Rewards plan is a no-brainerchevron_right

Origin Energy and Everyday Rewards have teamed up to launch an…
Moving out of home? Here’s everything you need to know

Moving out of home? Here’s everything you need to knowchevron_right

Ready to leave the nest? From the hidden costs you have…
10 ways to spruce up your bathroom

10 ways to spruce up your bathroomchevron_right

From luxury fragrances to decor we’ve put together 10 ways to…
10 tips for a winning BBQ

10 tips for a winning BBQchevron_right

Planning a BBQ and looking to perfect your technique? Get your…
5 plants to help keep your house cool during summer

5 plants to help keep your house cool during summerchevron_right

Blasting your air con all summer long can be expensive. Wouldn’t…
The ultimate guide to cleaning your BBQ

The ultimate guide to cleaning your BBQchevron_right

Cleaning your BBQ doesn't need to be a headache. Here's the…
3 out-of-the-box Christmas gift ideas

3 out-of-the-box Christmas gift ideaschevron_right

If you're running low on gift inspo this festive season, we've…
How to make salt dough Christmas ornaments

How to make salt dough Christmas ornamentschevron_right

If you're looking for a festive craft project to do with…
3 out-of-the-box gift ideas for kids

3 out-of-the-box gift ideas for kidschevron_right

Helping Santa's elves this Christmas doesn't have to mean buying the…
How to make a dried orange garland

How to make a dried orange garlandchevron_right

Add some rustic charm to your Christmas decorations this year, and…
8 homemade gifts to impress this Christmas

8 homemade gifts to impress this Christmaschevron_right

Homemade gifts are a great way to save a few dollars…
Christmas salmon with herb crust recipe

Christmas salmon with herb crust recipechevron_right

Put your BBQ to good use this Christmas and whip up…
10 things to know before buying the best hot-water system for you

10 things to know before buying the best hot-water system for youchevron_right

Need to buy an LPG hot-water heating system and want the…
10 home emergencies you could really live without

10 home emergencies you could really live withoutchevron_right

Origin Home Support energy plan includes a 12-month Allianz Global Assistance…
Beer braised beef recipe

Beer braised beef recipechevron_right

Love braised beef? A can of Guinness adds a new twist…
7 tips to kit out your kitchen

7 tips to kit out your kitchenchevron_right

From utensils, greenery and food prep to appliances, this quick guide…
Mushroom tagliatelle recipe

Mushroom tagliatelle recipechevron_right

This simple pasta recipe is a cheap way to fill the…
Using data and AI to deliver good energy

Using data and AI to deliver good energychevron_right

Management of Origins Surat Basin is changing with the introduction of…
4 tips for a good energy switch

4 tips for a good energy switchchevron_right

Make a good energy switch today to save on costs and…
3 heaters to warm your home this winter

3 heaters to warm your home this winterchevron_right

Looking to warm your home this winter? Take a look at…
Pan-roasted chicken with winter fruits recipe

Pan-roasted chicken with winter fruits recipechevron_right

There aren't many diners who'd turn down a spectacular roast chicken…
House rules for renovations

House rules for renovationschevron_right

Get renovation ready with these tips from House rules contestants…
7 ways to make your home more sustainable

7 ways to make your home more sustainablechevron_right

Construction expert Dean Ipaviz gives us the low-down on seven ways…
Lamb & Barley Soup With Bruschetta Recipe

Lamb & Barley Soup With Bruschetta Recipechevron_right

Recipe for slow-cooked lamb and barley soup with rosemary-rubbed bruschetta.
Can cosiness help you cut energy costs?

Can cosiness help you cut energy costs?chevron_right

Here's how feeling cosy could help you cut your energy use…
What to stream this weekend with the family

What to stream this weekend with the familychevron_right

Here’s what you can do to switch off and enjoy some…
Fish and chips with caper burnt butter recipe

Fish and chips with caper burnt butter recipechevron_right

Pull off the perfect anniversary dinner with this modern spin on…
Insider tips for moving out of home

Insider tips for moving out of homechevron_right

If you're moving out of home for the first time, you'll…
6 ways a sustainable household could save you money

6 ways a sustainable household could save you moneychevron_right

While we like to think we don’t need an incentive to…
How to choose gas appliances for your kitchen

How to choose gas appliances for your kitchenchevron_right

Designing your kitchen and not sure where to start? Here are…
How to self-serve with Origin

How to self-serve with Originchevron_right

Prefer to interact with us digitally? We’ve got a couple of…
7 life hacks for a seamless home move

7 life hacks for a seamless home movechevron_right

Moving out of home for the first time? These simple life…
How to save energy in a share house

How to save energy in a share housechevron_right

We know share housing is about saving money while having fun.…
Help save the world with these simple swaps

Help save the world with these simple swapschevron_right

Want to save the world but not sure where to start?…
8 life hacks for a stress-free move

8 life hacks for a stress-free movechevron_right

Moving house is a part of life for most people. And…
5 bottled gas mistakes to avoid

5 bottled gas mistakes to avoidchevron_right

Managing household gas bottles doesn't need to be tricky. Avoid these…
Tips for choosing the right gas cook-top or oven

Tips for choosing the right gas cook-top or ovenchevron_right

There are so many gas ovens and cooktops to choose from,…
Save on outdoor energy costs

Save on outdoor energy costschevron_right

Here are some ways you can save energy on your swimming…
7 energy efficiency tips for building & renovating

7 energy efficiency tips for building & renovatingchevron_right

If you’re considering building or renovating, creating an energy efficient home…
Beef fillet with cauliflower couscous recipe

Beef fillet with cauliflower couscous recipechevron_right

Delicious low-carb meals. Recipe for beef fillet with cauliflower couscous or…
The essential guide to moving house

The essential guide to moving housechevron_right

We're here to make moving easy. We've put together a moving…
How to reduce your air-conditioner costs

How to reduce your air-conditioner costschevron_right

We’ve compared a range of household cooling options to show how…
How to do a home energy audit in under ten minutes

How to do a home energy audit in under ten minuteschevron_right

A DIY home energy audit can help uncover how you’re currently…
How to choose the best gas appliances for your home

How to choose the best gas appliances for your homechevron_right

If you're shopping for a new kitchen here are some things…
Gas bottles or propane? The many names for LPG

Gas bottles or propane? The many names for LPGchevron_right

LPG goes by many names - including propane, BBQ gas and…
How to maintain your gas appliances

How to maintain your gas applianceschevron_right

If you use gas for cooking, hot water or heating, these…
The science behind LPG

The science behind LPGchevron_right

Explore the science behind LPG with our top 10 technical facts…
Vanilla ice-cream with caramel sauce recipe

Vanilla ice-cream with caramel sauce recipechevron_right

This deliciously comforting dessert is the perfect after-dinner sweet treat. It…
Hoisin chicken cups recipe

Hoisin chicken cups recipechevron_right

Looking for an appetiser that can be ready in under 15…
Cheat’s pork and chive dumplings recipe

Cheat’s pork and chive dumplings recipechevron_right

To celebrate Chinese New Year, we’ve got a quick and easy…
Beef shanks recipe

Beef shanks recipechevron_right

This recipe takes a classic beef in red wine dish and…
Smoky pork cutlets with guacamole recipe

Smoky pork cutlets with guacamole recipechevron_right

Smoky pork. Need we say more? Delight your friends and family…
Chilli mud crab with broccolini recipe

Chilli mud crab with broccolini recipechevron_right

Port Douglas chef Andy Gray will have you thinking you're in…
Whole steamed fish with black bean recipe

Whole steamed fish with black bean recipechevron_right

Chef Tom Swapp shares his recipe for steamed fish with black bean, chilli…
Thyme-scented pumpkin & carrot soup recipe

Thyme-scented pumpkin & carrot soup recipechevron_right

You can't go wrong with a warming pumpkin soup and this…
Split pea and lentil soup recipe

Split pea and lentil soup recipechevron_right

Sweeten this soup with a swirl of pomegranate and you'll have…
Caramel and date creams recipe

Caramel and date creams recipechevron_right

epare this dessert on the weekend and make Mondays that little…
Pulled pork tortillas recipe

Pulled pork tortillas recipechevron_right

Pulled pork is a versatile ingredient which always pleases a crowd.…
Stovetop greek meatballs recipe

Stovetop greek meatballs recipechevron_right

Our delicious recipe for stove-top Greek meatballs is full of flavour…
Shakshuka recipe

Shakshuka recipechevron_right

Start the day with a stove-top sensation, these baked eggs will…
Parmesan crumbed chicken recipe

Parmesan crumbed chicken recipechevron_right

This parmesan-flavoured chicken dish, with a side of dill sauce for…
Lamb with mint and lentil salsa recipe

Lamb with mint and lentil salsa recipechevron_right

Lamb, mint and a BBQ - what could be better? Try…
BBQ Thai fishcakes with cucumber recipe

BBQ Thai fishcakes with cucumber recipechevron_right

This finger food recipe is the perfect showstopper for a backyard…
Crumpets with chia strawberry jam recipe

Crumpets with chia strawberry jam recipechevron_right

Wanting to spoil a special someone with breakfast in bed? Look…
Chicken, chorizo and bean paella recipe

Chicken, chorizo and bean paella recipechevron_right

Bring some Spanish flair into your home and whip up a…
Beef ragu with garden vegetables recipe

Beef ragu with garden vegetables recipechevron_right

Nothing beats a stove-top stew. Feed the family with a hearty…
Grilled eggplant & chickpea salad recipe

Grilled eggplant & chickpea salad recipechevron_right

Please the vegetarians in your social network by putting this delicious…
Middle Eastern lamb burger recipe

Middle Eastern lamb burger recipechevron_right

Check out our recipe for Middle Eastern lamb burgers with hummus.…
Soy-poached salmon with noodles recipe

Soy-poached salmon with noodles recipechevron_right

Introduce Asian flavours to your weeknight cooking with this easy, and…
Char-grilled crayfish with fennel purée recipe

Char-grilled crayfish with fennel purée recipechevron_right

Crayfish is an impressive dish that’s easy to prepare. Try Port…
Pan-fried barramundi with pesto recipe

Pan-fried barramundi with pesto recipechevron_right

Barramundi fillets are made even better with this easy pistachio and…
Chocolate and orange mousse recipe

Chocolate and orange mousse recipechevron_right

Chocolate and orange are a classic match, and this decadent mousse…
Pan-fried chicken with tahini sauce recipe

Pan-fried chicken with tahini sauce recipechevron_right

The Middle Eastern flavours of this chicken dish add zing to…
Lamb cutlets with honeyed carrots recipe

Lamb cutlets with honeyed carrots recipechevron_right

Recipe for lamb cutlets with honeyed carrots and gremolata.
Rosewater panna cottas with mango recipe

Rosewater panna cottas with mango recipechevron_right

Looking for a light dessert for next time you entertain? Whip…
Veal paupiettes with ratatouille recipe

Veal paupiettes with ratatouille recipechevron_right

Recipe for veal paupiettes with ratatouille, white wine jus and shiraz…
Rosemary pork chops & maple apples recipe

Rosemary pork chops & maple apples recipechevron_right

With only a handful of ingredients, this delicious pork chop recipe…
Chicken satay skewers with coleslaw recipe

Chicken satay skewers with coleslaw recipechevron_right

Check out our recipe for BBQ chicken satay skewers with snow…
Rhubarb and strawberry crunch recipe

Rhubarb and strawberry crunch recipechevron_right

There's something special about rhubarb and it's the perfect base for…
Vegetable pesto pasta recipe

Vegetable pesto pasta recipechevron_right

Looking to sneak more veggies into the kids' meals? This easy…
Beef and sugar snap hoisin stir-fry recipe

Beef and sugar snap hoisin stir-fry recipechevron_right

With just a handful of ingredients, this easy weeknight dinner is…
Feta, mushroom, poached egg & polenta recipe

Feta, mushroom, poached egg & polenta recipechevron_right

Mushroom and cheese are a marriage made in heaven. Keep the…
BBQ beef souvlaki recipe

BBQ beef souvlaki recipechevron_right

Summer is here! Fire up the BBQ and bring a little…
Lamb, pumpkin and orzo braise recipe

Lamb, pumpkin and orzo braise recipechevron_right

This one-pot wonder is the perfect hearty winter dish. Sure to…
Spicy sausage pasta recipe

Spicy sausage pasta recipechevron_right

This delicious spanish-style sausage pasta dish is the perfect winter comfort…
Three-cheese ravioli recipe

Three-cheese ravioli recipechevron_right

Mudgee chef Kim Currie shares a pasta recipe that's perfect for…
Easy seafood braise recipe

Easy seafood braise recipechevron_right

This one-pot seafood braise is sure to wow your dinner guests.…
Beef and vegetable stew recipe

Beef and vegetable stew recipechevron_right

When the temperature starts to drop, there’s nothing quite like a…
Honey panna cotta with rhubarb recipe

Honey panna cotta with rhubarb recipechevron_right

Recipe for honey panna cotta with rose geranium rhubarb and spun…
Kingfish Fillets With Warm Salad Recipe

Kingfish Fillets With Warm Salad Recipechevron_right

Origin LPG customer Kris Bunder from Del Giorno's Café in Port…
Coconut and chilli beef curry recipe

Coconut and chilli beef curry recipechevron_right

This coconut and chilli beef curry is jam-packed with flavour and…
Beetroot fritters with zucchini tzatziki recipe

Beetroot fritters with zucchini tzatziki recipechevron_right

Add a splash of colour to the dinner table with this…
Chermoula prawns recipe

Chermoula prawns recipechevron_right

It's definitely the season for seafood. Add a North African flavour…
Black mussels in cider with croutons recipe

Black mussels in cider with croutons recipechevron_right

Satisfy your seafood cravings and pair black mussels with blue cheese…