Ideas big and small

littleBIGidea 2019 – entries closing this week

littleBIGidea 2019 – entries closing this weekchevron_right

Little inventors, get your entry in for this year's littleBIGidea competition.…
Moving house guide – the essentials

Moving house guide – the essentialschevron_right

A smooth and stress-free move ultimately comes down to a bit…
Your moving house FAQ’s answered

Your moving house FAQ’s answeredchevron_right

Moving house? Here are some FAQs about changing energy connections, to…
Could your kid’s idea win them a trip to NASA?

Could your kid’s idea win them a trip to NASA?chevron_right

Do you know a little inventor? If you are student in…
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…
9 life hacks for a stress-free move

9 life hacks for a stress-free movechevron_right

Moving house is a part of life for most people. And…
How to do a home energy audit in under ten minutes

How to do a home energy audit in under ten minuteschevron_right

Want to see how you could reduce your energy bills by…
Happiness starts at home: 5 sustainability hacks

Happiness starts at home: 5 sustainability hackschevron_right

While it may seem like a lofty goal, sustainable living is…
5 things that could be slowing down your internet

5 things that could be slowing down your internetchevron_right

Slow internet at home? Want to be sure your connection will…
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?…
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…
Stay cool and save money this summer

Stay cool and save money this summerchevron_right

We’ve compared a range of household cooling options to show how…
5 winter saving energy tips

5 winter saving energy tipschevron_right

Winter calls for wooly jumpers, hot drinks and nights by the…
Save money through frugal living

Save money through frugal livingchevron_right

Looking to save money and put some cash back in your…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Glamorous Weekender: 9 glamping must-haves

Glamorous Weekender: 9 glamping must-haveschevron_right

Even though summer is officially over, autumn brings a bright splash…
The Pursuit of Sustainable Happiness: Tiny Homes

The Pursuit of Sustainable Happiness: Tiny Homeschevron_right

Smaller mortgages, energy bills and a reduced carbon footprint? The Tiny…
9 easy ways to save this Christmas

9 easy ways to save this Christmaschevron_right

Christmas can be an expensive time of the year. We've got…
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.…
10 tips for a winning BBQ

10 tips for a winning BBQchevron_right

Planning a BBQ and looking to perfect your technique? Get your…
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…
The Astro Twins

The Astro Twinschevron_right

Celebrity astrologers Ophira & Tali Edut, aka 'The Astro Twins' visited…
Big ideas from little kids

Big ideas from little kidschevron_right

With our littleBIGidea competition kicking off this July, we wanted to…
Starting Young: Sustainable activities for kids

Starting Young: Sustainable activities for kidschevron_right

With the school holidays starting most parents are trying to avoid…
Kids win the trip-of-a-lifetime to NASA

Kids win the trip-of-a-lifetime to NASAchevron_right

Dylan entered our littleBIGidea competition and won the trip of a…
Solar system checks to maximise your output

Solar system checks to maximise your outputchevron_right

Make sure your system is in good working order so that…
Moving house horror stories: What not to do

Moving house horror stories: What not to dochevron_right

Imagine hiring a moving truck, packing it full of your belongings…
Gas Cooktops | Gas Ovens

Gas Cooktops | Gas Ovenschevron_right

There are so many gas ovens and cooktops to choose from,…
How minimalism helped me save on my energy bill

How minimalism helped me save on my energy billchevron_right

How one couple caught the minimalism bug, de-cluttered and saved money…
How stuff works: your refrigerator

How stuff works: your refrigeratorchevron_right

Discover the mechanics behind your refrigerator and how an efficiently running…
6 ways to save money with off-peak power

6 ways to save money with off-peak powerchevron_right

There are some really simple and easy things you can do…
Solar could help you cut down your electricity bills

Solar could help you cut down your electricity billschevron_right

Find out how Queensland miner and Origin customer Adrian Hogue cut…
6 ideas to help cut Christmas spending

6 ideas to help cut Christmas spendingchevron_right

60% of us find Christmas to be the most expensive time…
The ultimate Christmas presents guide for kids

The ultimate Christmas presents guide for kidschevron_right

Sit back, relax and enjoy our list of stress-free, wallet-friendly and…
Aussie creator of mind controlled wheelchair launches search for young inventors

Aussie creator of mind controlled wheelchair launches search for young inventorschevron_right

We're joining forces with one of Australia’s most exciting inventors to…
Three young inventors are off to NASA

Three young inventors are off to NASAchevron_right

Three young students are off to NASA in the USA after…
The ultimate appliance energy guide

The ultimate appliance energy guidechevron_right

From the fridge, to the microwave, kettle and TV - we…
Save energy this Easter

Save energy this Easterchevron_right

Enjoy an energy smart Easter by using your barbeque, loading the…
How does your energy use compare?

How does your energy use compare?chevron_right

No one likes to admit they’re trying to keep up with…
How to Keep Warm | Tips To Survive Winter

How to Keep Warm | Tips To Survive Winterchevron_right

Winter is here. And while some aspects are lovely – jumpers,…
How to choose the best gas appliance for your home

How to choose the best gas appliance for your homechevron_right

Here are some things to consider before you purchase your next…
littleBIGidea finalists announced

littleBIGidea finalists announcedchevron_right

Twelve young Australians have been selected as finalists in our littleBIGidea…
Energy bill in a share house

Energy bill in a share housechevron_right

Managing electricity bills in a share house can be challenging. Here…
Valentines Day gift guide

Valentines Day gift guidechevron_right

Are you stuck for an idea of what to get your…
Little Big Ideas that really inspire

Little Big Ideas that really inspirechevron_right

We reveal the top three innovative ideas from our littleBIGidea competition.…
5 tips to simplify your energy bills

5 tips to simplify your energy billschevron_right

From paying online to understanding your usage, we’ve outlined five top…
Declining STEM enrolment could see skills shortage in Australia

Declining STEM enrolment could see skills shortage in Australiachevron_right

Dr Jordan Nguyen addresses the declining interest in STEM subjects and…
5 tips to love your laundry

5 tips to love your laundrychevron_right

Top five energy saving tips for your laundry. Organise your washing…
How To Save Money Working From Home

How To Save Money Working From Homechevron_right

Do you run a home office, or maybe you just work…
Baby steps to saving energy

Baby steps to saving energychevron_right

Tips from Blogger BabyMac to help control your energy bill when…
Bathroom energy saving tips

Bathroom energy saving tipschevron_right

Find out how you can save energy on your hot water…
A kitchen clean-up that could save you money

A kitchen clean-up that could save you moneychevron_right

Discover how you can save energy and money on the appliances…
Green energy tips

Green energy tipschevron_right

Improve your home with these green energy tips. Save energy, money…
Young achiever helping the world move to a more sustainable future

Young achiever helping the world move to a more sustainable futurechevron_right

Young achiever Marianne Haines is helping the world move to a…
Don’t be passive when it comes to design

Don’t be passive when it comes to designchevron_right

Learn how passive design can make a difference to your energy…
Meal tips to save time and energy

Meal tips to save time and energychevron_right

Need some help to get more organised with your meals? We've…
Bright idea inspires Fair Go for the West champion

Bright idea inspires Fair Go for the West championchevron_right

Origin partners with Fair Go for the West to shine a…
Save on outdoor energy costs

Save on outdoor energy costschevron_right

Here are some ways you can save energy on your swimming…
Don’t be a drip: the best ways to avoid water wastage

Don’t be a drip: the best ways to avoid water wastagechevron_right

Save energy by following these simple tips to help lower your…
Three-Cheese Ravioli Recipe

Three-Cheese Ravioli Recipechevron_right

Mudgee chef Kim Currie shares a pasta recipe that's perfect for…
Light Bulb Moments: Tips on Saving Electricity

Light Bulb Moments: Tips on Saving Electricitychevron_right

Follow Mrs Woog from Woogsworld to find out where your energy…
The ultimate moving checklist | Moving Tips

The ultimate moving checklist | Moving Tipschevron_right

Moving home? Check out the ultimate moving checklist to make sure…
How to better manage your time when moving home

How to better manage your time when moving homechevron_right

If you’re moving, you’ve probably got a bit to do. Time…
Here’s how your business could save energy and money

Here’s how your business could save energy and moneychevron_right

These simple energy efficiency tips could help your business cut down…
Rhubarb and Strawberry Crunch Recipe

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crunch Recipechevron_right

Recipe for stovetop rhubarb and strawberry crunch.
Lamb Cutlets With Honeyed Carrots Recipe

Lamb Cutlets With Honeyed Carrots Recipechevron_right

Recipe for lamb cutlets with honeyed carrots and gremolata.
Chocolate and Orange Mousse Recipe

Chocolate and Orange Mousse Recipechevron_right

Recipe for chocolate and orange mousse with honeycomb.
Char-grilled Crayfish With Fennel Purée Recipe

Char-grilled Crayfish With Fennel Purée Recipechevron_right

Recipe for char-grilled crayfish with panzanella salad and fennel purée, created…
Honey Panna Cotta With Rhubarb Recipe

Honey Panna Cotta With Rhubarb Recipechevron_right

Recipe for honey panna cotta with rose geranium rhubarb and spun…
Feta, Mushroom, Poach Egg & Polenta Recipe

Feta, Mushroom, Poach Egg & Polenta Recipechevron_right

Recipe for feta-grilled mushrooms and poached egg with poor man's saffron…
Crumpets With Chia Strawberry Jam Recipe

Crumpets With Chia Strawberry Jam Recipechevron_right

Recipe for homemade crumpets with chia strawberry jam, ricotta and fresh…
Chicken, Chorizo and Bean Paella Recipe

Chicken, Chorizo and Bean Paella Recipechevron_right

Recipe for chicken, chorizo and broad bean paella.
Chermoula Prawns Recipe

Chermoula Prawns Recipechevron_right

It's definitely the season for seafood. Add a North African flavour…
Shakshuka (Baked Eggs) Recipe

Shakshuka (Baked Eggs) Recipechevron_right

Recipe for shakshuka (otherwise known as baked eggs).
Parmesan-Crumbed Chicken Recipe

Parmesan-Crumbed Chicken Recipechevron_right

Recipe for homemade parmesan-crumbed chicken with dill sauce.
Pulled Pork Tortillas Recipe

Pulled Pork Tortillas Recipechevron_right

Recipe for pulled pork tortillas.
Split Pea and Lentil Soup Recipe

Split Pea and Lentil Soup Recipechevron_right

Recipe for split pea and lentil soup with pomegranate swirl.
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.
Beef Shanks With Mushrooms & Olives Recipe

Beef Shanks With Mushrooms & Olives Recipechevron_right

Recipe for beef shanks with red wine, mushrooms and olives.
Chicken Satay Skewers With Coleslaw Recipe

Chicken Satay Skewers With Coleslaw Recipechevron_right

Check out our recipe for BBQ chicken satay skewers with snow…
Cheat Pork and Chive Dumplings Recipe

Cheat Pork and Chive Dumplings Recipechevron_right

To celebrate Chinese New Year, we’ve got a quick and easy…
Vanilla Ice-Cream With Caramel Sauce Recipe

Vanilla Ice-Cream With Caramel Sauce Recipechevron_right

Recipe for vanilla ice-cream with salted caramel sauce and walnuts.
BBQ Beef Souvlaki and Grilled Tomato Salad Recipe

BBQ Beef Souvlaki and Grilled Tomato Salad Recipechevron_right

Fire up the BBQ and bring a little bit of the…
Caramel and Date Creams Recipe

Caramel and Date Creams Recipechevron_right

Recipe for caramel and date creams.
Hoisin Chicken Cups Recipe

Hoisin Chicken Cups Recipechevron_right

Recipe for hoisin chicken cups.
Smoky Pork Cutlets With Guacamole Recipe

Smoky Pork Cutlets With Guacamole Recipechevron_right

Recipe for smoky pork cutlets with guacamole and BBQ corn salad.
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…
Rosemary Pork Chops & Maple Apples Recipe

Rosemary Pork Chops & Maple Apples Recipechevron_right

Recipe for rosemary pork chops and maple apples.
Stovetop Greek Meatballs Recipe

Stovetop Greek Meatballs Recipechevron_right

Our delicious recipe for stove-top Greek meatballs is full of flavour…
Spicy Sausage Pasta Recipe

Spicy Sausage Pasta Recipechevron_right

Recipe for spicy sausage pasta.
Lamb With Mint and Lentil Salsa Recipe

Lamb With Mint and Lentil Salsa Recipechevron_right

Recipe for slow-cooked lamb with mint and lentil salsa.
BBQ Thai Fishcakes With Cucumber Recipe

BBQ Thai Fishcakes With Cucumber Recipechevron_right

Check out our recipe for BBQ Thai fish cakes with cucumber.…
Black Mussels in Cider With Croutons Recipe

Black Mussels in Cider With Croutons Recipechevron_right

Recipe for black mussels in cider with blue cheese croutons.
Baked Salmon With Herb Crust Recipe

Baked Salmon With Herb Crust Recipechevron_right

Put your BBQ to good use this Christmas and whip up…
Soy-Poached Salmon With Noodles Recipe

Soy-Poached Salmon With Noodles Recipechevron_right

Recipe for soy-poached salmon, soba noodles and vegetables.
Beer Braised Beef Recipe

Beer Braised Beef Recipechevron_right

Love braised beef? A can of Guinness adds a new twist…
Rosewater Panna Cottas With Mango Recipe

Rosewater Panna Cottas With Mango Recipechevron_right

Recipe for rosewater panna cottas with grilled mango.
Mushroom Tagliatelle Recipe

Mushroom Tagliatelle Recipechevron_right

This simple pasta recipe is a cheap way to fill the…
Veal Paupiettes With Ratatouille Recipe

Veal Paupiettes With Ratatouille Recipechevron_right

Recipe for veal paupiettes with ratatouille, white wine jus and shiraz…
Beef Ragu With Garden Vegetables Recipe

Beef Ragu With Garden Vegetables Recipechevron_right

Recipe for beef ragu with garden vegetables and polenta, created by Byron Bay chef…
Middle Eastern Lamb Burger Recipe

Middle Eastern Lamb Burger Recipechevron_right

Check out our recipe for Middle Eastern lamb burgers with hummus.…
Kingfish Fillets With Warm Salad Recipe

Kingfish Fillets With Warm Salad Recipechevron_right

Recipe for kingfish fillets with warm spinach and tomato salad, created…
Grilled Eggplant & Chickpea Salad Recipe

Grilled Eggplant & Chickpea Salad Recipechevron_right

Recipe for grilled eggplant, haloumi, chickpea and pomegranate salad.
Pan-Fried Barramundi With Pesto Recipe

Pan-Fried Barramundi With Pesto Recipechevron_right

Barramundi fillets are made even better with this easy pistachio and…
How to Choose the Best Gas Appliance for Your Home

How to Choose the Best Gas Appliance for Your Homechevron_right

If you're shopping for a new kitchen over the sale season…
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 Choose an LPG Gas Heater

How to Choose an LPG Gas Heaterchevron_right

Searching for an LPG heater to make sure you're comfortable this…
Gas Appliances | Maintenance & Servicing

Gas Appliances | Maintenance & Servicingchevron_right

If you use gas for cooking, hot water or heating, it's…
Get your baby’s room temperature right

Get your baby’s room temperature rightchevron_right

We all want our children to be comfortable, especially when they’re…
Want lower energy bills this summer?

Want lower energy bills this summer?chevron_right

Before you gear up to enjoy cricket season this summer, read…
How to easily split bills and save money in a share house

How to easily split bills and save money in a share housechevron_right

There are a number of things you can do to save…
Celebrating international women and girls in science

Celebrating international women and girls in sciencechevron_right

Melbourne scientist and mother of 2018 littleBIGidea winner Amelia Fox talks…
Manage your bills better

Manage your bills betterchevron_right

If you’re tired of unpredictable bills, it might be time to…
Decor inspo: Millennial pink lamps

Decor inspo: Millennial pink lampschevron_right

If you want a pink pop in your space but also…
Pan-Roast Chicken With Winter Fruits Recipe

Pan-Roast Chicken With Winter Fruits Recipechevron_right

Recipe for pan-roast chicken with winter fruits. Enjoy chicken, apples…
Pan-Fried Chicken With Tahini Sauce Recipe

Pan-Fried Chicken With Tahini Sauce Recipechevron_right

Delicious chicken recipes to cook in under 10 minutes. Recipe for…
Vegetable Pesto Pasta Recipe

Vegetable Pesto Pasta Recipechevron_right

Quick vegetarian pasta meals to prepare in under 15 minutes. Recipe…
Beef and Sugar Snap Hoisin Stir-Fry Recipe

Beef and Sugar Snap Hoisin Stir-Fry Recipechevron_right

Recipe for beef and sugar snap hoisin stir-fry. Yummy quick beef…
Easy Seafood Braise Recipe

Easy Seafood Braise Recipechevron_right

Energy smart cooking for any season. Seafood for 4. Cooks in…
Beef and Vegetable Stovetop Stew Recipe

Beef and Vegetable Stovetop Stew Recipechevron_right

Beef meals to prepare in under 15 minutes. Beef meals for…
Coconut and Chilli Beef Curry Recipe

Coconut and Chilli Beef Curry Recipechevron_right

Healthy, energy smart meals. Recipe for coconut and chilli beef curry.…
Winter is coming – tips to keeping cozy

Winter is coming – tips to keeping cozychevron_right

Bruce from Big Family Little Income shares his top five tips…
Small space, big living

Small space, big livingchevron_right

Moving your family into a space with a smaller footprint can…
Kids Leading Innovation: littleBigIdea Finalists

Kids Leading Innovation: littleBigIdea Finalistschevron_right

Finalists in Origin's littleBIGidea initiative have been announced. Learn more about…
5 ways to incorporate sustainable design in your new bathroom

5 ways to incorporate sustainable design in your new bathroomchevron_right

Outside of saving water and using reclaimed resources, there are heaps…
Life-changing innovations of our time

Life-changing innovations of our timechevron_right

From the invention of paper to technology of the modern age,…
Energy saving tips for new parents

Energy saving tips for new parentschevron_right

Bringing a new baby into the home can take up more…
These paint colours could lower your energy bills

These paint colours could lower your energy billschevron_right

Picking the right colours for the exterior of your home could…
Moving hacks – tips to getting it right

Moving hacks – tips to getting it rightchevron_right

From advice on driving a massive van, to packing an overnight…
6 Tips to Get your Christmas Lights right

6 Tips to Get your Christmas Lights rightchevron_right

We've got some handy tips to help you untangle those lights…
4 tips to manage your bills

4 tips to manage your billschevron_right

Finding it difficult to budget without knowing what your electricity or…
Tips for Moving Out of Home (Video)

Tips for Moving Out of Home (Video)chevron_right

If you're moving out of home for the first time, you'll…
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…
Save money on moving costs

Save money on moving costschevron_right

The cost of moving from home can really start to add…
Young volunteers bring fresh ideas to emergency responses

Young volunteers bring fresh ideas to emergency responseschevron_right

Madeleine Croft tells us about her journey as a young NSW…
5 tips to keep the kids chilled this summer

5 tips to keep the kids chilled this summerchevron_right

The Aussie summer can get hot. Here are 5 things you…
Beetroot Fritters With Zucchini Tzatziki Recipe

Beetroot Fritters With Zucchini Tzatziki Recipechevron_right

Recipe for beetroot fritters with zucchini tzatziki.
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…
Kids and curiousity a heady mix for innovation

Kids and curiousity a heady mix for innovationchevron_right

LittleBIGidea 2016 - Calling All Young Inventors - Origin Energy. Do…
Boost Your Child’s Creative Thinking

Boost Your Child’s Creative Thinkingchevron_right

Check out our tips on fostering your child’s creative thinking. Young…
Sunshine biscuit recipe

Sunshine biscuit recipechevron_right

If you fancy a bit of weekend baking then these sunshine…
Lamb, Pumpkin and Orzo Braise Recipe

Lamb, Pumpkin and Orzo Braise Recipechevron_right

Recipe for lamb, pumpkin and orzo braise. Easy lamb meals for…
Young Aussie inventors win trip to NASA

Young Aussie inventors win trip to NASAchevron_right

Three of Australia’s brightest school students are jetting off to NASA…