What concessions can be applied to my bill? (Victorian customers)
Annual Electricity Concession
Applied to: Domestic mains electricity usage and service costs
How Much? 17.5% of electricity usage and service costs. Does not apply to the fist $171.60 of annual bill.
Other Comments: If you have a very high electricity bill ($2890.45) you can apply for Excess Electricity Concession
Winter Gas Concession
Applied to: Winter period 1st May-31st October each year
How much? 17.5% of gas usage and service costs. Does not apply to the fist $62.40 of the 6-months winter period bills
Other Comments: If you are a high energy user ($1587.82) you can apply for Excess Gas Concession
Medical Cooling Concession
Applied to: 1st Nov to 30th April period. Besides concession card must have a medical condition: MS, lymphoedema, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, post-polio syndrome, motor neurone disease.
How much? 17.5% of electricity usage and service costs for the period given in addition to the annual electricity concession
Other Comments: Must be a concession card holder even if the person has the medical condition. Person can apply for a concession if they have a different medical condition impedes the ability to self-regulate body temperature. Requires doctor’s approval
Life Support Concession
Applied to: Concession card holders, uses eligible life support machine or a member in the household on life support machine.
How much? Electricity discount is the cost of 1880 kWh of electricity each year and 168 kL for water use.
Other Comments: Eligible machines are: internment peritoneal dialysis, O2 concentrators, haemodialysis. Form can be signed by a GP
Controlled Load Electricity Concession
Applied to: Households with an eligible dual element electricity meter or dual element smart meter
How much? 13% of controlled load electricity costs used for electric hot water or slab heating
Other Comments: Retailer will automatically apply the concession if you have provided the concession details
Excess Electricity Concession
Applied to: Households with electricity usage and service costs above 2890.45 starting Dec 2018 (amount reviewed each year)
How much? 17.5% of usage and service costs calculated after retailer discounts and sola credits
Other Comments: Only 5% of households are expected to reach this cost. Retailer sends a form if the cost is reached
Excess Gas Concession
Applied to: Households with gas usage and service above $1587.82 for the 6-months winter period May-31 Oct 2019
How much? 17.5% of has usage and service costs calculated after retailer discounts are deducted
Other Comments: Retailer send the form and the account holder only needs to sign and list a witness. Applications take 4 weeks to process. Any missed concessions will be credited to your account
Electric transfer fee waiver
Applied to: Account holders who have moved to a new house
How much? Entire fee
Other Comments: Retailer automatically gives this concession
Service to property change
Applied to: For households with very low electricity use
How much? If the electricity use is lower than the service charge, the service charge is reduced to the cost of the electricity used (before solar credits are deducted)
Other Comments: Retailer automatically gives you the concession
Non-mains Energy Concession
Applied to: Households not connected to main energy supply.
How much? $51 for spending $100-$295.99; $156 for $296-$889.99; $259 for $890- $1479.99; $370 for $1480-$2112.99; $473 for $2113-$2702.99; $575 for over $2703.
Other Comments: A separate rebate is paid for each energy type used. For: LPG, firewood for cooking, heating or hot water, heating oil, generator fuel, electricity via embedded network. Special conditions apply for firewood and generator fuel.
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Energy rebates and concessions in Tasmania
Source: https://www.finder.com.au/energy-tas Residents in Tasmania can take advantage of the following rebates or concessions: Annual Electricity Concession Heating Allowance Life Support Concession Medical Cooling Concession
What can the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) do to help me?
THIS PROGRAM IS AWAITING FURTHER FUNDING, AND THE ASSISTANCE LISTED BELOW IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. WE ARE CURRENTLY LIMITED TO HELPING PEOPLE TO APPLY FOR THE STATE GOVERNMENT'S $250 POWER SAVING BONUS. Prior to July 2021 - Once we determine ...