Are you getting your electricity and gas rebates?

Aussies can save money through government rebates and by comparing plans from different providers

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With power prices on the rise, Aussies are looking for every possible way to save. A good place to start is with government rebates, available on a national and state level to concession card holders.

Whether or not you are eligible for a rebate, you can always compare policies with ElectricityandGas.com.au to find a better deal on your energy. It’s easy to use and convenient, too. Everything can be done from your home, either online or over the phone, and a consultant is always available to help you maximise your savings.

Here’s How You Do It:

Step 1: Select the product you want to compare below.
Step 2: After answering a few questions, you will have the opportunity to compare quotes in your area and could be eligible for significant savings.

Your state government will be able to verify your eligibility for a rebate, but typically these are on offer to those who receive the age pension, have a low income, or hold a DVA gold card. Rebates are usually applied through your electricity or gas provider, but check with your state government for specific details.

Here is a breakdown of the rebates available across Australia. All rates were current at the time of publication.

National Rebate: Utilities Allowance

This is a quarterly payment issued to low-income earners in order to assist with utility bills. The annual rebate is $617.20 for a single or couple, adjusted twice a year in line with CPI. Note that if you are on a Pension Supplement then this allowance is automatically rolled into your regular payment.

State Rebates

ACT
Energy Concession: $338.21 per year
Utility Concession: $88.25 per year, added to the energy concession
Life Support Rebate: $121.87 per year

NSW
Low Income Household Rebate (electricity only): $235 – $258.50 per year
Gas Rebate: $90 – $99 per year
Family Energy Rebate (electricity only): $150 per year
Life Support Rebate: Varies depending on type of machine used
Medical Energy Rebate: $235 – $258.50 per year
Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) Vouchers: $50 per voucher

QLD
Electricity & Natural Gas Rebates: $329.96 for electricity, $69.73 for gas
Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme: Up to $720 once every 2 years
Electricity Life Support: $450.03 – $672 per year depending on machine
Medical Cooling and Heating Electricity Concession Scheme: $329.96 per year

SA
Energy Bill Concession: $215 per year
Medical Heating and Cooling Concession: $215 per year
Cost of Living Concession: $100 – $200 per year
Home Dialysis Electricity Concession: $165 per year

TAS
Annual Electricity Concession: 132.557 cents per day
Heating Allowance: $56 per year
Life Support Concession: Daily discount, varies by machine
Medical Cooling or Heating Concession: 39.704 cents per day

VIC
Annual Electricity Concession: 17.5% of your total bill for the year
Controlled Load Electricity Concession: 13% of your controlled load usage charges
Medical Cooling Concession: 17.5% of electricity charges from 1 Nov – 30 Apr
Non-Mains Energy Concession: Varies depending on cost of energy
Supply Charge Concession: Varies
Winter Gas Concession: 17.5% of gas charges from 1 May – 31 Oct
Life Support Concession: Quarterly discount, varies
Utility Relief Grant Scheme: Varies

WA
Energy Assistance Payment (EAP): $233.95 per year
Hardship Utilities Grant Scheme (HUGS): About $538 per year
Dependent Child Rebate: Varies
Account Establishment Fee Rebate: $33.80 one-off fee
Air Conditioning Rebate: Varies depending on where you live and time of year
Life Support Equipment Electricity Subsidy: From $44 – $1,131 depending on machine used
Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Subsidy: $620 per year

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Step 2: After answering a few questions, you will have the opportunity to compare quotes in your area and could be eligible for significant savings.

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