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Energy Concessions Available in Tasmania

Below is a list of available concessions, grants and rebates available for Tasmania Electricity consumers.

Please read below for eligibility criteria and rates applicable.

For further assistance you can also visit the Tasmanian Government Concessions website:
www.concessions.tas.gov.au/concessions/electricity_and_heating

Or Phone:
Department of Communities Tasmania
Phone: 1800 300 068

You can apply to have an energy concession added to your account here.

Concession Name

Annual electricity concession

Amount

137.980 cents per day

Eligible Card Type

  • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
  • DHS Health Care Card
  • ImmiCard (Bridging Visa E)
  • Tasmanian Concession Card (issued by Department of Communities Tasmania)

Eligibility

The concession is calculated after retailer discounts and solar credits have been deducted.

 

Concession Name

Heating Allowance

Amount

An allowance of $56 a year is made to eligible pensioners to assist with heating costs. Payments of $28 are made in May and September.

Eligible Card Type

  • DHS Card
  • DVA Pensioner Concession Card

Eligibility

A single pensioner must not have more than $1750* in cash assets and married/de facto pensioners must not have more than $2750.*

* Other conditions also apply

 

Concession Name

Life Support Concession

Amount

The approved devices and current rates are:

  • Oxygen concentrator, 102.268 cents per day
  • Peritoneal dialysis machine, 75.877 cents per day
  • Haemo-dialysis machine, 75.877 cents per day
  • Chronic positive pressure and airways regulator, 36.289 cents per day
  • Continuous positive airways pressure machine, 36.289 cents per day
  • Respirator (iron lung), 135.259 cents per day
  • Combination oxygen concentrator and chronic positive pressure and airways regulator, 138.558 cents per day
  • Phototherapy machine, 192.722 cents per day
  • Left ventricular assist device, 36.289 cents per day

Eligible Card Type

N/A

Eligibility

The life support concession provides a daily discount to eligible customers who use an approved life support system or who live with someone who uses such a system in their principal place of residence.

To apply for this concession, eligible customers need to complete the Application Form and have it certified by their medical practitioner before submitting it to their electricity retailer.

 

Concession Name

Medical Cooling Concession

Amount

The current concession is 41.328 cents per day

Eligible Card Type

N/A

Eligibility

The medical cooling or heating concession provides a daily discount to eligible customers who have, or who live with a person who has, a medical condition that requires the cooling or heating of the customer's principal place of residence in order to manage that medical condition.

 

Other helpful agencies that can assist you:

Other non-government or community assistance is generally available through a local community service provider, such as a financial counsellor or community welfare organisations the National Debt Helpline.

We have also listed some not for profit organisations you can contact to obtain further information on other assistance available.

You can apply to have an energy concession added to your account here.