VICTORIAN ENERGY COMPARE
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$250 Power Saving Bonus
Victorians from low-income households can now access a one-off $250 payment to help with their energy bills, thanks to the Victorian Government’s new Power Saving Bonus.
To be eligible to claim the Power Saving Bonus, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be a Victorian residential energy consumer (that is, have a residential electricity account)
- You must receive one of the following concession benefits:
- Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
- JobSeeker, Youth Allowance, Austudy or Abstudy
- Department of Veterans Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
- Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card.
Please note: Holders of Health Care Cards who are not recipients of Youth allowance, JobSeeker, Austudy or Abstudy are not eligible.
To submit a Power Saving Bonus application, visit the Victorian energy compare website.
Utility relief grant scheme
The Utility Relief Grant Scheme and Non-Mains Utility Relief Grant Scheme are for eligible cardholders who are unable to pay their utility bills due to a temporary financial crisis.
For more information about this concession, contact the toll free Concessions Information Line on 1800 658 521
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. To locate a help centre near you, please visit CISVic or 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.