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The NSW Government offers a number of rebates to eligible customers to help pay your energy bills. These rebates are funded by the NSW Government and include:

  • Low Income Household Rebate – for customers who hold eligible concession cards issued by the Federal Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans Affairs;
  • NSW Government Gas Rebate – for customers who hold an eligible concession card issued by the Federal Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Medical Energy Rebate – for eligible customers who have a medically diagnosed inability to self-regulate body temperature when exposed to extremes of environmental temperatures.
  • Life Support Electricity Rebate – for households where residents use certain medical equipment necessary to sustain life; and
  • Family Energy Rebate – available to customers who have received the Family Tax Benefit from the Federal Department of Human Services;

Low Income Household Rebate

The Low Income Household Rebate helps eligible NSW households pay their energy bills. From 1 July 2014, the NSW Department of Trade & Investment offers a Low Income Household Rebate of $235 (excluding GST) a year to eligible customers who hold an electricity account.

To find out more about your eligibility or how to apply, call Service NSW on
13 77 88 or visit NSW Department of Trade & Investment

How to apply if you’re an electricity account holder with EnergyAustralia

If you’re an EnergyAustralia electricity account holder, just call 133 466 to find out if you’re eligible for the Low Income Household Rebate. We can help you apply over the phone, or visit our online form.

For eligible electricity account holders, the rebate is paid in instalments and is represented as a credit on your electricity bill. The calculation of the rebate paid on each bill will depend on the number of days in each billing period.

How to apply if you live in a residential community

Residents living in a residential community (caravan or mobile home park) with on-supplied electricity who pay the operator for their electricity usage can also access the Low Income Household Rebate.

From 1 July 2014, the Low Income Household Rebate is paid to you by the NSW Department of Trade & Investment as a single payment each financial year. You can apply for this rebate and access the form here (PDF, 517kb) .

NSW Government Gas Rebate

The NSW Government Gas Rebate was introduced on 1 July 2015 to help eligible NSW householders pay their gas bills. The NSW Government Gas Rebate is $90 (excluding GST) per year and is paid as a daily rate.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the NSW Government Gas Rebate, you need to:

  • Be a NSW resident; and
  • Be a customer of a gas retailer; and
  • Your name must be on the gas account for supply to your principal place of residence.

You must also hold one of the following cards:

  • A Pensioner Concession Card from the Department of Human Services (formerly Centrelink) or the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
  • A Health Care Card from the Department of Human Services; or
  • Gold Cards from the Department of Veterans' Affairs marked with:
    • Totally and Permanently Incapacitated or
    • Disability Pension or
    • War Widow or War Widower Pension

How to apply if you're a gas account holder with EnergyAustralia

If you've registered your concession details with us and you are eligible for the NSW Government Gas Rebate, the rebate will be applied to your gas bill.

If you need to register your concession details, just call 133 466. We can help you apply over the phone, or visit our online form.

When will rebates start appearing on your bill?

We are working as quickly as we can to implement this new rebate for you. If you’re a registered eligible NSW concession card holder with us, the NSW Government Gas Rebate will be backdated and applied to your bills automatically.

If you apply for the rebate before 1 December 2015, the NSW Government Gas Rebate will be applied from 1 July 2015 or the date you joined EnergyAustralia. If you apply from 1 December 2015, this rebate will be applied from the date you apply.

Medical Energy Rebate

The Medical Energy Rebate is available to people with an inability to self-regulate their body temperature. The account holder for the residence must hold an eligible concession card and a medical diagnosis will be required to qualify for this rebate.

From 1 July 2014, the NSW Department of Trade & Investment offers a Medical Energy Rebate of $235 (excluding GST) a year to eligible customers who hold an electricity account.

To find out more about your eligibility or how to apply, call Service NSW on
13 77 88 or visit NSW Department of Trade & Investment

How to apply if you’re an electricity account holder with EnergyAustralia

The Medical Energy Rebate application form can be accessed
here (PDF, 191kb) and mailed to us at:

EnergyAustralia
Life Support Administrator
Locked Bag 14060
MELBOURNE VIC 8001

For eligible EnergyAustralia electricity account holders, the rebate will be paid in instalments and represented as a credit on your electricity bill. The calculation of the rebate paid on each bill will depend on the number of days in each billing period.

How to apply if you live in a residential community

Residents living in a residential community (caravan or mobile home park) with on-supplied electricity who pay the operator for their electricity usage and have a qualifying condition can also access the Medical Energy Rebate. 

From 1 July 2014, the Medical Energy Rebate is paid to you by the NSW Department of Trade & Investment as a single payment each financial year.

The NSW Medical Energy Rebate application form for residents living in a residential community can be accessed here (PDF, 488kb) .

Life Support Rebate

The NSW Department of Trade & Investment's Life Support Rebate assists people using approved life support equipment with paying their electricity bills.

To be eligible for the Life Support Rebate you need to:

  • Be a resident of New South Wales;
  • Be financially responsible for the electricity account at the principal place of residence; and
  • Submit a valid application form signed by your authorised medical practitioner every two years.

The calculation of the rebate depends on the type of equipment used. Examples of the current daily rates for eligible machines are as follows:

 
Equipment Rebate Rate (per day)
Positive Airways Pressure (PAP) Device $0.30 for less than 24 hour usage
$0.59 for 24 hour usage
Enteral feeding pump $0.37
Phototherapy equipment $3.07
Home Dialysis $1.28
Ventilators $3.07
Oxygen Concentrators $1.54 for less than 24 hour usage
$2.59 for 24 hour usage
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) pump $0.70
External Heart Pump $0.09
Power wheelchairs for quadriplegics $0.25
 

To find out more about your eligibility or how to apply, call Service NSW on
13 77 88 or visit NSW Department of Trade & Investment

Life Support Rebate for quadriplegic customers

From 1 July 2015, the NSW Government extended the NSW Life Support Rebate for quadriplegic customers  who use a power wheelchair.

We are working as quickly as we can to implement the rebate for quadriplegic customers. If you apply for the rebate between 1 July 2015 and 30 November 2015, a backdated rebate payment will be applied from 1 July 2015. If you apply from 1 December 2015, your rebate will commence from this date.

How to apply if you’re an electricity account holder with EnergyAustralia

In order to be eligible for the Life Support Electricity Rebate you’ll need to fill out an application form every two years with your medical practitioner's authorisation, and return the completed form to us.

The NSW Life Support Rebate application form can be accessed
here (PDF, 191kb) and mailed to us at:

EnergyAustralia
Life Support Administrator
Locked Bag 14060
MELBOURNE VIC 8001

For eligible electricity account holders with us, the rebate is paid in instalments as a credit on your electricity bill. The exact amount of the rebate paid on each bill will depend on the number of days in each billing period and your machine type.

How to apply if you live in a residential community

Residents living in a residential community (caravan or mobile home park) with on-supplied electricity who pay the operator for their electricity usage and have a qualifying condition can also access the Life Support Rebate. 

From 1 July 2014, the Life Support Rebate is paid to you by the NSW Department of Trade & Investment as a single payment each financial year.

The NSW Life Support Rebate application form for residents living in a residential community can be accessed here (PDF, 331kb) .

Family Energy Rebate

The Family Energy Rebate assists families with managing their energy costs and it’s only available to residential customers who receive the Commonwealth Government’s Family Tax Benefit A or B.

To find out more about your eligibility or how to apply, call Service NSW on
13 77 88 or visit NSW Department of Trade & Investment

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Family Energy Rebate within a financial year, you must: 

  1. Be a New South Wales resident; and 
  2. Be an account holder with EnergyAustralia or a long term resident of an on-supplied residential community, whose name appears on the electricity account for supply to his or her principal place of residence; and
  3. Have been assessed by the Federal Department of Human Services as eligible for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) A or B at any time during the financial year immediately preceding the financial year in which an application for the Family Energy Rebate is made and received a payment of FTB in respect to that eligibility.

In 2014-2015, the Family Energy Rebate is $150 for non-concession card holders and $15 for concession card holders. The amount you are eligible to receive will be determined by the Department of Trade & Investment when you apply.

How to apply

Applications for the 2014-2015 Family Energy Rebate must be submitted by
16 June 2015. 

You can apply through the NSW Department of Trade & Investment:

  1. Online form
  2. Paper form (PDF, 464kb)

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