The Federal Government has announced it will provide an electricity bill rebate to all Australian households and eligible small businesses. 

Who gets the rebate?

All Australian households will receive a $300 rebate, paid in quarterly instalments. 
Eligible small businesses will receive a $325 rebate, paid in quarterly instalments.

Residential customers

If you’re a residential customer, you don’t need to do anything to receive the rebate. The rebate will be automatically applied to your electricity bills in quarterly instalments – the first will be applied from 1 July 2024. The timing of the payment will depend on your billing cycle.

Small business customers

If you’re a small business customer whose annual electricity consumption is under or meets the threshold below, you don’t need to do anything to receive the rebate – the first instalment will appear automatically from 1 July 2024.

Small businesses whose annual electricity consumption is above the threshold will not be eligible for bill relief. The threshold is set by your state or territory government. The timing of the payment will depend on your billing cycle.

State Annual electricity consumption threshold
NSW 100 MWh 
VIC 40 MWh 
QLD 100 MWh
SA 160 MWh 
ACT    100 MWh
 

Queensland customers

Residential and small business customers in Queensland are eligible for this rebate and the Queensland Cost of Living Rebate or Small Business Rebate.