Concessions

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As a customer, you may qualify for various concessions administered by EnergyAustralia on behalf of the ACT State Government. Eligibility conditions vary and are subject to change from time to time. Please read the information provided for each concession below to see if you are eligible.

Utilities Concession

From 1 July 2017, the previous Energy and Utilities concession and the Water and Sewage rebate have been combined into a single Utilities concession. The Utilities concession is paid as a daily amount, with a higher amount in winter than summer.

To be eligible, the account holder must hold one of the following concession cards:

  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • Centrelink Health Care Card
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card (for recipients of War Widow or War Widower, Totally and Permanently Incapacitated or Extreme Disablement Adjustment pensions).

The Utilities concession is only available at the account holder’s principal place of residence.

Daily rate

The daily amounts are listed below:

  • The winter period covers from 1 June to 31 October and a daily concession amount of $2.88183 is applied during this period.
  • The summer period covers 1 November to 31 May and a daily concession amount of $0.76925 is applied during this period.

How to apply

You can apply via one of the following methods:

  • Call us on 133 466
  • Register your concession details through MyAccount
  • Add your concession details by clicking on the button below.

Provide your concession details

To find out more, contact us or visit the ACT government’s website.

Life Support Rebate

If you use electrically-operated life support equipment as prescribed by an ACT medical practitioner necessary in the treatment of a life-threatening condition, you may be entitled to a life support rebate on your electricity account.

Eligible Machines

Refer to the ACT government’s life support website, for details of eligible equipment.

Daily Rate

The Life Support rebate is applied as a consistent daily amount all year. The rebate is currently $121.87 per year.

Please note - you do not have to be a concession card holder to be eligible for the Life Support Rebate.

How to apply

To register:

  1. Download and complete the Life Support Application Form
  2. Have your doctor sign it to confirm that you need the equipment.

  3. Send the completed form to:

    Post
    EnergyAustralia
    Locked Bag 14060
    Melbourne City Mail Centre

    VIC 8001


    Email
    LifeSupport@energyaustralia.com.au

To find out more, contact us or visit the ACT government’s life support website.

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We use data collected from a sample of our customers, across all states in which we operate, and who have been with us for at least 9 months. We have calculated the total energy costs  of similar households from the hundreds of thousands of customers sampled and divided that sum by the total number of customers. Using that as a base we have calculated the approximate energy costs for similar households for each month/quarter.

We then apply the rates for your zone, service charges, and any discounts which come with the plan you select. All these can differ from area to area, state to state, and in some cases even from winter to summer.

The simple part is that we do all the calculating. Our aim is to provide you with an indication of what customers of similar households living in your area could expect to pay on average per month/per quarter. It should not be used as an official quote. The amount you actually pay will be based on your individual energy usage.