You must provide your concession card details to your electricity retailer in order to receive the Annual electricity concession.
What does this concession apply to?
Domestic mains electricity usage and service costs. The concession is available year-round.
Who can apply for the concession?
An electricity account holder who has one of the following eligible cards:
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Health Care Card
- Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card.
How much is the concession?
17.5 per cent of electricity usage and service costs.
The concession is calculated after retailer discounts and solar credits have been deducted.
The concession does not apply to the first $171.60 of the annual bill. This is calculated as a daily rate on each bill.
Households with very high electricity bills (over $2,820 in the year starting 1 December 2017) need to apply for the Excess electricity concession to continue to receive a concession on their bill.
How do I apply for the concession?
Phone your electricity retailer and give your concession card details over the phone. You may also be able to apply via your retailer's website.
Your retailer will check your card details with Centrelink and apply the concession to your bill.
Phone your electricity retailer or the Concessions information line on 1800 658 521.