NSW to SA: How low income households can reduce their energy bill

Ceyda Erem

Thursday 28 May 2020

With the chillier season well and truly here, it’s safe to say many Aussie households have already dusted off their portable heaters and packed away their summer wardrobe. 

But one downside to keeping cosy by the heater is the jaw dropping energy bill that might end up in your mailbox in the next quarter.

And if you’ve been racking your brain for tips and tricks on how you can slash your energy bill, we may have a solution for you: government energy rebates. 

Whether you live in a low income household, have a family member with a medical condition or have suddenly run into financial hardship, you could be eligible for a credit on your annual energy bill. 

“The rising cost of living has made it difficult for many Aussie households to keep up with their regular expenses, like their energy bills. Energy rebates can give you some breathing room for the time being until your household budget can manage again,” said Mozo Director, Kirsty Lamont. 

But while a credit on your electricity or gas bill may be music to the ears of some, Lamont has reminded Aussies that only certain households are eligible for such help. 

“You will need to provide some information to be approved for the rebate, this could be a concession card, being an existing customer on your retailer’s hardship plan or proof of previous Centrelink payments,” she said. 

However, how do you know which energy rebates are available in your state? 

No matter if you’re from New South Wales or South Australia, we’ve compiled a list of comprehensive guides stuffed with information, including the existing rebates in your state, the eligibility requirements and how much you’ll be able to claim. 

And if you’re interested in making the switch to a better value energy plan, our handy comparison tool does the hard work for you, showing some of the current energy offers in your area! All you need to do is answer a few quick questions about your usage and you’ll be on your way.

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