Energy bill relief fast facts:
- Queensland vulnerable households will receive a $500 energy bill rebate in 2023-24
- Queensland small businesses will receive a $650 energy bill rebate in 2023-24
- Rebates will automatically go to Queensland households already benefiting from the Queensland Government’s $372 Electricity Rebate Scheme and to Queensland small businesses
- Other eligible households will be contacted by Services Australia with information on how to apply for their new $500 energy rebate.
- Eligible customers that are in embedded networks can apply for energy bill rebates through embedded network operators. Further details will be provided to embedded network operators before 1 July 2023.
- Rebates will generally be paid quarterly from 1 July 2023, depending on individual billing cycles.
Households eligible to receive a $500 energy rebate include existing Queensland Electricity Rebate recipients and / or holders of a:
- Pensioner Concession Card (including those issued by DVA)
- Health Care Card (including Low Income Health Care Card)
- DVA Gold Cards
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (including those issued by DVA)
- Family Tax Benefit A and B
- Carer Allowance
- Queensland Seniors Card.
Queensland small businesses with an annual electricity consumption threshold of 100 MWh will automatically receive a $650 rebate.
Queenslanders can find out more about the Energy Bill Relief Fund energy rebates by visiting www.energy.gov.au.
Further information on Queensland energy concessions and cost of living support is available at Concessions.