Annual Electricity Concession

The Annual Electricity Concession is available to help ease cost of living pressures by providing concession cardholders with a discount of 17.5 per cent off household electricity bills. The concession is calculated based on the remaining account balance once any retailer discounts and/or solar credits have been applied.

The Commonwealth Government currently provides eligible cardholders with compensation towards energy costs, including the Energy Supplement. This compensation represents a subsidy of $171.60 for electricity across the year and so for a concession cardholder’s annual electricity bill the State Government concession will not apply to the first $171.60. This is so that eligible households are not compensated by two levels of government for the same expense. 

Concession households with annual electricity bills in excess of $2,672 (approximately double the average household amount) will need to apply for the Excess Electricity Concession to continue to receive the 17.5 per cent concession on energy consumed above this amount. Recipients of the Life Support Concession and/or the Medical Cooling Concession are exempt from the need to apply for the Excess Electricity Concession and are not required to lodge an application form in order to receive the concession.

The Annual Electricity Concession fact sheet is available to download on this site.


You must hold at least one of the following concession cards:

Pensioner Concession Card; Health Care Card; DVA Gold Card

Holders of a Health Care Card for Carer Allowance and Foster Care issued in the name of the child are not eligible. Holders of Veterans' Affairs Gold Cards marked 'Dependent' are not eligible.

How to apply

Please contact your electricity retailer.

More information

For information contact the Victorian Concessions Information Line at 1800 658 521.

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