Non-Mains Energy Concession

The Non-Mains Energy Concession assists cardholders who rely on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), firewood or heating oil for domestic heating, cooking or hot water, or who access non-mains electricity via an embedded network, or who rely on a generator. Special conditions apply for firewood.

This year, the maximum rebate has been increased to $484, to provide more help for those with very high energy costs.

All non-mains energy costs are covered from 1 January to 31 December each year. The amount of the rebate depends on the annual amount of each non-mains energy purchased.

The rebate amount for 2013 on each utility are:

  • $44 rebate for eligible cardholders who spend from $100 to $248.99
  • $131 rebate for eligible cardholders who spend from $249 to $747.99
  • $218 rebate for eligible cardholders who spend from $748 to $1,244.99
  • $311 rebate for eligible cardholders who spend from $1,245 to 1776.99
  • $398 rebate for eligible cardholders who spend from $1,777 to $2,273.99
  • $484 rebate for eligible cardholders who spend more than $2,274.

The Non-Mains Energy Concession fact sheet is available to download on this site.

Eligibility

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.

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