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 the firewood concession. 

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 source purchased.

The rebate amount for 2016 on each utility is as follows:

  • $47 for spending from $100 to $267.99
  • $140 for spending from $268 to $805.99
  • $235 for spending from $806 to $1340.99
  • $335 for spending from $1341 to $1913.99
  • $428 for spending from $1914 to $2448.99
  • $521 for spending $2449 or more. 

Rebates are reviewed each year.

The Non-Mains Energy 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.

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