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 2015 on each utility is as follows:

  • $46 for spending from $100 to $260.99
  • $137 for spending from $261 to $785.99
  • $229 for spending from $786 to $1307.99
  • $327 for spending from $1308 to $1866.99
  • $418 for spending from $1867 to $2388.99
  • $508 for spending $2389 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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