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 2014 on each utility is as follows:

  • $45 rebate if you spend from $100 to $254.99
  • $134 rebate if you spend from $255 to $766.99
  • $223 rebate if you spend from $767 to $1,275.99
  • $319 rebate if you spend from $1,276 to $1,820.99
  • $408 rebate if you spend from $1,821 to $2,330.99
  • $496 rebate if you spend $2,331 or more

Rebates are reviewed each year.

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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