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 2017 on each utility is as follows:

  • $48 for spending from $100 to $274.99
  • $144 for spending from $275 to $825.99
  • $241 for spending from $826 to $1374.99
  • $343 for spending from $1375 to $1961.99
  • $439 for spending from $1962 to $2509.99
  • $534 for spending $2510 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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