Annual Electricity Concession

The Annual Electricity Concession is available to help ease cost of living pressures by providing concession cardholders with a discount.

The Annual Electricity Concession provides:

17.5%* off electricity bills. If your total bills exceed $2,725 for the year (between 1 December – 30 November), you will need to apply for the Excess Electricity Concession

*Not applicable to the first $171.60.

Eligibility

 You are eligible for this rebate if you hold any of the below concession cards:

  • DVA Gold Card
  • Health Care Card (HCC)
  • Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)

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.

How do I apply for the Annual Electricity Concession?

Contact 1st Energy with your concession details to apply.

Controlled Load Concession

Controlled load charges apply to separately metered electric hot water or slab heating which is measured via a dual element electricity meter or dual element smart meter. These tariffs are usually shown as ‘controlled load’ or ‘dedicated circuit’ tariffs.

The concession only applies to the controlled load component of the bill. The concession is applied on bills issued throughout the year.

The concession is only available to households with an eligible dual element electricity meter or dual element smart meter.

The Controlled Load Concession provides:

The Controlled Load Electricity Concession provides a 13 per cent discount on controlled load usage charges.

Am I eligible for the Controlled Load Concession?

You are eligible for this rebate if you hold any of the below concession cards:

  • DVA Gold Card
  • Health Care Card (HCC)
  • Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)

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.

How do I apply for the Controlled Load Concession?

If you have applied for the Annual Electricity Concession already, this will be applied automatically if you’re eligible. You do not need to apply for this concession type separately.

Excess Electricity Concession

Concession households with annual electricity bills of more than $2,725 for the current annual concession period will need to apply for the Excess Electricity Concession to continue to receive the 17.5 per cent concession on electricity consumed above this amount.

The Excess Electricity Concession provides:

Approved customers will continue to receive 17.5%* off electricity bills.

*Only applicable to electricity bills which have exceeded $2725 per year (1 December 2016-30 November 2017)

Eligibility

You are eligible for this rebate if you hold any of the below concession cards:

  • DVA Gold Card
  • Health Care Card (HCC)
  • Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)

How do I apply for the Excess Electricity Concession?

1st Energy will identify if you need to apply for the Excess Electricity Concession and provide you with an application form. To apply, affected eligible concession cardholders will need to submit a completed application to the Department of Health & Human Services.

The department will check your eligibility, and advise 1st Energy who will calculate the Excess Electricity Concession and apply the discount to your energy bill.

Recipients of the Life Support Concession and/or the Medical Cooling Concession are exempt from the need to apply for the Excess Electricity Concession and are not required to lodge an application form in order to receive the concession.

Service to Property Charge Concession

The Service to Property Charge Concession provides a discount on the electricity service charge where a household has very low electricity usage.

The Service to Property Charge provides:

The Service to Property Charge Concession provides a discount on the electricity service charge where a household has very low electricity usage.  The usage charge must be less than the service charge. The discount reduces the service charge to the cost of the total electricity usage for the billing period.

This concession is available all year round.

Eligibility

You are eligible for this rebate if you hold any of the below concession cards:

  • DVA Gold Card
  • Health Care Card (HCC)
  • Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)

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.

How do I apply for the Service to Property Charge Concession?

1st Energy will automatically apply the concession on bills where the customer is eligible.

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