Here’s a quick guide about the power rebates announced in the State Budget:
- $700 Cost of Living Rebate on electricity bills for vulnerable households, plus a further $372 under the Electricity Rebate Scheme. To check eligibility, go to: https://www.queenslandsavers.qld.gov.au/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgeeImani_wIVSFB9Ch3bPw1hEAAYASAAEgKpCPD_BwE
- $550 Cost of Living Rebate on electricity bills for ALL OTHER households.
- $650 for eligible small businesses
For most households, the rebate will be credited to electricity bills on a quarterly basis from 1 July 2023. Exact timing will depend on your retailers’ system requirements and individual billing cycles.
To be eligible for relief, residential customers must be separately charged for their electricity.
Customers who don’t receive a separate electricity bill, e.g. where electricity is included as part of their rent, will not be eligible to receive the rebate payment.
Arrangements have been put in place for customers with electricity on-supply arrangements and customers using card-operated meters to also receive the rebate.
Households who are billed by an on-supplier of electricity such as their landlord, property manager, caravan park owner or body corporate in an on-supply arrangement will also be eligible to receive the rebate.
On-suppliers or utility billing providers of these customers will credit the rebate to eligible customer bills.
If you are eligible for the rebate as a vulnerable household and want to confirm you will receive the full rebate contact your electricity provider for further information.