Energy Bill Relief Fund

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Energy Bill Relief Fund 2024-25

The Australian Government is providing $3.5 billion to extend and expand the Energy Bill Relief Fund and provide electricity bill rebates to all Australian households and eligible small business electricity customers in 2024-25 to ease cost of living pressures. This builds on the $1.5 billion available for energy rebates provided by the Commonwealth in 2023-24 under the existing fund. 

All Australian households will receive a $300 rebate and eligible small businesses $325 from the Australian Government, to be paid in quarterly instalments on your electricity bill throughout 2024-25. 

State and territory governments will administer the rebates and deliver the payments through retailers.

Who is eligible for energy bill relief under the extension in 2024-25

Households

All Australian households, including households in the external and non-self-governing territories, are eligible for a $300 annual rebate that will be applied in quarterly instalments to electricity bills from 1 July 2024. 

In most cases, your electricity provider will automatically apply the bill relief to your electricity account and you will not be required to take any action.

If you live in an embedded network

Households in embedded networks (such as where you receive electricity from your strata or landlord in a caravan park, apartment building or retirement or village) will be eligible for a rebate through an application to their state and territory government. 

Electricity Retailer Fact Sheet: Households and Embedded Network Customers (PDF 179 KB)

Q&As: Households and Embedded Network Customers (PDF 166 KB)

Small businesses

Small businesses must meet their state and territory definition of electricity ‘small customer', as determined by their annual electricity consumption threshold, to be eligible for a $325 annual rebate. The annual electricity consumption threshold for state and territory small customers is provided below. 

Small businesses whose annual electricity consumption is above the threshold set by their state and territory government will not be eligible for bill relief. 

Eligible small businesses will receive their energy bill rebate automatically and won’t be required to take any further action.

Small businesses in an embedded network

Small businesses in embedded networks, such as a shopping centre, who meet their state and territory definition of electricity ‘small customer’ as determined by their annual electricity consumption threshold will be eligible for a rebate through an application to their state and territory government.  

Electricity Retailer Fact Sheet: Small Businesses and Embedded Network Customers (PDF 186 KB)

Q&As: Small Businesses and Embedded Network Customers (PDF 208 KB)

State Annual electricity consumption threshold for small customers
NSW 100 MWh
VIC 40 MWh
QLD 100 MWh
SA 160 MWh
TAS 150 MWh
ACT 100 MWh
NT 160 MWh
WA 50 MWh*

* The eligibility criteria outlined in the WA Small Business Electricity Credit Program Guidelines will apply to small businesses in WA.

Energy bill relief 2023-24

Households

Find out how the household bill relief works in your state or territory for the first round of energy bill relief in 2023-24:

Small businesses

Find out how the bill relief works for small businesses in your state or territory in 2023-24:

Check your eligibility for existing state and territory rebates schemes

If you have a concession card or receive payments under a government scheme, you could be eligible for rebates under existing state and territory schemes.

Find out more about state and territory rebates schemes.