Rebates and assistance


Annual electricity concession


A concession on domestic mains electricity usage and service costs is available to eligible card holders. The concession is available year-round.

The concession amounts to 17.5% of electricity usage and service cost, and is calculated after retailer discounts and solar credits have been deducted.

Households with very high electricity bills (over $2,890.45 in the year, starting 1 December 2018) need to apply for the Excess electricity concession to continue to receive a concession on their bill.


To be eligible for the concession, the electricity account holder must have one of the following:

  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card.

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

To apply for the concession, phone your electricity retailer or apply via their website.

To find out more, go to the Victorian Government website.