Rebates and assistance


Family energy rebate


The Family Energy Rebate helps NSW family households with dependent children cover the costs of their energy bills.

The rebate gives eligible energy account holders a credit on an energy bill of up to $180. It is available for both retail and on supply customers.

Applications for 2023-24 are now open.

See also Energy bill relief for households


To be eligible for the rebate in a given financial year, you must:

  • be a NSW resident
  • be the account holder of an energy retailer
  • have been the recipient of the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) for the previous financial year and have had your entitlement to the FTB payments finalised by Centrelink
  • ensure the person in your household who's registered as the FTB recipient, lodges the application (the recipient is the person who receives correspondence on FTB from Services Australia).


Administered by: NSW Government

Website: Family Energy Rebate