Senior concession cardholders in Victoria are eligible for the Annual Electricity Concession, a percentage rate discount off energy usage and supply costs. The Winter Gas Concession is a similar percentage-based discount for concession cardholders with a gas connection.1
The Victorian Government also offers eligible seniors the following concessions:
Learn more about Victorian energy concessions and rebates.
Energy rebates for pensioners in New South Wales include:
The NSW Government also offers the Gas Rebate for concession cardholders using natural gas and a Bottled Gas Concession Rebate for those using LPG. In addition, the NSW Government also offers a Pensioner Water Rebate for assistance with your water bills.
Learn more about New South Wales energy concessions and rebates.
Eligible Queensland senior cardholders can benefit from the Electricity Rebate, an annual rebate to help cover the cost of electricity bills.4 In addition, there’s the Reticulated Natural Gas Rebate for customers with natural gas bills.
Other concessions Queensland seniors may be entitled to include:
Visit Queensland energy concessions for more information.
Seniors in South Australia on a low income may be eligible for Energy Bill Concessions and the Cost of Living Concession to help pay their electricity and gas bills.5 Other energy rebates for seniors in South Australia include:
Learn more about South Australian energy concessions and rebates.
There are no specific senior energy discounts in Western Australia; however, seniors may still be eligible for a number of general concessions.
Possible senior electricity and gas discounts include:
Visit Concessions WA for more information.
Eligible seniors in Tasmania can take advantage of the state’s Heating Allowance, which is available to help with heating costs by providing a singular payment each financial year to help cover the cost of heating.7 Seniors may also qualify for the following:
For more information, visit the Tasmanian Government’s energy discounts and concessions.
Seniors in the ACT may have the following energy rebates available to them:
Visit the ACT revenue office for more information on energy rebates and concessions.
The Northern Territory doesn’t offer any senior concessions and rebates exclusively for energy. Instead, they have more generalised schemes:
Learn more about Northern Territory energy concessions and rebates.
Typically, you can contact your energy retailer who will apply any eligible energy rebates and concessions for seniors after verification. To access your concessions, you may need to fill in an application form. Your rebates and concessions will then either be applied to your energy bills or paid into your nominated bank or Credit Union account, depending on the rebate.
Many of these rebates are only available for your primary place of residence, and to the person whose name is on the electricity account.
1 Victoria State Government. Concessions and rebates: Energy. Last updated March 2023. Accessed March 2023.
2 New South Wales Government. Apply for the Seniors Energy Rebate. Last updated August 2022. Accessed March 2023.
3 New South Wales Government. Concessions, rebates and assistance. Last updated February 2023. Accessed March 2023.
4 Queensland Government. Electricity and gas rebates. Last updated July 2022. Accessed March 2023.
5 Government of South Australia. Energy bill concessions. Last updated March 2023. Accessed March 2023.
6 Government of Western Australia. Apply for an energy concession. Last updated January 2023. Accessed March 2023.
7 Tasmanian Government. Discounts and concessions: Electricity. Accessed March 2023.
8 ACT Government. Utilities Concession. Accessed March 2023.
9 ACT Government. Life Support Rebate. Accessed March 2023.
10 Northern Territory Government. Concessions and payments. Accessed March 2023.