2024 Federal Government Energy Bill Relief Fund

The Federal Government has announced an initiative to offer rebates on electricity bills to all Australian households and qualifying small businesses.

 

Who is Eligible for the Rebate?

Households:
Every Australian residential household will receive a $300 rebate, distributed in quarterly payments.

Small Businesses:
Eligible small businesses will receive a $325 rebate, disbursed in quarterly instalments.

 

Residential customers

As a residential customer, you don't need to take any action to receive the rebate. The rebate will be automatically credited to your electricity bill in quarterly instalments, starting from 1 July 2024. The exact timing will vary based on your billing cycle.

Small business customers

If you are a small business customer with annual electricity consumption at or below the specified threshold, no action is needed to receive the rebate. The first instalment will be applied automatically from 1 July 2024.

If you are a small business customer exceeding the consumption threshold set by your state or territory, you will not qualify for the rebate. Please note that the timing of the payment will depend on your billing cycle.

State Annual electricity consumption threshold
NSW 100 MWh 
VIC 40 MWh 
QLD 100 MWh
SA 160 MWh 
ACT    100 MWh

 

Queensland customers

If you are a residential customer living in Queensland, you are eligible for an additional $1,000 off your electricity bill in addition to the Energy Relief Rebate. The $1,000 will be automatically credited to eligible residential customer bills from 1 July 2024.

To be eligible, residential customers must have an electricity account with their electricity retailer or embedded network provider on 1 July 21024 and be separately metered and charged for their own electricity consumption.

There is no need to apply. The exact timing will depend on individual billing cycles. For more information, please visit Cost of Living Rebate for Households | Community support | Queensland Government.

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