18, Jan 2024
How to Get a $500 Electricity Rebate in NSW
Almost half a million NSW households and one million small businesses will get some help with their electricity bills this year. That’s because of the Australian government partnering with state and territory governments to deliver $3 billion in energy bill relief. How much you’ll receive and how it’s applied depends on where you live.
Eligible NSW globird reviews get a one-off payment of up to $500 in the 2023-24 financial year. The NSW government is administering the bill relief, which will be automatically applied to your energy account. You can find out if you’re eligible here.
The Commonwealth government has struck “eight different deals with states and territories” so how much you get is different depending on where you live. If you live in NSW, Queensland, South Australia or Victoria and already get an existing state-based concession on your electricity bill you’ll automatically get the full $500.
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That includes people who get the Carer Allowance, Family Tax Benefit A and B or the Pensioner Concession Card. It also covers the NSW Seniors Energy Rebate, the Disability Support Payment and the Life Support Equipment Rebate.
It’s a big job to keep track of all the changes and deadlines, so we put together a helpful guide to energy rebates in NSW. The best place to start is by checking your most recent electricity bill for any payments from the NSW government. If you haven’t received a rebate, contact your retailer or Service NSW to find out why.