Financial Support and Assistance

Am I eligible for an Electricity Concession?

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‎02-02-2018 09:19 AM

You may qualify if you are a Queensland resident. 


The QLD Electricity Concession is applied as a daily amount of $0.8489c per day (GST excl) for a total of $340.85 per annum (GST incl). It is paid in installments through each electricity bill.

To be eligible, customers must hold one of the following concession cards:

  • Pensioner Concession Card - issued by Centrelink or Department of Veterans' Affairs.
  • Queensland Government Seniors Card.
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Cards - for recipients of War Widow or War Widower, or Totally and Permanently Incapacitated rate pensions.
  • Centrelink Health Care Card
  • Bridging Visa Holders, with Asylum Seeker status.

A concession can be claimed only if:

  • The name on the energy account matches the name on the concession card and
  • The address is the account holder’s principal place of residence.

Cardholders are eligible to claim the rebate for premises where they live alone or share the home with:

  • Their spouse.
  • Other persons who hold a Pensioner Concession Card or Queensland Seniors Card.
  • Other persons wholly dependent on them.
  • Other persons who receive an income support payment from Centrelink, the Family Assistance Office, or the Department of Veterans' Affairs and who do not pay rent.
  • Other persons who live with the cardholder to provide care and assistance, and who do not pay rent.
  • Applicants must also declare that no other persons except casual visitors share the residence with them.

The following cards are ineligible for the Electricity Concession:

  • A Health Care Card for Child Disability and Foster Care issued in the name of the child.
  • A Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold EDA Cards.
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards.


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For information about Concessions visit the Queensland Government website at:


Further information about this concession can be downloaded below:

Application for Electricity Rebate - For Proprietors Only 

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