Legislative Council: Tuesday, August 29, 2023


Energy Bill Relief Rebate

288 The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO ().6 July 2023). Can the Minister for Human Services advise:

1. How many households have applied for the energy bill relief rebate?

2. How many households have been approved for the energy bill relief rebate?

3. How many households have received the rebate for energy bill relief?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): The Minister for Human Services has advised:

Energy bill relief rebates will commence from July 2023 and will be received quarterly with households to receive up to $500 over 12 months.

Around 200,000 current recipients of the state government energy concession will receive the $125 rebate on their quarterly bills from July 2023. DHS will also be responsible for processing energy bill relief payments to approximately 2,800 current eligible customers in embedded networks.

Eligibility criteria for this payment extends beyond the state government energy concession. It is estimated up to 229,000 additional households may be eligible who will be contacted by commonwealth agencies in July 2023 and September 2023 prior to the application of rebates.