These icons will help you locate the concessions available to you:
Centrelink and Department of Veterans’ Affairs Health Care Card
Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
Pensioner Concession Card
The Annual Electricity Concession provides a daily discount to eligible customers as a cents per day rate. The current concession is 125.71 cents per day.
Eligible cards are:
To apply for the Annual Electricity Concession, eligible customers should contact their electricity retailer by telephone or complete an Application Form.
Phone: 1300 12 7777
An allowance of $56 a year is made to eligible pensioners to assist
with heating costs. Payments of $28 are made in May and September.
The allowance is available to people who hold a:
A single pensioner must not have more than $1 750* in cash assets and married/de facto pensioners must not have more than $2 750.*
*Other conditions also apply.
Phone: 1800 300 068
The Life Support Concession provides a daily discount to eligible customers who use an approved life support system or who live with someone who uses such a system in their principal place of residence.
The approved devices and current rates are:
To apply for this concession, eligible customers need to complete the Application Form and have it certified by their medical practitioner before submitting it to their electricity retailer.
The Medical Cooling Concession provides a daily discount to eligible customers who have, or who live with a person who has, a medical condition that requires the cooling of the customer's principal place or residence in order to manage that medical condition. The current concession is 37.653 cents per day.
To apply for this concession, eleigible customers need to complete the Application Form and have it certified by their medical practitioner before submitting it to their electricity retailer.