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These icons will help you locate the concessions available to you:

Companion Card

Companion Card

Services Australia Health Care Card

Services Australia Health Care Card

Services Australia Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Services Australia Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

Services Australia Pensioner Concession Card

Services Australia Pensioner Concession Card

Seniors Card

Seniors Card

Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card

Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

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Below is the list of concessions available in the electricity category. To view each concession, click on its name. To expand or collapse the information for every concession use the links below:

    ELECTRICITY

    electricity

    • Annual electricity concession

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      Services Australia Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card; Services Australia Pensioner Concession Card

      The annual electricity concession provides a daily discount to eligible customers as a cents per day rate. The current concession is 140.740 cents per day.

      Eligible cards are:

      • Services Australia or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
      • Services Australia Health Care Card
      • ImmiCard (Bridging Visa E).

      To apply for the annual electricity concession, eligible customers should contact their electricity retailer by telephone or complete the Application Form

      For 2021 only, the Tasmanian Government also provided a once-off $125 Winter Energy Supplement to eligible concession customers (same eligibility requirements as for the annual electricity concession). The Winter Energy Supplement was provided to assist eligible concession customers with the cost of winter electricity bills. Provided you were already registered to receive the annual electricity concession, retailers applied the discount automatically.

      For more information contact your authorised retailer

    • Heating allowance

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      Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card; Services Australia Pensioner Concession Card

      The Heating Allowance is a payment of $56 per year to eligible pensioners residing in Tasmania to assist with heating costs. Two payments of $28 are made each year on 15 May and 15 September.

      Payments are made under the Pensioners (Heating Allowances) Act 1971.

      Eligibility is means-tested and successful applicants do not need to re-apply each year for the allowance. The allowance is available to people who hold a Services Australia or DVA Pensioner Concession Card and receive any of the following:

      • Age Pension
      • Carer Payment
      • Disability Support Pension (DSP)
      • Parenting Payment
      • Service Pension

      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.

      For more information:

      Department of Communities Tasmania
      Phone:
      1800 300 068
      Email: heatingallowance@communities.tas.gov.au 
      Web: www.communities.tas.gov.au

    • Life support concession

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      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:

      • Oxygen concentrator, 104.314 cents per day
      • Peritoneal dialysis machine, 77.395 cents per day
      • Haemo-dialysis machine, 77.395 cents per day
      • Chronic positive pressure and airways regulator, 37.015 cents per day
      • Continuous positive airways pressure machine, 37.015 cents per day
      • Respirator (iron lung), 137.964 cents per day
      • Combination oxygen concentrator and chronic positive pressure and airways regulator, 141.329 cents per day
      • Phototherapy machine, 196.577 cents per day
      • Left ventricular assist device, 37.015 cents per day

      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.

      For more information contact your authorised retailer.

    • Medical cooling or heating concession

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      Services Australia Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card; Services Australia Pensioner Concession Card

      The medical cooling or heating 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 or heating of the customer's principal place of residence in order to manage that medical condition. The current concession is 42.155 cents per day.

      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.

      As well as meeting the medical requirements, you must also have a Services Australia or DVA Pensioner Concession Card, or a Services Australia Health Care Card.

      For more information contact your authorised retailer.