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
1800 300 068