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Victorian residential energy consumers can now apply for a $250 power saving bonus


The $250 Power Saving Bonus is now available

The Victorian Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus program is now open, and will provide a once-off payment of $250 to ease cost-of-living pressures and encourage Victorians to compare their household energy prices and save money on their bills.

The new $250 Power Saving Bonus program builds on the success of the 2018-20 $50 Power Saving Bonus program for households and the 2021-22 $250 Bonus for concession recipients. These programs provided over a $110 million to more than 850,000 Victorian households.

To be eligible, Victorian households will need to:

  • have a recent residential electricity bill
  • be the account holder for that bill
  • visit the Victorian Energy Compare website or engage with an energy affordability service via a participating community outreach partner.

Only one payment is available per household.

Eligible households can apply on the Victorian Energy Compare websiteExternal Link or through a participating community organisation.

To help people who may not have access to a computer or who need assistance with their application, the Government is providing support through the Power Saving Bonus Community Outreach Program.

Program partners include the Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Good Shepherd and Neighbourhood House, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, Consumer Action Law Centre and State Trustees Limited.

Apply for the one-off $250 Power Saving Bonus at the Victorian Energy Compare websiteExternal Link or by calling 1800 000 832.

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Reviewed 27 December 2022