Energy and utilities
A range of savings are available to Queenslanders to help with energy and utilities. Check to see what might be available to you.
Check the labels on each item to see who may be eligible.
Visit the links to check your eligibility or find out more, including how to apply.
Climate Smart Energy Savers
The Climate Smart Energy Savers program is now open for applications, providing rebates of up to $1,000 to householders who purchase eligible 4-star or higher energy efficient appliances. Queenslanders have until 11:59pm on 4 December 2023 to purchase eligible appliances and install air conditioners or hot water systems.Homeowners and tenants
Cost of Living Rebate
Queenslanders will receive a Cost of Living Rebate on their electricity bill in 2023–24.All Queenslanders
Electricity Life Support Concession Scheme
Electricity life support concession for eligible people who are seriously ill and use a home-based oxygen concentrator or kidney dialysis machine.
This scheme currently provides eligible applicants with:
People with a disabilitySeniors
- $975.60 per year for each oxygen concentrator, or
- $653.34 per year for each kidney dialysis machine you use.
Electricity Rebate Scheme
Queensland pensioners and seniors may be eligible for an annual rebate of $372.20 on their electricity bill. Customers must apply for their rebate through their electricity provider.Asylum seekersConcession card holdersHomeowners and tenantsPensionersSeniors
Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme
The Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme provides one-off emergency assistance of up to $720 every 2 years. It helps low income households experiencing a short–term financial crisis who are unable to pay their current electricity or reticulated natural gas account. Customers must apply through their energy provider.Concession card holdersHomeowners and tenants
Medical Cooling and Heating Electricity Concession Scheme
The Medical Cooling and Heating Electricity Concession Scheme helps with electricity costs for people who have a chronic medical condition, such as multiple sclerosis, autonomic system dysfunction, significant burns or a severe inflammatory skin condition, which is aggravated by changes in temperature.Asylum seekersConcession card holdersPensionersPeople with a disabilitySeniorsVeterans
Reticulated Natural Gas Rebate Scheme
Queensland pensioners and seniors may be eligible for an annual rebate of $86.75 on their reticulated natural gas bill. Rebates are automatically deducted from your bill. Customers must apply for their rebate through their gas provider.Asylum seekersConcession card holdersHomeowners and tenantsPensionersSeniorsVeterans
South East Queensland Pensioner Water Subsidy Scheme
A water subsidy of up to $120 per year is available for eligible South East Queensland pensioners to help ease the cost of living. Customers must apply through their water provider.Seniors
- Last updated:
- 20 November 2023