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Energy bill relief up for grabs in every state and territory.

Stressed about money? You're not alone: Finder research shows that 3 in 4 Australians are fretting about their finances.

Fortunately, some relief is available when it comes to your energy bill.

The Australian Government has partnered with state and territory governments to deliver a massive $3 billion of electricity bill relief for eligible households, through the Energy Bill Relief Fund.

Depending on where you live, you could be eligible for up to $1,000. In most cases, to get bill relief you need to hold an eligible concession card or receive an eligible government payment in the state or territory you live in. How much you can get and when you get it depends on where you live, but here's more info about how it works:

  • ACT – Eligible households will get $175 in bill relief. The ACT's new feed-in tariff scheme should also lower the average power bill by $152 a year.
  • Northern Territory – You should have got $350 in bill relief from 1 July 2023.
  • NSW – You can get a one-off bill relief payment of up to $500; if you're eligible, your electricity provider will automatically apply it to reduce the amount you owe on your next bill.
  • QueenslandAll Queensland households will automatically receive a $550 Cost of Living Rebate on their electricity bill in 2023-24, while eligible vulnerable households who receive the $372 Queensland Electricity Rebate will automatically receive a $700 Cost of Living Rebate on their electricity bill this financial year.
  • South Australia – Eligible concession holders will get up to $500 a year of their bill (paid in quarterly amounts of $125).
  • Tasmania – You could receive $250 in bill relief per year for 2 years (2023-24 and 2024-25).
  • Victoria – Eligible households can get $250 in bill relief.
  • Western Australia – All households can get up to $400 in bill relief, with ECES or EAP-eligible households able to get up to $500.

Most of these programs run automatically, meaning the rebate or bill relief is applied directly to the bill, reducing the amount you owe.

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