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$250 Victorian energy bonus: Here’s how to get it

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Relief is here for Victorians concerned about energy price increases.

Update February 27, 2023: The Victorian government has announced a second round of the $250 Power Saving Bonus. You can check out all the latest details here.

The Victorian Default Offer has been updated as of today with the average yearly electricity bill to increase by 5% ($61).

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced earlier this year that households across the state would receive a $250 cost of living payment to help with energy bills.

Who is eligible for the $250 payment?

Unlike a similar energy bonus last year, this one-off payment is available to every Victorian household.

How do I claim the $250 Power Saving Bonus?

You need to register on the Victorian Energy Compare website. Registration is open from now (1 July) with payments to follow shortly after.

Why is the Victorian government doing this?

With inflation hitting 5.1% and the cost of energy on the rise it's not a shock that the Victorian government is looking to help households.

Victoria is due for an election later this year and the Power Saving Bonus program costing the government $250 million was just one of a raft of spending initiatives the government announced during this year's budget.

How else can I save money on my energy bill?

We know a range of simple ways to save up to $700 on your energy bill in 2022. With today's price reset it's also the right time to start thinking about whether you could switch and find a cheaper plan.

Ready to compare energy plans? Use Energy Finder™ to find the best deal for you.

Note: Originally published on 2 May, we updated this article to reflect the current situation with energy prices and that registration for credit is now open.

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16 Responses

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    MingSeptember 12, 2023

    Did I get annual energy rebate $250 and energy saving bonus $ 250 this year? Because I can’t remember.
    Thanks

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      RichardSeptember 13, 2023Finder

      Hello,

      You’ll need to check your email inbox and see if you got it already. We don’t have that information unfortunately.

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    judyMay 9, 2023

    i have submitted a request for the 250 dollar rebate for power but, do not know how to upload an elec account

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      MariamMay 15, 2023Finder

      Hi Judy, here are some steps that can help you out:

      1. Visit https://compare.energy.vic.gov.au/
      2. Click the button which says ‘Submit a $250 Power Saving Bonus Application’
      3. Scroll down at the end and read through the terms and conditions. When you do this you’ll be able to click on ‘I have read the terms and conditions’ and move to the next step.
      4. In the next step you’ll be able to upload your electricity bill

      Hope this helps!

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    EvangelinaApril 26, 2023

    I am trying to apply online but when it comes to current retailer’s name it does’nt accept I don’t get it…

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      SarahApril 27, 2023Finder

      Hi Evangelina,

      All enquiries related to claiming this rebate can be submitted to the Victorian Energy Compare support team at info.vec@delwp.vic.gov.au.

      Best of luck!

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    AnthonyApril 15, 2023

    Hi, I just went on the government website to the rates. Do I still need to give my bank details, even I did it last year

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      SarahApril 25, 2023Finder

      Hi Anthony,

      All enquiries related to claiming this rebate can be submitted to the Victorian Energy Compare support team at info.vec@delwp.vic.gov.au.

      Best of luck!

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    rokoMarch 23, 2023

    Did you get may gas account dental i jus send

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      SarahApril 6, 2023Finder

      Hi Roko,

      This is an article about the rebate, we are not directly affiliated with the Victorian government.

      Enquiries can be submitted to their support team at info.vec@delwp.vic.gov.au.

      Hope this helps!

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