Energy Concessions

To help with the cost of energy bills a state government concession is available to eligible South Australians on low or fixed incomes.

The energy concession is to cover both electricity and gas payments (including LPG bottled gas)

Eligibility

The address you are claiming the concession for must be your principal place of residence and your name must appear on the electricity bill.

You must not be living with anyone who has an income of more than $3,000 per year, unless they get an allowance from Centrelink or the Department of Veterans' Affairs or they are your spouse, domestic partner or dependent.

You may be eligible if you have one of the following cards:

•a Pensioner Concession Card

•Gold Card from the Department of Veterans' Affairs

◦Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI)

◦Extreme Disablement Adjustment (EDA)

◦War Widow

•Gold Card from the Department of Veterans' Affairs issued to a person with 80 or more overall impairment points under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

•Low Income Health Care Card

•Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card

OR

You receive one of the following Centrelink payments:

•Newstart allowance

•Sickness allowance

•Widow allowance

•Youth allowance

•Partner allowance

•Parenting Payment Partnered

•Bereavement allowance

•Special benefit

•Community Development Employment Project (CDEP)

•New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

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•Austudy

Residential park - If you live in a residential park you may be eligible for a combined concession for your energy, water, sewerage and energy. For more information please select the Residential Park Scheme option in the Concessions Finder.

You may also be eligiable for energy concessions under the Medical Heating and Cooling Concessions. See the concesssions listing of the Affordable SA App

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Emergency Services Levy Concession

You may be eligible for the general remission and/or a concession (maximum of $46 per year) on the ESL applied to your principal place of residence if you

Are the titled owner of the property

or

hold a life interest in the property

and

Hold one of the following cards:

Pensioner Concession Card

Gold Repatriation Health Card (TPI, EDA or War Widow) from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs-- Gold Card from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs issued to a person with 80 or more overall impairment points under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Low Income Health Care Card*

NOTE: With the exception of a Low Income Health Care Card, if you hold one of the cards listed above, once your initial application has been approved, your general remission/concession will automatically be deducted from all future ESL Notices. *If you hold a Low Income Health Care Card, you will need to apply every year.

Or

Receive one of the following Centrelink payments:

Newstart allowance

Sickness allowance

Widow allowance

Youth allowance

Partner allowance

Parenting Payment

Special benefit

Community Development Employment Project (CDEP)

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

ABSTUDY

Austudy

Farm Household Allowance

War widow pension under legislation of the United Kingdom or New Zealand

NOTE: If you receive one of the Centrelink payments listed above, you will need to reapply each year.

The general remission and the concession are available on only one property per person, married couple or domestic partnership and must constitute the persons’/couples’/partners’ principal place of residence. Two or more persons owning land jointly or as tenants in common (other than a married couple or a domestic partnership) are each eligible for a part remission/concession, proportionate to his or her interest in their principal place of residence.

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