The Victorian Government has launched a new $250 Power Saving Bonus for all Victorian households with a residential electricity account. Each household can apply once.

If you use the internet, the fastest way to apply is by visiting https://compare.energy.vic.gov.au/

If you need assistance applying, we can help you. Call 1800 830 029 and you will be connected to BSL or one of our partners – Uniting, the Australian Energy Foundation, or GV Community Energy.

We are experiencing very high demand, so please be patient and consider waiting before you call back if you do not get through. The new bonus will be available for at least one year, so you won’t miss out.

How you can apply

You can access the existing concession Power Saving Bonus in two ways:

  1. Do it yourself by applying online
  2. If you would like assistance claiming the bonus, call us on 1800 830 029

What you need to have when you apply

The account holder for your electricity bill will need to apply or be present when you apply.

When you apply for the Power Saving Bonus, you will need to have:

  1. Your electricity bill, either on paper or electronically.
  2. Your bank details (BSB and account number), so the government can pay you via electronic funds transfer.

    For more information

    For more information please refer to the Victorian Government’s Frequently Asked Questions .

    Please note: the Brotherhood of St. Laurence and our partners are assisting people to access the Power Saving Bonus. We do NOT set the eligibility for the Power Saving Bonus and have no control over who receives the payment.

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