Electricity asset ownership dividend
To provide continued electricity bill relief, $200 million from the dividends of government-owned corporations will be used to provide households with a $50 per year electricity rebate in 2018 and 2019 ($100 total). This rebate is in addition to any other energy rebate or concession for which you might be eligible.
When will I receive the rebate?
Households should have already received their first $50 rebate. There’s no need to apply—the rebate will be automatically applied to your electricity account.
If you have not received your first rebate please contact your electricity provider.
Your second $50 rebate will be paid in your first electricity bill after 30 April 2019.
Who is eligible for the rebate?
The rebate is being provided to residential customers who are separately charged for their electricity.
This includes households who pay their landlord, property manager, caravan park owner or body corporate in an on-supply arrangement, and customers in card-operated meter communities. These customers will have the rebate credited to their bills by their on-supplier. On-suppliers are required to lodge a claim (using forms 511 and 512) with their electricity retailer.
Customers who don’t receive a separate electricity bill (e.g. where electricity is included as part of the rent) are not eligible to receive the rebate.