Energy Savvy Families program

This program helps low-income families learn about their electricity use and manage their bills.

The program is supported by the Queensland Government, Ergon Energy Retail, Queensland Council of Social Service and CitySmart.

Benefits of the program

As part of the program, participants get:

  • a free digital meter
  • the option of monthly bills
  • online tools to help learn about and monitor their electricity use
  • the help of a local champion
  • the chance to earn rewards.

How to access the program

More than 5,500 families have already taken part in the program. We are now providing an extra $4 million to help another 4,000 families.

The program will be available to selected households in Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Hervey Bay, by invitation only.

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