Who can apply for it?
You may qualify if you're a New South Wales resident.
About the rebate
The NSW Government Low Income Household Rebate (formally known as the Energy Rebate) recently increased to $285 per year (indexed annually on 1 July) or $0.7808 (GST excl.) per day.
The rebate is paid in instalments through each AGL electricity bill. The exact amount of the rebate paid on each bill will depend on the number of days in each billing period.
The Low Income Household Rebate is intended to assist eligible AGL customers with all their household energy costs (gas and electricity) but is applied on the electricity bill only.
The account holder must hold one of the following concession cards:
- Pensioner Concession Card – issued by Centrelink or Department of Veterans' Affairs
- Centrelink Health Care Card
- Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card - (for recipients of War Widow or War Widower, Totally and Permanently Incapacitated rate or Extreme Disablement Adjustment rate pensions).
The following cardholders are ineligible:
- Centrelink Child Disability Healthcare cards
- Centrelink Foster Care Healthcare cards
- DVA Dependent and Specific Conditions cards
- Commonwealth State Seniors cards
- Commonwealth Seniors Health cards.
A concession can be claimed only if:
- the energy account is in the name of the concession card holder
- the supply address is the domestic primary residence of the card holder, and
- the energy account is billed on a domestic tariff.
Applications and more information
If you're currently receiving the Low Income Household Rebate you will not have to do anything and will automatically receive the increased rebate.
If you're eligible but not currently receiving a rebate, get in touch with us.
For information about the NSW Government Low Income Household Rebate visit Service NSW.