Discounts on gas bills are available for eligible concession card holders to help ease the cost of living during the winter months.
What does this concession apply to?
Domestic mains gas usage and service costs. The concession is available over the winter period of 1 May to 31 October each year.
Who can apply for the concession?
A gas account holder who holds one of the following eligible cards:
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Health Care Card
- Veterans' Affairs Gold Card.
How much is the concession?
17.5 per cent of gas usage and service costs.
The concession is calculated after retailer discounts are deducted.
The concession does not apply to the first $62.40 of the six-month winter period bills. This is calculated as a daily rate on each bill.
Households with very high bills (over $1,587.82 in the period from 1 May to 31 October 2018) will need to apply for the Excess gas concession to continue to receive a concession on their bill.
How do I apply for the concession?
Phone your gas retailer and give your concession card details over the phone. You may also be able to apply via your retailer's website.
Your retailer will check your concession card details with Centrelink and apply the concession to your bill.
Phone your gas retailer or the Concessions information line.