Queenslanders to receive cost of living rebate on power bill

The Queensland Government have announced that Queensland electricity customers will receive a $175 Cost of Living Rebate on their power bill in 2022.

The Government announced the rebate on the same day that the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) Wholesale Markets Quarterly report outlined that electricity and gas prices have increased in the first quarter of 2022 (January to March 2022).

This trend is projected to continue through the rest of the year with Queensland remaining the most expensive region.

How will you receive your rebate?

The $175 Cost of Living Rebate will be automatically credited on your bill by your electricity provider. There is no need to apply. When your rebate appears on your bill will depend on your provider and your billing cycle.

The latest information we've received is that you should receive your rebate by the last quarter of this year. If you are expecting the rebate and have not seen it on your bill, contact your electricity provider first. If you’re not getting the help you need, contact us.

Are you eligible for any other rebates of concessions?

Cost of living pressures, the impact of COVID-19 and rising energy prices have left many Queenslanders with higher bills at a time when reduced income has made it harder to keep on top of these bills. Check if you are eligible for any additional rebates or concessions.

Tips to keep your power bills down

While the Cost of Living Rebate is welcome news, with the wholesale price continuing to go up here are some simple ways to keep your power bill down.

Having trouble paying your bill?

If you can’t pay your bill, the first step is to talk to your retailer as soon as possible. Getting help early can stop your debt growing and keep your supply connected. Your retailer can help with payment plans, rebates and concessions and other support measures. If you aren’t getting the help you need, contact us.