How to apply Concession Discounts
Concessions for Embedded Networks vary from state to state. For further information on applying for energy and hot water concessions, please refer to your state listed below.
Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) allows only Authorised Retailers to perform this service. However, you may be entitled to apply for a Non-Mains Energy Concession if you are a concession holder who relies on LPG, firewood, alternative fuel and/or non-mains metered electricity (this is how your electricity is set-up for the Embedded Network) for domestic heating, cooking and hot water. Apply for the Non-Mains Energy Concession using the form at the bottom of the page here. You will need to contact the DHHS directly to apply for the concession.
Customers who hold an eligible concession card can apply for a Non-Mains Water Concession through the DFFH for water that is purchased for residential use through an embedded network. The application form to apply for this water concession is available for download here.
Customers with eligible concession cards, will receive both Non-Mains Energy Concessions and Non-Mains Water Concessions as a rebate.
DFFH can be contact by phone, email or post:
Concessions Information Line: 1800 658 521
Mail: State Concessions, 10/50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Once you talk to DFFH they will request certain invoices in order to process your concession rebate. We will supply these to you.
New South Wales
Unfortunately, we cannot apply discounts or concessions directly to your account. However, if you are entitled to apply for an Energy Rebate, you can contact the NSW Department of Trade & Investment to apply. The NSW Government offers a number of rebates to eligible customers to help pay your energy bills. These rebates are funded by the NSW Government and include:
Low Income Household Rebate – for customers who hold eligible concession cards issued by the Federal Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans Affairs;
Family Energy Rebate – available to customers who have received the Family Tax Benefit from the Federal Department of Human Services;
Life Support Electricity Rebate – for households where residents use certain medical equipment necessary to sustain life;
Medical Energy Rebate – for eligible customers who have a medically diagnosed inability to self-regulate body temperature when exposed to extremes of environmental temperatures.
To find out more about your eligibility or how to apply, call on 13 77 88 or visit NSW Department of Trade & Investment.
Residents that are part of an Embedded Network in Queensland and hold one of the following concession cards are eligible for concessions:
- A current Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink,
- A current Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Gold Card (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) and widow/er only),
- A current Queensland Seniors Card,
- A current Commonwealth Health Care Card (issued by Centrelink) (Electricity Rebates only), and
- A current asylum seeker status (residents will need to provide their ImmiCard details) (Electricity Rebate only).
Eligible residents must live alone or share the premise with:
- their spouse or other eligible card holders
- other people wholly dependent on them
- other people who are social security recipients, and who do not pay rent
- other people who live with the resident to provide care and assistance, and who do not pay rent.
Further details can be found at: https://www.qld.gov.au/community/cost-of-living-support/concessions/energy-concessions/residential-homes-rebates
How the rebate will appear on the bill
The rebate will be passed on to the claimant as a reduction in their electricity/gas charges. The rebate must appear on the account with the words 'Queensland Government Electricity Rebate' or 'Queensland Government Reticulated Natural Gas Rebate'.
Should you meet this eligibility criteria, please contact The Team at Energy On, who can assist you with the application.