$250 Power Saving Bonus

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Power Saving Bonus 2022

We are helping community members apply for the State Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus, a one-off payment to help eligible Victorians experiencing energy bill stress.

Below are some frequently asked questions.  If you or someone you know meets the eligibility requirements, get in contact with us on 5772 1238 and we can help you access this important bonus.

When is Alexandra Community Hub assisting people with applications?

Mondays, between 10am and 2pm.

Do I need to call and book a time?

Yes, call us on 5772 1238 for your free appointment time.

What is the $250 Power Saving Bonus?

The $250 Power Saving Bonus is a one-off $250 payment for Victorian households to help ease cost-of-living pressures and encourage them to compare energy offers and save money. It is an initiative of, and funded by, the Victorian State Government.

Who is eligible for the Power Saving Bonus?

To be eligible, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a Victorian residential energy consumer (i.e. have a residential electricity account)
  • You must be the account holder
How will it be paid to me?

When you submit your application online, you will be able to choose between receiving your payment via EFT (electronic transfer into your bank account) or cheque.

How many people per household can apply?

Only one payment is available to each household - the account holder

When can eligible households apply for the $250 Power Saving Bonus?

This program is running from 1 July 2022 until 30 June 2023.

I am a concession card holder who received the previous Power Saving Bonus before 1 July 2022. Can I apply again?

Yes, you can.

How do I apply for the bonus?

Applications are made online via the Victorian Energy Compare website.

If you do not have access to, or are uncomfortable using technology, get in contact with us:

What do I need for the application process?

When you come to us to submit your application, there are a few things you need to bring with you:

  • a copy of a recent electricity bill
  • your ‘NMI’ number (this is located on your bill and is typically a 10 or 11 digit number)

Be sure to keep a copy of your NMI and your application reference number as you may need this information for further communications about your application.

How long does it take to receive the Power Saving Bonus?

If you meet the eligibility and documentation requirements, you should receive your $250 payment via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) within two to three weeks of submission. If you request payment via cheque, this should be received within four weeks.

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