March 12th, 2023Another go to grab the $250 power saving bonus
Local households in Hepburn shire and surrounds will be able to access a new round of the $250 Power Saving Bonus within weeks, as the state government drives down the cost of living across the state.
The $250 Power Saving Bonus will be re-opened to all eligible Victorian households from 24
March, including those that received payments under previous rounds, when they visit the
state government’s bill-busting Victorian Energy Compare website.
Since the current round of the $250 Power Saving Bonus launched on 1 July 2022, more than
1.7 million households have received the nation-leading cost of living support.
Applications for the payment can be made through the Victorian Energy Compare website,
where customers can quickly and easily find the best energy offers in their areas – potentially
saving hundreds of dollars.
Victoria has cut its emissions by more than any other state, tripled the amount of renewable
energy and created thousands of clean energy jobs with the state setting a renewable energy target of 95 per cent by 2035.
To help meet this target, the government is reviving the State Electricity Commission and
bringing back government owned renewable energy – to drive down energy costs and help
create 59,000 jobs.
The state government is also reducing cost of living stress through the new Energy Assistance
Program, a free service providing energy consumers experiencing hardship with one-on-one
The Energy Assistance Program is a $3.75 million initiative that will help Victorians struggling
with power bills to navigate the energy market, apply for eligible grants and concessions, find
and switch to better offers, and address billing errors.
The program is being delivered in partnership with community partners Anglicare Victoria and
Community Information & Support Victoria.
The state is also helping Victorians save on their household energy bills through the $1.3 billion
Solar Homes Program by installing solar PV systems, batteries, solar hot water and heat
To access the $250 Power Saving Bonus, visit compare.energy.vic.gov.au or call 1800 000 832.
To speak to an Energy Assistance Program advocate, call 1800 161 215.