Assisting our community with the $250 Power Saving Bonus

31 March 2023
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Sussex Neighbourhood House is an official community outreach provider for the State Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus

We are assisting community members to receive this payment to help ease energy bill stress, and to help them seek out a better energy deal.

As of 24 March 2023, this payment is available for all Victorian households to claim again.



What is the $250 Power Saving Bonus?

The $250 Power Saving Bonus is a one-off $250 payment which provides direct support to Victorian households experiencing power bill stress during the coronavirus pandemic.


Who is eligible for the Power Saving Bonus? 

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

  • Be a Victorian residential energy consumer (i.e. have a residential electricity account)
  • You must be the account holder

When can households apply?

This program is running from 24 March 2023 to 31 August 2023.

How many people per household can apply?

Only one payment is available to each household. 

I am a concession card holder who received the previous Power Saving Bonus before 24 March 2023. Can I apply again?

Yes you can.

How do I apply?

Applications are made online. If you do not have access to the internet, or are uncomfortable using technology, we are here to help.

Get in contact with us and we will help you every step of the way

Phone: 03 9354 2210

Address: 7 Prospect Street, Pascoe Vale 3044

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)
  • (If selecting EFT) your BSB and Account Number of the chosen account you wish to receive the payment

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 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 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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