Energy retailers

This information is for energy retailers who hold an energy retail licence pursuant to the Electricity Act 1996 (SA).

Energy Bill Relief Fund

The Australian Government and South Australian Government are working together to provide targeted energy bill relief for eligible households and small businesses this financial year through the Energy Bill Relief Fund.

In South Australia, retailers that hold a Concession Scheme Administrative Arrangements Deed with the Minister for Human Services  need to work with DHS to deliver the rebates.

Retailers can contact with any queries or to request a copy of the payment and reconciliation process.

The rebate is separate and additional to the existing South Australian energy concession.

Energy bill relief eligibility and application information

Energy Concession

The Minister for Human Services funds, operates and administers the energy concession on behalf of the Minister for Energy and Mining.

To provide concessions, an energy retailer must enter into a Concession Scheme Administrative Arrangements Deed with the Minister for Human Services.

The energy concession helps eligible South Australians on low or fixed incomes with the cost of electricity bills for their principal place of residence. The concession is calculated as a flat rate per day and is indexed each financial year.

For approved customers who receive an electricity bill in their name, the concession appears as a credit on each bill. People who pay for energy another way may receive concession payments directly into their bank account.

Energy concession eligibility and application information

Medical Heating and Cooling Concession

This payment assists South Australians on a fixed or low income, who have a clinically verified medical condition, to pay for the extra energy costs associated with frequently using heating or cooling in the home to prevent the worsening of their symptoms.

Visit the Medical Heating and Cooling Concession web page.

Emergency Electricity Payment Scheme (EEPS)

This payment assists electricity customers who are in financial hardship, have a debt to their retailer, and who have been disconnected or are at risk of being disconnected. People can apply once every three years, through a financial counsellor.

For information about financial counsellors or EEPS, phone the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007

Visit the financial aid web page

South Australian Energy Discount Offcer (SACEDO)

A discount on energy rates available to customers in addition to the standard energy concession. Customers must be with Origin Energy, who partnered with the SA Government after winning a tender process.

Visit the SACEDO web page.


A list of South Australian government concessions programs

SA.GOV.AU Concessions
Page last updated 27 November 2023