The Victorian Government has announced a new round of its $250 Power Saving Bonus.
This second round of a $250 payment is designed to help ease cost of living pressures for Victorian households and encourage them to compare energy offers and save money. The second round of the Power Saving Bonus is available to all Victorian households – no concession card needed!
Applications for the first round of the Power Saving Bonus close at 11.59 pm AEDT on 23 March. Applications for the second round will open from 12.01 am AEDT on 24 March and will remain until 31 August 2023.
To claim the bonus — a once-off payment per round — visit the Victorian Energy Compare website or use an energy affordability service from a participating community partner. You will need a recent electricity bill that names you as an account holder. The $250 payment is made directly into your nominated bank account and can be used however you wish. The Bonus is limited to one payment for each eligible household.
If you need help to apply, try:
- Friends and family – If someone you know has a computer with the internet, ask if you can use it to visit Victorian Energy Compare.
- Online – Get help in real time by using the live chat on the Victorian Energy Compare website.
- Phone support – Call 1800 000 VEC (832) for general support and assistance with the Victorian Energy Compare website and the Power Saving Bonus program. If you don’t have internet or computer access, you can apply over the phone.
- Email – Email the support team at email@example.com for help with the online application process.