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Energy Bill Relief Fund for small businesses

06 July 2023 | By Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Your business can get bill relief if you meet the small business electricity usage criteria in your state or territory. You don’t need to do anything. If you are eligible, you will receive bill relief on your electricity bills from 1 July 2023.

Who can get it?

To be eligible, your business must be on a separately metered business tariff with your electricity retailer, and your business’s annual electricity consumption must be less than the threshold for your state or territory. The energy consumption threshold is:

  • 40MWh in Victoria
  • 50MWh in Western Australia
  • 100MWh in the ACT, NSW and Queensland
  • 150MWh in Tasmania
  • 160MWh in the Northern Territory and South Australia

Who can’t get it?

  • If you run your small business using electricity from your home, you are generally not eligible for the small business bill relief.
  • If your annual electricity consumption is above the small customer business threshold, you are not eligible for the small business bill relief.
  • For the ACT, small businesses in embedded networks will not be eligible for the small business bill relief.

How much you can get?

If you are eligible, how much you can get and how you get it depends on the state or territory your small business is in.

You will get a $325 of bill relief if your eligible small business is in Victoria.

You will get a $650 of bill relief if your eligible small business is in these states and territories:

  • NSW
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia.

If your small business is in the ACT, your business will benefit from lower electricity charges flowing from the ACT’s Large-scale Feed-in Tariff Scheme. If your business has average electricity use it will receive a reduction in electricity charges of $624. Your business will also receive a $325 rebate.

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