More QLD Government power bills relief

More than $400 million in Queensland Government COVID-19 relief has helped around 2.1 million Queensland households with their power and water bills - with more financial relief to come.


Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the $200 rebates have been applied to power bills as the fastest way to get financial relief to households – with the remaining half-a-million south-east Queensland households to receive their $200 rebates soon.


Another $50 credit off power bills will follow from 1 September: a dividend payment to Queenslanders as shareholders in the state’s publicly-owned energy businesses.


“Our COVID-19 economic relief package is making a tangible difference to people’s lives.”


Dr Lynham said on top of the $200 utility rebate, the Government was bringing forward a planned $50 dividend payment off power bills – with another $50 dividend locked in for the 2021-2022 financial year.


“This means Queenslanders will receive $250 in utility relief this year,” he said.


Dr Lynham encouraged Queenslanders who had not received their utility relief payment on their power bill to contact their electricity retailer.


“As always, I encourage Queenslanders to visit the Smart Savings website to check their eligibility for other Queensland energy concession and rebates.


“And if any Queenslander needs assistance to pay their power bill I urge them to contact their retailer to discuss their options.”


23 July 2020.