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Energy Concessions – Northern Territory

Published on October 10, 2017 3:10 am, by

The cost of electricity and gas has risen significantly in recent years. The media attention this issue has been given has provided the motivation for people to talk more and compare prices, however by not shopping around, 70% of us are still paying 20% more than we need to for our electricity.

Electricity and gas retailers talk about rising wholesale prices and while there is truth in that, it is only one side of the story as the retailers continue to report huge profits.

MoneyBrilliant’s Bill Watch feature has been designed to help you find the lowest cost electricity and gas plans for your usage in your area. This is a good first step to decreasing your energy bills.

For customers who meet certain criteria, most typically pensioners and low-income earners, there are further concessions you can apply for. These vary state by state and are set by the state government.

In the Northern Territory, eligible customers may apply for the following annual concessions:

GST exclusive

$1.158182 per day

$0.082728 per kilowatt hours (kWh) used

GST inclusive

$1.274 per day

$0.091 per kWh used

Electricity:

  • $1.275 per day or $0.091 per kW hours used (GST inclusive) OR $1.158182 per day or $0.082728 per kW hours used (GST exclusive)
  • Electricity tokens – up to $1,200 per year
  • Off-grid electricity – $1.275 per day

You are eligible to apply if you are a resident of the Northern Territory and hold one of the following cards:

From the Department of Human Services (Centrelink):

  • Age Pension
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Carer Payment
  • Parenting Payment (single)

From the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA)

  • Repatriation Health Card TPI/War/Widower (Gold Card)
  • Repatriation Pharmaceuticals Benefits Card (Orange Card)
  • Pensioner Card (Blue Card)
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

To apply you need to complete the membership form for the NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme.

If your electricity is off-grid or on-supplied by a residential community or caravan park you will find different concession forms for that here as well:

https://ntconcessions.nt.gov.au/?q=members/nt-concessions-scheme

In the Northern Territory, your information will be passed on for concessions to be applied.

Updated 12 November 2019

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