In a timely boost for Western Australians, the Cook Government has announced the rollout of the second electricity credit, aimed at easing cost of living pressures this summer. The credit — of at least $200.00 — will appear on the upcoming power bills of every Western Australian household.
This initiative is the second instalment of the Household Electricity Credit, following the initial $200.00 credit applied in the July/August billing cycle for customers of Synergy and Horizon Power. The upcoming credit will start reflecting on bills from 2 December 2023, aligning with the onset of summer.
Households that are not direct customers of Synergy or Horizon Power, such as those residing in caravan parks, retirement villages, or apartments, are also eligible for this relief. These residents must apply to receive their credit by 31 March 2024.
Premier Roger Cook commented, “This Household Electricity Credit will give every Western Australian household some relief over the Christmas season.”
“While most households receive the credit automatically, it’s important that anyone living in an apartment or a retirement village gets their application in, so we can get this support to their bank account as soon as possible.”
The scheme also extends to small businesses, with around 90,000 eligible entities set to receive the second half of a $650.00 credit on their upcoming energy bills. The application deadline for businesses on embedded networks mirrors that of households, extending to the end of March 2024.
For more information on the Household Electricity Credit and the application process, residents are advised to visit the official website at www.wa.gov.au.