Small business and charities electricity credit

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The McGowan Government has announced a $500 credit for small businesses or charities to put towards their electricity costs.
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The McGowan Government is providing a $500 credit to offset the electricity costs incurred by small businesses or charities in recognition of the impact of the five-day mandatory lockdown earlier this year.

Businesses or charities can receive the credit if:

  • they incurred electricity costs at a premises at 2 February 2021 and
  • electricity consumption at the premises is less than 50MW/h per year or electricity bills total up to $15,000 per annum.

Either the owner-occupier or the tenant who pays the electricity costs at the premises can apply to receive a credit for each premises used solely or partly for commercial purposes, regardless of if the owner has received it for a different premises.

Small businesses or charities whose electricity is supplied by Synergy or Horizon Power do not need to apply for the credit.

You must apply for the credit by 30 September 2021.

See details about eligibility and how to apply.

Page reviewed 14 June 2021