Apply for a subsidy for operating required medical equipment at home

Apply for a subsidy for electricity costs of life support equipment or temperature control at home.

The Life Support Equipment Electricity Subsidy Scheme is available to compensate eligible people for the electricity costs of operating life support equipment at home who are:

  • dependent on specified life support equipment used in their homes under specialist medical advice
  • holders of concession cards that are means tested

The thermoregulatory dysfunction energy subsidy scheme helps offset the energy costs associated with temperature control at the home of eligible people or their dependents with a thermoregulatory dysfunction. The subsidy is intended for people who hold means tested concession cards, (or the dependents of people who hold means tested concession cards) and who need heating or cooling to control the temperature in their homes under specialist medical advice.

Page reviewed 7 February 2018