The Victorian Government offers a variety of concessions and benefits to assist with payment of energy bills. Holders of a Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or DVA Gold Card may be eligible. To apply for an energy concession (other than the Life Support or Medical Cooling Concessions) or to update your concession details, print, complete and return this form: Sumo Concession Form Separate forms apply for the Life Support and Medical Cooling Concessions – see further below.
Annual Electricity Concession
The Annual Electricity Concession provides eligible concession cardholders with a 17.5 percent discount on household electricity bills all year round.
Winter Gas Concession
The Winter Gas Concession provides eligible concession cardholders with a 17.5 percent discount off mains gas bills from 1 May to 31 October each year.
Service to Property Charge Concession
The Service to Property Charge Concession provides a discount on the electricity service charge where a household has very low electricity usage. The usage charge must be less than the service charge.
Controlled Load Electricity Concession
The Controlled Load Electricity Concession provides a 13 percent reduction on controlled load usage charges. The concession is only available to concession cardholders who are charged a controlled load tariff for separately metered electric hot water or slab heating.
Electricity Transfer Fee Waiver
The Electricity Transfer Fee Waiver provides a full waiver of any fee that is normally payable to retailers when cardholders move house.
Life Support Concession
The Life Support Concession provides a quarterly discount on electricity bills where a household member uses an eligible life support machine. For further information on qualifying machines, please visit http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/concessions. To apply, please download, complete and return the application form below: Victorian Life Support Concession and Machine Notification Form Application forms need to be completed and signed by your doctor, nurse or hospital social worker confirming your use of a life support machine.
Medical Cooling Concession
The Medical Cooling Concession provides a 17.5 percent discount on summer electricity costs for cardholders where a member of the family has a medical condition that affects the body’s ability to regulate temperature. This concession is available from 1 November to 30 April each year. The Medical Cooling Concession is given in addition to the Annual Electricity Concession. For further information on qualifying conditions, please visit http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/concessions. To apply, please download, complete and return the application form below: Medical Cooling Concession Application Form The application form needs to be completed and signed by your doctor confirming your medical condition.
Utility Relief Grant Scheme
Customers who are unable to pay their energy bills due to a temporary financial crisis can apply for the Utility Relief Grant Scheme. Assistance may be provided to low-income households suffering a short-term financial crisis (i.e. within the last 12 months) who are unable to pay for a current utility account and who are at risk of disconnection. Please call us if you would like to apply for a Utility Relief Grant. Or contact the Victorian Government Concessions Information Line on 1800 658 521 (toll-free). For more information about concessions visit the Victorian Government website or contact the Concessions Information Line on 1800 658 521 (toll-free).
All You Can Eat – treatment of energy concessions
This fact sheet explains how Sumo applies Victorian Government energy concessions for eligible All You Can Eat customers. All You Can Eat – Treatment of Energy Concessions Form