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The NSW Seniors Energy Rebate is available for eligible self-funded retirees to help cover the cost of their electricity. Gas accounts are not included.

The rebate is $200 per household, per financial year.

It must be applied for each year.

Note: Pensioners and veterans may be eligible for the Low Income Household Rebate for on supply customers or retail customers.


To be eligible you must:

  • be a self-funded retiree living in NSW
  • hold a current Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) issued by either Services Australia or the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • be the account holder named on the electricity bill
  • be applying for the rebate for your main place of residence.

What you need

  • a MyServiceNSW Account - you can create one when you start your application
  • your current CSHC
  • your most recent electricity bill
  • your contact details
  • your bank or credit union account details (to receive your rebate).

How to apply

  1. Check you meet the eligibility requirements.
  2. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  3. Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
  4. Enter the required details.
  5. Submit your application.

If you're unable to apply online, visit a Service NSW Centre or call us on 13 77 88.

If your application is successful, you'll receive payment within 5 working days into your nominated bank/credit union account.

Note: Service NSW processes your application and payment, not your electricity supplier. We will contact you if there are any problems.

More information

  • A household can only receive one Seniors Energy Rebate each financial year (even if more than one eligible retiree lives at the same address).
  • The following names must match:
    • the name on the application
    • the CSHC holder's name
    • the electricity account holder's name
  • The following addresses must match:
    • the CSHC holder's main residential address
    • the address where the electricity is being supplied.
Last updated: 31 August 2022