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       Cool new program to keep                                                                                           POWER SAVING

                                                                                                                              BONUS FOR
             your home comfortable                                                                                           ASSISTANCE

                                                                                                                                $250 one off payment
                      Source:  A
             o you have an old gas, elec-                                                                                       is available to  Victorian
             tric or wood heater at home?                                                                                       residential energy con-
      DThrough the Home Heating                                                                                          sumers who have a concession
       and Cooling Upgrades Program,                                                                                     benefit such as a Centrelink pen-
       you might be eligible for rebates                                                                                 sion concession card, to provide
       to upgrade  to an energy efficient                                                                                direct support for people suffer-
       reverse split cycle system.                                                                                       ing from bill stress due to the
        This program is for owner-occu-                                                                                  COVID-19 pandemic.
       pier household with an approved                                                                                    Eligible    households       can
       concession card, or with a com-                                                                                   apply on the  Victorian Energy
       bined  household  income  of  less                                                                                Compare  website  or  through  a
       than $90,000.                                                                                                     participating community organ-
        This program is supporting peo-                                                                                  isation from 1 February 2021
       ple to replace an existing gas,                                                                                   until the 31 January 2022.
       fixed electric or wood heating or                                                                                  Community based support may
       no heating with an energy-efficient                                                                               be available if you’re unable to
       reverse-cycle air conditioner from                                                                                apply for the $250 Power Saving
       the approved products list.                                                                                       Bonus online.
        The Home Heating and Cooling                                                                                      The Energy Assistance Program
       Upgrades Program will support                                                                                     helps eligible  Victorians save
       250,000  low-income  households                                                                                   money on their energy bills and
       in Victoria to upgrade their home                                                                                 get advice on energy issues,
       energy  systems  over  the  next                                                                                  including submitting a $250
       three years.                         who  upgrade  will  lower  their  •   $200 towards the cost of decom-        Power Saving Bonus applica-
                                                                                    missioning their outdated gas
        Older heating and cooling sys-      greenhouse gas emissions  and           heater (if an existing gas heater    tion. The program is delivered
       tems can be expensive to run, inef-  save up to $300 a year on their         is being replaced), and              by the Brotherhood of Saint
       ficient and unsafe. Reverse cycle    energy bills.                         •   $500 towards the cost of upgrad-   Laurence,  Australian  Energy
       split systems are energy efficient   Under the program, eligible             ing their switchboard (if an         Foundation and Uniting, inde-
       and provide households with ther-    households can receive:                 upgrade is required to install       pendent of energy companies.
       mal comfort throughout the year  •   $1000 towards the cost of an            the rebated reverse-cycle air        The free call number 1800 830
       by keeping homes warm in winter        energy-efficient reverse-cycle air    conditioner).                        029 is there for getting assis-
       and  cool  in  summer.  Households     conditioner,                                                               tance with this program.

                                         Enjoy Cooler Summers

                                      ... and Warmer Winters

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