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Companion and Transport Concession Card

A Transport Concession Card entitles the holder to concession travel on Adelaide Metro bus, train, tram services.

People with permanent and severe disabilities can apply for a card that enables a carer to accompany them when they use public transport.

For more information on eligibility and to apply online, go the sa.gov website below or contact the ConcessionsSA Hotline.

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Concession Finder

South Australians on low or fixed incomes can access a range of concessions to help with household and other expenses.

You can use the Concession Finder at the sa.gov website to see what concession you may be eligible for.

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Concession Stamps

If you hold a Federal Government Concession Card you may be eligible for a reduced rate on stamps and other services.

With a free Australia Post Concession account, you'll pay just 60c per stamp, instead of $1. You can buy up to 50 stamps per year, in booklets of 5 for $3. You'll even get a free booklet of 5 concession stamps to get you started.

To be eligible, you must have a:

- Pensioner Concession Card

- Health Care Card (all types)

- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

- Department of Veterans' Affairs Card

- Veterans' Repatriation Health Card

For more information and to get the application form please go to Australia Post's web site.

The application form is also available through the link below.

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Cost of Living Concession

The Cost of Living Concession helps those on low or fixed incomes with their cost of living expenses, whether that be electricity, water, gas or medical bills.

Eligibility is based on your living arrangements on 1 July. You can apply any time but applications must be submitted by 31 December to receive the concession for that financial year.

If you have previously received a Cost of Living Concession payment and your living and income arrangements have not changed, you do not need to reapply.

For more information on your eligibility visit the sa,gov website below, or contact the ConcessionsSA Hotline.

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Emergency Services Levy (fixed property) Remission

South Australian residents may be eligible to receive a remission on the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) (fixed property) for their principal place of residence.

To be eligible, applicants must:

- live at the property on 1 July of the year the levy notice is issued

- be a registered owner of the property, or be the holder of a life estate, on 1 July of the year the levy notice is issued

- hold an eligible card or receive an eligible Centrelink payment between the levy notice issue and due dates.

Residential park residents are not eligible for an ESL remission, as this charge is not normally passed on by residential park operators.

You can apply online at the sa.gov website below, or download the application form and submit by email.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the ConcessionsSA Hotline.

If you have previously applied for concessions, but are not currently receiving them, please contact the Concessions SA Hotline to discuss further.

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Energy Bill Concessions

The Energy Bill Concession is available to eligible South Australians on low or fixed incomes for assistance with the cost of Electricity bills for their principal place of residence.

To be eligible you must:

- live at the property

- be listed as an account holder on your electricity bill

- hold an eligible concession card or receive an eligible Centrelink payment

- not be living with anyone who has an income of more than $3,000 per year, unless they either:

- get an allowance from Centrelink or the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)

- are your spouse, domestic partner or dependent.

If you live in a residential park you may be eligible for a combined concession for your water, sewerage and energy - see Residential Park Resident Concessions link below.

You can apply online at the sa.gov website below, or download the application form and submit by email.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the ConcessionsSA Hotline.

If you have previously applied for concessions, but are not currently receiving them, please contact the ConcessionsSA Hotline.

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Energy Bill Relief

Energy Bill Relief Rebate

Help to pay your electricity bill is available for eligible households, and small businesses. The Energy Bill Relief rebate applies in addition to the South Australian energy concession.

If you currently receive the energy concession, you’re already eligible for the rebate, and it will automatically be applied to your bills. You don’t need to do anything.

If you don’t receive the energy concession, check if you’re eligible for that first.

Energy concession - who can apply

Some people will be eligible for the rebate, but not concessions. They will be contacted in September 2023 about what they need to do.

Rebate Amount

The total rates for the 2023-24 financial year are:

- households - up to $500 a year (paid as a quarterly amount of $125)

- small businesses - up to $650 a year (paid as a quarterly amount of $162.50)

Who is eligible for the additional rebate?

Households

The person whose name appears on the electricity bill must have one of these:

- Pensioner Concession Card

- Health Care Card (including Low Income Health Care Card)

- DVA Gold Card

- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

- Family Tax Benefit (FTB) A or B

- Carer Allowance

Or, you must be eligible for the South Australian energy concession.

A household can only receive a single rebate even if there is more than one eligible person living there.

Eligibility is checked each quarter. You only need to be eligible on one day in a quarter to receive the energy bill relief for that quarter.

Small Businesses

In South Australia, small businesses that consume less than 160MWh of electricity per annum will receive the bill relief automatically from July 2023.

To be eligible, your business must be on a separately metered business tariff with your electricity retailer.

Small businesses that consume more than 160MWh of electricity per annum are not eligible.

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Funeral AssistanceSA

To apply for assistance, use the online application form. Processing delays will apply to applications received by post.

People who have recently experienced the death of a friend or family member and who have tried all options to raise funds or obtain credit may be eligible for help through Funeral AssistanceSA.

You can apply online, by email or fax. The application form can be obtained from the website.

Please call for further information on eligibility, what is covered and what you will need or visit the website below.

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Home Dialysis Electricity Concession

Home Dialysis Electricity Concession is an electricity concession for patients with kidney disease who receive dialysis treatment at home. The concession contributes to the running of the dialysis equipment.

The concession is $165 per year. Anyone undergoing dialysis treatment at home is eligible.

See your GP to complete an application form, which is available from your hospital renal unit.

For more information, visit the website below or speak to your renal unit.

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