IOT Energy Bill Relief Fund
The Australian Government’s Energy Bill Relief Fund will soon be rolling out to households and businesses in the Indian Ocean Territories.
Under this initiative, all residential households who pay electricity through the Indian Ocean Territories Power Service will be eligible for a single rebate of up to $350, and all businesses will be eligible for a single rebate of up to $650.
The Australian Government is fully funding these rebates, with the amounts consistent with the level of energy bill relief funding provided by the Australian Government to eligible Western Australian residents and businesses.
How will it work?
The scheme will apply to customers with an electricity account as at 11 September 2023.
No applications are necessary, as electricity bills will be automatically adjusted by the Indian Ocean Territories Power Service. If the electricity bill is less than $350, the remaining credit will be carried forward to future electricity bills, up until 30 June 2024.
There will be one rebate of up to $350 per individual and residential household. For example, where someone has a family member’s electricity bill in their name, as well as their own, only one rebate will be applied.
The electricity bill relief is a one-off reduction to household and business electricity bills in the current 2023-24 financial year.
The Indian Ocean Territories Power Service will deliver the rebates as soon as possible this financial year.
For further information or queries, please contact the Indian Ocean Territories Administration on Office-IOTA@infrastructure.gov.au or 08 9164 7901.