Member Statement - Power Saving Bonus

22 March 2023

Martha HAYLETT (Ripon) (09:56):

I want to take this opportunity to let my constituents know that from this Friday 24 March all Victorian households with an electricity bill will be to access a new round of the $250 power saving bonus, including those that have received payments from rounds in the past.

All they will need to do is visit the Labor government’s bill-busting Victorian Energy Compare website, where people can quickly and easily find the best energy offers for their home. For those without internet access across Ripon, they can call 1800 000 832 or visit their closest neighbourhood house with a copy of a recent electricity bill for assistance.

Not only will households benefit from the $250 bonus but those who find a better deal will on average save a whopping $330. That is more money back in people’s pockets. I sound like a saleswoman, but it only sounds too good to be true.

A member interjected.

Exactly. If people have not claimed the current round of the $250 bonus already, they can apply right up until midnight tomorrow, 23 March, and they can apply again from this Friday to get $500 in total. All it takes is 5 to 10 minutes and a copy of a recent electricity bill.

Since the current round of the $250 power saving bonus launched on 1 July this year, more than 1.7 million households have received the nation-leading cost-of-living support.

My office is available to help locals with applications and questions. Residents can contact me on 5461 1255 or via email at