Yarrunga Community Centre
76-86 Croydon Hills Drive, Croydon Hills, Vic 3136
Phone: (03) 9722 8942 . Email: info@yarrunga.org.au
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-4pm

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Assistance with the $250 Power Saving Bonus

We are helping community members apply for the State Government's $250 Power Saving Bonus, a one-off payment to help Victorians experiencing energy bill stress.

Below are some frequently asked questions. If you or someone you know meets the eligibility requirements, get in contact with us and we can help you access this important bonus.


What is the $250 Power Saving Bonus?

The $250 Power Saving Bonus is a one-off $250 payment for Victorian households to help ease cost-of-living pressures and encourage them to compare energy offers and save money. It is an initiative of, and funded by, the Victorian State Government.


Who is eligible for the Power Saving Bonus?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a Victorian residential energy consumer (ie. have a residential electricity account)
  • Be the account holder for that bill


When can eligible households apply?

Eligible households can apply anytime now up until 30 June 2023.


How many people per household can apply?

Only one payment is available to each household.- the account holder.


I am a concession card holder who received the previous Power Saving Bonus before 1 July 2022. Can I apply again?

Yes, you can.


How do I apply?

Applications are made online. If you do not have access to, or are uncomfortable using technology, please contact Yarrunga community Centre and we will help you every step of the way. Call us on 9722 8942 for an appointment.


What do I need for the application process?

When you come to us to submit your application, there are a few things you need to bring with you: 

  • a copy of a recent electricity bill
  • your 'NMI' number - this is located on your bill and is typically a 10 or 11 digit number

Be sure to keep a copy of your NMI and your application reference number as you may need this information for further communications about your application.


How long does it take to receive the Power Saving Bonus?

If you meet the eligibility and documentation requirements, you should receive your $250 payment via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) within two to three weeks of submission. If you request payment via cheque, this should be received within four weeks.


What do I do next?

Call Yarrunga Community Centre on 9722 8942  to book an appointment time.


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