Medical Cooling Concession
Oct. 26, 2015
The Medical Cooling Concession provides a 17.5 per cent discount on summer electricity costs for cardholders where a member of the family has Parkinson's or another medical condition that affects the body’s ability to regulate temperature.
The Medical Cooling Concession is available from 1 November to 30 April each year. It is provided in addition to the Annual Electricity Concession.
To be eligible for the concession, you must hold at least one of the following concession cards:
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Health Care Card
- DVA Gold Card
How to apply
Applications are available from your electricity retailer, by contacting the Victorian Concessions Information Line on 1800 658 521 (toll-free), or can be downloaded from the Department of Human Services website.
The application form needs to be completed and signed by your doctor confirming your medical condition. Once completed, forward the form to your electricity retailer. Your electricity retailer will check your concession card details with Centrelink and apply the discount to your bill.
For more information contact Parkinson’s Victoria on 1800 644 189, the Victorian Concessions Information Line (1800 658 521) or your energy provider.