Medical Cooling Concession
Nov. 22, 2018
The Medical Cooling Concession provides a 17.5% discount on summer electricity costs for concession cardholders where a family member in the household has Parkinson’s or other medical condition that affects the body’s ability to regulate temperature.
It is available from 1 November to 30 April each year and is provided in addition to the Annual Electricity Concession. To be eligible, you must hold at least one of the following concession cards – a Pensioner Concession Card, a Health Care Card or a DVA Gold Card.
How to apply
Phone your electricity retailer or call the Concessions information line on 1800 658 521 (toll free) for an application form.
The application form needs to be completed and signed by your doctor confirming your medical condition. Once completed, you will need to forward the form to your electricity retailer, who will apply the discount to your bill.
Learn more about the cooling concession.