01 May 2021
Winter Energy Payment to help heat homes
The government's Winter Energy Payment is any extra payment of up to $280 per month to help heat homes and improve health during winter. The payment does not need to be repaid and if you don't need/want the payment you can choose not to get it.
How much is the Winter Energy Payment?
The Winter Energy Payment will be from 1 May to 1 October each year and is:
- $39.13 per week if you're living on your own (no dependent children).
- $60.87 per week if you have a partner or children.
You don't need to apply for the Winter Energy Payment – if you’re eligible, you’ll get it automatically along with your other regular payments from the Government.
Read more here.