The Victorian Government is giving a once-off $250 payment for all Victorian households that use the Victorian Energy Compare (VEC) website – the Victorian Government’s independent price comparator website – to search for the cheapest electricity deal.
Typically, households can save $330 on energy bills annually by using the website and switching their retailer or plan – meaning that Victorians can save up to $580 through this initiative.
This is on top of targeted programs to support Victorians with:
- Children starting three-year-old kinder receiving a Kinder Kit to help parents support their children’s early learning
- Free 30-day public transport travel passes to students experiencing crisis to ensure they can continue to travel to school and support services
- Additional rebates will be provided by Solar Victoria to eligible households, including renters, to install battery storage systems and solar panels on their homes
- The VCAL reforms will save many Victorian families up to $1,000 by cutting out of-pocket costs, with students no longer having to pay for essential learning materials for VET studies.
Reviewed 03 May 2022