Victorians are applying for more immediate bill relief to cut their energy costs through the State Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus.

Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said a $205 million increase to the program allowed more Victorian households to receive $250 just by exploring a better energy situation on Victoria’s Energy Compare website.

All Victorians are permitted to apply, including concession card holders who previously claimed the payment through an earlier time of the program.

Ms D’Ambrosio said she was pleased to see many Victorians access the power saving bonus.

“Three weeks after launching this bill busting bonus, we are proud to have supported one million Victorian households with their energy bills while helping them find the cheapest deal available,” she said.

“We know Victorian families are doing it tough, so we’re topping up the $250 Power Saving Bonus program to make sure no one misses out.”

Since July 1, the program has had more than one million Victorians apply for the one-off payment. The $250 payment will be accessible until June 30, 2023, including no caps on the number of households receiving the payment.

The following number of residents in towns across the region have acccessed the bonus so far:

Wollert 4336; Mernda 4121; South Morang 4060; Wallan 2416; Kilmore 1549; Seymour 1155; Whittlesea 909; Beveridge 790; Donnybrook 718; Romsey 716; Broadford 704; Riddells Creek 557; Lancefield 343; Wandong 174; Puckapunyal 104; Pyalong 90; Tallarook 84.To apply and for more information visit compare.energy.vic.gov.au.

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