Energy bill relief rolling out to Norfolk Island

As part of the Albanese Labor Government’s commitment to reducing cost-of-living pressures, the Energy Bill Relief Fund will soon be rolling out to households and businesses on Norfolk Island.

This is the first time that eligible external territories households have been able to access Commonwealth Government rebates.

The energy bill rebate will allow residents to access $500, in line with Queensland. Eligible businesses will be able to access a $650 rebate, which will be automatically credited to their bills.

Elsewhere in Australia, Energy Bill Relief is being delivered in partnership with the Australian Government by states and territories through their existing energy concession schemes.

As Norfolk Island is a non-self-governing territory, separate arrangements have been established to deliver this much-needed relief to homes and businesses on island.

 The Albanese Government will fully fund the rebates and will work with electricity providers to deliver them as soon as possible this financial year.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, Kristy McBain MP:

“We are making sure that families and businesses on Norfolk Island can access support with their power bills – which is why we are delivering the Energy Bill Relief Fund to this remote territory.

“We know that every cent counts – and this targeted and temporary relief will save Norfolk Island residents hundreds of dollars on their energy bills.

“This Bill relief is part of our ongoing commitment to improve the support and services available to Norfolk Island residents.”

Quotes attributable to the Federal Member for Bean, David Smith MP:

“We know that families and small businesses on Norfolk Island are feeling the pinch, which is why we have worked hard to deliver the Energy Bill Relief Fund.

“We are focused on getting $500 back into the pockets of eligible families and $650 for eligible businesses on Norfolk Island – and will work with electricity providers to make this happen.”