Over the long weekend, West Australia’s Prime Minister Mark McGowan announced that every household in Western Australia would receive $ 600 electricity bill credit this week.
According to the prime minister, the credit is expected to cover about four months of electricity expenses and is provided to encourage households in WA to increase their spending in anticipation of Christmas.
“It will give families the confidence to spend Christmas and make sure they are supporting local businesses,” McGowan told reporters on Sunday.
“We are coming out of COVID very quickly. Our economy is Australia’s strongest. But we still want to give consumers the confidence to spend over the next few months and this allows us to do so. “
This bill credit package is the second to be announced by McGowan. In March, Mozo reported on the WA stimulus plan, which froze all charges for electricity, water and vehicle registration.
“For the first time in 16 years, all household fees and charges will be frozen, bringing relief and certainty to every Western Australian,” Mr McGowan said at the time.
In addition, the Energy Assistance Payment, a discount offered to concession card holders, has been doubled to $ 600 to help them pay their energy bills.
How the rest of the country can save on their energy bills
As Australians across the country get their first glimpse of the summer weather, it won’t be long before the air conditioners and fans start to come alive. But every home knows that keeping cool often comes at a price.
However, according to the recent study by Mozo Energy report, Australians have the potential to save between $ 200 and $ 300 a year on their energy bill, depending on their distribution area.
“Our research has shown that Australians can always grab a more competitive offer just by shopping,” said Kirsty Lamont, director of Mozo.
“Or if you’d rather stay with your current retailer, give them a call and ask for a better deal. You might be surprised at how ready they are to shave if you mention that you are considering a change.
Find out how much you could save on your energy costs by visiting our energy comparison tool!