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The NSW Government remains committed to reducing the impact of electricity price rises in the interests of all customers and is working to prevent increases in the future.
There is a wide range of support available to NSW households and businesses for their energy bills, ranging from rebates and financial assistance to programs to help cut down bills.
Tips to help you cut your power bills
Ask your retailer about payment plans or Centrepay
Paying for your bills in instalments is a great way of avoiding the shock of a large quarterly bill. You can arrange a payment plan through your energy retailer.
If you are a Centrelink client, you can arrange Centrepay , where regular small payments are deducted from your Centrelink allowance and paid towards your energy account.
Check the energy star rating of appliances before you buy
When thinking about purchasing appliances you should look out for an energy star rating . Appliance labelling can help you choose appliances that are cheaper to run. Use the Smarter Choice calculator to find out how much an appliance is really going to cost to run.
Contact a NILS provider if you need help purchasing an appliance
If you are experiencing financial issues and need to purchase a new appliance such as a fridge or washing machine, you may be able to access a No Interest Loan. Find out how to apply for NILS and find a provider at NILS NSW .
Do an energy assessment and compare your usage
Find out how efficient your household is with an and explore ways to reduce your bills through the NSW Government's NABERS website.
Find out if you are eligible for rebates
Learn more about NSW Government rebates and financial assistance for energy customers on this website or call Service NSW on 13 77 88.
Learn about your power use
You can borrow a Save Power Kit free of charge from selected local libraries in NSW . It's a fun and educational way to learn more about the power you use and how to reduce your power bills.
Learn how to save energy
Read basic information about how to reduce your energy bill on our website. For more detailed information, refer to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage web pages for households , businesses or local communities, or visit the living greener website .
Look for Smarter Choice retailers when buying appliances
Learn about the running costs of different appliances and white goods when you are deciding what to buy. Search for Smarter Choice retailers on a map to help you make an informed decision about running costs when you are buying TVs, fridges, freezers, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers. Find out more from the Smarter Choice Program .
Shop around for the best energy deals
NSW customers can choose an energy deal that is best for them. To find out how you might get a better energy deal, visit the Australian Energy Regulator's Energy Made Easy comparison website. Make sure to have an energy bill handy for more accurate results.
Talk to a financial counsellor
Financial counselling by a qualified professional can help you manage your bills and other expenses. Find a counsellor through the Financial Counsellors' Association of NSW , use an online calculator and other tools or call 1300 914 408.