The Small Business Development Corporation is administering and delivering the Small Business and Charities Energy Bill Relief program to eligible small businesses and charitable organisations that operate in embedded networks in WA. This will be in the form of a direct payment of $650 (GST Free) to the bank account of eligible businesses.
Embedded networks include examples such as shopping centres, businesses operating from airports, ports and industrial parks, businesses that have a sub-meter linked to a master meter controlled by the landlord, and circumstances where landlords purchase electricity from energy providers and on-sell the electricity to their small business tenants.
This relief excludes Energy Price Relief Rebates (rebates) for direct customers of Synergy and Horizon Power, who will credit the payments to electricity bills of these businesses. Eligible small businesses and charities that are billed by alternate private retailers, such as Alinta and Perth Energy, may apply for the Small Business and Charities Energy Bill Relief program.
The Small Business and Charities Energy Bill Relief program is part of the Energy Price Relief Rebates, an initiative co-funded by the Commonwealth and State Government to reduce the cost of electricity bills for eligible small businesses.
Applications for Small Business and Charities Energy Bill Relief close at 4pm on 30 November 2023.
More information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.