The recent storms in Victoria have caused significant damage, to homes and vital infrastructure – leaving many Victorians without power for a prolonged time.
To support those who have been impacted by energy outages, the Victorian Government is providing a Prolonged Power Outage Payment of $1,680 per week, per household, for up to three weeks.
You are eligible for this payment if:
- you have not had power as at 12:01am Thursday 17 June due to the recent severe weather event and
- you have a residential electricity account.
Eligibility will be determined on a week to week basis. Customers whose power remains out as at 12:01am next Thursday, 24 June will be entitled to the second week’s payment, and customers whose power remains out as at 12:01 am Thursday, 1 July will be entitled to the third and final payment.
Reviewed 23 June 2021