March 13, 2023

A Minns Labor Government will help ease the cost of rising electricity bills for 320,000 eligible small businesses and 1.6 million eligible NSW families and households.

Energy Bill Relief for Small Businesses 

Small businesses across the state are struggling under rising electricity costs. If they close down, people lose their jobs, their livelihoods and their ability to make ends meet. 

That’s why under Labor, eligible NSW small businesses will receive $315 directly off their energy bill. 

Energy Bill Relief for Households

Labor’s Energy Relief Fund will mean NSW households who are hit hardest by rising electricity prices will receive $250 directly off their energy bill.

The rebate will apply to households receiving income support; pensioners and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders; and Family Tax Benefit recipients.

Labor’s plan will deliver effective, targeted energy bill relief to those who need it most - without onerous application processes or the requirement to apply or look elsewhere - under Labor, it’s automatically applied to bills.

Electricity prices and privatisation under the NSW Liberals and Nationals

NSW can’t risk another four more years of Dominic Perrottet and his privatisation agenda – it means NSW ends up paying more in the long run.

They privatised electricity and now NSW households pay $100 more than needed for power per year, with the biggest brunt borne by areas served by privatised electricity networks.

Customers of Endeavour Energy paid $200 a year more than they should, Ausgrid customers over $100, while Essential Energy customers paid a mere $10 extra a year. Meanwhile prices are up 40% per cent since 2015.

Labor’s plan for affordable, secure energy for NSW

Today’s announcement is just one part of Labor’s plan to reduce the cost of living for families, households and small businesses and deliver secure, reliable and clean energy to NSW. Labor has already announced:

No more privatisation. We will legislate to stop it. 

A NSW Energy Security Corporation to accelerate investment in renewables and keep the lights on. Legislate emissions reduction targets of 50 per cent by 2030 and net zero by 2050.