Life support concession

​​The life support concession provides a daily discount to eligible customers who use an approved life support system, or who live with someone who uses such a system. The current approved life support systems and their daily discounts are:

 Life Support System  Discount Amount (cents per day)
 Oxygen Concentrator
 104.314 cents
 Peritoneal dialysis machine​
 77.395 cents
 Haemo-dialysis machine
 77.395 cents
 Chronic positive pressure and airways regulator
 37.015 cents
​ Continuous positive pressure and airways regulator
​ 37.015 cents
 Respirator (iron lung)
 137.964 cents
 Combination oxygen concentrator and chronic positive
 pressure and airways regulator
 141.329 cents
 Phototherapy machine
 196.577 cents
 Left ventricular assist device
 37.015 cents


Eligibility

The electricity account holder must require, or live with a person who requires, an approved life support system in their principal place of residence.

They do not need to quality for the annual electricity concession to qualify for the life support concession.

The approved life support systems that qualify for the life support concession are:
  • Oxygen Concentrator
  • Peritoneal dialysis machine
  • Haemo-dialysis machine
  • Chronic positive pressure and airways regulator
  • Respirator (iron lung)
  • Combination oxygen concentrator and chronic positive pressure and airways regulator
  • Phototherapy machine
  • Left ventricular assist device

How to apply

Eligible customers must complete the Life Support Concession Application Form (also available from your electricity retailers and Service Tasmania)
 
The form must be signed by a medical practitioner as verification that a member of that household requires a home-based life support system. 

Forward the form to your electricity retailer.  We cannot accept and approve applications as this is the responsibility of electricity retailers.​

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