I learnt about this rebate for the first time on ozb here and decided to post this 15/16 rebate now.
In contrast, this rebate doesnt appear to only be targeting the low income people, instead it is more generic, see criteria below.
To be eligible for the NSW Family Energy Rebate, you must:
- be a resident of New South Wales; and
- be an account holder of an electricity retailer, or a long term resident of an on-supplied residential community, or a resident of an on-supplied retirement village, or a resident of an on-supplied strata scheme; and whose name appears on the electricity account for supply to her or his principal place of residence; and
- have been assessed by the Federal Department of Human Services (DHS) as being eligible for the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) A or B during the previous financial year, and have received a payment of FTB in respect of that eligibility.
All the various rebate levels are covered on the web page. It seems you dont have to do much other than fill a form direct link to form here and 'they' will know how much rebate you are eligible for.
Hopefully this is useful to someone, some extra money to spend on all those ozb deals.