Cheaper gas and electricity for NSW seniors

May 30, 2015 by J-Wire News Service
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Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton and Coogee MP Bruce Notley-Smith are encouraging seniors to take advantage of potential savings that are now available on their electricity, gas and solar bills through the NSW Government’s new partnership with AGL Energy (AGL).

Gabrielle Upton

Gabrielle Upton

Ms Upton said that the NSW Government is delivering on its election commitment to expand the Seniors Card program and ease cost of living pressures.

“Under this partnership, over 20,000 NSW Seniors Card holders in the Vaucluse Electorate can receive a 20% discount off electricity usage charges and 18% discount off gas usage charges,” Ms Upton said.

“Seniors who switch their gas and electricity to AGL before 30 June will also get a $50 credit on each of their accounts.”

“Seniors will also receive a 5% discount off all AGL tradespeople and appliances such as heating, cooling and hot water.”

Bruce Notley-Smith

Bruce Notley-Smith

Mr Notley-Smith said that over 10,000 seniors in the Coogee Electorate interested in purchasing a solar system have access to two special offers through the AGL program.

“Seniors who purchase a system outright will receive an initial $100 credit on their AGL electricity bill,” Mr Notley-Smith said.

“Seniors Card holders who take up AGL’s Senior Solar Smart Plan will save at least $200 off the solar energy plan compared to regular customers over their entire contract (7 -12 years).”

“The NSW Government is doing what it can to ease cost of living pressures through partnerships like this which can make a real difference to seniors’ household finances.”

While savings will vary depending on individual circumstances including your current level of discount, for Seniors Card holder Cecilia Hicks, the benefits of the AGL offer were clear.  Initial calculations estimate that switching to AGL and taking up the special AGL Seniors Card offer will save Mrs Hicks more than $300 on her annual household electricity bill.

To find out more about the AGL discount energy plans, Seniors Card holders should call 1300 889 324 or visit


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