Additional drought relief provisions.

There have been a few additional drought relief schemes including the Drought Relief from Electricity Charges Scheme and Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebates. If you need any help with applying for these grants, please contact QDO.

Drought Relief from Electricity Charges Scheme (DRECS)

The Drought Relief from Electricity Charges Scheme (DRECS) provides relief from supply charges on electricity accounts that are used to pump water for farm or irrigation purposes. Financial assistance is available in drought-declared areas or if your property has been drought-declared. You can apply for a waiver or reimbursement of supply charges on all relevant electricity accounts.

South East customers apply online: or phone 13 43 87

Regional customers can contact Ergon Energy on 13 10 46.

Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebates (EWIR)

There is quite a lot of criteria involved in obtaining this rebate. We suggest you call QDO if this is something you envisage applying for. Talk to Kerrie – 3236 2955. Please note that this is NOT a rebate involving property development.

Read about Eligibility

STEP 1: download the Water Availability Statement form which would need to be completed : or contact the Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23.


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