Coronavirus (COVID-19) electricity relief for small businesses

Under the Queensland Government's COVID-19 economic relief package, around 200,000 small businesses and sole traders received a $500 rebate in 2020 on their electricity bill.

The rebate was applied by electricity retailers across the state as an automatic credit on their small business customers' electricity bills.

Embedded network arrangements

Small business tenants who get their electricity through a privately owned embedded network, and are billed by their landlord, property manager/operator or other entity (exempt seller) were also eligible for the rebate.

These businesses had the rebate credited to their bills by their exempt seller or electricity billing company.

Exempt sellers needed to lodge a claim (using Form 514) with their electricity retailer.