Drought Relief from Electricity Charges Scheme (DRECS) QLD


The Drought Relief from Electricity Charges Scheme (DRECS) provides Queensland drought-declared farming businesses with relief from supply charges on electricity used to pump water for farm or irrigation purposes.
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Applications may be made at any time.

 
What do you get?

Relief from energy charges.

Who is this for?

Drought-declared Queensland farming businesses.

Overview

Drought Relief from Electricity Charges Scheme provides drought-declared farming businesses with relief from supply charges on electricity accounts that are used to pump water for farm or irrigation purposes.

Waivers or reimbursements of supply charges on all relevant electricity accounts are available.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a farmer of a property that has been individually drought-declared or is within a drought-declared area
  • be experiencing disruptions to pumping water for farming or irrigation (i.e. have no water or water availability is severely restricted within the billing period)
  • complete and submit an application form

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at Drought Relief from Electricity Charges Scheme.

How do you apply?

If you are an Ergon Energy customer please complete this application form.

Non-Ergon customers can apply through the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

Find out more about how to apply at Drought Relief from Electricity Charges Scheme.