The Utility Rent Relief Grant Scheme is available to low-income Victorians experiencing unexpected hardship.

The grant provides help to pay a mains electricity, gas or water bill that is overdue due to a temporary financial crisis if you meet one of the following criteria -

  • you have experienced a recent decrease in income, for example lost your employment
  • the cost of shelter is more than 30% of your income
  • someone in your house has experience family violence
  • you have had high unexpected cost for essential items

look here (External link) to see if you qualify for the grant.