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Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Subsidy Scheme

The Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Subsidy (TDES) assists financially disadvantaged persons with a thermoregulatory dysfunction to offset the energy costs associated with operating equipment to control the temperature of their home. For the purpose of this subsidy, thermoregulatory dysfunction is defined as significant loss of a person's capacity to control body temperature when exposed to extremes of environmental temperatures. It is associated with medical conditions which result in the affected person being at risk of serious detriment to their general health and bodily function when exposed to extremes of temperatures. The subsidy is aimed at persons who hold means tested concession cards, (or dependants of people who hold means tested concession cards), who require heating and/or cooling to control the temperature in their home under specialist medical advice.


Name: Department of Finance, RevenueWA
Phone: (08) 9262 1373; Regional line 1300 368 364

How to Apply

Apply online through RevenueWA's Online Services Portal. If you are unable to apply online, complete the Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Subsidy application form. The application form must be completed in full and signed by an authorised medical practitioner.


The applicant for the subsidy must be the holder of one of the following means tested concession cards: Pensioner Concession Card; Health Care Card or; Health Care Interim Voucher. In addition, to be eligible under this scheme the applicant must be:

  • certified by a treating doctor who has been treating the patient for at least three months; and
  • assessed as meeting at least two of the three qualifying conditions

The Qualifying Conditions can be found in the Fact Sheet at the link above or by phoning the Energy Subsidies enquiry line on (08) 9262 1373.

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