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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: Office of State Revenue
Phone: (08) 9262 1373
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How to Apply

Application forms are available online or can be obtained by phoning the Energy Subsidies enquiry line on (08) 9262 1373.The application form must be completed in full and the authorisation and declaration signed by the applicant and their treating physician.


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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