Two new schemes for Northern Territory residents that support eligible pensioners, including aged pension recipients, with the cost of living and recognise the valuable contribution seniors continue to make to the Northern Territory.



A means-tested scheme supporting eligible Territorians with the cost of living.


Recognising the valuable contribution senior Territorians make to the Northern Territory. All senior Territorians 65 years or older, are eligible for this scheme

Electricity and/or water

NT Seniors Recognition Scheme members who choose to use the $500 payment for electricity and/or water, will receive a one-off credit. The payment can only be applied to a member’s primary place of residence.

The member must be the primary account holder (where the members name appears on the bill) or an authorised person on the account with their electricity provider.

The credit cannot be refunded if the member closes their account. If the member changes their address the credit can be transferred.

The credit will remain on the members account until it is used or the account is closed.  Unused credit can be carried over into the new financial year.

Two eligible scheme members living in one household who are both legally responsible for the bill can apply more than one credit to the account.

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