Helping you save money in one easy place
Helping people in NSW find a way to cut costs and access financial or other support is set to become easier with the newly created Cost of Living hub.
This NSW Government initiative provides resources and tools to help ease cost-of-living pressures via nsw.gov.au.
People will now be able to access information from more than 80 government and non-government websites in one central place, along with guides and advice on how to save money and where to find various rebates and vouchers.
The Cost of Living hub focuses on seven key areas covering everyday essentials including:
- Food and groceries - ways to save on your weekly food bill and reduce food wastage.
- Housing - NSW Government home-buyer incentives, managing rent increases and mortgage help.
- Energy and utilities - checking eligibility for Energy Bill Relief and gas rebates, reducing power usage to decrease your bills, requesting a payment plan and seeking emergency assistance.
- Managing money - accessing support and advice if you're experiencing financial hardship, avoiding scams and using a tool to more effectively manage your budget.
- Health - reviewing your private health cover to find a policy that’s right for you and understanding safety nets to access cheaper medicine.
- Families and care - eligibility for the childcare subsidy, finding children's education and care services to support working parents and affordable help around the home for seniors and older Australians.
- Transport, driving and fuel - tips for finding cheaper fuel, cost-saving driving techniques, transport alternatives and tips for choosing insurance.
The hub content is tailored to provide easy access for everyone so they can find the support that meets their individual circumstances.
View the Cost of Living hub.
Minister for Customer Service Jihad Dib said:
“We know people across NSW are really feeling the pinch when it comes to increasing costs and this is one way we can help. It is an easy-to-use website that connects the community with helpful information and trusted resources to manage everyday expenses.”
“The Cost of Living hub helps people connect to important services and support, giving them access to what they need when they need it the most. It is important the community knows what help is available to them.”
“This site looks at key areas where the community are feeling pressure and will provide cost-cutting advice on everything from fruit and vegetables to managing home related expenses and keeping energy costs down.”
“The hub brings together resources from more than 80 government and not-for-profit websites, making information easier to find and navigate.”
Minister for Energy Penny Sharpe said:
“This one-stop-shop makes it easier for eligible households to find a rebate that will reduce their power bills, at a time when many are doing it tough.
“Not only does it link people to available rebates, but it also provides advice and tips to help them understand their bills and what they can do to reduce costs.”
“1.6 million eligible low-income households, pensioners, self-funded retirees, families, veterans, carers, and people who use life support equipment will receive $500 to help pay their electricity bills. The Cost of Living hub makes it easier to check you’re getting the support you’re entitled to.”