Average savings each appointment over $600

SAVING about $100 a quarter on their electricity and gas bills was as easy as stepping into the Marrickville Service NSW Centre at Marrickville for 45 minutes for Vicki Rees and her husband James Leslie.

Ms Rees said a Service NSW staffer did everything for them, including making calls on their behalf to energy providers on the spot.
“She was really, really helpful,” Ms Rees said.
As a recent retiree, she said the savings would make a real difference to their budget.
“We are very happy with what she did for us,” she said.
“I’ve never changed the (gas and electricity) plans. I’ve never even thought about it and I think there are probably a lot of people, particularly older people, in the same situation.
“You get busy with your life and you just don’t think about these things.”
Parliamentary Secretary for Cost of Living Catherine Cusack said some of the top savings at Marrickville Service Centre were Energy Switch, the Low Income Household Rebate, and the NSW Gas Rebate.
“The programs and savings are there,” she said.
“The missing link is individual awareness of entitlements, which are being under-claimed as a result.
“Checking your eligibility and making a saving is simple and easy and can be done online or in person at an appointment with a Cost of Living Specialist at Service NSW.”
Ms Cusack said households across the Inner West had saved $451,000 since September last year through the Marrickville and Burwood Centre’s appointment service, with 948 appointments across both locations.
The average savings per appointment at Marrickville was just over $600.
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