14 September 2022
Victorians can now quickly and simply access discounts, rebates and savings through a new Savings Finder on the Service Victoria app and website.
The Service Victoria Savings Finder features more than 60 discounts, rebates and savings to maximise benefits for individuals and families.
By answering a few simple questions to personalise their experience, people will be given a list of possible savings across energy, utilities, health, education, transport, recreation, leisure services and more.
New savings are being added regularly and the Savings Finder is easily accessible through the Service Victoria app which has been installed on more than 6 million devices.
One of the savings is the Victorian Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus which has already been taken up by more than 1.4 million households since July and is available to all Victorian households. Seven out of 10 Victorians can save money by switching energy offers, enabling typical savings of $330 on energy bills in the first year of switching.
Concession card holders can check their eligibility for discounted motor vehicle registration and TAC fees, as well as for reductions on gas bills through the colder months.
Victorians can also use the Savings Finder to locate any unclaimed rental bonds and to determine if they are eligible for the $10,000 First Home Owner Grant.
Casual and contract workers will be able to use the Savings Finder to check whether they can claim the Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee to receive a day’s pay when they can’t go to work due to illness.
Recreational savings range from free visits to Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo for children under 16 to an array of Senior Card benefits including free travel and discounted entry fees.
The Savings Finder builds on more than 90 government services already available through the Service Victoria website and mobile app, making Service Victoria a one stop shop for Victorians to get the services they need.
Among these services is a new online help tool for small businesses to find the permits and licences they need to operate, which can be done in around five minutes.
To access the Savings Finder, go to service.vic.gov.au or download the app at the App Store or Google Play.
Quote attributable to Minister for Government Services Danny Pearson:
“We know every dollar counts – the Savings Finder is a simple way for households and individuals to get full value from Victorian Government discounts, rebates and savings out there.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas:
“The Savings Finder is a fantastic opportunity to ease cost of living pressures in Narre Warren South, with discounts available on everything from energy bills to days out with the kids – and we’re adding more all the time.”
“I encourage everyone to utilise the Savings Finder to assist themselves and family members to take advantage of the available benefits and rebates.”
“The Savings Finder provides our community with greater security and access to support in meeting their payments and the cost of living with more than 60 discounts featured. People should take advantage of these offers including the $250 Power Saving Bonus and any other offers that they are eligible to claim.”