26 September 2023

New public app for saving from Government

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Victorians are to gain access to Government savings and rebates more easily from now on with the launch of a new digital tool from Service Victoria.

Welcoming the Office’s Savings Finder, the Minister for Government Services, Danny Pearson said Victorians could now access more than 60 discounts, rebates and savings through Service Victoria’s app and website.

“By answering a few simple questions to check their eligibility, users will be given a list of possible savings across energy, utilities, health, education, transport, recreation, leisure and more,” Mr Pearson said.

“New savings are being added regularly and access to the Savings Finder will be widespread with the Service Victoria app having been installed on more than six million devices,” he said.

“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.”

Mr Pearson said Victorians could also use the Savings Finder to locate any unclaimed rental bonds and to determine if they were eligible for the $10,000 First Home Owner Grant.

He said the Savings Finder would let casual and contract workers check whether they could claim the Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee to receive a day’s pay when they couldn’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 Minister said.

Service Victoria’s Savings Finder can be accessed and completed to check eligibity at this PS News link.

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