How to register life support equipment
If you've already notified your distributor, then you don't need to register your equipment with us. If you haven't already notified your distributor, then follow the steps below:
- Give us a call to let us know that you have life support equipment to be registered and we’ll send you a Medical Confirmation form and a letter outlining details about our life support program.
We’ll also include information to help you prepare your emergency action plan, so you can be prepared in case of an unplanned energy supply outage. We’ll also apply temporary life support protection to your account to give you time to have the form completed by your medical practitioner and returned to us by the due date
- Complete the relevant sections of the form with account holder and patient details.
- Have your medical practitioner complete and sign the relevant section of your form.
- Return your form to us by the due date included in your letter to:
Powerdirect Life Support
Reply Paid 84146
Melbourne VIC 8001
Once we’ve processed your form, we’ll send you a confirmation letter.
If you move to a new house or change energy retailers, you’ll need to complete a new medical confirmation form either with us or your new retailer.
It’s important to let us know of any changes, including if you no longer need your equipment registered. You can call us on 1300 307 966.
Planning for outages
It’s important when you have life support equipment at your home to be prepared in the event of an energy outage - especially an unexpected one. Having an action plan ensures that everyone in your household is prepared and knows what to do.
Things you need to consider:
- Prepare a plan of action
Have a plan so you can follow it in an outage. Our Information for Households flyer has useful information to help you.
- Have important phone numbers in a convenient place
Keep Powerdirect’s and your energy distributor’s emergency phone numbers somewhere easy to find, like on your fridge. That way you’ll find them easily in the event of an outage. You can find the emergency contact details of your distributor here, this information is also listed on your bill.
- Call 000 in an emergency
If your home loses energy unexpectedly and you or someone in your household is totally dependent on life support equipment, follow your action plan and call 000 if you require emergency medical assistance.
Concessions and rebates
Eligibility for concessions and rebates is determined by each state government and each state differs slightly in which life support machines you have.
Find out more about concessions, rebates and grants in your state