Are you having trouble paying your bill?
If you are, or think you will, we can help.
It’s getting harder to make ends meet so if you’re having trouble paying your electricity bill, or think you will, please get in touch.
These difficulties are nothing to be embarrassed about, whatever the circumstances, we want to keep your power on.
We have payment options available, and we can refer you to budget advisors and other services that can help.
Call us, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Email us anytime
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Financial support agencies offer advice to manage budgets or help with payments for energy
Money Talks is a free service that can connect you to an appropriate budgeting service near you.
Citizens Advice Bureau help people to understand their rights and obligations, and give people the support they need to take action.
The Salvation Army can help with budgeting advice, food and clothing assistance, life skills programmes and other comfort and support.
The Ministry of Social Development offers financial support, including help managing outstanding bills and bringing debt down to a more manageable level.
EnergyMate can support you with tips and tricks to save money on your power bill and keep warm.
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We want to make paying for your electricity ‘easy as’ for you and have a range of payment options available.
Following the end of each monthly billing period, we will send you an invoice (normally within five business days) and attempt to take payment for that invoice shortly after the invoice date (normally within two business days) using your preferred payment method set up on your account.
You can make internet banking payments to your Octopus Energy account.
Our bank account details:
Account number: 30-2904-0401842-062
Particulars: <your last name>
Reference: <your account number>
Any credit you have on your account will come off your next bill and remaining balance will be automatically be deducted from your default payment method.
It can take a few days for payments to show on your account, any payment received after we issue your statement will go towards your next month's invoice.
We can arrange weekly, fortnightly or monthly fixed payments to make managing your electricity payments easy as.
If you opt for a fixed payment, we'll review the amount you're paying in six months to make sure everything is on track. If there are any changes needed we'll let you know.
First, please let us know you need a hand so you don’t get any further into debt. If you’re worried you will miss payments we can give you time to catch up.
We can set up a payment plan, change your payment date, or change the time you pay from monthly to fortnightly.
You can choose a support person like a friend or a family member we can work with to sort this out.
You may be eligible for support from Work and Income and we can help by referring you to them.
If you're on a low income or not working you can contact them on: 0800 559 009 or visit their website - www.workandincome.govt.nz