Mark McGowan has a message for those about to see their $600 WA Household Electricity Credit applied to their power bills from today – try and spend the savings on local WA businesses.

The one-off credit will be applied to all residential accounts over the November-December billing cycle, meaning some extra bucks in the lead-up to Christmas.

“My only request is this: if it means you have a bit more to spend these holidays,” the Premier posted to Facebook on Monday.

“Please support our local WA businesses.

“Spending local means supporting WA jobs, supporting your fellow West Aussies, and keeping WA safe and strong.”

All residential customers, current as of October 4, qualify for the credit.

If you have a Synergy or Horizon Power account, the amount will appear automatically on your next power bill. If you pay for your electricity through a different provider, you can apply to receive the credit at

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