Trades & Services


Hello all at Probus,

  1. Just a brief update from the Trades and Services Co-ordinator. The Clubs excel listing for Trades and Services is extensive and can assist you to get those jobs around the home done. But be aware that building and renovation costs are rising rapidly.
  2. Also, just a reminder and I encourage you to check out “Energy Compare” on the website – as below – if you are concerned about electricity and gas prices. :

e $250 Power Saving Bonus for Victorian households is now open. Before submitting an application for the bonus, please read the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a Victorian residential energy consumer (i.e. have a residential electricity account).
  • You must be the account holder
  • Only one payment is available per household

As part of the Power Saving Bonus application process, we will present you with information about the best priced electricity offers available in your area. You are not required to switch offers or retailers.

The application process will take five to ten minutes of your time, and you will need to have a recent electricity bill with you.

The Victorian State Government will offer you a one off bonus of $250 between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023, by just registering you latest Electricity account with this site.

It only take a few minutes, and you will need a copy of your most recent electricity account with the NMI number ( to confirm you electricity meter) , and your personal details including a bank account to forward the money on to.  This is definitely NOT a SCAM. I have already done it and I know of many others who have also.

If any concerns I am happy to assist.

 Graeme Roy
Mobile 0409 504 486


Recognising a Scam

Be wary of buyers or sellers who:

  • are offering items at prices much lower than market value
  • ask you to send funds or items overseas
  • will not provide contact details to you after you agree to transact with them
  • ask you to pay via a money transfer service (eg Western Union or MoneyGram).
  • who want to enter your home – do not let them in.

Be wary of emails or phone calls:

  • where you are asked you to update, validate or confirm your account details, password or personal information by replying to the email or visiting a website
  • from a person or sender you do not know
  • that are not specifically addressed to you
  • that promise you some sort of benefit.

Be wary of deals that seem too good to be true. They often are!

If you suspect a scam:

  • make no further contact with the seller
  • do not respond with your personal or financial information

If you suspect a phishing email (one that claims to be from a legitimate organisation but isn’t):

  • delete it without replying or clicking on any links (even the ones that say ‘unsubscribe’)
  • give the organisation a call yourself to check if you’re not sure.