It’s worth looking to see what rebates are available when you’re ready to make the change to energy efficiency in your home. See the table below for a summary and links to the current national and state energy rebates. For information on water rebates click here.
|All States||Renewable power incentives – Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme||Households across Australia that install a small scale renewable energy system or eligible hot water system may be able to receive a benefit under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) to help with the purchase cost.
Installing an eligible system allows the creation of Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs), an electronic form of currency with a value that can be redeemed by selling or assigning them. Find out more here.
|All States||Electricity feed-in tariff||The renewable energy feed-in tariff pays eligible households and small businesses for the excess electricity they generate from small-scale solar (photovoltaic or PV) or wind power systems. Contact your electricity retailer, check your local government website or Energy Made Easy to find out what feed-in tariff applies to you.|
|ACT||Home energy efficiency||The Actsmart Home Energy Efficiency Program provides low-income Australian Capital Territory households with a practical approach to help them reduce their energy and water use and save on energy and water bills. An energy efficiency officer will visit your home, assess your household’s needs, and provide advice, education and products to reduce your energy and water use for free. Find out more here.|
|ACT||Home energy self-assessment kit||ACT residents can access an Actsmart Home Energy Action Kit to perform a self-assessment of their home's energy use. You can borrow a kit from your nearest branch of the ACT Public Library and use it to develop your own Home Energy Action Plan. Find out more here.|
|ACT||Wood heater replacement||The Wood Heater Replacement Program is run by the ACT Government. It aims to reduce winter air pollution from wood smoke and offers a financial incentive to remove the woodheater itself, as well as a rebate for the installation of efficient reverse cycle electric systems where no alternative heating system currently exists. Rebates are available all year. Terms and conditions apply. Find out more here.|
|NSW||Energy efficient and water efficient product information||The Smarter Choice program makes it easier for all New South Wales households to save on energy and water bills by making smarter choices when buying new appliances and products. The program provides expert advice and information in over 300 participating stores to help you compare the running costs and environmental performance of the products you're looking to buy. Find out more here.|
|NSW||Fridge and freezer removal service||Fridge Disposal For fridge disposal options residents should contact their local council - most of who have disposal options listed on their websites.|
|QLD||Electric hot water tariff incentive||The Energex Hot Water Rewards scheme provides a rebate of $200 to eligible South East Queensland households that connect an electric hot water system to an economy tariff. Find out more here.|
|QLD||Energy efficient air-conditioning incentive||The Energex PeakSmart Air-conditioning Program provides eligible South East Queensland households and businesses with financial incentives of up to $400 for purchasing and installing up to five PeakSmart-enabled air-conditioners per household or business premises. Find out more here.|
|QLD||Pool pumps, tariff and energy-efficient pump incentives||The Energex Pool Rewards Program provides eligible South East Queensland households with financial incentives of $200 to connect a pool pump to an off-peak electricity tariff. Find out more here.|
|SA||Home energy incentives||The Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme can help eligible South Australian residents with a range of special offers and incentives to help make homes more energy efficient. These are available from energy retailers and their contractors. Find out more here.|
|VIC||Energy efficient and water efficient product information||The Smarter Choice Retail Program makes it easier for all Victorian households to save on energy and water bills by making smarter choices when buying new appliances and products. The program provides expert advice and information in over 400 participating stores to help you compare the running costs and environmental performance of the products you're looking to buy. Find out more here.|
|VIC||Home energy and water incentives||The Energy Saver Incentive helps Victorian households save energy and money with a range of discounts and special offers on selected energy and water saving products and services. Find out more here.|
|VIC||Showerhead exchange||The Showerhead Exchange Program can help eligible Victorian households swap old inefficient showerheads for brand new 3-star water- efficient showerheads. Find out more here.|
|ACT||Fridge Buy Back||ActewAGL’s will take away your old fridge or freezer, dispose of it responsibly and if eligible give a $30 rebate on your next electricity bill.
To be eligible for the Fridge Buyback Program, your fridge or freezer must be in working order. Two-door appliances are eligible for a $30 rebate on the ActewAGL electricity bill following the scheduled pickup.
Find out more here.
|NSW||Energy Smart Pool Pump Program||The Energy Smart Pool Pump Rebates are available for Ku-ring-gai residents and enable you to reduce your water bills and improve the local environment. The council is offering $250 rebates for Ku-ring-gai residents who replace existing inefficient pool pumps with an energy efficient pool pump (7-star rated and above as listed by EnergyRating.gov.au).
Find out more here.
- Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Industry and Science), <i>Your Energy Savings</i>
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