Sustainable Living Program – Federal Rebate Schemes

Sustainable Living Program - Federal Rebate Schemes

The information provided below relates to Federal Government initiatives encouraging householders to become more energy and water efficient. Please refer to the website of each initiative for full program guidelines and information on access to rebates.

Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme

The Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme replaces the Solar Hot Water Rebate Program which was discontinued as of close of business 19 February 2010.

Eligible households can claim a rebate of $1,000 for a solar hot water system or $600 for a heat pump hot water system through the Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme – solar hot water rebate. This rebate applies for systems ordered and purchased from 20 February 2010.

Guidelines and applications forms for the Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme – solar hot water rebate are now available on the Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme website.

National Rainwater and Greywater Initiative

The National Rainwater and Grey water Initiative offers rebates of up to $500 to households for either:

  • The purchase and installation of a new rainwater tank which is connected to the house for domestic toilet and/or laundry use.
  • The purchase and installation of a permanent greywater treatment system.

National Solar Schools Program

National Solar Schools offers grants of up to $50 000 (GST exclusive) to install solar and other renewable power systems, solar hot water systems, rainwater tanks and a range of energy efficiency measures.

The National Solar Schools Program has been suspended to any new claims in 2009-10, due to the full allocation of funding for 2009/10. The Program will to new claims in May 2010 so schools can get a head start on preparing their claims for funding for the next financial years allocation.