Whether for the garden or inside the house there are a range of water rebates available for your property. See the table below for a summary and links to the current national and state water rebates. For information on energy rebates click here
|ACT||Garden water assessment and rebate||GardenSmart is a free service for ACT households where a qualified horticulturist visits your home and offers free advice on how you can save water in the garden. The service is worth $150 and gives you specific advice on water smart plant varieties, garden design and other practical water-efficiency solutions. After your GardenSmart assessment, you’ll be eligible for a rebate of up to $50 to help with the cost of purchasing water-saving products such as garden mulch, drip irrigation systems or components, weeping hose, tap timers etc. A full list of approved items and rebate application form will be given to you at the time of your assessment. Find out more here|
|Toilet replacement service||The ToiletSmart program assists ACT homeowners to replace their single or older dual flush flush toilet suite with a 4-star rated water-efficient toilet suite. Participants are also eligible for the ToiletSmart Plus options, which include a free home water audit and additional low-cost water saving fixtures and repairs. Find out more here|
|SA||Home and garden water rebates||The HOME Rebate Scheme provides up to $200 for a standalone rainwater tank (a tank not required to be connected to the house). The scheme is available to all residential properties regardless of whether the property is connected to SA Water mains supply, subject to specific eligibility criteria. The rebate is available to both homeowners and tenants. Tenants will need to present a letter from the property owner to be eligible. Find out more here|
|WA||Rainwater tanks – Rainwater tanks(Ending 30/6/13)||If you are a customer and property owner in the Lower Great Southern or Bridgetown Region area and you purchase and plumb in a rainwater tank for internal use, (such as clothes washing and toilet flushing), between 1 November 2010 – 30 June 2013, you may be eligible for one of the following rewards:
Purchases for this program must be made between 1 November 2010 and 30 June 2013. The total value of the rewards offered is limited and claims must be submitted within the period of 1 November 2010 to 30 June 2013. Rewards will cease on 30 June 2013 or when the program funds have been expended.
|VIC||Rainwater tank assistance – bushfire affected homes(Ending 31/6/13)||A one-off grant is available to residents rebuilding homes after the 2009 bushfires to purchase and install rainwater tanks. The grant is only available to applicants whose residences were destroyed as a result of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires and are eligible to receive a Destroyed Homes Payment through the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund (VBAF). Current building standards must be met, and tanks must be plumbed into all toilets in the house. Grants will be provided on the following basis:For tanks purchased and installed up to and including 30 June 2012
For tanks purchased and installed from 1 July 2012
The grant ends on June 30, 2013. The grant will be available for installations completed by 30 June 2013, with claims to be lodged by 30 September 2013.
|VIC||Shower head exchange||Under the Showerhead Exchange Program Victorian households can swap old showerheads for brand new 3-star water efficient showerheads. The water efficient showerheads are free and can help you save water and energy. Find out more here|
|VIC||Toilet replacement rebate||The Toilet Replacement Program cenables Melbourne households to upgrade an older style single flush to a 4 or 5 star water efficient dual-flush toilet. As part of the program a fully qualified and licensed plumber will remove the old toilet and install the new toilet for around half the usual cost. Find out more here|
|VIC||Home and garden water rebates||All Victorian domestic households, including those that are self-supplied (not connected to a reticulated water supply) can obtain rebates on eligible products purchased and installed between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2015. Households can obtain a rebate on a 5 star water (WELS) rated and at least a 4 star energy rated washing machine, and a swimming pool cover with a roller or reel. Other eligible products include rainwater tanks connected to a toilet and/or laundry, water efficient showerheads, upgrading to eligible dual flush toilets, garden products and systems for reusing household waste water. All rebate applications for products purchased prior to 1 July 2012 must be lodged by 30 September 2013. Find out more here|
|VIC||Home appliance rebate and assistance||The Whitegoods Rebate of $100 is available for eligible concession card households to help them buy energy-efficient fridges and washing machines. The rebate is available through the No Interest Loan Scheme, the Brotherhood of St Laurence Progress Loans program or the Good Shepherd Buying service. Find out more here|
|NT||Water saving appliances rebates||The Northern Territory Government offers a range of Waterwise Rebates for water efficient products, water saving plumbing work and for rainwater tanks and associated guttering and connections for property owners and tenants in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. Find out more here|
Source: The Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency) http://www.livinggreener.gov.au/rebates-assistance; and The Alternative Technology Association http://www.ata.org.au/rebates/nsw-rebates.