Guide to rebates for going green

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  • Updated:24 Apr 2009

04.WA, SA and TAS

Western Australia

  • Rebates include $600, or 50% of the cost for internally plumbed rainwater tanks, $50 for non-plumbed tanks, and $20 to $500 for installing water-saving devices/systems. See the Western Australia Government Department of Waterwebsite.
  • You can also get SHW subsidies of $500 for natural gas-boosted SHW heaters, $700 for bottled LP gas-boosted SHW heaters — and sell the RECs. See

South Australia

  • You can claim between $200 and $1000 for purchasing and plumbing a rainwater tank to retrofit into your home for uses such as toilet flushing, clothes washing and for hot water supply, $600 for connecting an existing tank, $200 for the ourchase of a new water-efficient washing machine, $150 for retrofitting a duel-flush toilet, and up to $30 for installing water-saving devices. See
  • You can claim of up to $50 when you spend $150 or more for water-efficient garden goods such as organic mulch or compost, oil moisture sensors or rain sensors, tap timers, soil wetting agents, oudoor compost bins, irrigation system controllers, drip watering systems & components or Smart Approved WaterMark products designed to concentrate water at the root base for plants and trees. See


  • Hobart City Council offers rebates for water audits ($30-$60), rainwater tanks ($300–$400), leak-fixing ($30), and water-efficient appliances ($12 to $105). See:
  • A solar and heat pump hot water rebate scheme offers a one off $500 rebate. Must have purchased and installed the solar hot water system between 1st July 2007 and 31st December 2011 or for the heat pump hot water system between 1st November 2008 and the 31 December 2011. It is to replace an existing electric storage hot water system and be eligible for at least 20 Renewable Energy Certificates (REC's) at the time and place of installation. Must be an owner-occupier of the property and the solar hot water system must be installed by a currently registered plumber. See
  • There is a 100% rebate on Council’s basic planning fee and building administration fee where sound and permanent energy efficient principles and features are incorporated into the planning and design of new houses and additions to existing houses. See

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