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Rebates & incentives

Here's a list of rebate and incentive schemes to help you financially while you help the environment. It includes information on rebates for water tanks and other water saving products.

National Programs

  • Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)
    Applicable to the installation of certain solar hot water systems in certain circumstances. Many states and territories provide supplementary schemes to cover circumstances exempt under this scheme.
  • Federal grants & funding for water
    Includes grants for sustainable rural water use, major stormwater & resuse works and grants for surf-lifesaving clubs to save water.
  • Your Energy Savings
    Use the rebates and assistance search tool to find a variety of state and federal rebates available in your region inlcuding water, energy and waste.

State & Territory Programs


  • Solar hot water rebate program
    Sustainability Victoria offers rebates in circumstances where Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) may not be available
  • Living Victoria Water Rebate Scheme
    Offered through the State Government's Office of Water. Rebates apply for water tanks, showerheads, garden products, greywater systems, dual flush toilets and more.
  • Toilet Replacement Program - Melbourne metropolitan area
    Customers of Yarra Valley, South East Water, and City West Water can replace their old single flush toilet with a 4 star dual flush toilet, including installation for as little as $299.
  • Rainwater tank rebate
    Receive up to a $1500 rebate for installing a rainwater tank over 4000 litres connected to your toilet and laundry.

New South Wales

  • NSW Rainwater Tank Rebate
    The NSW goverment offered a rebate to help households who installed a rainwater tank before 30 June 2011. Applications have now closed. You can read a summary of the NSW rebate program.


  • ACTSmart Rebates and Assistance
    ACTSmart has information on a range of energy and water efficient rebates available in the ACT for residential, business and community purposes.


The Queensland Government's Home and Garden WaterWise and ClimateSmart rebates have ended.  Other rebates may be available through local councils.  

South Australia

Western Australia

  • H2O Assist
    Water Corporation is running a program to help residents of Perth and Mandurah access and install rainwater tanks, dual flush toilets, pool covers and irrigation systems.


Northern Territory

  • Solar Hot Water Rebates
    Rebates are available of up to $1,000 from the Power and Water Corporation to replace electric hot water systems in pre-existing homes.
  • Waterwise Central Australia Rebate Scheme
    Rebates are available from the Northern Territory Government to residents of Alice Springs and Tennant Creek on a Small-Products, Large Products, Rainwater tanks and plumbing services.
  • Living Water Smart rebate scheme
    The Living Water Smart rebate scheme provides incentives for installing water efficient appliances for homes and businesses in Dawin.

Local Rebates and Incentives

Some local councils and water providers offer rebates and incentive schemes specifically for their customers. Check out their websites to see what's available.