Rebates in your area
Consumer Rebate Information
As part of the $12.9 billion Water for the Future plan, the Government is delivering the $250 million National Rainwater and Greywater Initiative to help people use water wisely in their everyday lives.
Rebates of up to $500 are available to households for either:
- The purchase and installation of a new rainwater tank which is connected for internal reuse of the water for toilet and/or laundry use; or
- The purchase and installation of a permanent greywater treatment system.
Applying for the rebate - households
- Guidelines and application form for the National Rainwater and Greywater Initiative - household rebates (PDF - 593 KB) | (RTF - 75 KB)
- National Rainwater and Greywater Initiative - Fact sheet
Please click on one of the following links for further information:
- How much water do you use?
- Reducing your water consumption (water saving tips)
- How to do a water audit
- The new National water efficient product labelling scheme (WELS)
- Arid Rainwater Consumer Guide
Solar Hot Water
Conventional hot water systems account for around 20% of a household's greenhouse gas emissions in Victoria. Install a solar water heater and you will increase your household's energy efficiency and also save up to 75% of your water heating costs.
Rebates of up to $1600 are available to install solar hot water systems and up to $1000 for heat pumps installed to replace electric storage hot water systems in existing privately owned homes. The rebate is offered for systems installed on, or after 18 July 2007 until March 2012 and applies throughout Australia.
To be eligible for the rebate, the system must be a solar or heat pump hot water system that is eligible for at least 20 Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) at the time and place of installation and be installed by a suitably qualified person (for example an electrician or plumber). The dwelling where the hot water system is installed must be a principal place of residence.
Various rebates are available on a state by state basis. For further information please click here.