Rebates and Incentives

Solar panels being installed on rooftop house

Governments at all levels recognise the importance of aiding so that the community can implement actions with environmental benefits. There are a range of incentives and rebates available to do this.

QPRC Incentives

We offer the following incentives for local residents who are connected to the Queanbeyan-Palerang water supply.

  • Free home audit carried out by a licensed plumber
  • Subsidised dual flush toilets for eligible residences (following the home audit)
  • Subsidies for retrofitted rainwater tanks to existing  residences
  • Subsidies for rainwater tanks to eligible new residences

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NSW Government Rebates

Energy Efficiency

The NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) provides financial incentives to install energy efficient equipment and appliances in NSW households and businesses. Different equipment and processes are eligible, including but not limited to:

  • lighting
  • heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • motors, fans and pumps
  • compressed air systems
  • refrigeration
  • power systems
  • hot water and steam systems
  • furnaces

Solar systems

The Solar for Low Income Households offer helps eligible households access affordable clean energy by providing them with free solar systems. A solar system can help you unlock long term savings on your household electricity bills by up to $600 a year.

Solar-battery systems

Empowering Home solar battery loan offer helps homeowners in eligible postcodes access interest-free loans to install solar battery systems. You can get an interest-free loan of up to $14,000 for a solar and battery system and up to $9,000 for a battery retrofit system. You can get clean, renewable energy, cut your power bills and become more self-sufficient.

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Federal Government Rebates

Households and small businesses across Australia that install a small-scale renewable energy system (<100kW) or eligible hot water system may be able to receive a benefit under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) to help with the purchase cost.

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