The Federal Government and a number of the states offer a rebate to help with the cost of installing a rain water tank for your home.
You may be able to combine multiple rebates based on your circumstances. For example a state rainwater tank rebate and a federal rain water tank rebate might be available to you. If you are uncertain whether you are eligible or not, use the useful links below, or call our team and they will answer your questions.
Alternatively, this is an overview of the rebates available:
Water for the Future: National Rainwater and Grey water Initiative
Federal 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 grey water treatment system.
This federal rebate is available nationally until 2014, and can be claimed in conjunction with other state and local government rebates.
Sydney Water Rainwater Tank Rebate
A rebate of up to $1,500 is available to Sydney Water customers who install a rainwater tank before 30 June 2011. Rainwater tanks installed as a condition of BASIX certification are not eligible for a rebate.
NSW DECC Rainwater Tank Rebate
Within NSW, but outside of the Sydney Water supply area. The rebate of up to $1500 is still available through your local water authority. More information is available from the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change website.
Victorian State Government initiatives
The Water Smart Gardens and Homes rebate scheme rewards residential customers connected to a mains water supply for purchasing water-saving devices and services, thereby reducing their water consumption.
Households who purchased and installed a rainwater tank from 1 January 2007 are eligible for a rebate of up to $1000.
The rebate is based on the size of the tank and requires the tank to be connected to toilet and/or laundry facilities as follows:
- Rainwater Tanks, 2000 – 3999 litre capacity, connected to toilet and/or laundry - $500 rebate
- Rainwater Tanks, 4000+ litre capacity, connected to toilet or laundry - $900 Rebate
- Rainwater Tank 4000+ litre capacity, connected to toilet and laundry - $1000 Rebate
Householders who have already claimed a tank rebate prior to 1 January 2007 are still eligible for a rebate if they purchase an additional large tank connected to the toilet and/or laundry.
South Australian Rainwater Tank Rebate Program
In South Australia a rebate program, administered by SA Water, is in place refunding up to $1000 towards the purchase and installation of a rainwater tank.
The following links will take you to the available rebate scheme within each state.
|Federal||Federal Government Rebate|
|ACT||Australian Capital Territory|
|NSW||Department of Environment and Climate Change|
|QLD||Brisbane Water (rebates expired. Follow link for more detail.)|
|QLD||Queensland Government (rebates expired. Follow link for more detail.)|
|WA||Waterwise Rebates have expired. (Follow the link for more detail.)|
|NT||Northern Territory Government|
|TAS||Some local councils in TAS are offering rebates on a wide variety of water-saving products. Check with your local council for details.|
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