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Rebates and assistance

Check what Australian Government rebates are available to all Australians.

And then check what rebates are available in your state.

Australia Government Rebates

Renewable power incentive

You maybe entitled to Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) if your Small-scale Generation Unit (SGU), such as small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, wind or hydro unit, is eligible. These certificates can then be sold and transferred to a STC agent (usually electricity retailers) or sold in the STC market or through the STC Clearing House. A STC agent will offer you a financial benefit such as an up-front discount or delayed cash payment when you assign your STCs to them. A majority of owners take this option.

For more details visit the Australian Government's Clean Energy Regulator - Incentives for Solar Panels, and the Renewable Energy Target pages.

Related action: Generate your own electricity

National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme provides households and small businesses with access to free recycling services for televisions and computers. Recycling services are currently available in areas of the ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA, with further services to be rolled out across metropolitan, regional and remote Australia by the end of 2013. Electronic items such as televisions and computers, printers, keyboards, mice and hard drives can be disposed of for free. The scheme does not cover other electronic items such as mobile phones, stereos and video recorders.

For the list of currently operating recycling drop off points provided by Scheme, go to the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme site.

Related action: Recycle office waste.

Queensland

Electricity feed-in tariff

The renewable energy feed-in tariff pays eligible Queensland households and small businesses for the excess electricity they generate from small-scale solar (photovoltaic or PV) wind turbine or hydro systems.

To find your local tariff offer go to the Energy made easy site.

Related action: Generate your own electricity

Electric hot water tariff incentive

The Energex Hot Water Rewards scheme provides an incentive of a $100 EFTPOS gift card to eligible South East Queensland households that connect an electric hot water system to an economy tariff.

For more details and to check your eligibility visit the Energex website.

Related action: Install solar hot water

Pool pumps, tariff and energy-efficiency

The Energex Pool Rewards Program provides an incentive of a $250 EFTPOS gift card to eligible South East Queensland households that connect a pool pump to an off-peak electricity tariff or install a minimum 5-star rated energy-efficient pool pump.

For more details, and to book online, visit the Energex website.

Related action: Install efficient appliances and fixtures

ecoBiz rebate

ecoBiz is a free eco-efficiency program providing self-assessment tools, training and information developed to guide Queensland business to improve efficiencies and resource use for financial and environmental benefits.

For more details visit the ecoBiz web page.