Rebates are now available for eligible Queenslanders who replace old appliances with 4 star-rated (or higher) appliances and hot water systems.
Climate Smart Energy Savers
The program, named Climate Smart Energy Savers and part of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, has the goal of helping Queenslanders manage their energy usage effectively, lower their utility expenses, and decrease their carbon emissions.
To be eligible for these rebates, the appliances in question must be purchased and installed between September 4, 2023, and the program’s conclusion date.
We suggest revisiting Climate Smart Energy Savers to verify the program’s current status and ensure that it is still accepting applications.
2 types of rebates available:
- standard rebate
- low-income rebate
The payment you receive will vary based on the energy-efficient appliance you buy and install.
|Appliance||Standard rebate||Low income rebate|
|Clothes washing machines and dryers||$300||$550|
|Heat pump hot water systems||$800||$1,000|
|Solar hot water systems||$800||$1,000|
To be eligible for this program in Queensland, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Reside in a residential premises in Queensland.
- Have purchased and installed an eligible appliance in their residential premises during the program’s open period and while occupying the premises.
- Not have previously received assistance for the eligible appliance through this or any other government program.
Eligible appliances include washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators (including fridge/freezers), air conditioners (compliant with AS/NZS 4755.1:2017 and rated 4 stars or higher for cooling), solar hot water systems, and heat pump hot water systems.
These appliances must replace an existing appliance, be used at the listed residential premises in the application, and, where applicable, be installed by a licensed professional.
Applications must be submitted in the name of one person and must be made within 30 days of purchasing and installing the eligible appliance, whichever comes later.
How to apply
Step 1: Check your eligibility
Read the eligibility criteria to determine whether you qualify for a standard or low-income rebate.
Step 2: Purchase an eligible appliance
Purchase a qualifying appliance with a 4-star rating or higher or choose an energy-efficient hot water system.
Step 3: Get a quote and install your appliance
After your appliance is installed, make sure to retain your receipt, as it will be necessary to furnish evidence of installation when you submit your application.
Step 4: Apply for the rebate
Visit the Climate Smart Energy Savers application page. Program funding is limited, and the program will end when funding is depleted.
Join us in the mission to empower Queenslanders to take control of their energy usage, cut utility costs, and reduce carbon emissions. Let’s make a sustainable future together!