Rebates, Grants & Incentives.

 

What rebates can I get for my business? 

 

The Department of the Environment and Energy lists all available rebates and incentives on energy.gov.au. 

 

We've summarised it below - with just the ones designed for businesses and large energy users.

 

We've focussed on those relating to energy storage, energy saving, and energy production. 

 

 

1. The Queensland Business Energy Savers Program 

 

Type

  • Support

What's offered

  • Free energy audits and advice for agricultural customers and large business customers.
  • Co-contributions to fund energy-efficiency upgrades.

Eligibility

  • Your business must be in QLD. 

Program website

 


 

2. The Victorian Agricultural Energy Investment Plan

 

Type

  • Grant, Support

What's offered

  • Free on-farm energy assessments
  • On-farm energy grants
  • Assessments are available until March 2020 or funding runs out. 

Eligibility

  • Must be in Victoria
  • Must be a primary producer of with one or more of plants, fungi etc, animals, dairy, or aquaculture.
  • Not eligible if you are a producer engaged in forestry, on-sea aquaculture, fisheries, or agriculture transport. 
  • Must have spent more than $8000 on energy costs in the last 12 months prior to applying for an energy assessment
  • Must be a registered business with an ABN.
  • Must meet industrial relations obligations as an employer
  • Must agree to participate in program evaluation activities

Program website

 


 

3. Energy Rating Calculator App

 

Type

  • App

What's offered

Eligibility

  • Free for everyone

Download and videos

 


 

4. Victorian Energy Upgrades

 

Type

  • Rebate, Support

What's offered

  • Offers a free finance facilitation service to all businesses, property owners, tenants, councils and community groups seeking to invest in energy efficiency upgrades, renewable energy, water and waste efficiency improvements.

Eligibility

  • Must be in Victoria

Program website

 


 

5. The Big Business Light Switch

 

Type

  • Rebate

What's offered

  • Assists ACT businesses to upgrade their lighting by switching to energy-efficient LEDs (light emitting diodes).

Eligibility

  • Must be in the ACT
  • Must have new eligible lights installed by an ActewAGL electrician
  • Must have no reporting obligation under the NGER.
  • Must meet Australian electrical wiring standards. 

Program website

 


 

6. Business Energy Efficient Lighting Offer

 

Type

  • Support

What's offered

  • Makes it easier for small businesses in NSW to reduce their energy use by replacing old inefficient lights with energy-efficient LED (light emitting diode) lights.
  • Switching to LEDs will help you reduce your energy consumption. For example, if your business changes 50 halogen down-lights to LED down-lights, you can save up to $2300 a year.

Eligibility

  • Must be in NSW.
  • Must use an approved supplier.
  • Must make a minimum payment for the lighting upgrade.

Program website

 


 

7. Electricity feed-in tariff

 

Type

  • Tariff

What's offered

  • Feed-in tariffs for renewable energy pay for excess electricity generated by small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) or wind power systems. The amount paid varies between retailers - you can compare them using the Energy Made Easy website

Eligibility

  • Must be installed on a household or small-business
  • Must be connected to the grid within the National Energy Market (NEM)
  • Must be in ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS

Details

 


 

8. Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme (WA)

 

Type

  • Export tariff

What's offered

  • Feed-in tariffs pay for excess electricity generated by small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) or wind power systems.

Eligibility

  • Must be in WA

  • Must have a solar PV system installed on a house, school or community organisation.

  • Must be connected to the grid.

  • Check tariffs at Horizon Power or Synergy websites

Program website

 


 

9. Buyback Rates (NT)

 

Type

  • Export tariff

What's offered

  • Feed-in tariffs pay for excess electricity generated by small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) or wind power systems.

Eligibility

  • Must be in the Northern Territory. 

  • Conditions vary between retailers. 

Program website

 


 

10. Victorian Energy Compare

 

Type

  • Export tariff comparison website

What's offered

  • Feed-in tariffs for renewable energy pay for excess electricity generated by small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) or wind power systems. The amount paid varies between different retailers and can be compared using the Victorian Energy Compare website.

Eligibility

  • Must have solar PV installed on a household or small business.

  • Must be connected to the grid. 

Program website

 


 

11. PeakSmart air conditioning program (QLD)

 

Type

  • Rebate

What's offered

  • The program provides south east Queensland households and businesses with financial incentives of up to $400 for purchasing and installing a PeakSmart air conditioner.

Eligibility

  • Property must be served by Energex electricity distribution network in Queensland.  

Program website

 


 

12. The Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (SA)

 

Type

  • Rebate, Support.

What's offered

  • The scheme can assist South Australian households and small businesses to reduce their energy use by providing assistance with installing energy-efficient products including lighting, shower-heads, windows, insulation, draught proofing and upgrading to energy-efficient appliances.

Eligibility

  • Must be a household or small business in South Australia

Program website

 


 

13. Lighting Efficiency Web tool

 

Type

  • App

What's offered

  • An app that helps businesses assess the efficiency of their lighting and suggests possible upgrades. 

  • Electricity reductions are based on the difference between wattage of the new fitting and the old fitting. Annual electricity savings are determined by multiplying kilowatt-hour (kWh) savings by the electricity cost.

Eligibility

  • Available to businesses in the ACT

Program website

 


 

14. Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (STCs)

 

Type

  • Rebate

What's offered

  • Households and small businesses that install a small scale renewable energy system (solar, wind or hydro) 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.

  • Installing an eligible system allows the creation of Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) with a value that can be redeemed by selling or assigning them to an agent.

  • The number of STCs created is based on:

    • the amount of renewable electricity the system produces or the amount of electricity consumption it reduces

    • the climate region where it’s installed

  • There are 2 options for selling the certificates:

    1. through the open STCs market with pricing subject to market forces, or

    2. through the STCs Clearing House with the price fixed at $40 per STC, excluding GST

Eligibility

  • Open to all states. 
  • System must be rated 100 kWp or less. 
  • Available for energy produced by solar panels, wind turbines, hydro systems, solar water heaters, and air source heat pumps.

Program website

 


 

15. Next Generation Energy Storage Grants (ACT)

 

Type

  • Rebate

What's offered

  • The Next Generation Energy Storage Grants provides Australian Capital Territory households and businesses with a discount to install a battery storage unit with a new or existing rooftop solar PV system.
  • The current rebate is $825 per kilowatt (kW) up to a maximum of 30kW. A typical household system of 5kW would be eligible for about $4000 in financial support.

  • If you are adding the battery system to your existing rooftop solar, a typical residential system will cost between $8,000 and $10,000 after the rebate has been applied.*

  • If you do not already have rooftop solar, a typical residential system combined with solar panels will cost between $13,000 and $18,000 once the rebate has been applied.*

    *DISCLAIMER: System costs and payback periods vary significantly depending on a range of factors including but not limited to energy usage and electricity prices, technology type, brand and system size. You should discuss this with your provider.

Eligibility

  • Must have a new system - not already supported by the program
  • Must be connected to the grid
  • Must be coupled with solar PV panels
  • Must include a new or existing inverter that meets specs
  • Must own or rent in the ACT
  • Must have a suitable location for the better

Program website

 


 

16. Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (SA)

 

Type

  • Rebate, Support

What's offered

  • The Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme can assist South Australian households and small businesses to reduce their energy use by providing assistance with installing energy-efficient products including lighting, shower-heads, windows, insulation, draught proofing and upgrading to energy-efficient appliances.
  • households and businesses may be able to receive free or discounted energy efficiency activities and products 
    • activities include installing energy efficient lighting
    • installing water efficient shower heads, helping to save water and water heating costs
  • reduce your energy use and save on your energy bills
  • reduce your greenhouse gas emissions

Eligibility

  • All South Australian households and businesses may be eligible to participate.

  • Residents in concession or low income groups could be eligible for a free energy audit.

  • Other conditions may apply.

Program website

 


 

17. Multi-equipment types upgrade incentives (NSW)

 

Type

  • Support

What's offered

  • The Energy Savings Scheme can assist eligible New South Wales businesses with multi-equipment types bundle incentives.

    A bundled upgrade includes a range of equipment:

    • heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
    • lighting
    • furnaces
    • compressed air systems
    • hot water and steam systems
    • other

Eligibility

  • must be located in New South Wales
  • use an approved supplier
  • Other conditions may apply.

Program website

 


 

18. National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme

 

Type

  • Support
  • The scheme aims to lift television and computer recycling rates from the low rate of around 17% in 2010 to 80% by 2021–22.

What's offered

  • free recycling service
  • recycling of valuable materials that can be re-used
  • reduce incidence of hazardous materials going to landfill

Eligibility

  • services are available in all states and territories
  • items must come from a household or a small business
  • all brands and items of any age are accepted for free

Program website

 


 

29. Sustainable Schools Grants (NSW)


Type

  • Funding

What's offered

  • School Infrastructure NSW’s Sustainable Schools Grants invite all NSW public schools and preschools to apply for funding of up to $15,000, to deliver hands-on, sustainability-focused projects that link to the NSW curriculum.

  • The grants are part of a four-year, $10 million dollar program that gives schools the opportunity to develop innovative hands-on projects that help students learn about environmentally sustainable practices and take real steps to enhance the sustainability of their school environment.

Eligibility

  • Must involve hands-on activities for students to learn about sustainability, including but not limited to:
    • saving energy or water
    • planting trees and establishing food gardens
    • improving biodiversity
    • improving indoor comfort and air quality
    • increasing opportunities to ride and walk to school
    • encouraging waste avoidance and recycling.
  • Demonstrate links to the NSW curriculum.
  • Deliver improvement/s to the sustainability of the school environment.

Program website

 

 

 

 

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