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Rebates for water-wise products

The Victorian Government Living Victoria Water Rebate Program ended on 30 June 2015.

Customers who purchased eligible products prior to the cut-off can still lodge a claim for rebates. Claims must be received by 30 September 2015.

 

Rainwater tanks: $850–$1,500 rebate

Rainwater tanks 2,000–3,999 litres are eligible for a $850 rebate, when connected to a toilet and/orlaundry.

Rainwater tanks 4,000 litres and over are eligible for a $1,300 rebate, when connected to a toilet or laundry.

Rainwater tanks 4,000 litres and over are eligible for a $1,500 rebate, when connected to a toilet and laundry.

  • Must be installed by a licensed plumber.
  • Tanks must be designed, manufactured and certified to Australian Standards.
  • Installation must meet National Construction Code and relevant council requirements.
  • A Victorian Building Authority (VBA) certificate is required if product and works exceed $750.
  • New houses (recieved a building permit after 1 May 2011) are not eligible.
  • Multiple tanks installed and connected together are eligible (e.g. two 1,000 litre tanks is considered equivalent to a 2,000 litre tank)
  • Limit 1 per property.

 


 

Rainwater tank to toilet/laundry connection: $200 rebate

This rebate is available for new toilet/laundry connections from existing rainwater tanks (not previously connected to toilets/laundry).

  • Applied to rainwater tanks 2000 litres and over
  • Must be installed by a licensed plumber.
  • Limit 1 per property.
  • This rebate is only for new connections to existing rainwater tanks. It cannot be claimed "on top of" the rainwater tank rebate, above.

 


 

Washing machine: $150 rebate

For a new water- and energy-efficient clothes washer.

  • Must have at least a 5-star water rating.
  • Must have at least a 4-star energy rating.

  


 

Dual-flush toilets: $100 rebate

For replacing a single-flush toilet or upgrading a less efficient dual-flush toilet

  • Must have at least a 3-star water rating.
  • Must use 6 litres (or less) on full-flush and 3 litres (or less) on half-flush.
  • Must be installed by a licensed plumber.
  • Replacement only, new houses not eligible.
  • Limit 1 per property.

  


 

3-star showerhead: $10–$20 rebate

A 3-star showerhead uses 9 litres of water or less per minute.

  • $10 rebate for showerheads $30–$99.99
  • $20 rebate for showerheads over $100
  • Limit 2 per property

 

More information

Internal link Free showerhead exchange

 


 

Swimming pool covers and blankets: $200 rebate

For swimming pool covers with rollers or reels.

  • Must be approved with the Smart Approved WaterMark
  • Must be UV stabilised and at least 400 microns (0.4 mm) thick.
  • Limit 1 per property

  


 

Hot water recirculator: $150 rebate

A device that saves cold water in hot water pipes by diverting it back to hot water system.

  • Systems for directing water to rainwater tanks or outside are not eligible.
  • Must be installed by a licensed plumber.
  • A Victorian Building Authority (VBA) certificate is required if product and works exceed $750.
  • Limit 1 per property.

 


  

Water conservation audit: $50 rebate

A water audit to assess how your household can save water.

  • Limit 1 per property.

 


 

Permanent greywater system: $500 rebate

A permanent system that recycles waste water from bathrooms and laundries for use on the garden.

  • Must include sub-surface irrigation.
  • Must be permanently installed and provide overflow to sewer or septic tank.
  • Must be installed by a licensed plumber.
  • A Victorian Building Authority (VBA) certificate is required.
  • Must not store untreated greywater for more than 24 hours.
  • Blackwater (and combined blackwater / greywater) systems not eligible.
  • Limit 1 per property.

  


 

Basket offer: $30 rebate

A $30 rebate is available for the purchase of one or more of the following products, with a combined value of $100 or more. You can claim the basket offer once per calendar year.

  • Mulch
  • Compost / mulch bin
  • moisture / wetting agent
  • Flow interrupters for toilets
  • Shower timers
  • Rainwater diverter
  • Trigger nozzle
  • Moisture/rain sensor
  • Temporary greywater diverter
  • Garden tap timer
  • Tap flow control valve / flow restrictor
  • Waterless car cleaning products
  • Drip watering system
  • Soaker / weep hose