NSW Home Saver Rebates
The $170 million NSW Home Saver Rebates program ended on 30 June 2011, as scheduled, with more than 330,000 households having received rebates.
Since the beginning of the program on 1 July 2007, more than 330,000 rebates were granted to NSW households to make them more energy and water efficient. This represents 1 in 8 NSW households receiving a rebate for climate-friendly hot water systems, ceiling insulation, dual flush toilets, hot water circulators, rainwater tanks or water efficient washing machines.
Households that received a NSW Home Saver Rebate are saving an estimated 4.8 billion litres of water, 401,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and $51 million on household water and energy bills a year.
To see how many NSW Home Saver Rebates were allocated in your local area, download the rebate uptake by NSW local government area to 30 June 2012 (120695LGRbteSt.pdf, 57KB).
Help for NSW households
The Office of Environment and Heritage is committed to providing support and guidance to households to help save water and energy around the home, plus save money on utility bills.
Ongoing energy efficiency programs available for NSW households include:
The Home Power Savings Program
- a FREE
program helping lower income households
to reduce their energy consumption and save on their power bills.
Power Savings Kit
Each household that joins the program receives a:
- FREE In-home Power Assessment by our energy expert
- FREE Power Savings Kit of energy efficient products, installed by our energy expert
- FREE tailored advice on ways to reduce energy use and save on power bills.
- Save Power library kits - available to borrow from participating libraries in NSW, with tools to measure power use from appliances, find out where electricity is wasted and learn how to save on power bills.
- Save Power Retail Program - sales staff in certain appliance stores have been trained to give energy efficiency information and long term running costs of TVs, fridges, heaters and other appliances.
- NABERS Home - provides free on-line tools for households to measure and compare their energy and water performance and find out where the biggest cost of energy savings can be made in their home.
Save on your second fridge or freezer
If you have a second fridge or freezer that you don’t really need, getting rid of it could help you reduce your power bill. The recycling of refrigerators and freezers which are over 200 litres in size, now attract Energy Savings Certificates under the Energy Savings Scheme.
A list of accredited certificate providers who may offer you a rebate for your fridge or freezer is available or call your local council for details of local providers.
Download our refrigeration fact sheet (0654factsheet.pdf,1.MB) to discover more ways to save electricity.
For more information on other rebates and assistance for NSW households, refer to www.livinggreener.gov.au/rebates-assistance
Page last updated: 25 July 2013