The $170 million NSW Home Saver Rebates program has ended as scheduled on 30 June 2011.
NSW households may still be eligible for the following NSW Home Saver Rebates if items have been purchased and installed on or before 30 June 2011, and the completed application form is received by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) within six months of the date of installation or by 5pm, 30 September 2011 (whichever is sooner).
- $300 to replace an electric hot water system with climate friendly solar, heat pump and 5 star gas hot water systems
- Up to $1500 for rainwater tanks that are connected to a washing machine and toilet
- $200 for a 4 star dual flush toilet suite to replace a single flush toilet
- $150 for installing a hot water circulator unit for instantaneous gas hot water heaters.
Applications received more than six months after installation or after 5pm, 30 September 2011 will not be eligible for a rebate.
NSW households can visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au/rebates or phone the Environment Line on 1300 361 967 for an application form and further information.
If your website refers to the NSW Home Saver Rebates program, please could you ensure this advises that the program has now ended and that completed rebate applications must be received by 5pm, 30 September 2011.
OEH will continue to provide support and guidance to households to help save water and energy around their homes and money on utility bills. Ongoing energy efficiency programs available for NSW households include:
· Home Power Savings Program, for pensioners and other low income earners, provides a free visit from an expert assessor who installs a power savings kit and tailored advice to help save up to 20% off their power use.
· 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 Retailer 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 householders to measure and compare their energy and water performance and find out where the biggest cost and energy savings can be made in their home.
· The Fridge Buyback program will continue to give households $35 cash back to recycle their old working second fridge. Visit www.fridgebuyback.com.au or call 1800 708 401 to check availability and terms and conditions.
Please visit www.savepower.nsw.gov.au or phone the Environment Line on 1300 361 967 for further details.
For queries regarding the end of the NSW Home Saver Rebates program please contact Laura Pratt, Team Leader, NSW Home Saver Rebates at the Office of Environment and Heritage on
(02) 9995 5307.