Solar Hot Water Rebate We provide a rebate of up to $1,000 on solar hot water systems. This is a great option for households where solar panels might not be suitable, or for households that already have solar panels installed. Rebate* up to $1,000 on solar hot water systems. Typical households can save $160-400 per year on their bills

Solar hot water rebates are now open

The solar hot water rebate applies to installations that replace an existing hot water system that was at least three years old (from the date of purchase) and it’s not available to new build homes (new Class 1 buildings).

Households can only access one rebate type under the solar homes package (i.e. a household that accesses a Solar PV rebate cannot claim a solar hot water rebate and vice versa).

Important note:

*The timings below are indicative only and based on all the correct paperwork being included at the time the application was submitted. Missing documents and incomplete information will result in processing times taking longer than usual.

How to apply

You can apply for a solar hot water rebate in 3 easy steps:
Hot water apply step 1

Check you can meet the eligibility criteria & apply for an eligibility number.

Timing: Please allow 2–3 weeks*

Hot water apply step 2

Install your solar hot water system 

Your system and installation needs to be compliant to receive a rebate.

Timing: Generally, 2-3 months for your system to be installed.

Hot water apply step 3

Apply for a solar hot water rebate

You will need your eligibility number and supporting documentation.

Timing: please allow 2–3 weeks for processing of a compliant application*

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