The Australian Government has announced that it will no longer be providing rebates for rainwater tanks or greywater systems under the National Rainwater and Greywater Initiative. Rainwater tanks or greywater systems purchased after 10 May 2011 will not be eligible for a rebate but there are still some state government schemes available. We've included some state details below but there may also be rebate programmes or incentive schemes available through your local council.
The Living Victoria Water Rebate Programme seeks to reward Victorians for their water-efficient efforts. Rebates are available on a range of products and appliances. All households are eligible for the home and garden rebates and rebates are currently available for products purchased and installed between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2015. Small businesses are also eligible to receive rebates.
The H2O Assist programme allows home and business owners to purchase new water-efficient products or upgrade old products at a subsidised rate. There are currently two rainwater tanks offered by the programme and it should be noted that the cost of plumbing for use within the home (e.g. toilet flushing or in the laundry) is not included.