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About the energy efficient appliance rebate

Applications for the energy efficient appliance rebate are opening soon. Check back for updates or sign up to receive notifications.

Lowering energy usage provides customers greater control over their energy costs. Buying appliances that are more energy efficient can cost more upfront, but will lead to long term saving.

To help Queensland households improve their energy efficiency, $20 million has been committed under the Affordable Energy Plan for rebates on approved energy efficient appliances.

Rebates available

Rebates will apply to purchases on or after 1 January 2018 of the following household appliances:

  • $200 for a 4 star energy rated washing machine
  • $250 for a 4 star energy rated refrigerator
  • $300 for a 4 star energy rated air conditioner.

Limited to 1 rebate application per household. Funding is limited.

Customers can save up to $50 a year by using an energy efficient refrigerator or washing machine. An energy efficient air conditioner could save up to $135 per year.

If you purchase a PeakSmart air conditioner, you can also apply for additional financial benefits available through:

Check with Energex or Ergon Energy regarding the eligibility criteria for their PeakSmart programs and to apply.

Guide to eligibility: choosing your appliance

It’s important to determine the best appliance for your needs.

The following information regarding energy efficient appliance rebate eligibility is provided as a guide only and does not entitle you to a rebate. We will check your eligibility for a rebate as part of the application process.

To be eligible for a rebate, the appliance must:

  • have a minimum 4 star energy rating
  • be new and purchased on or after 1 January 2018 (a copy of the tax receipt must be provided showing you have paid in full)
  • be for the purposes of domestic/residential use in a Queensland residence.

For air conditioners, the 4 star energy rating relates to cooling. Free-standing, portable air conditioners and evaporative coolers do not qualify for the rebate.

Applying for the rebate–applications opening soon

Applications for the rebate are opening soon. You will be able to apply for the rebate online or by phone when applications open. Further information will be available in coming weeks.

Sign up to receive a notification when the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate online application form is available. You must keep your purchase receipt (or a clear legible photo of your receipt), as this must be submitted with your rebate application.

Further information

Contact us

For energy enquiries phone 13 43 87 or email 

Positive Payback for households

Positive Payback lets you earn rewards by using energy saving technologies and switching to economy tariffs for air conditioners, pool pumps and hot water systems.

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Last updated:
17 January 2018
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