About the Climate Smart Energy Savers rebate

Rebates are now available for eligible Queenslanders who replace old appliances with 4 star-rated (or higher) energy-efficient appliances and hot water systems.

Climate Smart Energy Savers, an initiative under the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, will help Queenslanders manage their energy use and bills, and reduce their carbon emissions.

Eligible appliances must be purchased and installed on or after 4 September 2023 and before the program closure date.

Before purchasing your energy-efficient appliance, we recommend you visit this website again to confirm the program is still open.

There are 2 types of rebates available:

  • standard rebate—available to all eligible Queensland households
  • low-income rebate—for households with lower annual income.

The amount paid will depend on the energy efficient appliance you purchase and install.

Only the appliances listed below are eligible.

Appliance Standard rebate Low income rebate
Clothes washing machines and dryers $300 $550
Dishwashers $300 $550
Refrigerators (including fridge/freezers) $350 $600
Air conditioners (AS/NZS 4755.1:2017 compliant and 4 star-rated or higher for cooling) $400 $650
Heat pump hot water systems $800 $1,000
Solar hot water systems $800 $1,000

Only 1 rebate is available per household and the rebate can’t be more than the total cost of the appliance purchase and installation.

1,500 rebates are available for energy-efficient hot water systems.

Energy star ratings for appliances can be found on energyrating.gov.au

The Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) is administering rebate applications and payments.


Standard rebate

Applicants must:

  • be 18 or older
  • live in a residential premises in Queensland
  • have purchased and installed an eligible appliance in their residential premises
    • while the scheme is open
    • while they occupy the residential premises
  • not have already received assistance under this or another government program for the eligible appliance.

Eligible appliances include:

  • 4-star or higher energy-rated
    • washing machines and dryers
    • dishwashers
    • refrigerators (including fridge/freezers)
  • air conditioners (Demand Response Standard AS/NZS 4755.1:2017 compliant and 4-star-rated or higher for cooling)
  • solar hot water systems and heat pump hot water systems.

These appliances must:

  • replace another appliance
  • be used/installed at the residential premises listed in the application
  • for air conditioners and hot water systems, be installed by a person who is licensed to install the appliance.

Applications must:

  • be submitted in the name of 1 person
  • be made within 30 days of the eligible appliance being purchased and installed (whichever comes later).

Low-income rebate

Applicants must meet all the eligibility criteria for a standard rebate, and:

  • provide a Notice of Assessment from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for the 2022-23 financial year showing that they have a taxable income of $66,667 or less
  • if they don't have a notice of assessment, declare they have lodged a Return Not Necessary with the ATO; receive a Government Pension/Benefit; or are a self-funded retiree.

If an applicant lives with a partner or spouse, the taxable income of whomever has the highest taxable income will be assessed.

More information

Frequently asked questions


Assistance is available for Queenslanders who cannot access or submit an application through the online application portal.

Please call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) for assistance.

If you feel you are unable to complete the online application form yourself, please see if a family member, friend or neighbour can help you with the form, and if you do not have a computer or tablet that can be used, these are available at most local libraries and community centres.

If you still require a paper application form, please call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) for assistance.

If you wish to apply using myGovID and need support to do this, visit the Commonwealth Government's myGovID website.

No. Standalone chest freezers and vertical freezers are not eligible. Freezers with a refrigeration mode (hybrid fridge/freezers) are eligible if the appliance’s energy efficiency rating is 4-star or higher for both modes.