Update: Applications for the Queensland Government Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate are now open. To apply, go to u

Although purchasing appliances that are more energy efficient can have a higher upfront cost, they can lead to long term saving because of the amount of money you will save on your electricity bill yearly.

Choosing an energy efficient fridge or washing machine can save Queensland households up to $50 a year, and energy efficient air conditioners could save up to $135 per year. $20 million has been committed under the Affordable Energy Plan for rebates on approved energy efficient appliances, in order to assist Queensland households to improve their energy efficiency.

What are the 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.

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 these programs and to apply.

You can only apply for one appliance rebate per household, and proof of purchase will be required as part of your application.

Are you eligible?

Choosing your new, energy efficient appliance can be exciting, however it’s important to check whether you’re eligible for the rebate first.

The appliance must:
– Have at least a 4 star energy rating
– be new, and purchased on or after 1 January 2018
– be for the purposes of domestic or residential use in a Queensland residence.

Furthermore, 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

Prior to completing the online application form you should review the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Terms and Conditions to determine if you are eligible for a rebate.

Please note this is limited to 1 rebate application per household, and funding is limited.

What do I need to provide? 

–  your Electricity National Metering Identifier Account Number, located on your household electricity bill
–  your name, address, email and telephone number
–  the eligible appliance make and model (this may be located on your receipt/tax invoice or on your appliance user manual)
–  your bank account BSB and account number (for us to transfer the rebate into if your application is approved)
–  a copy of your Tax Invoice/Receipt (scanned and saved to your computer for upload during the application process).

Please note this is limited to 1 rebate application per household, and funding is limited.

To apply, go to www.qld.gov.au/appliancerebate.