Queenslanders in line for up to $1000 rebate on energy-efficient appliances
Queensland Government media release
As part of the Queensland Government’s push to ease cost-of-living pressures and bust bills for Queensland households, a new cash-back program encouraging Queenslanders to purchase energy-efficient appliances has officially opened.
The new Climate Smart Energy Savers program offers between $300 and $1000 cash back on a range of eligible energy-efficient appliances.
Funding for the $22 million program is available for Queenslanders who are looking to save money on the purchase of eligible appliances, however funding is limited and is granted on a first come, first serve basis until funds are exhausted.
Low-income earners who earn a taxable income of $66,667 or less are able to claim the most, but all Queenslanders will be eligible to access cost-of-living support on selected appliances.
Making the switch from 2 to 4 star appliances could save Queensland households hundreds to thousands of dollars in energy costs each year, and reduce Queensland’s CO2 emissions by thousands of tonnes a year.
Switching your washing machine from a 2 star to a 4 star could save households around $117 on their bills each year, while switching to a heat pump hot water system could save more than $1100 a year.
The new cash back program follows significant cost of living measures put in place by the Queensland Government, including electricity bill rebates of $550 for all households and up to $1072 for seniors and concession card holders.
The program will close when funding is exhausted. Funding is limited and rebate applications will be processed in order of receipt, and it could take up to 15 days after lodgement for funds to be received.
If an applicant lives with a partner or spouse, the taxable income of whomever has the highest income will be assessed. Queensland households may be eligible for additional Queensland Government assistance.