In this section, we’ll endeavor to keep you up-to-date with any initiatives for rebates and discounts to help reduce household emissions.

The NSW Empowering Homes Program finishes on July 31 2022 and will be replaced by the Energy Bill Buster Program to help eligible residents cut their energy bills with solar and home appliance upgrades.

"Around a third of NSW households are currently receiving an energy rebate to help them with their energy bills. The Energy Bill Buster program will allow eligible households to receive the equivalent of up to 10 years’ worth of rebates in an upfront lump sum contribution towards a free solar system or home appliance upgrade." Energy Bill Buster Program - media release 8 June 2022.

The offer will open for applications by September 2022. Read more about the program and register your interest here.

The NSW Energy Saver website is a useful one to bookmark as it outlines all the current NSW Government energy efficiency initiatives for eligible households. At the moment these include:

  • Energy rebates;
  • Appliance replacement offer for households;
  • Discounted energy efficient lighting for households;
  • Discounted air conditioners for households; and
  • Help fo households facing energy bill stress.

Finally, the Rebates page on the Department of Environment and Energy website has an exhaustive list of energy rebates, assistance, apps and support for businesses and households.

Check this page regularly for any updates.