Rebates and subsidies

Removing old refrigerators

The ACT Government's Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme supports ActewAGL’s Fridge Buyback Scheme, which can take away old fridges or freezers from households, responsibly dispose of them and give eligible customers a $30 rebate on their next electricity bill.

Utilities concession

The combined utilities concession is an annual rebate of up to a maximum of $604 to help eligible consumers with utility bills, including water, sewerage, gas and electricity. The concession is for both home owners and renters who have the eligible concession cards.

No interest loan scheme

Care Financial Services Inc and the Salvation Army deliver the 'No Interest Loan Scheme' in partnership with the ACT Government. The scheme provides subsidies for low income households to purchase energy efficient appliances to the value of:

  • $300 for energy efficient refrigerators;
  • $200 for freezers;
  • $500 for split systems and;
  • $200 for a limited number of washing machines.

Solar for low income

The Solar for Low Income program will provide financial assistance to low income households to install solar panels. This program launched December 2017. More information can be found here.