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Sustainable Household Scheme

Sustainable House

Register your interest for future updates here.

The Sustainable Household Scheme will provide Canberrans with access to zero-interest loans of between $2,000 to $15,000 to support eligible ACT households to live more comfortably, reduce emissions and their energy costs. The scheme will be open to new applications for 5 years.

The scheme will be rolled out in a phased approach and will include products such as:

  • Rooftop solar photovoltaic systems
  • Household battery storage systems
  • Electric heating and cooling systems
  • Hot Water Heat Pumps (HWHP)
  • Electric stove tops
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • Installation costs for these products.

New and used electric vehicles will also be included in the scheme under different eligibility requirements to the household loans. For more information on electric vehicles and incentives, visit the Zero Emissions Vehicles page.

The full Scheme guidelines are being developed and will be released in May 2021. The scheme will be open to all eligible Canberrans early in the 2021-22 financial year. To ensure the scheme is operating efficiently it will be trialled with smaller groups (such as those who have attended an Actsmart workshop) over the next few months. Register your interest in the scheme to stay up to date, and book into a free live online Actsmart workshop so that you can start planning your energy efficiency upgrades and be considered for the trial.

Householder eligibility criteria

  1. Own the property where the appliance/product (this includes a mortgaged home) is being installed.
  2. The property must be located within the ACT (including Hall, Tharwa and Oaks Estate) Jervis Bay Territory will not be included.
  3. The Unimproved Value (UV) of the property in 2020-21 must be below $750,000 for non-unit titled dwellings or below $200,000 for unit titled dwellings based on the unit entitlement percentage. No income means test will be applied.
  4. Unit owners will need to seek formal body corporate or strata manager approval prior to installing a product such as rooftop solar PV or household battery.
  5. Applicants will need to go through a credit check to confirm they are in a financial position to repay the loan.