Are there any battery rebates available? – AEF | Australian Energy Foundation

Are there any battery rebates available?

Last updated: December 2020

Several states are offering financial support for battery storage. Here’s a summary of what’s on offer. We understand that there is a lot of information to digest here, so please get in contact with us and we’re happy to guide you through the process of applying for these battery rebates.

The ACT Government is subsidising battery storage in around 5000 Canberra homes and businesses.The current rebate is $825 per kWh up to a maximum of 30kWh. For more information, please see the ACT smart website.

The NSW Government has announced their Empowering Homes program – a scheme which will provide interest-free loans for solar-battery systems to eligible NSW residents. Interest-free loans of up to $9000 for a storage battery, or up to $14,000 for a solar PV and battery storage system, will be available to owner-occupiers with an annual household income of up to $180,000. This scheme is due to commence in summer of 2019/20. For more information, please see the NSW Government website.

There are currently no battery rebates available in Queensland. 

The South Australian Home Battery Scheme assists households to access state government subsidies and loans of up to $6000 to pay for the installation of home battery systems. You need to live in a home in South Australia to be eligible. Please see the South Australian Home Battery Scheme website for more information.

The Victorian Government is providing a battery rebate of up to $4,174 until 30 June 2021, now available in every Victorian postcode. Please see the Solar Victoria website for more information on eligibility.