Incentives for Sustainability

Mind your business drop-in sessions

Learn more about our incentives for sustainability and get your questions answered! Adelaide City Library, no booking required.

Business drop-in sessions:
3 pm to 5:30 pm
First Monday of every month, starting 4 March

Resident drop-in sessions:
3 pm to 5:30 pm
Third Monday of every month, starting 18 March

About the incentives

Our incentives for sustainability offer cash back for residents, businesses, and groups to make sustainable practices and technology more accessible and affordable.


These can include:

  • residential, business and commercial solar PV
  • energy monitoring
  • electric vehicle charging stations
  • water saving devices
  • home energy assessments and more
  • resource recovery and more.

The incentives and rebates help with costs, increase the value of the property and support our mission to cut carbon emissions and create a circular economy.

Use these icons to help you understand how our rebates can help you.

Smart Energy

Smart Energy

Use your energy efficiently with money back on energy smart technologies and appliances.

Green Energy

Green energy

Save money and create renewable electricity with solar.

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Get money back on electric vehicle charging stations.

Waterwise

Waterwise

Use water wisely with water saving devices.

Resouce Recovery

Resource Recovery

Reduce waste and recover resources with innovative technologies and reusable products.

Measure and Learn

Measure and Learn

Measure your progress and learn more with incentives for Climate Active certification, environmental ratings, assessment, and community-led action and business engagement on climate change.

Case studies

See how our community has embraced sustainable practices and reduced carbon emissions in their homes and businesses.

Human Kind Yoga, solar on a business tenancy

Human Kind installed a 30 kW solar system at their business tenancy with help from our scheme.

Rebate:

  • Business Solar PV

Stone & Chalk, a carbon neutral business

Stone & Chalk are making it easier for sub-tenants within their startup hub to become climate active certified.

Rebate:

  • Climate Active Certification

Solar for electric car charging

See how the scheme has supported residents and businesses to charge electric vehicles at their property.

Rebate:

  • Residential Solar PV
  • Business Solar PV
  • EV Charging Stations

An all-electric home in the city

This city home went all-electric and you can too with support from our scheme.

Rebate:

  • Appliance electrification

Hurtle East Apartments, a shared solar story

See how residents of the Hurtle Square Apartments benefited from installing shared solar.

Rebate:

  • Shared solar

Incentives and rebates

Select a category to see which incentives you can apply for:

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Energy Monitoring

50% up to $100
Stand-alone energy monitoring display where no solar PV or battery system is installed.

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Appliance electrification

50% up to $1,000
Residential replacement of gas or wood burning appliance with electric or solar powered (e.g. hot water).

50% up to $5,000
Commercial replacement of gas or wood burning appliance with electric or solar powered (e.g. hot water).

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

50% up to $250
Electric bicycle charging station

50% up to $1,000
Electric vehicle one way charging station (7 kW to <50 kW)

25% up to $2,000
Electric vehicle ‘smart’* charging station (7 kW to < 50 kW)

* Smart stations include those with demand management capabilities or two-way charging capabilities

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Electric Vehicle Demand Management

25% up to $1,000
Stand-alone system

50% up to $10,000
Network-integrated system

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Water Saving Devices

50% up to $500
Rainwater tank > 2,000 L plumbed into a single premise

50% up to $5,000
Rainwater tank plumbed into common areas

50% up to $1,000
Installation of digital water meter with display to enable real-time water use data

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Home Energy / Sustainability Assessments

50% up to $200
Residential Efficiency Scorecard (RES) or similar.
If not RES, pre-approval required.

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Residential and Not-for-Profit Solar PV

*Only available to concession card holders, tenanted or strata managed residential properties, or not-for-profit groups.

20% up to $1,000
Solar PV system (1.5 kW to <10 kW)
20% up to $2,500
Solar PV system (10 kW to <20 kW)
20% up to $5,000
Solar PV system (>20 kW)

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Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS) top up

25% up to $500
Out-of-pocket expenses on any appliance purchase or upgrade which receives a REPS rebate (lighting excluded)

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Climate Active Certification

25% up to $2,500
Greenhouse gas inventory independent audit
50% up to $4,000
Greenhouse gas emissions inventory and emissions reduction strategy preparation

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Performance Ratings

50% up to $5,000
Building environmental ratings (e.g. Green Star, EarthCheck, Living Building)*
* NABERS not funded

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Commercial green waste diversion

50% up to $5,000
Commercial rapid composter, dehydrator or similar system to divert green waste from landfill.
Pre-approval required including statement affirming landfill avoidance strategy.

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Energy Storage Systems

50% up to $2,000
Battery energy storage

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Business Solar PV

20% up to $1,250
Solar PV system (10 kW to <20 kW)
20% up to $2,500

Solar PV system (>20 kW)

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Shared Solar

20% up to $20,000 per site (with a maximum of $500 per premise)
Sharing of solar electricity between tenants in multi-storey premises (>20 kW).
Minimum 25% shared to individual tenants, not common areas.

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Energy Smart Buildings

20% up to $25,000
Innovative, whole-building approaches that make a measurable impact to energy efficiency and electrification of the building.
Residential strata buildings and Community/ body corporation buildings must be multi-storey
Multi-storey commercial buildings must be managed by a strata-managed.
*Business case and pre-approval required.

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Contact [email protected] to discuss your proposal and request a business case template.

Business Sustainability Training Support

50% up to $200
Multi-session training courses designed to build small to medium business capacity to improve sustainability and/or reduce emissions.
Pre-approval required.
Limit of two rebates per business per year.

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Food Organics Collection

Up to $400

Two-months expenses for contracting a food organics collection service.

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Hard Waste Collection

50% up to $400

One-off hard waste pickup to remove unwanted items and increase storage space for resource recovery items.

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Reusable Delivery Transport Containers Services

50% up to $500

Services that deliver back-of-house supplies in reusable containers to your business.

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Initial Purchase of Reusable Delivery Transport Containers

50% up to $10,000

Initial purchase of reusable transport containers between supplier and business.

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Commercial Dishwasher

50% up to $7,000

Purchase of commercial dishwasher to improve opportunities to use, wash and reuse items.

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Indoor sorting bins

50% up to $5,000

Purchase of indoor sorting bin (e.g. recycling, organics) and educational signage.

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Reusable takeaway containers

50% up to $3,000

Purchase or subscription of reusable takeaway coffee cups and food containers through reusable supplier.

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How to apply

Before you apply, check the guidelines and terms and conditions to make sure your project is eligible.

You can preview the application form and apply on our SmartyGrants portal.

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Guidelines and terms and conditions

Supplier Resources

Are you a supplier of sustainable technologies and services for customers in 5000 and 5006?

If you are, download our resource pack here to help your customers choose sustainable practices and technology using the incentives and rebates we offer.

Here is a digital pack with the social media images listed below and information brochures.

Learn more

Check out our tips for sustainable choices at home or at work, including a checklist for electrification, at Carbon Neutral Adelaide.

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