Sustainability Incentives Scheme

About the scheme

The Sustainability Incentives Scheme provides a range of rebates that build on the City of Adelaide's previous national firsts in supporting community investment in sustainable technologies.

The scheme positions Adelaide at the forefront of technology and trends for low-carbon living.

Sustainability Incentives Scheme recipients are playing their part in Adelaide's shared goal of a carbon neutral city.

If you are looking into some upgrades at work or considering improvements at home, see what rebate might be right for you and availability of funding pre-commitments.

Application forms are available under each of the rebate type headings, below.

Incentives summaries

The fact sheets below outline which rebates are available. Please check the relevant application form for specific eligibility criteria.

Sustainability incentives for business
Sustainability incentives for households
Sustainability incentives for multi-storey buildings
Sustainability incentives for car parks

For some larger projects, funding pre-commitments are available under certain conditions, to provide greater investment certainty to applicants. Please refer to the relevant application form or contact the incentives team.

Application Forms

  • 20% up to $1,000 for 1.5 kW to ≤ 10 kW
  • 20% up to $2,500 for > 10 kW to ≤ 20 kW
  • 20% up to $5,000 for > 20 kW

Eligibility: businesses, non-profit, community and sporting clubs, residential landlord and concession card holders only

Download application form

  • Up to $20,000 per site (with a maximum of $500 per premise, not exceeding 20% of installation costs) – for sharing solar electricity in multi-storey premises (> 20 kW)

Eligibility: apartments and multi-storey commercial buildings

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  • 50% up to $5,000 for energy storage systems

Eligibility: businesses, multi-storey commercial and non-profit community and sporting organisations.

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  • 50% up to $500 for smart systems that direct onsite renewable energy to a hot water storage tank on the property
  • 50% up to $500 for electrical work required to transfer SA Power Networks approved appliances to a ‘controlled load’ circuit. (e.g. pool pumps, hot water, underfloor heating and electric vehicle charging)

Eligibility: all residential, commercial and non-profit

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  • 50% up to $250 for electric bicycle charging station/s
  • 50% up to $1,000 for electric vehicle one-way charging station/s (7 kW to ≤ 50 kW)
  • 50% up to $5,000 for electric vehicle two-way charging station/s (7 kW to ≤ 50 kW)
  • 50% up to $5,000 for electric vehicle charging station/s (> 50 kW)

Eligibility: residential, commercial and non-profit

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  • 25% up to $1,000 for a stand-alone system
  • 50% up to $10,000 for an advanced system with virtual power plant capabilities

Eligibility: residential, commercial and non-profit

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  • 25% up to $5,000 for preparing a greenhouse gas inventory
  • 25% up to $2,500 for an independent audit of a greenhouse gas inventory
  • 50% up to $2,500 for preparing an emissions reduction strategy
  • 50% up to $2,500 for NABERS/ Green Star Rating for carbon neutral certification

Eligibility: organisations, precincts, events, buildings

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  • 50% up to $5,000 for NABERS or Green Star Ratings

Eligibility: residential, commercial, non-profit and office tenants

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  • 25% up to $5,000 for energy efficiency upgrades to common area lighting, ventilation, water pumps, water heaters or lifts

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  • 25% up to $1,000 for upgrade or installation of a solar hot water system

Eligibility: residential, commercial and non-profit

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  • 50% up to $500 for a rainwater tank larger than 2,000 L – plumbed into a single premise
  • 50% up to $5,000 for a rainwater tank - plumbed into common areas

Eligibility: residential, commercial and non-profit

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How to apply

Download the application form provided under the rebate you are interested in as an editable PDF.

Please read the sections before you apply, how to apply and eligibility criteria and conditions.

Complete all sections and compile documentation as required. The owners, tenant or property manager with authorisation must sign the application declaration.

Forms can be scanned and emailed to the incentives team at City of Adelaide, posted to the address on the form, or delivered to the Customer Centre.

Please feel free to contact the team with any questions via email to [email protected] or phone 8203 7203.

Discontinued Rebates

The incentives listed on this page were approved by Council on 25 June 2019. As the 2018-2019 scheme closed on 24 June 2019, the City of Adelaide is no longer accepting applications under the superseded scheme criteria.

Due to maturation in the market, and the introduction of complementary schemes, like the Government's Home Battery Scheme, some rebates have been scaled back or stopped including the residential energy storage, LED replacements, and energy monitoring system rebates.

Did you know? City of Adelaide was the first jurisdiction in Australia to offer incentives for energy storage (batteries) to accompany solar power.