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South Australian Rebate

The SA Government Solar Hot Water Rebate Scheme has been introduced to promote sustainability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with water heating. The South Australian Government's Solar Hot Water Rebate Scheme will now target low income households to help them comply with new water heater performance standards effective from 1 July 2008.

The new standards aim to increase the uptake of high-efficiency gas, heat pump and solar water heaters.

New eligibility criteria for the Rebate Scheme will apply for water heaters installed from 1 July 2008 (postponed from 17 May), in line with the introduction of new water heater performance standards.

A $500 rebate will be available to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. The following table summarises hot water systems eligible for the rebate.

* Renovation - new hot water system not replacing an existing one
** Gas access is natural gas or LPG, reticulated in the street
*** Includes reticulated and bottled gas already in use for water heating

Eligible applicants are home owners who install a complying water heater, as outlined above, to serve their principal place of residence; and at the time of the installation, hold at least one of the following Australian Government concession cards:

  • Centrelink Health Care Card
  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • DVA Gold Card - Totally and Permanently Incapacitated
  • DVA Gold Card - War Widow
  • DVA - Extreme Disablement Adjustment