Environmental Rebates and Incentives

Governments at all levels recognise the importance of providing assistance so that the community can implement actions with environmental benefits. There are a range of incentives and rebates available to do this.

Below are the most popular programs available through Council, and the State and Federal Governments*. 

For further details, please visit the relevant websites and the Sustainable Products & Services Guide

Bathurst Regional Council Incentives

Council is not currently running any incentive programs.

Central Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS)

Local Land Services offer a range of incentives for Bathurst Region landholders to help manage their land in a way that maintains or improves productivity, as well as ensuring the future of water, soil and other natural resources.  Incentives vary, please check by visiting the following website or by calling the LLS Bathurst office on (02) 6333 2300 or visit the Bathurst LLS office at 66 Corporation Avenue, Bathurst NSW 2795.

State Government Rebates

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) have various rebates for residential and rural properties.  Further information and application forms are available from the website or by calling 1300 361 967.

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The State Government's NSW 2021 10-year plan contains key targets for the economy, services, infrastructure, governance, communities and the environment.

The NSW Government is also currently rolling out the Energy Affordability Package which aims to save NSW households and small businesses hundreds of dollars a year off their energy bills. The package includes rebates, upgrades to appliances and equipment, access to training resources and the removal of exit fees when changing energy retailers, so consumers are free to choose the best deal.

What is on offer?

  • Energy efficient lighting upgrades – Households and small businesses can access a discounted lighting upgrade offer, NSW Government will be subsidising the new lighting systems installations and bulb costs, through approved suppliers.
  • Appliance replacement offer - Discounts on new energy efficient fridges and televisions. When householders replace their old, inefficient model, they can receive 40% off the cost of a fridge and 50% off the cost of a television. To receive this offer householders must be a NSW resident and hold a concession card.
  • Training services - Small businesses can participate now in online training courses and webinars that are tailored to their unique needs. All learning opportunities are flexible, easy to access and free of charge for small businesses in NSW.
  • Rebates for householders – Energy rebates that help eligible families, concession card holders and people using approved medical equipment to pay their energy bills. There is also assistance for people in a short term financial crisis or emergency.

The full list of programs and how to access offers is available on the Power to Save website: www.powertosave.nsw.gov.au.

Federal Government Rebates

The Federal Department of Environment provides several opportunities for residents (and community groups) to improve the environment. Visit the website for details. Further information and application forms are available from the website or by calling the number listed for each program.

*Disclaimer: Bathurst Regional Council is not administering all the listed rebate programs and holds no responsibility for any errors in information. Though all care has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, the listed rebates are subject to change at any time without notice.

Conditions may apply. Applicants may have to meet all/some of the conditions for each applicable rebate. Some rebates are means tested on household income. Some households may not be able to choose more than 1 rebate from each applicable Government program. Some programs will change significantly so it is up to the applicant to ensure that they still meet the eligibility requirements at time of application.

For up to date information regarding a specific rebate, please visit the listed website or call the relevant number listed.