Solar Rebates

Get help navigating government solar rebates.

Depending on where you live, you may be able to access different government rebates and incentives.

Government rebates make switching to solar more affordable and more accessible. Discover what rebates are available and what they mean for you.

Victorian Solar Homes Package – State Government Rebate

Victorians can access a state government rebate scheme via SolarVictoria’s Solar Homes Package.

Eligible homeowners can claim a rebate up to $1,888 deducted from the cost of a solar system and a 4-year interest-free loan of an additional $1,888.

To qualify, homeowners must answer ‘Yes’ to the following:

  • Do you have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per annum? (based on your latest tax assessment notices for the homeowners or alternative proof of income for the last financial year. For example, proof of pension received).
  • Are you the owner-occupier of the property? (as listed on the Council Rates Notice from the last 12 months). Is the property valued at under $3 million? (based on the Capital Improved Value listed on the Council Rates Notice from the last 12 months)
  • I don’t have solar PV on my property OR I am replacing my solar PV system that was installed before 1 November 2009*.


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South Australia’s Solar Home Battery Scheme – State Government Rebate

South Australian’s can access State Government rebates to help pay for the installation of home solar battery systems. All South Australians can apply.

The rebate amount is calculated on the kilowatt hour (kWh) capacity of the solar battery. Energy Concession Holders are eligible for a higher subsidy, ensuring low-income households are supported to access the Scheme.

Current Battery Scheme rebates:

  • Energy concession holder $400.00 per kilowatt hour (kWh)
  • All other households $300.00 per kilowatt hour (kWh)
  • For example, a solar battery with 5kWh of storage could receive a $1,500 rebate, or $2,000 for energy concession holders. While the rebate will vary depending on the size of the battery, it is capped for everyone at a maximum of $4,000 per battery installed.


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Victorian Solar Battery Rebate

Solar Batteries complete the Solar system by providing the capability to store the captured energy.

This stored energy is used at nighttime or when the sun isn’t shining reducing your reliance on the grid.

The Solar Homes Program is supporting eligible Victorian households to install a solar battery to their existing 5kW or above solar system, by providing a point of sale discount up to a maximum of $4,174.

Solar battery rebates are now available in every Victorian postcode. Solar battery rebates will maintain their current value of up to $4,174 until 30 June 2021.

Interest-free loans are not available under the solar battery rebate.

Victorians are eligible to receive a battery rebate if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • the property already has solar PV panels with a capacity equal to or greater than 5kW
  • pre-approval is obtained from your Distributed Network Service Provider (DNSP) to safely connect a battery to the grid
  • the energy storage solution is listed on Solar Victoria’s Approved Battery List and the property does not have an existing energy storage system
  • they are the owner-occupier of the property where the system is to be installed
  • the combined household taxable income of all owners is less than $180,000 a year (based on your Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment)
  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million based on the current council rates notice
  • the property address has not previously taken part in the Solar Homes Program
  • the owner/s agrees to receive information from their Distribution Network Service Provider about taking part in battery trials to maximise the value households get from them
  • owner/s agree to receive a free safety inspection and/or audit under the Solar Victoria Audit Program, if selected.


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