This program has now been exhausted and will not open until next financial year.
We are committed to supporting our community to achieve carbon neutrality by offering to reimburse costs to upgrade your home is one of the ways we do so.
We will carry out an energy audit on your home to produce a scorecard assessment.
This process identifies energy efficiency upgrades to consider, including lighting, hot water systems, heating and cooling, insulation and solar systems.
If eligible, we will grant you a partial reimbursement of the costs you have spent on upgrades identified by your scorecard. No advance funding is available.
Applications are currently closed.
You must read the full guidelines(PDF, 219KB) and speak with a Council officer before submitting your application.
Terms and conditions
You must agree to the following terms and conditions.
- Only upgrade options recommended in the scorecard assessment are eligible for reimbursement funding.
- Applicants must supply relevant compliance certificate for all electrical and plumbing work and tax invoices for the completed work as a part of their application.
- You agree to share your household energy efficiency scorecard assessment result and the variation assessment result.
- You agree that we may use information from your application for report writing and case studies.
- We may inspect the project when completed to evaluate outcomes.
- Applicants must ensure all statutory legal and insurance obligations will be in compliance or all funded upgrades.
- All upgrades are the applicant's property, and we do not take ownership or liability of the funded upgrades.
- Applicants must take sole responsibility of work and liaise with their own trade professionals for future repair and warranty works.
- Information we collect from you is required for the delivery of our services in accordance with Council’s powers, functions and purposes under the Local Government Act 1989 and other relevant legislation. Information may also be used to conduct research and customer satisfaction surveys so that we may better understand community needs and can improve service delivery.
- Understand that we make certain information publicly available in accordance with legislation and our Public Transparency Policy. A listing of donations and grants including the names or persons or bodies that have received grants are made publicly available.
The grants process is open and accessible to everyone, including if:
- you need a printed copy of the guidelines or a printed copy in large print;
- you need to discuss these guidelines by phone;
- you need the guidelines in a captioned video format;
- you need to discuss the guidelines with us using the services of an Auslan interpreter;
- your hearing or speech is impaired, you can call us through the National Relay Service on 133 677 (TTY) or 1300 555 727 on an ordinary handset and ask for 9490 4222;
- you need a language interpreter please contact TIS National on 131 450 and ask to be connected to us on 9490 4222; or
- you need a printed form and support to enter information into SmartyGrants please contact us for assistance.
If you face any barriers to applying and would like to discuss these or any other ways we can help you, please contact us.
To discuss your application, or receive more information, please contact Micky Liu on 9455 8813 or at email@example.com