The Queensland government has announced a new $22 million Smart Energy Savers program, offering rebates on a range of energy efficient appliances including washing machines, fridges, dryers, dishwashers, air-conditioners and hot water systems.

Around 40,000 Queensland households will be eligible to claim the new rebate of up to $1,000, which comes on top of electricity bill rebates of $550 and $1,072 for senior and concession card holders.

Low-income households will be able to claim the most on appliances, however all Queenslanders will be eligible to access cost-of-living support on selected appliances.

Making the switch from two-star to four-star appliances is estimated to save Queensland households hundreds to thousands of dollars each year, while reducing the state’s CO2 emissions by thousands of tonnes.

Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk said, “We’re proud to support Queenslanders with this additional cost-of-living relief package. We’re investing a record $8.2 billion in concessions this financial year to help ease cost-of-living pressures. This includes the biggest electricity bill support package in the country which comes on top of these rebates.”

Minister for Energy and Public Works, Mick de Brenni added, “The Smart Energy Savers Program is just another way the Palaszczuk government is helping households save on electricity bills, following this year’s nation-leading energy rebates. This rebate program not only helps Queenslanders purchase new household appliances, but it means they save money and help lower emissions for years to come.”

The program starts on 4 September 2023. To be eligible for the program, the new appliance must be purchased on or after 4 September 2023.

ApplianceStandard IncomeLow Income
Washing Machine$300$550
Hot Water Systems$800$1,000