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Member urges locals to apply for appliance rebate

20 Feb 2018

Queenslanders can jump online and apply for rebates of up to $300 on energy efficient appliances to save on their electricity bills.

Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, said first rebates should be flowing back into the first applicants’ bank accounts by the end of February.

“Northsiders who have already bought new energy efficient fridges, air-conditioners and washing machines since 1 January, and have registered for the rebate already, will have 30 days from tomorrow to get those applications in,” he said.

“If you haven’t bought one already, I’d encourage householders to consider buying appliances with at least a four-star energy rating.

“It’s is one of the best ways to save on your electricity bill, and that’s why this rebate is part of our $2 billion Affordable Energy Plan – to help make locals’ power bills more affordable.”

The rebates apply to new, eligible four-star or higher appliances purchased from 1 January, 2018: $200 for washing machines; $250 for fridges and $300 for air conditioners. Rebates are limited to one per household.

The plan includes:

• $50 a year off every household bill over the next two years.
• An annual discount for regional Ergon customers who take up Ergon’s direct debit Easy Pay Rewards payment options -- $75 for households and $120 for small businesses.
• Ensuring electricity prices for typical households and small business remain below inflation on average over the next two years.

For more information on how to apply, contact Stirling Hinchliffe’s electorate office on (07) 3639 9100 or via email: Sandgate@parliament.qld.gov.au