Rebates available for cloth nappies

Modern cloth nappies are starting to get the air time they deserve, with more Local Councils recognising the many benefits of reusable cloth nappies and the good news – there are new rebates available now!

If you are a seasoned cloth nappy researcher, you will understand that there is a lot of money to be saved long term by choosing reusable baby nappies.  Buying disposable nappies for 2.5 years (the average age a child will toilet train out of nappies) will cost up to $3,000, whereas a set of reusable cloth nappies will cost under $1,000, that’s even taking into account the cost of laundering them at home.  

Local Councils have cottoned on to the benefit themselves – it is Local Councils who has to pay, per tonne, for the amount of waste sent to landfills they manage.  If they can reduce that waste amount, then it costs less for them and will make their landfill last even longer. 

There are a hand full of local Councils across Australia that will provide rebates towards the purchase of modern cloth nappies.  If you are lucky enough to live within one of these Council areas, you may be eligible to receive money back on your cost saving investment.  

We’ve compiled a list of the Australian Councils which provide a cloth nappy rebate, what is rebated and information on how to access this.  Before applying, check that you are eligible with your specific Council as each Council has varied requirements. 

 

Victoria

 

The City of Casey was one of the first Councils to provide a rebate in Australia and it is one of the highest going around.  The rebate applies to cloth nappies and reusable sanitary items and includes: cloth nappies, swim nappies, reusable inner liners for nappies, reusable wipes, wet bags, reusable nursing breast pads, reusable sanitary pads, sanitary cups, leak proof underwear.

They will rebate equals up to half of the purchase value (maximum $150 for cloth nappies and max $100 for reusable sanitary products) 

Example – spend $300 on cloth nappies, receive $150 rebate. 

This rebate program also includes hand-made cloth nappies and pre-owned cloth nappies with a rebate limit of $30

For more information and to apply for this rebate, visit the City of Casey website


Wyndham City Council are currently trialing a cloth nappy and reusable sanitary items rebate by providing a rebate of 50% of the purchase price. This is $100 rebate for cloth nappies and $50 rebate for reusable sanitary products. 

Example – Spend $200 on cloth nappies, receive $100 rebate. Spend $100 on reusable sanitary items, receive $50 rebate

Their trial and rebate offer will run from 1 April to 30 October 2020. More information available on the Wyndham City Council website. 

 

Wodonga City Council, Indigo Shire Council and Towong Shire Council have joined forces with the Halve Waste program to offer residents a cloth nappy rebate for 50% of the purchase price, maximum $100 rebate. This rebate is only available for cloth nappy purchases made from 1 May – 30 June 2020 or until rebate amounts have been allocated per shire.  

Example – Spend $200 on cloth nappies, receive $100 rebate

More information from Halve Waste and the rebate form can be found here  

 

Cardinia Shire did have a rebate program however due to demand, all rebate funds have been allocated. According to their website, they will be considering the rebates for next financial year

 

New South Wales 

Albury City Council, Greater Hume Shire and Federation Council have joined forces with the Halve Waste program with their neighbouring Victorian Councils to offer residents a cloth nappy rebate for 50% of the purchase price, maximum $100 rebate. This rebate is only available for cloth nappy purchases made from 1 May – 30 June 2020 or until rebate amounts have been allocated per shire.  

Example – Spend $200 on cloth nappies, receive $100 rebate

More information from Halve Waste and the rebate form can be found here  

 

Queensland

Brisbane City Council provide a Sustainable Nappy Cashback where cloth nappy purchasers can enter a monthly draw to win back their purchase price up to $300 value.  Two further $50 prize draws are also awarded each month. Purchases can also include the use of a cloth nappy hire service – a great way to test out different styles of nappies before making a purchase. 

Residents can enter the draw if they have purchased cloth nappy products within the previous six months.  And with any new future purchases, you can enter up to six times.  

Example – If you purchased cloth nappies last month, you can use this receipt to enter the draw. If you are unsuccessful in winning, you can submit your receipt again, as long as your receipt is still within six months from date of purchase.

Head to the City of Brisbane website for more details and how to enter the draw

 

South Australia

The City of Holdfast Bay provides a 50% rebate, up to $100 on the purchase of modern cloth nappies, part of their Green Living Subsidies program.  

Example – Spend $200 on cloth nappies, receive $100 rebate

For more information and to access the application form, visit the City of Holdfast Bay website

 

Western Australia

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River will subsidise up to $100 of the cost of cloth nappies within 6 months of purchase. This means they will give you $100 towards the cost of your nappies

Example – Spend $120 on cloth nappies, receive $100 back

Visit the Shire of Augusta Margaret River website for information and to apply

 

If you are aware of any other rebates that are not on this list, please get in contact and we can add them

 

We would love you to get the most out of your rebates!

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