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$4,000 home battery rebate available in QLD, but you’ll need to hurry


The QLD government's Battery Booster program is offering 2,000 households a chance to further reduce their energy bills this year.

Applications for QLD's home battery rebate are now open. You can get $3,000 as a standard rebate or $4,000 if you're a low-income household.

You will need to hurry and apply because the $10 million program will only run until funds last.

Am I eligible for QLD's home battery rebate?

Have a look at the following checklist to see if you're eligible:

  • Your income, or your household's income (you and your spouse), should not exceed $180,000 for the most recently ended financial year if you're applying for a standard rebate.
  • The $4,000 low-income rebate is available for households where the highest-income earner earns $66,667 or less. This is again for the most recently passed financial year.
  • The applicant must be the registered owner of the property where the home battery will be installed.
  • You need a solar system with a minimum of 5kW system capacity. New solar system purchases need to be included as part of your home battery purchase.
  • You must use an approved battery and an approved installer.
  • You must agree to a safety inspection by a government-appointed inspector.

How do I apply for the QLD home battery rebate?

You will first need to apply for conditional approval before applying for the rebate itself.

To start the process, visit Battery Booster rebate for householders.

Keep in mind: The QLD government has put out a scam alert for websites created by third parties for the Battery Booster program. Make sure you're using a legitimate QLD government website for information and to apply.

Do I need a home battery?

Home batteries have been a hot topic since 2023 after SunWiz's report found a record number of batteries were installed in the year prior - 47,100 to be exact.

Finder's survey found that roughly 13% of Aussies are considering buying a home battery and around the same amount already have one installed.

But are they worth it if upfront costs are $10,000+?

The short answer is it depends on your household's needs, why you want a battery and how much money you're comfortable parting with, even without the rebate.

Just remember though that if you are looking to save money, especially in light of rising energy bills, having solar panels installed will lead to the biggest savings.

That's why 150 households in QLD are currently installing solar every day.

Compare solar plans to access better feed-in tariffs.

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