You could get up to $1000 back on your water storage

Thanks to the Water Corp's Rainwater Rewards program, people with water tanks in:

Balingup, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown, Cranbrook, Donnybrook, Dunsborough, Gnowangerup, Greenbushes, Hester, Hopetoun, Jerramungup, Kirup, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Manjimup, Mullalyup, Nannup, Newdegate, Northcliffe, Nyabing, Pemberton, Pingrup, Quinninup, Ravensthorpe, Walpole, Wellstead and Yallingup are currently eligible for a rainwater tank rebate.

Thousands of Australians continue to be effected by drought conditions

Waterwise WA Rainwater Tank Rebate

In June of 2020, the Water Corporation announced its Rainwater Rewards program, encouraging customers across WA's South West to install new rainwater tanks, or perform much needed maintenance on existing tanks.

Can this fund be used for existing water tanks?

The Waterwise WA Rainwater Tank Rebate is valid for certain Perth towns in the Great Southern and South West regions, and you and find a list of towns eligible for rainwater tank rebates on the Water Corporation’s website.

Eligible residents can apply for one of the following offers:

  • Up to $1000 for a new rainwater tank larger than 2000L that is plumbed.
  • Up to $500 for the plumbing of an existing rainwater tank
  • Up to $500 to replace an existing plumbed in rainwater tank

The Water Corporation states that  by installing a rainwater tank, you can save up to 20% of your household water use each year, and a 125m² home in the South West can harvest up to 51,000 litres of water each year – meaning you’re likely to want a tank larger than 2000L if you have the room!

[Source: Rainwater Rewards 2023]

This rebate is available to be claimed starting from the 1st of October 2022, through to the 31st of May 2023.

Update: This rebate is currently unavailable, but may open again in spring of 2023.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the rebate you must:

  • Be the owner of the property where the water tank has been installed
  • Be connected to Water Corporation scheme water at the location where the water tank has been installed
  • Be installing your rainwater tank in one of the eligible towns for the 2020/21 Rainwater Rewards rebate
  • Have the property in a habitable state, or can ensure that it will be habitable upon the completion of the building
  • Meets relevant standards and government requirements, such as local building restrictions and regulations for the installation and connection of the rainwater tank

[Source: Rainwater Rewards 2023]

Waterwise Garden Rewards

In past years, the Water Corporation have run a rewards program in spring to encourage households to install more sustainable reticulation systems, via the installation of a weather-based irrigation controller.

While the garden rewards program itself no longer exists, the government water rebate saving money on the installation of a weather based irrigation controller.

Eligibility criteria

Eligible bore owners and scheme users can apply for the following:

  • Up to $200 for the purchase of an eligible:
    • Weather-based irrigation controller, or
    • Weather-based component for an existing irrigation controller, or
    • Weather-based irrigation controller and component
  • Up to $100 for a consultation and controller set-up by a Waterwise Garden Irrigator.

[Source: Rainwater Rewards 2023]

Update: This offer is currently closed, but may become available again in spring of 2023.

Pioneer Water Tanks

Our range of rural water tanks and rainwater tanks would be eligible for all rebates available from the Water Corporation.

For a quote on a new Pioneer Water Tank, click here or call 1800 344 130.

To apply online with the Water Corporation of Western Australia click here.

Don't meet the criteria?

Find our list of Water Tank Rebate Schemes here, or if you are a Victorian who was affected by the bushfires, follow this link.