Tank Rebate Information

Am I eligible for a rebate? 

To be eligible, the tank must meet the program Terms and Conditions including, but not limited to: 

  • The property is currently connected to the town water supply in the Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Richmond Valley local government areas.
  • The rainwater tanks must be installed and completed, and paid for between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.
  • For new homes and major renovations, any tank volume or internal connection required by BASIX will not be eligible for a rebate.  Tank volumes or internal connections not required by BASIX may be eligible.
  • The rainwater tank must have a minimum volume of 2,000 litres.
  • Properties that have previously received rebates from Rous County Council may not be eligible. 

Please ensure you read all of the program Terms and Conditions on the application form to ensure you are eligible. 

How much is the rebate? 

Rous County Council offers three levels of rebate, based in the first instance on the tank volume. Additional rebates are available if rainwater from the tank is supplied for flushing toilets and/or to the washing machine. See tables below for details of the rebates offered. 

For rainwater tanks purchased and installed ON or AFTER 1 July 2017 

Rebate Level Tank Volume (litres) Rebate
1 2,000 to 4,499 $200
2 4,500 to 8,999 $800
3 9,000 or more $1,000
Plus If all toilets are connected to the rainwater tank $620
Plus If washing machine is connected to the rainwater tank $550


 How to apply for a rebate 

To apply for the tank rebate, please complete the application form and send it to Rous County Council. Please ensure that you read the information carefully, fill in the application form fully and provide all requested information.


There are other rebates available so please contact us to find out more information.

or see the LINKS for further details about:

Rous Water Rebate
Kyogle Council Rebate
Byron Bay Shire Council
Nambucca Shire Council
Tamworth Regional Council 
Lismore City Council Rebate
Clarence Valley Coucil Rebate