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Access funding and rebates

You’ve already invested in the sustainability of your building so now access more funds.

First claim any certificates that you are entitled to – check whether you’re eligible for the NSW Energy Savings Scheme or Victorian Energy Upgrades program.

When it’s tax time, don’t forget that improvements costing up to $20,000 may be eligible for instant depreciation. Check with your accountant or the Australian Taxation Office for more information.

To help you access green finance, we've developed a Sustainable Finance Industry Guide in collaboration with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), GRESB and the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI). The guide will help you understand market opportunities and how:

  • to maximise financial strategies and investments
  • world class performance and benchmarking programs support investment
  • ratings and associated data can be used in issuances.

A range of national, state and local grants are also available (sometimes for a limited time) – ask your assessor for information. For example, the City of Sydney council offers environmental performance grants for building upgrades, ratings and assessments.