Rebates and assistance


Home and business energy incentives

Program name:
Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme


The Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) can help eligible South Australian households and small businesses with a range of special offers, incentives, activities and products to save energy. These are available from energy retailers and their contractors.

Activities include installing:

  • appliances
  • building sealing
  • energy-efficient lighting
  • glazing
  • heating and cooling
  • home energy audits
  • in-home displays
  • insulation
  • water and energy-efficient shower heads
  • water heating.


  • Reduce energy use and energy bills
  • Reduce water use and water bills
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Key eligibility

All South Australian households and businesses may be eligible to participate.

Residents in concession or low income groups could be eligible for a free energy audit if you:

  • hold a Commonwealth Government pensioner concession card
  • hold a TPI Gold Repatriation Health Card
  • hold a War Widows Gold Repatriation Health Card
  • hold a Gold Repatriation Health Card (EDA)
  • hold a Health Care Card (including a Low Income Health Care Card)
  • receive the South Australian government energy bill concession
  • are part of an energy retailer’s hardship program
  • are participating in an energy retailer's payment plan
  • are referred by a financial counsellor.

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Check your eligibility and apply at:

Essential Services Commission of South Australia website

Call 1800 633 592 (mobile phones and South Australian residents only) or (08) 8463 4444