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Insulation Rebate - Now Canceled!

Effective from 22 April 10

The Insulation rebate was originally halted on 19 February 10 and a new Insulation Rebate was set to commence from 1 Jun 10, however the government has now decided to stop the program altogether.

The remaining $1billion available for the program will be used to perform safety inspections on 200,000 homes insulated with batts and further 50,000 homes insulated with foil insulation. The government estimates that it will be inspect around 4,000 homes a week - which will take about 8 months or more to perform. It is estimated from previous inspections that 17.6% of the 1.1million homes insulation under the rebate have none compliance issues including poor or under performing batts and 7.6% of homes have safety issues relating to the installation of insulation. If you are concerned about your insulation please refer to more information about

a) Foil Electrical Safety Inspections
b) Insulation Batts Safety Inspections


Australian Government's Insulation Rebate Guidelines

Insulation Rebate Guidelines - As simple as 1,2,3

1)  Obtain at Least 1 Quote - from an Installation Company or Individual that Is Registered
      on the Government's - Home Insulation Register. (Note from 1 December you will be required
      to obtain 2 quotes. Once happy with your quote simply book your insulation installation date
      with your chosen insulation installer.
2)  To obtain the Government Rebate the installer is required to
   
   a) Physically inspect your ceiling area &
       b) Supply you with a written quote.
Each quote must include -
      - The insulation R-Value to be installed
      - The type of insulation material to be used and
      - The approximate area to be insulated (m2) and
      - A separate breakdown of product and installation costs and
      - Identifying business details including the business name, contact details and Australian
        Business Number of the installation company
3)  Upon Installation the Insulation Installer should provide you with;
               - A Tax Invoice &  
               - A Duplicate Copy Of Completed Work Order Form (This form will be supplied by installer
                 byt partly completed by you - You do not need to submit your copy of this form
                 however you should keep this for 5 years in case the government requests them for
                 audit purposes
               - Pay Installer for any amount in excess of maximum rebate of $1200
               -
The installer will then be paid up to the maximum rebate of $1200 directly from
                 government. 


Government Warning: It is up to the homeowner to ensure the installer is registered and meets all
requirements. If either the installer or the homeowner is not eligible for the rebate the total cost of the
installation will be required to be paid for by the householder as the contract to install is between the
installer and the householder and not the government.   
 




Early Insulation Rebate - Procedures (Ended 1 July 09)

The Early Insulation Rebate is effectively over - so the following information is provided as a reference point
only for homeowners that had their insulation installed under the Early Insulation Rebate.

 1)  Obtain Two Quotes from an insulation installers who owns or is employed by an
       installer registered with the early insulation rebate.

Each quote must include -
      - The insulation R-Value to be installed
      - The type of insulation material to be used and
      - The approximate area to be insulated (m2) and
      - A separate breakdown of product and installation costs and
      - Identifying business details including the business name, contact details and Australian
        Business Number of the installation company

2) Select Installer From Quotes - Note the government does not require you to take
     the cheapest quote

3)  Upon Installation & Payment to The Installer - Apply For Reimbursement
      - Attach a copy of the receipt for the purchase and installation of the new ceiling insulation
        (Please retain the original receipt, you may be asked to provide this in future); and
      - Include copies of two quotes that meet the specified quote requirements outlined above and
      - Include the Installer Technical Compliance section of the form, completed by the installer and
      - Submit the reimbursement application within six months (184 days) of the installation of the
         new ceiling insulation.