Reusables Rebate

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The 2023/24 Reusables Rebate program is running 1 November 2023 – 31 March 2024*

Get up to $65 back when you purchase reusables!  

reusable-nappies.pngHave you ever thought about trying reusable nappies, menstrual underwear or washable incontinence products? It’s time to give them a go with our reusables rebate. 
 
Switching from disposable sanitary, incontinence or nappy products to reusables is a fantastic way to save money and reduce your environmental footprint.  

* unless funding allocation is exhausted prior – check back to this page for funding updates as we will notify residents here if the funding allocation is close to being exhausted.

 

Please check back here for funding updates as we will notify residents via this page if the funding allocation is close to being exhausted.

What can I claim?

  • The Hobsons Bay reusables rebate is a limited time, one-off rebate available for up to $65 on the purchase price of:
  • reusable nappies
  • reusable swim nappies
  • reusable baby wipes
  • reusable breast pads 
  • reusable menstrual cups 
  • reusable cloth sanitary pads 
  • reusable period-proof underwear 
  • reusable incontinence underwear  
  • reusable incontinence pads 
  • any associated shipping costs  

Any items not on this list are not eligible for the 2023/24 reusables rebate. 

Terms and conditions

Please read these carefully as changes have been made since the 2022/23 Reusables Rebate

 

  • Purchases must be made between 1 November 2023 – 31 March 2024 unless funding allocation is exhausted prior.

  • Residents can claim the one-off rebate on any amount up to $65 on eligible items.  

    Eligible items are:
    • reusable nappies 
    • reusable swim nappies 
    • reusable baby wipes 
    • reusable breast pads 
    • reusable menstrual cups 
    • reusable cloth sanitary pads 
    • reusable period-proof underwear 
    • reusable incontinence underwear 
    • reusable incontinence pads 
    • any associated shipping costs  

  • The rebate does not cover the following items:  
    • cleaning or washing products 
    • toilet training underwear/nappies 
    • bed sheets / bed protectors 
    • maternity bras 
    • period-proof swimwear 
    • second hand items
    • items purchased off a marketplace e.g. Facebook marketplace

  • Residents who claimed the rebate in 2022/23 financial year are unable to claim again in this financial year.

  • A maximum of one rebate is available per person – if there are multiple receipts, please upload all of them together.

  • Residents must have a unique bank account, phone number, email address and Hobsons Bay residential address to claim the rebate.

  • Residents must upload proof of purchase of eligible item to receive rebate, with the following details clearly visible: date of purchase, product name, amount. 

Only Hobsons Bay City Council residents are eligible.  

CLARIFICATION ADDED 01/03/2024: Please carefully note the details of this T&C: 

  • Residents must have a unique bank account, phone number, email address and Hobsons Bay residential address to claim the rebate. This means that only one claim per household is eligible. No claims with duplicate bank accounts, phone numbers, email addresses and home addresses will be approved. 

 


 

What you need to apply

  • Name

  • Address (to help us confirm you are a resident of Hobsons Bay) 

  • Unique email address (to receive communications related to the reusables rebate and for us to check you haven’t previously received the rebate)

  • Unique phone number (for us to check you haven’t previously received the rebate)

  • Unique bank details (for us to make payment and for us to check you haven’t previously received the rebate)

  • Proof of purchase clearly showing date of purchase, product name and amount – multiple file uploads accepted

Before you apply, please note

  • Only one application can be made per person. If you intend to claim the rebate on multiple items, please lodge them together in the one application. There are multiple upload invoice fields for you to do this.  

  • Rebates will take 3-4 weeks to be paid into your nominated bank account.  

Do you want to learn more about reusable items?

Learn about reusable nappies

This information sheet can help you decide which type and size of reusable nappy will work best for your family: Information sheet for cloth nappies(PDF, 7MB)

Learn about reusable sanitary items

Find out which type of reusable sanitary items will work best for you: Information sheet for sanitary items(PDF, 7MB)

 

Click here to lodge your claim for the reusables rebate now.

 

Questions? Contact us on wasteofficer@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

This initiative is the proud result of the ‘Pitch Your Project’ community program.