How to Get up to $480 Cash Back on New Appliances With This Sweet Government Rebate


If you’ve splurged on a brand new clothes dryer, fridge, freezer or fridge/freezer since the beginning of the year, or are looking to purchase one sometime soon, we’ve got some fabulous news for you! The South Australian Government’s REPS program is offering a sweet rebate that could put up to $480 back in your pocket.

Yes, you read that right—cold, hard cash for your energy efficient appliance upgrade.

What is the REPS program?

REPS ( Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme) is a South Australian Government energy productivity scheme that provides incentives for South Australian households and businesses to save energy, over 2,000 different products are eligible for this rebate. Whether you picked up your new appliance from Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Appliances Online, ALDI, Myer, or any other retailer, you’re in luck. All you need is your receipt and the appliance to be in the relevant claim period. Easy peasy!

Plus, Priority Group and Concession Card Holders are entitled to the higher end of the rebate range, which can add up to around 30% extra.

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Buying energy-efficient appliances isn’t just a win for the environment; it’s a win for your wallet too. These appliances help reduce your energy bills, and with this rebate, you’re doubling down on savings. It’s a smart investment whether you’re outfitting your home or your business.

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How to Get Your Rebate

Ready to claim your cash back? Here’s how you do it:

  1. Check Your Eligibility
    First things first, make sure your appliance meets the energy efficiency standards. Head to the MAC Trade Services website and do an Eligibility Check to see if your dryer, fridge, freezer or fridge/freezer qualifies. You can apply for multiple appliance types on the same form.
  2. Submit an Application
    Complete and submit the four-step online application on the MAC Trade Services website. Their team will assess your application and ensure it meets all the REPS requirements.
  3. Confirmation of Assessment Outcome
    If your application is successful, you’ll receive confirmation and the Activity Record required under REPS. This information is also sent to the retailer for verification.
  4. Receive Your Rebate
    Once everything checks out, the rebate is sent to you via bank transfer or EFTPOS gift card. Cha-ching!

HOT TIP: ALDI’s 7-Star Energy-Efficient Dryer is on sale This Saturday!

Looking for a great deal on a new clothes dryer? ALDI is releasing their famous 7-star rated energy-efficient dryer (8kg) for just $599. Under this incentive, you can snag a rebate of between $150 and $210, bringing the price right down to $389 for concession card holders and pensioners! The sale starts at 8am this Saturday, July 13th, so mark your calendars!

I purchased this dryer and it’s amazing! Being a heat pump dryer it doesn’t make your laundry humid, it’s quiet, dries clothes brilliantly and is going to save you a packet on your electricity bills! And 7 stars?! Now that’s energy efficient!!

ALDI Clothes Dryer Deal 2024 for REPS Scheme
Don’t miss this epic deal on Saturday if you’re wanting a new dryer!

Missed the ALDI Deal?

No worries! You can still purchase an eligible energy-efficient dryer from any SA appliance store and claim your cashback. Just pop the model number and brand into MAC Trades Services portal to find out what your rebate will be before you buy.

Some standout alternatives include:

Important Dates

The rebate claims apply to any purchases made since January 1, 2024, and you have until November 30th to lodge your cashback claim. Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers!

Bonus Rebate for Battery Owners

There’s another fantastic rebate up for grabs! If you have a battery or plan to get one and connect it to a Virtual Power Plant (like AGL, Origin Loop, Amber, or ShineHub), you could get up to $2,050 back. This is for connecting your battery to one of these VPP services, which acts like a feed-in tariff for the stored energy in your battery. Find out more about Virtual Power Plants.

Take Action Now!

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to save.

MAC Trade Services are one of the largest and oldest energy efficiency service providers in South Australia. Last year alone their team provided more than $8 million in rebates and discounts under the REPS.

SA owned and operated,it’s’an award winning female founded business and we love working with them! Personally I’ve utlised their services twice with the ActronAir Reverse Cycle AirCon deals they offer, and have found them a wealth of knowledge and super easy to deal with!

So jump on over to the MAC Trade Services website and check out the full range of eligible products, search your model, and see how much you’re entitled to receive back as a rebate.

Get shopping, get saving, and get that cash back where it belongs—in your pocket!

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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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