Cloth Nappy Rebate
Many families and households are looking for ways to reduce waste and lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Making the switch to re-useable products, like cloth nappies or low waste menstrual products can significantly reduce your waste and support a more sustainable community.
To help encourage waste reduction in families, the City offers residents waste reduction workshops and a rebate for the purchase or hire of reusable modern cloth nappies.
Modern Cloth Nappies
Modern cloth nappies are a hygienic and safe alternative and are great for the environment. In addition to producing significantly less waste, cloth nappies can save families approximately $2,100 per child compared to disposable nappies.
Read Switch Your Thinking's Guide to Modern Nappies
Cloth Nappy Rebate
Residents can apply for a 50% rebate of up to $100 for the purchase of reusable modern cloth nappies.
- Be a City of Belmont resident. Owners that live in other Councils are not eligible.
- Household has not previously claimed the rebate, only one application may be made per household.
- Purchased modern cloth nappies after 1 September 2022.
Products you can claim:
- All in one
- All in two
- Pocket nappies
- Night nappies
- Swim nappies
- Inserts and boosters
- Hiring cloth nappies
- Reusable cloth nappies for adults
Please note, the rebate only applies to the cost of reusable items on the receipt. No rebates are issued for disposable or single use items. Rebates do not apply for postage.
How to apply
To apply for the rebate, please complete the Application form and attach:
- A copy of the receipt of purchase from a retailer or online store.
- Two documents providing proof of residence in the City of Belmont (e.g. drivers licence, utility bill, rates notice)
Complete a Cloth Nappy Rebate Application form
Rebates are exclusively issued via electronic transfer, no cash or cheques provided.
Re-useable Menstrual Products
Each year, around 300 million tampons and 500 million disposable pads are sold across Australia. With each product ending up in landfill, switching to a re-useable alternative is a small way to make a big impact across your lifetime.
There are several conveniant and cost effective alternatives available, including washable cloth pads, period underwear and menstrual cups. While the upfront cost may be higher, they provide better value in the long run.
Read Rethink Waste Tasmania's Guide to Re-useable Menstrual Products