Reusable nappy, sanitary, and period products rebate
About the rebate
From 1 March 2022, Ballarat residents will be able to claim some of the cost of buying cloth nappies, reusable period products, and reusable maternity breast pads.
The six-month trial aims to help with some of the costs of buying these sustainable items.
Households can apply for:
- 50% of the purchase price, up to $100, for reusable cloth nappy products,
- 50% of the purchase price, up to $100, for reusable sanitary products, and
- 50% of the purchase price, up to $50, for reusable breast pads.
Disposable nappies and sanitary products are one of the state’s biggest landfill issues.
The City of Ballarat sends about 8 million nappies to landfill each year. This rebate encourages our residents to think and act sustainably as our population grows.
How does it work?
Once you have bought your reusable products, you can apply to get some of that money back.
When you apply, you need to supply a copy of your receipt and proof of residence such as rates notice, drivers' licence, utility bill or other document with your address.
The program allows for one application for each product type per household.
Applications can be made online or at our Phoenix Building Customer Service Centre on Armstrong Street South.
Successful applicants will have the rebate transferred to their bank account within 21 days of the application being approved.
What products can I claim?
Cloth nappies include cloth nappies, reusable swim nappies, reusable training nappies, reusable inner liner for nappies, reusable wet bags, and reusable wipes for cloth nappy use.
Reusable sanitary products include reusable period pads, period bathers, leak proof underwear, and period cups.
Reusable breast pads include reusable maternity breast pads.
Reusable incontinence products includes adult nappies, leak proof underwear, and reusable liners and pads.