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Government Feed-in Tariffs

A feed-in tariff is a Government incentive offering a premium rate paid to producers of renewable energy via their solar power systems. At present there is no National Feed-in Tariff Scheme and the rate paid for a feed-in tariff varies in each State and Territory of Australia.

When you have an on-grid or grid connect solar power system and it produces excess electricity, it’s fed back in to the grid, becoming available for use by those around you. This excess electricity attracts a tariff from your State Government and is paid out as per the table below. One thing you should be aware of though is the difference between gross and net feed-in tariffs.


A Gross feed-in tariff means a household is paid for all the energy they produce, including the energy they use themselves. A Net feed-in tariff means a household is only paid for the excess energy they produce. Whether you are entitled to a gross or net feed-in tariff, it’s a nice way to get something back for going solar.

If you would like to know more about tariffs, rebates or an installation please contact us.



StateTariff StatusMax SizeRate PaidProgram DurationModel
VICStarted Nov, 2009.5 kW60c (Cash/Credit)15 yearsNet
SAStarted July, 2008.10 kW44c+20 yearsNet
ACTStarted March, 2009.-10 kW – premium rate;
+10kW – 80% of premium rate;
+30 kW – tbc.
50.05c/kWh to 10kW capacity.
40.04c/kWh to 30kW capacity.
20 yearsGross
TASStarted.-10 kW – premium rate;
+10kW – 80% of premium rate;
+30 kW – tbc.

Available for 225 PV systems in

Alice Springs.


45.76 c/kWh. $5/day Cap, then to

23.11c per kWh.

WAStarted Aug, 2010.5kW47c10 yearsNet
QLDStarted July, 2008.10 kW44c+20 yearsNet

Started Jan, 2010.

10 kW60c7 years



Electricity Retailers

Below is a table of retailers and the rates they are offering in each state. As tariffs are subject to change please contact the retailers directly to confirm rates. We will keep this as up to date as possible.


Government Minimum20c60c44c44cNone50.05c/40.04c*45.76c/23.11c**None
Australian Power and Gas60c
Aurora EnergyAt purchase rate
Country Energy60c60c
Horizon PowerAt purchase rate
Integral Energy60c44c
Origin Energy60c66c50c50c
Red Energy66c
Simply Energy60c44c
South Australian Electricity44c
Synergy EnergyAt purchase rate
NT Power and Water Authority45.76c/23.11c**
Queensland Electricity44c
Victorian Electricity60c
* 50.05c below 10kW / 40.04c below 30kW solar systems
** 45.76c capped at $5 per day, 23.11c for each kWh above $5 per day in Alice Springs, At purchase rate elsewhere in NT.


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