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Water Efficiency Program

NABERS Water Starters offer

Partnering with the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) to help customers measure and manage their water.

NABERS Water Starters offer

About the offer

The department is helping to reduce the cost of first time NABERS Water ratings for buildings. This initiative allows building owners to understand and track their water usage performance against other similar buildings and identify areas for cost savings and future improvements.

NABERS Water ratings look at the amount of water used and recycled within office buildings, shopping centres, apartment buildings, public hospitals and hotels.

Building owners can receive $1,000 (excluding GST) towards a NABERS Water rating per building in NSW. Buildings in regional areas can also receive an additional $500 discount if located outside Sydney Metropolitan, Newcastle and Wollongong.

Participants in the program will also be offered water efficiency materials and opportunities for capacity building.


To receive the offer, building owners must commit to two consecutive NABERS Water ratings, as well as an action plan for improvements between ratings.

The contribution can be used towards administration and assessor fees in specific sectors.

The conditions of this and other offers are available on the NABERS website.

Apply for the program

Apply for the Water Starters offer directly with an accredited NABERS assessor company or by visiting the NABERS website.

Applications close 28 February 2023, or when funding is exhausted.

For more information, email nabers@environment.nsw.gov.au