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Cloth Nappy Rebate

We offer a cloth nappy rebate to reduce waste and support a clean, green and sustainable Melville. All residents are entitled to the rebate and are able to apply for a 50% rebate of up to $100 for either the hire or the purchase of modern cloth nappies.

Learn more about modern cloth nappies

Rebate Examples

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Your SpendRebate AvailableRebate Total
$50.0050% of spend refunded$25.00
$100.0050% of spend refunded$50.00
$150.0050% of spend refunded$75.00
$200.00Rebate offered up to the value of $100.00$100.00
Any amount above $200.00Rebate offered up to the value of $100.00$100.00

Workshops

To be eligible for the rebate you will need to attend a Cloth Nappy Workshop. This ensures you have the information and support needed to successfully transition to using cloth nappies.

There is a $7.70 registration fee for the workshops, with $5 being refundable on successful Cloth Nappy Rebate application.

Workshops will be run by the Nappy Guru and are facilitated by the City of Melville, City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle. You are welcome to attend a workshop held in any of these areas but must apply for the rebate through your respective local council.

Please bring photo ID with your name and address as proof of residence.

Upcoming Workshops

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24 May 2021WinthropRegister to this event
28 June 2021White Gum ValleyBooking link coming soon
July 2021OnlineBooking link coming soon
August 2021To be confirmedBooking link coming soon
September 2021To be confirmedBooking link coming soon
October 2021To be confirmedBooking link coming soon
November 2021To be confirmedBooking link coming soon
December 2021To be confirmedBooking link coming soon

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Adult Cloth Nappy Workshops

To apply for the rebate for adult sized cloth nappies, you can either:

  • attend a Cloth Nappy Workshop (see information above)
  • express your interest in attending an adult cloth nappy workshop only
  • contact the City if special circumstances prevent you from attending a workshop

To contact us about the rebate for adult cloth nappies call (08) 9364 0666 | 1300 635 845 or email melinfo@melville.wa.gov.au

Applying for the Cloth Nappy Rebate

To be eligible for this one off rebate, you must:

  • be a City of Melville resident
  • have attended an eligible Cloth Nappy Workshop facilitated by the City of Melville, City of Fremantle or Town of East Fremantle
  • have purchased or hired cloth nappies within 6 months of attending an eligible Cloth Nappy Workshop
  • have applied for the Cloth Nappy Rebate within 6 months of attending an eligible Cloth Nappy Workshop
  • have not previously successfully applied for the Cloth Nappy Rebate

If you are a resident of Fremantle or East Fremantle, please contact your local council for information on how to apply for the cloth nappy rebate.

You can apply for the cloth nappy rebate by either:

  • Hard copy application form: Available at the City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Online application form: The link to the form will be provided to you after attending a Cloth Nappy Workshop

Before you submit the form, make sure you have attached:

  • A copy of the cloth nappy hire or purchase receipt, clearly stating the company name, date of payment, item names and cost
  • Proof of residence within the City of Melville (either a driver’s license with your full name and address or a lease agreement, rates notice, or utility bill with your full name and address and dated within 3 months of the application submission)

Please ensure you have provided all the correct information and supporting documentation so we can process your application as quickly as possible.

If successful, you will receive a rebate payment via EFT to your nominated bank account. Rebates cannot be given in the form of cash or cheques.

Contact Us

If you require any further information, please contact us on (08) 9364 0666 | 1300 635 845 or email melinfo@melville.wa.gov.au

Cloth Nappy Rebate FAQ's

What items are eligible for the rebate?

Only modern cloth nappies, such as fitted nappies, all-in-one nappies, all-in-two nappies, pocket nappies, night nappies, swim nappies, terry towelling/prefold nappies and incontinence wear are eligible. You can also claim inserts, boosters, liners and fasteners with the purchase of nappies, just not as stand-alone items.

Accessories such as wet bags, nappy pods, strainers/buckets/pails, laundry products, change mats, wipes, nappy rash cream, nappy change harness, swaddles and breast/nursing pads and are not eligible for the rebate.

If ineligible items are on the receipt along with eligible items, the rebate will only be applied to the eligible items rather than the total amount.

I already use cloth nappies and know all about them. I want to purchase more cloth nappies utilising the rebate. Do I have to attend the workshop?

Wonderful! Thank you for choosing to reuse!

The Cloth Nappy Rebate has been designed to support:

  • people making decisions about nappy use in the future or
  • people who are currently using disposable nappies

in an effort to further reduce disposable nappies going to landfill in the City of Melville.

If you want to apply for the rebate, you must attend a workshop. This ensures you have the information and support needed to successfully transition to using cloth nappies.

If you’re already using cloth nappies and know lots about them but want to apply for the rebate, you are more than welcome to apply, but you need to attend the workshop. You never know, you may learn something new!

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