Cloth Nappy Rebate

A staggering 3.75 million disposable nappies are used each day in Australia and New Zealand. 

Conventional disposable nappies are estimated to take between 150 and 500 years to break down. A child will typically use around 5,000 disposable nappies by the time they are toilet trained costing over $3,000. In comparison, cloth nappies will cost around one-quarter of the price. 

To celebrate and thank residents for making the swap to cloth nappies, the Town is now offering a rebate of 50%, up to $100 per household on the hire or purchase of modern cloth nappies to eligible East Fremantle residents.


To be eligible, East Fremantle residents must:

  • Have not applied for the rebate previously.
  • Attend a Nappy Guru workshop hosted by the Town of East Fremantle, City of Fremantle, or the City of Melville, within six months of application. Proof of residency will be required at workshop.
  • Purchase modern cloth nappies through an Australian supplier (with an ABN) or hire cloth nappies through the Nappy Guru, within three months of application. Retain a copy of tax invoice.
  • Apply for a rebate through the Town of East Fremantle.

Read the Terms and Conditions

Types of nappies eligible for the rebate 

You can purchase modern cloth nappies through an Australian supplier (with an ABN). This includes all-in-ones, two-in-ones, swim nappies, terry/prefold nappies, and nappy liners, boosters and inserts if purchased with cloth nappies.

A hire option is also available from the Nappy Guru, which provides an opportunity to trial different brands and options before committing to a final product.

Only modern cloth nappies will be considered for this rebate. Accessories, for example, wipes and wet bags, are not included under the rebate. Postage costs are also not included under the rebate.

Adult modern cloth nappies

To discuss alternatives for adult modern cloth nappies, please contact the Town of East Fremantle on 9339 9339 or email 

Application process

Proof of residency is required (recent copy of driver’s license, rates notice, utility bill, or rental agreement containing your name and address), and a copy of the Tax Invoice for purchase or hire.

From July 2021, residents will be able to apply for the modern cloth nappy rebate online, by completing the Cloth Nappy Rebate Form and submitting it to Town with proof of purchase (invoices and receipts) by email to,  in person at the Town Hall, 135 Canning Highway, or by mail to PO Box 1097, Fremantle 6959


The workshops will also include fitting demonstrations, highlight cost savings, nappy care, and troubleshooting. It is suitable for anyone who is new or needs some help with modern cloth nappies. 





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25 May 2024 10am -12pm  North Fremantle Community Centre  Tickets
18 July 6pm-8pm   Online  Tickets
19 October  10am - 12pm North Fremantle Community Centre  Tickets 

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