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.

Eligibility

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 admin@eastfremantle.wa.gov.au 

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 admin@eastfremantle.wa.gov.au,  in person at the Town Hall, 135 Canning Highway, or by mail to PO Box 1097, Fremantle 6959

 Workshops

The Town of East Fremantle, the City of Fremantle, and the City of Melville are hosting over 20 workshops in 2021 and 2022 which will discuss types, materials, and components of the modern cloth nappy. 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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28 July 2022  10am - 12pm  Online Tickets
23 August 2022 10am - 12pm Online Tickets
20 September 2022 6pm - 8pm  Online Tickets
20 October 2022 10am -12pm  Online Tickets
16 November 2022 12pm - 2pm Online Tickets
6 December 2022 6pm - 8pm  Online  Tickets

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