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. 

Date

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Location

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28 June 2021 10am–12pm Sullivan Hall, White Gum Valley Tickets
20 July 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm  Online Zoom event  Tickets 
24 August 2021 12–2pm Fremantle PCYC, Hilton Tickets
14 September  11 -1pm  East Fremantle Tennis Club, Jerrat Drive  Tickets
26 October 2021 10am–12pm North Fremantle Community Centre, North Fremantle Tickets
22 November 2021 10am -12pm Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre Tickets
7 December 2021 12–2pm Samson Recreation Centre, Samson Tickets
22 February 2022 10am–12pm North Fremantle Community Centre, North Fremantle Tickets
15 March 2022  11 - 1pm  East Fremantle Tennis Club, Jerrat Drive Tickets 
27 April 2022 12–2pm Fremantle PCYC, Hilton Tickets
17 May 2022 11-1pm  East Fremantle Tennis Club, Jerrat Drive  Tickets
21 June 2022 10am–12pm North Fremantle Community Centre, North Fremantle Tickets

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