Community Clubs Program

Using less energy can help community clubs to cut running costs while also helping our environment and our community. The Community Clubs Program provides rebates of up to $100,000 per club to upgrade to more energy efficient appliances and energy systems. Community clubs can save money and help the planet.

About the program

The Community Clubs Program encourages sustainable solutions to help clubs reduce energy use and keep costs down.

Rebates of up to $100,000* are now available to eligible ACT community clubs to upgrade to more energy efficient products and systems. These include:

  • rooftop solar panels
  • battery storage systems
  • electric heating and cooling systems
  • hot water heat pumps
  • efficient electric stove tops
  • energy efficient lighting upgrades
  • insulation and sealing
  • Installation costs for these products

Clubs can install one product or a bundle of products from the list of eligible products. A program technical assessor will provide advice on which products may benefit a club and help them cut energy use and costs.

Other upgrades may be eligible to be part of the program, please see Program Guidelines for more details.

How it works

If your club is eligible, get started by filling out this registration form.

You will also need to send us copies of your recent electricity and gas bills (if it's connected), and complete an Extreme Weather Plan outlining the measures your club could implement to become an extreme weather refuge site.

You can email the form and supporting documents to

Once all documents are received and confirmed, we will contact the club to book an energy assessment appointment. The assessor will:

  • Work out how much energy your club uses
  • Give you a tailored plan to improve energy use

For more information, read the Program Guidelines.

Who can take part

Eligible clubs are ACT clubs and club groups that currently operate, or have previously operated, gaming machines under a Class C Gaming Machine Licence prior to 1 July 2021.


It’s free to register and participate, even if the club choose not to do the upgrades. Rebates are provided when the upgrades are complete.

Why it's important

Clubs use large amounts of energy and energy bills are often one of their biggest overheads. By being more energy efficient, clubs can save money and help the planet.

This program supports the ACT’s efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change.

EV chargers in clubs

The Community Clubs Program has assisted in the delivery of EV chargers at the following clubs.

Number of chargers

Number of concurrent charging bays

Charger type

Plug type




22kW AC

Type 2

Raiders Club Weston

1 Brierly St, Weston ACT 2611, Australia



22 kW AC

Type 2

Raiders Club Gungahlin

2/24 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin ACT 2912, Australia



11kW AC

Type 2

Australian Croatian Club

68 McCaughey St, Turner

To see a list of public EV charger locations funded by the ACT Government, go to the Funding for public charging stations page.

Contact us

Phone: 13 22 81


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