Modern cloth nappy rebate | City of Fremantle

Modern cloth nappy rebate


A child can use around 4,000 nappies during their younger years. Nappies pose a risk of contamination in the recycling and FOGO bins, and takes around 500 years to decompose in landfill. Disposable nappies are also considerably more expensive, around double the cost of modern cloth nappies cost annually.

To reduce the environmental impact of disposable nappies, the City of Fremantle is offering a rebate of 50%, up to $150 per household on the hire or purchase of modern cloth nappies.

For example: Spend $90 and receive a $45 rebate, or spend $400 and receive $150.

This rebate is available until 30 June 2022.

Types of nappies

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

A hire option is also available from the Nappy Guru, which provides an opportunity to trial different brands, newborn options or night nappies before committing.

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

Adult modern cloth nappies

To discuss alternatives for adult modern cloth nappies, please contact the Waste Minimisation Officer before application by email or 1300 MY FREO (1300 693 736).


To be eligible, City of Fremantle residents must:

  • Have not applied for the rebate previously.
  • Attend a Nappy Guru workshop hosted by the City of Fremantle, Town of East Fremantle or the City of Melville, within six months of application. Proof of residency will be required for application.
  • 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 the tax invoice. Multiple receipts are acceptable for the application if required, however, only one application may be made per household.
  • Apply for a rebate through the City of Fremantle.

Application process

*Please note that no applications will be processed over the Christmas holiday period. Application made from 6 December - 10 January may experience longer processing times. Apologies for any inconvenience*

You will need two documents:

  1. Proof of residency is required (recent copy of driver’s license, rates notice, a rental agreement containing your name and address), and,
  2. Copy of tax invoice for purchase or hire. Multiple receipts accepted.

Submit your application:

Having troubles with the form? Please email the Waste Minimisation Officer.


The workshops will cover the types, materials and components of the nappy, fitting demonstration, cost savings, care and troubleshooting. It is suitable for parents who are new or just need some help with modern cloth nappies. 

Many workshops are organised from June 2021 – June 2022 within the City of Fremantle, Town of East Fremantle and City of Melville:




Eventbrite booking link

15 March 2022 11am-1pm Online. Hosted by Town of East Fremantle and Recycle Right. Click for tickets here
27 April 2022 12–2pm Online. Hosted by City of Fremantle and Recycle Right. Click here for tickets
25 May 2022 6-8pm Online. Hosted by City of Melville and Recycle Right. Click here for tickets
21 June 2022 10am–12noon Online. hosted by City of Fremantle and Recycle Right. Click here for tickets

Residents are welcome to attend any of the workshops above. A small fee applies to attend, however, $5 will be refunded upon successful application of rebate.

From March, all workshops will be delivered online due to the increased risk of the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The City of Fremantle will also accept attendance in other modern cloth nappy workshops organised by other businesses or local governments.

More information

Terms and conditions

Frequently asked questions

And please share the Modern Cloth Nappy Rebate flyer (265kb) with friends, family, workplace and groups.

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