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Learn about the Shire’s Cloth Nappy and Sanitary Product Subsidy Programs, workshops, and information sessions which help people choose reusable cloth nappies and sanitary products over disposable items.    

How to claim a subsidy

The Shire will subsidise the cost of up to $100* towards the cost of cloth nappies for families and up to $50* towards the cost of reusable sanitary products. 

Claim your subsidy in 3 easy steps:

  1. Purchase your cloth nappies and / or sanitary products and keep the receipts
  2. Complete a Cloth Nappy and Sanitary Product Subsidy Application Form and return it with your receipt
  3. Enjoy some extra cash in your bank!

* One rebate for cloth nappies and one rebate for reusable sanitary products including incontinence wear is available per household. Receipts provided must be less than 6 months old for purchases of cloth nappies and reusable sanitary products including incontinence wear.

Making the switch to cloth nappies

Cloth nappies are reusable, washable, fitted and sustainable. Made from fabric such as cotton, microfibre, hemp or bamboo, they are the same shape as a disposable nappy and most fasten using press studs or velcro, with no pins required.

Find out more about the benefits of making the switch to cloth nappies on the Switch Your Thinking website.

Making the switch to reusable sanitary products

Reusable sanitary products are better for your body, with no harmful chemicals or toxins. It can also save you money, as well as being kinder to the environment, reducing landfill and single-use plastic.

More information and contact

Find out about upcoming events, workshops and information sessions, or contact us to register your interest.

For more information, contact the Shire’s Waste Education Team on 08 9780 5269 or email [email protected]

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