Cloth Nappy and Sanitary Product Rebate

Each day, millions of disposable nappies end up in landfill in Australia. It takes 1 cup of crude oil to make 1 disposable nappy and takes at least 150 years for a nappy to break down. Similarly, millions of disposable sanitary products, made of polyethylene and other plastics, are sold within Australia each year. With the average woman using over 10,000 disposable menstrual products in their lifetime, that’s a lot of waste going to landfill.

For residents looking to reduce their disposable nappy and sanitary product waste, the City is offering a rebate of up to $50 on sanitary product purchases and up to $100 on cloth nappy purchases.

Reusable options are kinder on the planet and more cost effective in the long run, while offering benefits such as reduced waste to landfill and less greenhouse gas emissions.

Item Avg unit cost No. of uses Cost per use
Tampon $0.50 1 $0.50
Disposable pad $0.04 1 $0.04
Reusable pad $23.00 100 $0.23
Period underwear  $24.00 180 $0.13
Menstrual cup $40.00 432 $0.09
Disposable nappy $0.20 1 $0.20
Reusable cloth nappy $25.00 390 $0.06

What you can claim

  • Residents can apply for a 50% rebate of up to $100 for the purchase or hire of modern cloth nappies (including cloth baby wipes, nursing breast pads and wet bags).

  • Rebate of up to $50 on new reusable sanitary item purchases (including menstrual cups, reusable sanitary pads, reusable incontinence pads and period underwear).

Terms and Conditions

  • Sanitary product rebates only available for purchases made from January 2022 onwards
  • ​Only residents of the City of Cockburn are eligible for the rebates.
  • One rebate for cloth nappies and one rebate for reusable sanitary products is available per household.

  • All rebate applicants must provide a proof of address and receipt of purchase showing the details of the purchase.

  • Residents applying for the cloth nappy rebate or subsidy must have attended a Nappy Guru Modern Cloth Nappy workshop < 6 months prior to the application.

  • Rebates will be transferred electronically into the nominated bank account.

Apply for a Cloth Nappy or Sanitary Product rebate

For more information visit the Switch your thinking website.



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.