Queensland Battery Booster program installer information and registration

The Battery Booster program provides rebates to help Queensland householders install a home battery system.

If householders are eligible, the rebates will offset the upfront cost of purchasing and installing a home battery system to use with a new or existing solar PV system.

The program is now open.

Scam alert

We are aware of websites created by third parties about the Battery Booster program. Fraudulent, misleading or phishing websites could take advantage of Queenslanders wishing to participate in the program.

Always make sure information you read about Queensland energy rebates is sourced from a legitimate Queensland Government website.

About Approved Installers

Householders will only be eligible for a rebate if their installer is on the Approved Installer list at the time their approved battery system is installed.

Safety is a priority for the program, which is why Approved Installers must meet minimum training and licensing requirements.

You may nominate multiple installers in a single application, but you must provide all details and required documentation for each installer.

Once your application has been lodged, it will be assessed by the Department of Energy and Climate. You will be advised in writing of the outcome.

If your application is successful, your business details will be added to the Approved Installer list.

The list will be updated throughout the program.

Your role in the program approval process for householders

The program has a 2-stage approval process for householders where the system will be installed.

Householders must meet eligibility criteria and receive conditional approval before installing their eligible battery system. Once installed, they must complete their application for the rebate.

Stage 1 – Conditional approval

Installation can only begin once the householder has received a conditional approval letter for the rebate.

The application for conditional approval must include a quote for an approved battery system from an approved installer or another retailer.

Your customer has 90 days from conditional approval to have the approved battery system installed by an approved installer (or 120 days under specific circumstances).

For approved installers

Register to be an approved installer for the program.

For retailers

Eligible households can receive conditional approval for a rebate using a quote for an approved battery system from a retailer that is not an installer. However, the rebate will only be approved once the system is installed by an approved installer.

If promoting the rebate, retailers should carefully review the rebate program guidelines to understand the eligibility requirements.

Stage 2 – Rebate approval

The householder can submit their rebate application when the battery system has been installed and they have received an invoice demonstrating that the battery system installation:

  • meets all eligibility requirements
  • has been paid in full.

How to become an Approved Installer

Step 1 – Check you meet all business and individual installer eligibility criteria and have all supporting documentation

To register, you must provide complete, accurate and current information about your business and nominated electrician installers that meet the department's licensing and accreditation requirements.

  • Electrical licence
    • For businesses – Queensland electrical contractor licence (including carrying public liability insurance of at least $5 million)
    • For installers – Queensland open electrical mechanic licence
  • Working safely at heights certification
    • The certificate must have been completed within the last 6 years.
  • Acknowledgement and certification
  • Design accreditation
    • Provide evidence that at least 1 of your nominated, licensed electrician installers for the business has design accreditation or completed the equivalent training course.
  • Areas serviced
  • Accreditation required – you must provide evidence of:
    • Clean Energy Council battery accreditation (for grid connected batteries and/or standalone power systems)
    • or
    • an equivalent level of training based on successful completion of nationally recognised training modules through an Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

The specific accreditation and training requirements are summarised below.

Step 2 – Check the accreditation and training requirements

You will be required to upload relevant accreditation documentation.

Select your installer type to determine specific accreditation and training required.

  • current CEC Grid-connect battery storage accreditation.

The following units of competency need to be completed and documentation provided:

  • UEERE0054 and UEERE0060 and UEERE0077 and UEERE0078
  • or
  • UEERE4001 and UEERE5001
  • or
  • VU22124 and VU22125 and UEERE0077 and UEERE0078
  • current CEC Stand-alone power system accreditation.

The following units of competency need to be completed and documentation provided:

  • UEERE0055 and UEERE0063 and UEERE0078 and UEERE0079 and UEERE0081
  • or
  • UEERE0022 and UEERE0025 and UEERE0031 and UEERE0035 and UEERE0046
  • or
  • VU22123 and VU22124 and VU22125 and UEERE0016 and UEERRE4001 and 22600VIC and 22601VIC

Step 3 – Apply

Submit your application with all required supporting documentation.

On submission, you will receive an email with an Approved Installer application reference number. Remember to check your spam or junk mail folders if you do not receive an email.

Applications will be assessed in the order they are received. Allow at least 3 weeks to be advised on the outcome of your application.

Submitting an application does not guarantee registration as an Approved Installer.

Apply now

Quality assurance – safety and compliance checks

All systems installed under this program may be inspected by a department-appointed inspectorate to ensure they meet applicable technical and safety standards.

The inspectorate will identify and report on any safety risks and non-compliance.

Approved installers may be removed from the Approved Installer's list and placed on the Removed Installers list if:

  • installations are found to be unsafe or repeatedly sub-standard
  • licences or accreditations expire.

The inspectorate will contact home owners to arrange an inspection of the installed battery system.

Approved installers should review the Battery Booster Program installer guide (PDF, 4MB) to ensure you meet program expectations and inspection standards.

How you can help your customers

Use these resources to assist your customers' understanding of battery energy storage systems as well as the rebate application process:

Additional resources

Contact us

Phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68) if you need help or more information.