What STC zone is Queensland?

As depicted in the map overlay shown underneath, Queensland encompasses STC zones 1, 2, and 3, with your specific zone being determined by your residential location within the state.

Most of the Queensland land mass is in Zone 1, but most of the population lives in Zone 3, which covers Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. There are some regional areas that are in Zone 2.

STC zone map QLD Australia

Postcode zones are one of the factors used to calculate the number of Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) a solar PV system is eligible for once installed. Zones were devised based on the UV solar radiation for geographical areas.

Check your postcode here or use the below STC calculator to see your zone and rebate amount available.

STC zone map and rebate amounts

STC zone map and rebate amounts


STC zone calculator

Use the below calculator to know your STC zone. Enter your desired system size to see the number of STCs you would be eligible for and what that means in actual rebate amounts.

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Solar Rebate Calculator

What size solar system do you want to install?
6.6kW is by far the most popular size and will run a 3-4 bedroom home.

Your postcode
Why is your location important?
Four zones are used when calculating your rebate.
The sunnier it is where you live, the more you get.
We use your postcode to work out your zone.
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Your Rebate is:

Based on STC price $39.50

0kW System Cost

Gross Cost before rebate $0

Lifetime Savings

Based on 25yr Warranty
$0 monthly

What is the solar rebate in QLD for 2024?

The solar rebate in QLD for 2024 varies depending on:

  • Postcode/ STC Zone
  • System size
  • STC trading price

For example, with the current STC price of $39.30, as I write this article, you can expect $2,908 for a 6.6kW system.

Below are the three Zones in Queensland and the rebate you can expect.

Find out how much your job will cost