What STC zone is Queensland?

Updated: December 6, 2023

As you can see from the below map overlay below, Queensland has STC zones 1, 2 and 3, depending on where you live in 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.

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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

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Gross Cost before rebate $0

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What is the solar rebate in QLD for 2023?

The solar rebate in QLD for 2023 varies depending on:

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

For example, with the current STC price of $39.50, as I write this article, you can expect $2,873 for a 6.6kW system.

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

Ben McInerney head shotAuthor: Ben McInerney is a renewable energy enthusiast with the goal of helping more Australians understand solar systems to make the best choice before they purchase. Having an accredited solar installer in the family helps give Ben access to the correct information, which allows him to break it down and make it easily understandable to the average homeowner.

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