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About this guide

You don't have to be a home owner to make your household more energy and water efficient. Nearly 30% of Australians live in rented accommodation and while there are limitations on what you can change in your rented home, there are ways to improve efficiency and reduce your bills. In fact, some of the most effective steps you can take to save energy, water and waste focus on making small changes to your daily habits with no financial cost to you at all.

Whether you're renting short term or long term, there are lots of simple, inexpensive things to do to save money and stay comfortable. Packed with practical tips, this guide will show you where you're using energy and water, and offer a range of suggestions on ways you can reduce these and save money.