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Rheem ® began making drums in Australia in 1937 and manufactured its first water heater in Australia at Waterloo, an inner Sydney suburb, in 1939.

In May of that same year, BHP purchased a 50% stake in the company and supplied the Australian steel used in all Rheem manufacturing. It was the beginning of an association that has endured for many years and which has been a contributing factor in Rheem’s ongoing success.

Rheem has always maintained a steady flow of innovation. For more than 25 years Rheem has been at the forefront of development in Solar and Renewable Energy Water Heating technologies. Designed in Australia for the harshest Australian conditions, Rheem produces a range of specialist Solar Hot Water Systems for all temperature extremes from freezing to the hottest climate zones.

Rheem is Australia's largest supplier of gas water heaters and are the leaders in 5 Star energy efficient gas storage water heaters. The 5 Star “Stellar” and the 6 Star Continuous Flow Water Heater range ensures that Rheem offers a complete energy efficient gas hot water range to suit all homes and families.

Rheem Australia Pty Ltd is headquartered in the Sydney suburb of Rydalmere with manufacturing operations in Sydney and Melbourne. Rheem proudly manufactures gas & electric storage, heat pump and solar water heaters for domestic, commercial & large scale project applications in Australia.

I have limited roof space and don’t have access to gas. What are my options?
A Heat Pump might be right for you. Heat pumps are like solar without collectors on the roof. They use refrigerant vapour compression technology to extract and intensify the warmth in the air around us. They then use that warmth to produce hot water. Have a look at the Rheem Heat Pump range to find the one that’s right for you.
What is Mains Pressure?
All storage Rheem water heaters have the Rheem Mains Pressure Advantage built in. This means you will always have a water heater designed to provide a steady, hot and strong flow of water at mains pressure to more than one tap at the same time.
How long does it take to install solar?
Not long at all, particularly if the installation is well planned. If a ground level storage tank is installed first, you won’t be out of hot water for long, as the tank can operate using its gas booster until the collectors are installed. An experienced installer will organise the necessary trades (a licensed plumber and electrician) so you are quickly enjoying hot water from your new solar hot water system.
Should I consider a Heat Pump to replace my electric model?
Definitely. Heat Pumps are often the simplest replacement for an electric water heater. They have a storage tank much like an electric water heater. They use the same plumbing and electrical connections as electric water heaters. They can be quickly installed by a licensed plumber. And they consume about a third of the electricity than a traditional electric water heater.
Am I eligible for Government rebates and incentives?
If you replace an electric water heater with a solar model or a Heat Pump, you are probably eligible for government rebates and incentives. You may also be eligible if you install a gas water heater as a replacement for an electric model as well.
What is the difference between a Heat Pump water heater and a solar water heater?
A Heat Pump doesn’t need solar collectors mounted on the roof. It uses technology to extract and intensify the warmth that is naturally in the air around us then uses that warmth to produce hot water.
Why does Rheem run the Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants program?
To thank the Australian plumbing industry for its ongoing support, to invest in its skills future and provide training support, and to help ease financial pressure on apprentice plumbers who’ve been struggling financially.
When do entries open and close?
Applications for the 2017 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants open on Monday January 30, 2017 and close on Sunday March 12, 2017, with recipients announced on Friday April 14, 2017.
How do I know if I am eligible to apply for a grant?
If you are an apprentice plumber currently doing an apprenticeship in Australia and are studying at TAFE or with a Registered Training Organisation, then you are eligible to apply for the 2015 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants.
Who needs to nominate me?
Apprentices can nominate themselves or their employer can nominate on their behalf.
Do I need to be in a certain age group to apply for a grant?
The Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants are open to apprentice plumbers and gasfitters of any age, whether young or mature age. We have had school-based apprentices right through to an apprentice aged 64!
Who will be judging the Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants?
A panel of independent industry experts and a Rheem adjudicator will judge the 2017 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants.
Notable Achievements
2010 NSW LPG Industry Awards
2011 NSW Green Globe Awards
2011 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards
Payment Methods
Direct Deposit