Grants, training and support

There are a range of training and support programs, grants and resources to help your business reduce energy use, increase productivity and save money

Business Recovery Energy Efficiency Fund is a $31 million grant program supporting business projects looking to implement energy efficiency projects and gain professional advice to support uptake of demand response opportunities.

Navigating a Dynamic Energy Landscape provides advice to directors on how to access support to control energy use. It has been developed by the Energy Efficiency Council with the support of the Victorian Government and looks at accessing and using energy data; investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy and demand management and innovative energy contracting.

Victorian Energy Upgrades helps businesses with their energy costs by providing discounts on energy-saving products.

Victorian Energy Compare is an independent price comparison tool for a range of energy retail offers. If your business uses under 40-megawatt hours annually and you have access to 12 months of your smart meter consumption data, then use Victorian Energy Compare to look for a better deal.

Food and Fibre Information Hub helps farms and food processing businesses manage their energy use and cut costs.

Sustainable Finance Service is a free financial facilitation service through Boosting Business Productivity. It is available to all businesses, property owners, councils and community wanting to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Better Commercial Buildings grants program supports owners of commercial buildings and tenancies (including offices, hotels, retail and data centres), to identify and implement energy efficiency upgrades that lead to improved building performance. The program is now fully subscribed. Details: or phone 1300 363 744.

The Agriculture Energy Investment Plan supports agricultural businesses to reduce on-farm energy costs, improve energy efficiency and explore alternative energy options. This may include on-farm energy assessments, grants to support on-farm energy investments, skills and education, and research facilitation.

If your business:

  • is a major energy user
  • has experienced a large increase in the price of your energy contract/s
  • employs a significant number of workers

Call 13 22 15 to connect with a local industry investment facilitation specialist to discuss your situation. Visit the Business Victoria website for more information.

Other business support programs

For information on other business support programs, visit the Business Victoria website.

Page last updated: 08/06/21