Victorian Energy Upgrades can help you save money on upgrade costs, reduce your energy bill and help the environment.

Water heating can account for 16 per cent of the average Victorian energy bill. It’s possible to reduce these costs by upgrading to a more efficient hot water system.

Further information about hot water systems and savings is available from Sustainability Victoria

The Victorian government is committed to helping Victorian households and businesses reduce their energy costs. We are helping you receive rebates or discounts through businesses accredited under the program (Accredited Providers) for replacing your old inefficient hot water system with a more efficient one.

All Victorian households and businesses that have an inefficient electric or gas hot water system are eligible to participate.

How much rebate can you expect?

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To be installed

Indicative rebate*

Inefficient electric water heater

Gas storage water heater

Small

$238

Medium

$459

Large

$578

Gas instantaneous water heater

Small

$272

Medium

$459

Large

$578

Electric boosted solar water heater

Small

$425

Medium

$697

Heat pump water heater

Small

$306

Medium

$493

Gas boosted solar water heater

Small

$476

Medium

$799

Inefficient gas water heater

Efficient gas boosted solar water heater

Small

$204

Medium

$306

*Discount or rebate will vary – these figures are based on a certificate price of $17 and the average efficiency of products improved under the program. The final price could be higher or lower. Final price will depend on several factors including certificate price, type and size of upgrade, location, installation costs and administrative costs by Accredited Provider.

How to get involved

To participate, you must work directly with an Accredited Provider or use a tradesperson, such as a plumber or an electrician, that has a relationship with an Accredited Provider so that you can access the rebate.

Depending on your situation, there are 3 different ways of participating:

  • Requesting that your local tradesperson facilitate the rebate by working with an Accredited Provider;
  • Working directly with an Accredited Provider and assessing how to participate by using your own local tradesperson; or
  • Working directly with an Accredited Provider and accessing their own list of tradespeople (if they have any available).

Ultimately, the Accredited Provider is the one responsible for helping you obtain a discount or rebate for the upgrade. The Accredited Provider will be able to explain how to participate, including what sort of products are eligible to be installed, the qualifications of the installer, and what documentation needs to be completed by yourself and the installer.

Tips for participating

As with any market, it's worth shopping around and working out the right fit for your needs. Follow these tips when participating:

Check out Accredited Providers

There is a range of businesses accredited under the Victorian Energy Upgrades program offering different types of products, services, expertise and costs. 

Ensure the product's suitability

To participate, you must install an approved product. The administrator of the program, the Essential Services Commission, approves products to ensure they meet minimum efficiency, quality and safety benchmarks. However, be sure to do your own research before proceeding as there can be many approved products and not all products are of the same quality or suitability for all working environments.

Check the level of rebate

The amount of incentive an Accredited Provider gives to its customers for participating in Victorian Energy Upgrades can vary.

Find accredited providers in your area

Business Name Phone Website
60 SHADES 1300 225 560 www.60shades.com.au
Accredited Power Saver Co Pty Ltd 1300 76 12 28 www.accreditedpower.com.au
Auspro Group 1300287770 www.ausprogroup.com.au
Aussie Greenmarks 1300246533 www.aussiegreenmarks.com.au
Chromagen Australia Pty Ltd 1300367565 www.chromagen.com.au
CYANERGY 1300 198 955 www.cyanergy.com.au
Dux Manufacturing Ltd 1300365116 www.dux.com.au
Easy Being Green (Climatebank) 1300 994 929 www.easybeinggreen.com.au
Eco Light Up 0395120891 www.ecolightup.com.au
ecovantage 03 9015 6888 www.ecovantage.com.au
Energy Makeovers 1300 788 776 www.energymakeovers.com.au
Energy Saver Plus Pty Ltd 0421278582 www.energysaverplus.com.au
eVeec 1300383327 www.eveec.com.au
Evitech Pty Ltd 1300137974 www.evitech.com.au
GB Environmental Trading Pty Ltd 0398453000 www.green-bank.com.au
Green Energy Trading 03 9805 0700 www.greenenergytrading.com.au
Green Home Green Planet Pty Ltd 1300962218 www.ghgp.com.au
Homelab 1300 781 614 www.homelab.com.au
IN2 ENERGY PTY LTD 1300 462 674 www.in2energy.com.au
Keemin Pty Ltd 1300411868 www.keemin.com.au
LED Saves 1800LEDSAVES & 0390880285 & 0388381540 www.ledsaves.org
Lifestyle Technologies (aust) pty ltd 1300050087 www.ltechnologies.com.au
MYOM Australia 03-90175799 www.myomaustralia.com.au
Northmore Gordon Environmental (formerly Wattly) 1300 878 500 www.northmoregordon.com
Positive Carbon 0433827876 www.positivecarbon.com.au
Renewable Energy Traders Australia 1300 881 859 www.retaustralia.com.au
Rheem Australia Pty Limited
SWITCH TO GREEN 1300266036 www.switchtogreen.com.au
Business Name Phone Website
60 SHADES 1300 225 560 www.60shades.com.au
Accredited Power Saver Co Pty Ltd 1300 76 12 28 www.accreditedpower.com.au
Auspro Group 1300287770 www.ausprogroup.com.au
Aussie Greenmarks 1300246533 www.aussiegreenmarks.com.au
Chromagen Australia Pty Ltd 1300367565 www.chromagen.com.au
CYANERGY 1300 198 955 www.cyanergy.com.au
Dux Manufacturing Ltd 1300365116 www.dux.com.au
Easy Being Green (Climatebank) 1300 994 929 www.easybeinggreen.com.au
Eco Light Up 0395120891 www.ecolightup.com.au
ecovantage 03 9015 6888 www.ecovantage.com.au
Energy Makeovers 1300 788 776 www.energymakeovers.com.au
Energy Saver Plus Pty Ltd 0421278582 www.energysaverplus.com.au
eVeec 1300383327 www.eveec.com.au
Evitech Pty Ltd 1300137974 www.evitech.com.au
GB Environmental Trading Pty Ltd 0398453000 www.green-bank.com.au
Green Energy Trading 03 9805 0700 www.greenenergytrading.com.au
Green Home Green Planet Pty Ltd 1300962218 www.ghgp.com.au
Homelab 1300 781 614 www.homelab.com.au
IN2 ENERGY PTY LTD 1300 462 674 www.in2energy.com.au
Keemin Pty Ltd 1300411868 www.keemin.com.au
LED Saves 1800LEDSAVES & 0390880285 & 0388381540 www.ledsaves.org
Lifestyle Technologies (aust) pty ltd 1300050087 www.ltechnologies.com.au
MYOM Australia 03-90175799 www.myomaustralia.com.au
Northmore Gordon Environmental (formerly Wattly) 1300 878 500 www.northmoregordon.com
Positive Carbon 0433827876 www.positivecarbon.com.au
Renewable Energy Traders Australia 1300 881 859 www.retaustralia.com.au
Rheem Australia Pty Limited