Business support

There are programs and grants available to help you manage your energy use and energy bills.

Energy support available for Victorian business

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

Victorian Energy Compare is an independent price comparison website for all of Victoria's retail energy offers. Businesses that consume up to 40-megawatt hours annually and have access to 12 months of their smart meter consumption data can find retailers that service their area and see which energy offer is best suited to their business.

Boosting Business Productivity program supports businesses to cut energy and materials costs, reduce greenhouse emissions, and improve energy productivity.

Sustainable Finance Service is a free financial facilitation service offered by Sustainability Victoria. It is available to all businesses, property owners, councils and community seeking 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.

Agriculture Energy Investment Plan will help Victorian agricultural businesses reduce energy costs, improve energy efficiency and explore alternative energy options, helping to sustain Victoria's adaptable and internationally competitive agriculture sector by providing on-farm assessments, as well as grants to improve energy efficiency and install renewable energy systems.

In the 2017/18 State Budget, the Victorian Government allocated additional funding to help create and retain jobs, including funding to assist businesses that are vulnerable to energy market volatility. 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.