The Victorian Government's Home Energy Assist program is investing $17 million, commencing in 2017, to support energy upgrades for 3,300 Victorian households who are most in need. This is the first of our ongoing commitment to improve wellbeing for Victorians on low income through more affordable energy bills and more comfortable homes.
The Home Energy Assist program includes:
Victorian Healthy Homes is providing free home energy upgrades to up to a number of vulnerable Victorians who live with complex healthcare needs and have low incomes, in Melbourne’s western suburbs and the Goulburn Valley.
Energy Smart Public Housing program is replacing inefficient electric water heaters and electric heaters in 1300 public housing properties and delivering tailored upgrades to a further 200
The Affordable Retrofits program is supporting a number of Victorian concession and low income households with an in-home energy assessment, home energy retrofits as well as guidance on whether their retailer is providing them with the best deal on their energy bills.
In addition, the Latrobe Valley Home Energy Upgrade program is offering solar installations and energy upgrades to up to 1,000 vulnerable households in Latrobe City, Wellington and Baw Baw local government areas.