Victorian Energy Upgrades can help you save money on upgrade costs, reduce your energy bills and help the environment.
Lighting technology has developed quickly over the last few years. LEDs are not only more efficient than older technologies such as incandescent, fluorescent tubes and mercury vapour lamps, but they also have good light quality and instant start up-times. They typically have long lifetimes, which means you won’t have to replace them as much, saving you money upfront and in the long-run.
The Victorian Government is committed to helping Victorian businesses, schools, community groups and other organisations reduce their energy costs. We are helping you receive rebates or discounts through businesses accredited under the program (Accredited Providers) for replacing old lighting equipment or installing energy control systems.
How much rebate can you expect?
In an office, 100 fluorescent tubes (24 watts per tube) are removed with the existing luminaire and replaced with 50 LED luminaires (16 watts)
In a manufacturing plant located in a regional area, 100 metal halide high bays (300 watts per lamp) are removed and replaced with 100 LED (150 watts per lamp) luminaires
*Discount or rebate will vary – these figures are based on a certificate price of $17. The final price could be higher or lower. Final price will depend on several factors including certificate price, type of equipment and efficiency, location and administrative costs by Accredited Provider.
How to get involved
All Victorian businesses are eligible to participate.
To participate, you must work with a business approved to deliver, or facilitate upgrades under the program. These businesses are known as Accredited Providers.
You can find an Accredited Provider and the type of service they offer below.
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 rebate an Accredited Provider gives to its customers for participating in Victorian Energy Upgrades can vary.