The cost of heating and cooling your home or business is a significant part of everyone’s energy bills. For instance, on average, Victorian households can spend about $800 a year, or a third of their energy bill, on heating.

The Victorian government is committed to helping households and businesses reduce their bills by offering financial incentives for energy-saving products and upgrades through Victorian Energy Upgrades. The incentives can be for replacing old systems with more energy efficient systems, or simply purchasing new energy-efficient products.

All Victorians are eligible to participate. You can save money on the upgrade costs, reduce your energy bill and help the environment.

Replacing old heating

You can receive an incentive if you:

  • replace an old electric central heating system or ducted reverse-cycle heating with a high-efficiency ducted reverse-cycle heating system
  • replace electric, central heating with high-efficiency gas ducted heating
  • replace old gas ducted heating with high-efficiency gas ducted heating
  • replace your old gas ductwork with new ductwork

Installing new heating

You can receive an incentive for the following:

  • installing a high-efficiency gas/LPG space heater
  • installing high-efficiency reverse-cycle heating
  • installing a high-efficiency ducted gas heater with a 5-star rating

Replacing old cooling

You can receive an incentive for the following:

  • replacing your existing fixed room refrigerated or ducted refrigerated air conditioner with a ducted evaporative cooler
  • replacing an inefficient split system with a high-efficiency one

How to get involved

To receive an incentive for space heating and cooling, you must use an accredited provider to facilitate the upgrade.

Tradespeople who install high-efficiency space heaters may have an existing relationship with an accredited provider, or you can find a provider in your area. Ask your tradesperson if they have an existing relationship with an accredited provider or speak directly with an accredited provider to find out more information on how to participate.

The accredited providers can explain how to participate, including what products are eligible to be installed, what type of person can install the products (i.e. type of qualification) and what documentation needs to be completed by yourself and the installer.

The administrator of the program, the Essential Services Commission, has approved every provider and registered product under the program to meet minimum efficiency, quality and safety benchmarks.

Find accredited providers in your area