The Victorian Government is implementing a wide range of measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect public health.
Residential lighting upgrades under the VEU program have been temporarily suspended, effective from
13 July 2020, in order to protect households and installers and reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission. You can still contact an Accredited Provider and register your interest in receiving one of these upgrades at a future date.
Victorian Energy Upgrades can help you save money on upgrade costs, reduce your energy bills and help the environment.
Save up to 80 per cent on your lighting costs by installing energy-saving lighting technology such as LEDs. That’s up to $16 per globe, per year.
Lighting technology has developed quickly in just a few years. LEDs are not only more efficient than older technologies such as incandescent, halogens and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), 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 in the long-run.
All Victorian households and businesses that have lighting technology such as incandescent lamps, halogen lamps and CFLs are eligible to participate.
The Victorian government is committed to helping Victorian households and businesses reduce their energy costs. We are helping you to receive rebates or discounts through businesses accredited under the program (Accredited Providers) by installing energy efficient lighting.
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How much rebate can you expect?
To be removed
To be installed
Incandescent or halogen lamp
8 lamps replaced
Compact Fluorescent Lamp
Incandescent reflector lamp
2 lamps replaced
8 lamps replaced
LED luminaire (including lamp)
*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 of LED, the number of products replaced, location, installation costs and administrative costs by Accredited Provider.
How to get involved
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.