Victorian Energy Upgrades can help you save money on upgrade costs, reduce your energy bills and help the environment.

Older electric motors use much more energy than the motors sold today, especially motors that were made before minimum energy efficiency standards were introduced in 2006. As a result, businesses are often paying far more for energy than they need to.

Businesses can reduce these costs by upgrading to more efficient technology as part of Victorian Energy Upgrades program.

The Victorian Government is committed to helping Victorian households and businesses reduce their energy costs. We are helping you receive rebates or discounts through businesses accredited under the program (Accredited Providers) for purchasing more efficient motors.

All Victorian businesses are eligible to participate.

How much rebate can you expect?

High efficiency MEPS listed motor

To be installed

Indicative rebate*

Minimum size motor of .75 kW


Small size motor of 15 kW


Median size motor of 75 kW


Maximum size motor of 185 kW


Super premium motor

To be installed

Indicative rebate*

Minimum size motor of .75 kW


Small size motor of 15 kW


Median size motor of 75 kW


Maximum size motor of 185 kW


*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

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.

Please note, Accredited Providers can operate freely like any other business and therefore choose what upgrades they deliver. As a result, some Accredited Providers may not currently be undertaking this activity or may only be operating in certain locations. We recommend you contact the Accredited Providers listed to find out more. Some keep waiting lists for activities and may contact you if circumstances change.

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 a product labelled as high efficiency on the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards register and has a rated output between .75 and 185kW. This is to ensure that all products 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. Make sure to talk to an Accredited Provider about what type of product can be installed.

Check the level of rebate

The amount of rebate an Accredited Provider gives to its customers for participating in Victorian Energy Upgrades can vary.