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

Refrigeration is a significant cost for some businesses. Older commercial refrigeration units powered with inefficient motor-driven fans use more energy than energy efficient refrigeration fans sold today. It’s possible to reduce these costs by upgrading to more efficient technology.

The Victorian Government is committed to helping Victorian 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 refrigeration fans.

All Victorian businesses which have an older cool room, refrigerated display cabinet or freezer, are eligible to participate.

How much rebate can you expect?

To be installed


Indicative rebate*

Motored fan



Air-handling system (ventilation)

*Discount or rebate will vary – this figure is 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 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.

Find accredited providers in your area