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

Many Victorian homes have windows, doors and vents that do not seal tightly, allowing hot or cool air to escape. This air escaping makes the temperature of your home difficult to control and requires extra energy use to keep you comfortable.

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 installing weather sealing products.

All Victorian households that want to seal their household windows, doors, chimneys and vents are eligible to participate.

What opportunities are available and how much rebate can you expect?

  • Door sealing
  • Window sealing
  • Replacement or modification of ceiling or wall fan
  • Sealing an unsealed wall vent
  • Temporary chimney sealing
  • Permanent chimney sealing
  • Evaporative cooler vent sealing

Type of home

Example of upgrade opportunities

Indicative rebates*

Upgrades with 2-year minimum warranty

Upgrades with 5-year minimum warranty

Apartment

1 external door, 1 exhaust fan and 4 ceiling outlets

$17

$51

Townhouse

2 external doors, 2 exhaust fans, 8 ceiling outlets and 1 chimney

$85

$187

House

4 external doors, 3 exhaust fans, 12 ceiling outlets, 1 chimney

$119

$238

*Discount or rebate will vary – these figures are based on a certificate price of $17 and potential upgrade scenarios under the program. The final price could be higher or lower. Final price will depend on several factors including certificate price, type and size of upgrade, 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.

Contact an Accredited Provider to find out more information on how to participate.

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.

Households with gas heating

The burning of gas can release dangerous gases and requires a supply of fresh air to operate safely.

Some gas heaters (flueless gas heaters, gas heaters installed in chimneys and open flued gas heaters) draw this fresh air from the room and therefore need ventilation.  For more information on ventilation for gas heaters see the Energy Safe Victoria website: http://www.esv.vic.gov.au/news/program-in-place-to-address-co-risk-in-heritage-gas-heaters/

Installing weather sealing products in houses with these types of gas heaters may not be recommended. Your accredited provider can advise you on if your home is suitable for weather sealing.

For all households with gas heating, it is recommended you get your gas heater serviced at least every two years to ensure it is operating safely.

Find accredited providers in your area

Business Name Phone Website
Easy Being Green (Climatebank) 1300 994 929 www.easybeinggreen.com.au

There are no participants in the selected area currently stocking this product.

Business Name Phone Website
Easy Being Green (Climatebank) 1300 994 929 www.easybeinggreen.com.au

There are no participants in the selected area currently stocking this product.