All Scorecard assessors across Australia are accredited by the Victorian Government. Some work for themselves, some work in companies, and others work for not-for-profit organisations. Some assessors offer complementary services, such as blower door testing to test the air-tightness of a house or helping to coordinate your chosen upgrades. When you contact an assessor, ask what else they can do.
It’s important to tell your assessor what you would like to achieve by having an assessment. That way they can make sure they give you the information that will help to achieve the best result for your circumstances. It’s also handy if you can talk them through any issues you have in your home, such as rooms that get really hot or cold if you notice condensation in certain places or you’ve noticed a sudden increase in your bills. Be honest about your budget to make improvements so your assessor can offer an appropriate range of products to meet your needs.
Assessors are not employed by the government, so they each set their own pricing. It’s a good idea to get a quote from an assessor before you make an appointment.
Credited assessors and not-for-profit organisations
Not-for-profit organisations may offer assessments and other services in specific areas or for targeted client groups:
Price of assessments, heritage homes and assessments outside of Victoria
Price of assessments: $250 to $500.
Prices depend on the size of your home, your location and the complexity of the assessment. Assessments are done on houses and apartments, as long as the property has its own heating, cooling, hot water and other services. You can get an assessment whether you your home or are renting it.
Assessors are accredited by the Victorian Government and regularly audited. They are employed by commercial businesses, community groups and not-for-profit organisations.
Page last updated: 02/12/21