Weather sealing & insulation

Did you know that many Victorian homes are poorly insulated and have high air-leakage rates, causing hot or cool air to escape unnecessarily?

These draughts make the temperature of your home more difficult to regulate, promote an unhealthy living environment, and require extra energy use for heating or cooling.

The Victorian Government is committed to helping households and businesses reduce their bills by offering financial incentives for weather sealing and insulation upgrades. By participating, you can save money on the initial upgrade costs, reduce your energy bill and help the environment.

Am I eligible to participate?

Double-glazing windows

All Victorian households and businesses are eligible to participate.This may be for installing new windows or adding panes to your existing windows.

Weather sealing

All Victorian households are eligible to participate. This could include:

  • weather sealing for doors or windows
  • sealing wall vents
  • installing a wall exhaust fan, or modifying an existing wall exhaust fan, that can be closed when not in use
  • sealing chimneys to shut out draughts when you're not using the fireplace.

Insulation

Incentives are not currently available for ceiling and under-floor insulation. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is assessing options with a view to re-introducing incentives in the future. For more information, please contact energy.upgrades@delwp.vic.gov.au.

To get more information on weather sealing to make your home or business more comfortable, and save energy, visit Sustainability Victoria.

How to participate?

To participate, you need to use the services of an accredited provider which must use Victorian Energy Upgrades-approved products. To be approved, each product must be registered by the administrator of the program, the Essential Services Commission, and meet minimum efficiency, quality and safety benchmarks. These products can be purchased directly from the accredited provider or from a third party. Make sure to ask your accredited provider for more information about how this works.

How to choose an accredited provider?

As with any market, it's worth shopping around and working out the right fit for your needs. Check the table below to find an accredited provider in your area but, when searching, remember to find the best deal by following these tips:

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

There are a lot of products approved for installation as part of the Victorian Energy Upgrades program. Not all products are of the same quality or suitability for all working environments.

Check the level of incentive

The amount of incentive an accredited provider gives to its customers for participating in Victorian Energy Upgrades can vary.

Find accredited providers in your area