Non-Mains Energy Concession

  • Victorian households that rely on
    • firewood
    • LPG
    • other non-mains methods
  • for heating and cooking can apply for the Non-Mains Energy Concession.
  • Depending on energy bills, an annual rebate of between $53-$604 is available. Visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing website for more information.

Non-Mains Utility Relief Grant

  • Victorians on low incomes (with or without a concession card) who rely on non-mains energy, including firewood, and have experienced unexpected financial hardship can apply for the Non-Mains Utility Relief Grant of up to $650.
  • You can apply for the grant if you have an amount owing for a previous firewood purchase or if you will not be able to afford your next fuel purchase.
  • Visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing website for more information.

Power Saving Bonus

  • The new $250 Power Saving Bonus program will provide a once-off payment of $250 to ease cost-of-living pressures and encourage Victorians to compare their household energy prices and save money on their bills.
  • The $250 Power Saving Bonus is open to all Victorian households. To be eligible for the new $250 Power Saving Bonus, Victorian households will need to:
    • Have a recent residential electricity bill
    • Be the account holder for that bill
    • Visit the Victorian Energy Compare website or engage with an energy affordability service through one of our participating community outreach partners.
  • Only one payment is available per household.

Improving Household Energy Efficiency

Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades

  • The Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program provides a base rebate of $1,000 towards the cost of purchasing and installing a high-efficiency heating and cooling system.
  • The rebates are available to low-income households whose primary source of heating is wood, gas-fired or an electric heater more than 7 years old. Find out more about the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades program.

Household Energy efficiency

  • Energy efficiency is about saving energy, reducing your bills and making your home more comfortable.
  • Find out about the benefits of an energy efficient home at Sustainability Victoria.

Victorian Energy Upgrades program

  • Get involved in Victorian Energy Upgrades program and save money on the installation of energy-efficient products, reduce your energy bill and help the environment.
  • Find out more at: www.victorianenergyupgrades.vic.gov.au

Victorian Energy Compare

  • The Victorian Energy Compare website is the only free and independent online energy price comparison service available to Victorian energy consumers. Over the last 12 months, user data shows that 7 out of every 10 users were able to save money by switching energy offers, with typical annual savings of $330 on energy bills in the first year alone.

Page last updated: 31/08/22