Energy management for business
It makes sense for businesses of all sizes to understand their energy use and costs, and know the options available to reduce them.
See our information on these key steps to reducing your business energy costs:
- Understand your energy bill and energy use to identify potential savings.
- Find the best energy deal and demand management options.
- Optimise and upgrade your appliances and implement better energy efficiency practices.
Energy efficiency grants for small and medium businesses
The Energy Efficiency Grants for Small and Medium Enterprises provides up to $25,000 to monitor energy use, replace or upgrade existing equipment to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.
The first round of grant applications is open from 10am AEDT Monday 6 March until 5pm AEST Wednesday 19 April 2023, or until funds are exhausted.
Small and medium businesses can apply for grants from $10,000 to $25,000 to cover up to 100% of eligible project expenditure. There is a total of $16 million available through this grant opportunity.
Learn more about the energy efficiency grants, including guidelines and how to apply.
Other grants and funding
The Grants and funding section includes information on Australian Government and state and territory government programs that help businesses access finance for energy efficiency improvement projects.
If you are part of the nearly 1 million home-based businesses in Australia, see the Home-based business guide for practical and realistic tips and steps to reduce your energy costs when running a business from home.
For sector-specific information on how to reduce your energy costs, see the Industry sector guides.
Support for Australian businesses during COVID-19
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Australian Government
Business.gov.au Australian Government
Energy Made Easy Australian Government
Energy Rating Australian Government
The 20 Step Guide to Cutting Energy Bills in Your Business Australian Government
Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NaTHERS) Australian Government
National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) NSW Government on behalf the of Australian Government and state and territory governments
Office Tenancy (NABERS) NSW Government on behalf the of Australian Government and state and territory governments
Energy advice for business Victorian Government
Victorian Energy Compare Victorian Government
Sustainable business guide City of Melbourne
Business Recycling Planet Ark