Agricultural energy efficiency assistance

Program name: 
Agricultural Energy Investment Plan


The Victorian Agricultural Energy Investment Plan assists farmers to better manage energy costs through improved efficiency and new technology.


  • free on-farm energy assessments
  • improve energy productivity
  • better management of energy costs
  • improve energy reliability
  • support own-generation capacity
  • grants to support energy efficiency and energy productivity investments are available 

Key eligibility

To be eligible for the program you must meet all of the following criteria where you:

  • are a primary producer with a site in Victoria that is one or more of the following:
    • cultivating or propagating plants, fungi or their products or parts in any physical environment
    • maintaining animals for the purpose of selling them or their bodily produce 
    • manufacturing dairy produce from raw material that they produce
    • operating on-land aquaculture facilities
  • have spent more than $8000 on energy costs (including diesel) in the 12 months prior to applying for an energy assessment
  • are a registered business with an ABN
  • meet your industrial relations obligations as an employer, in accordance with the National Employment Standards
  • agree to participate in program evaluation activities

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • a primary producer engaged in forestry, on-sea aquaculture or fisheries
  • an agriculture transport operator

On-farm assessments are available until March 2020 or until funding is exhausted – whichever comes first.

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Check your eligibility and apply at:

Agriculture Victoria website

Call 13 61 86