Rebates and assistance

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Heating and cooling upgrade rebates

Overview

The Victorian Government will provide energy-efficient heating and cooling for 250,000 low income and vulnerable households by reducing the upfront cost of purchasing energy-efficient reverse cycle split systems.   

The Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program will be delivered through a base rebate of $1,000 provided towards the cost of purchasing and installing a high-efficiency heating and cooling system with a limit of one rebate per household.  

Households can receive an additional $200 if they need to cap their old gas heater or $500 if they need to upgrade their switchboard. 

On 1 November 2021 the program was expanded to include rental properties.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the rebate the household must be one of the following:

  • an owner-occupier with an approved concession card or with a combined household income of less than $90,000
  • renters with an approved concession card or with a combined household income of less than $90,000
  • a rental property earning $500 or less in weekly rent or unoccupied with a potential to earn $500 or less in weekly rent.

Other conditions apply.

Next steps

To find out more about the program and its eligibility, go to the Solar Victoria website.