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