Rebates and assistance


Solar and heat pump hot water system rebate

Program name:
Solar Hot Water


The Solar Hot Water rebates provides Victorian households with $1,000 to assist with the purchase of a solar or heat pump hot water system.

Not-for-profit community housing providers are also eligible to apply for the rebate on behalf of their tenants.


  • reduce your energy use and energy bills
  • reduce your greenhouse gas emissions

Key eligibility

To be eligible for this incentive, you must:

  • have a combined household income of less than $180,000 per annum before tax
  • be an owner-occupier of a home valued at under $3 million
  • be replacing an existing hot water system that is older than 3 years from the date of purchase
  • have an eligible hot water system installed on or after 19 August 2018
  • choose a product that is on the Clean Energy Regulator’s Register of solar water heaters

Households will only be eligible for one rebate under the Solar Homes package. You cannot have received a solar PV rebate or a battery rebate under the program.

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Check your eligibility and apply at:

State Government of Victoria website


Call 1300 376 393