Rebates and assistance


Solar PV panel rebate


The Solar Homes Program solar PV rebate assists eligible Victorian households and rental property owners to install solar panels. Not-for-profit community housing providers are also eligible to apply for the rebate on behalf of the tenants.

There is additional assistance offered including no-interest loans to complement the rebate, as well as solar panels for rental properties and solar battery rebates.

The program provides eligible Victorian households with a rebate of up to 50% of the purchase cost to install solar PV panels. The rebate is up to $1,850, currently about half the value of an average 4kW solar PV system.


To be eligible for this rebate, you must:

  • be the owner-occupier of the property 
  • the owners have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year 
  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million
  • not have an existing solar PV system.

Not-for-profit community housing providers must meet the Solar Homes criteria for community housing organisations. 

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Check your eligibility and apply at the Victorian Government website.

To find out more you can also call 1300 376 393 or email