Department of the Environment and Energy
Australian Government. The department designs and implements Australian Government policy and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage, promote climate action, and provide adequate, reliable and affordable energy. The government is committed to the provision of adequate, reliable and affordable energy to meet future energy consumption needs and to underpin strong economic growth.
Energy Consumers Australia
Independent organisation. Created by the Council of Australian Governments. Energy Consumers Australia promotes the long-term interests of consumers with respect to the price, quality, safety, reliability and security of supply of energy services. It conducts research and analysis, identifies issues and works with other consumer organisations, ombudsmen, energy companies, regulators and governments to improve outcomes for consumers.
Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Energy on behalf of the Australian Government and state and territory and New Zealand governments. The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program helps improve the energy-efficiency of a range of appliances and equipment. By buying more efficient models, households and businesses can consume less energy, save money on their energy bills, and help to reduce emissions.
Australian Government. Australian Energy Regulator. Helps residential and small business energy consumers to navigate the often complex electricity and gas retail markets to find a suitable energy offer. You can compare electricity and gas offers for households and small business in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, south east Queensland and South Australia.
National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS)
New South Wales Government. NSW Office of Environment and Heritage on behalf of the Australian Government and state and territory governments. NABERS is a national rating system that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes.
Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS)
Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Energy on behalf of the Australian Government and state and territory governments. NatHERS is a star rating system (out of 10) that rates the energy efficiency of a home, based on its design.
Victorian Energy Compare
Victorian Government. Victorian Energy Compare is an independent government tool to help you to compare electricity, gas and solar offers from all energy retailers, based on information you provide about your household or small business.
Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Energy. A guide to building, buying or renovating a home. It shows how to create a comfortable home with low impact on the environment – economical to run, healthier to live in and adaptable to changing needs. It includes Design For Place with architect-designed sustainable energy-efficient house designs free to download.