7 Star Homes Program – Participate

Last updated: 1 May 2023

Sustainability Victoria is working to drive improved energy efficiency standards and accelerate the transition to 7-star homes.

There are several ways to participate:

Stream A: Rebates

Sustainability Victoria is working with registered builders and land developers to design and build 7-star NatHERS rated homes.

This includes:

  • $4,000 rebates per home, for up to 4 homes built, to assist with upgrade costs
  • as-built verification assessment to ensure homes are built to achieve the same efficiency rating as designed
  • 6-to-7-star training, online and in person, to support the design process and to upskill employees
  • exclusive sales and marketing training designed especially for selling energy-efficient homes.

Stream A rebates are now fully subscribed. Visit Participating builders to view the list of builders and land developers who are collaborating with us to build 7-star homes.

For full details on the Stream A program requirements, read the 7 Star Homes program guidelines.

Stream B: free ABV testing

Sustainability Victoria is working to ensure the quality of new 7-star NatHERS rated homes. Free as-built verification (ABV) testing is available to 7-star homes built between 01 July 2022 and 30 June 2023. Applications are now open.

Stay up to date

Register your interest to receive updates on the program and to hear about future opportunities to build 7-star homes.

Contact us

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