7 Star Homes Program – Stream A: Rebates

Last updated: 5 October 2021

Registered builders and land developers can work with Sustainability Victoria to design and build 7-star NatHERS rated homes. This includes:

  • $4,000 rebates per home, for up to four 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
  • support with marketing collateral to promote this collaboration.

There are 80 rebates available under this program. These will be available on a first-in, first-served basis provided your application meets the requirements for registration.

Stream A rebates are almost fully subscribed. Visit Program participants to view our growing list of builders and land developers who are collaborating with us to build 7-star homes.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this opportunity you must be:

  • a registered builder or a land developer who engages registered builders to build homes.
  • able to complete a minimum of one home and a maximum of four homes by 30 September 2022.


Homes must:

  • meet a minimum 7-star NatHERS rating
  • undergo a whole-of-home (WoH) assessment using Sustainability Victoria’s new pilot assessment tool*
  • complete a WoH assessment rating of energy-efficient appliances, as outlined in Technical Criteria (docx, 141kB)
  • pass an as-built verification assessment achieving:
    • maximum 10 air changes per hour at 50 Pa and
    • 95 percent insulation coverage in both walls and ceiling
  • comply with all other areas of the National Construction Code.

*Please note: the WoH tool needs a FirstRate5 project file to operate. Builders who do not have a FirstRate5 NatHERS assessment will need to contact SV to discuss how their current assessment can be converted by SV to provide a FirstRate5 project file on their behalf.

How to apply

Submit your application

To apply for Stream A rebates, submit your application.