On this page
As a small business you can reduce your running costs and greenhouse gas emissions through the Small Business Energy Saver Program.
When upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment, the program provides small businesses with a significant discount that in some cases may cover up to 100% of the full equipment and installation cost.
We can work with you to identify which equipment in your business is eligible to be upgraded.
To be eligible, your small business must have:
This program isn’t available for primary producers in agriculture.
If your small business operates out of rented or leased premises, you must first gain authorisation for installation activities at the premises.
A range of equipment upgrades are eligible for the discount:
The exact amount that you will need to pay for an approved energy efficiency improvement will depend on the number and type of energy upgrades undertaken.
Illustrative examples include:
replacing your inefficient electric water heater with a hot water heat pump at no cost
upgrading your air conditioning unit with a more efficient reverse cycle air-conditioner for $700 instead of $2,800.
Speak with our local program experts who can answer your questions about the Small Business Energy Saver Program.
Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance
Loddon Mallee and Grampians Region: Ararat, Ballarat Buloke, Central Goldfields, Gannawarra, Greater Bendigo, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mildura, Mt Alexander, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, Swan Hill, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack.
Tim DrylieAndrew ReedSue Barkersbes@cvga.org.au1300 845 280
City of Darebin
Glenn Newmansustainable.firstname.lastname@example.org 8470 8128
Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action
Eastern Metro: Banyule, Boroondara, Glen Eira, Knox, Maroondah, Manningham, Monash, Stonnington, Whitehorse, Yarra and Yarra Ranges.
0448 400 578
Geelong Sustainability Group
Barwon South West Region: Colac Otway, Corangamite, Glenelg, Golden Plains, Greater Geelong, Moyne, Queenscliffe, Southern Grampians, Surf Coast and Warrnambool.
Karina Donkers and Steve Turnockenergysaver@greenlight.org.au1300 227 257
Gippsland Climate Change Network
Gippsland Region: Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington.
Darren McCubbinenquiries@gccn.org.au1800 839 007
GV Community Energy and Indigo Power
Hume Region – Benalla, Campaspe, Greater Shepparton, Moira and Strathbogie.
0490 364 967
Hume Region – Alpine, Indigo Mansfield, Mitchell, Murrindindi, Towong, Wodonga and Wangaratta.
03 5746 3222
South East Councils Climate Change Alliance
SE Metro: Bass Coast, Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Greater Dandenong, Frankston, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula and Port Phillip.
Chloe Michaelidescmichaelides@seccca.org.au 0493 254 879Victoria Gerrardvgerrard@seccca.org.au 0493 200 719
West and North Metro: Brimbank, Hobsons Bay Hume, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley, Moorabool, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Wyndham.
Melanie Schlutermelanie.email@example.com 8626 8840
Use our tool for examples of how much your business could save when upgrading to energy-efficient equipment.
The Victorian Energy Upgrades program provides households and businesses with a range of discounted energy-efficient products and services. Visit Victorian Energy Upgrades.