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The Victorian Healthy Homes Program is a Victorian Government home energy efficiency program. It provides free home energy upgrades to up to 1000 Victorians who live with complex healthcare needs and have low incomes, in Melbourne's western suburbs and the Goulburn Valley.
The program aims to improve indoor winter temperatures and reduce household energy bills. Recruitment of eligible households began in January 2018 and was completed in March 2020. Upgrades to successful households will take place until late 2021.
Potential participants within the program's target areas, were contacted by their local council or community health provider, and referred to the program if they expressed interest and met the eligibility criteria.
Referral does not guarantee acceptance onto the program.
To be eligible for this research project, householders need to:
and receive or have at least one of the following:
If selected, program participants will get a free home energy efficiency upgrade, safely installed by qualified tradespeople.
The upgrades can include the installation of draught proofing, ceiling or sub-floor insulation, high-efficiency heating/cooling appliances and window coverings.
Participants will also receive home visits to:
31 January 2018 – The case studies and testimonials included in this brochure are from a home upgrade program undertaken in Victoria between 2013 and 2016.