Energy Saving Schemes

There are a number of state government schemes to assist energy consumers save, click on your state to find out more.

New South Wales

Energy Efficiency Program

The Energy Savings Scheme (EES) reduces energy consumption in NSW by creating financial incentives to invest in energy savings activities. For more information visit:

The Department of Planning and Environment is delivering new programs to provide clean and affordable energy for the people of New South Wales. These programs are designed to assist households and businesses to save money on their energy bills and improve energy security to benefit the whole community. For more information vsit:


Energy Efficiency Program

Business: The Queensland Government has programs designed to help businesses save energy and adopt energy-efficient practices. For more information visit:

Consumers: To help Queensland households improve their energy efficiency, $20 million has been committed for rebates on approved energy efficient appliances under the Affordable Energy Plan. For more information visit: 

South Australia

South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme

In September 2018, the SA Government announced it will help deliver home battery systems to 40,000 homes starting in October 2018. For more information visit the Department for Energy and Mining website:

Energy Efficiency Program

SA - - The Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) is a South Australian Government energy efficiency scheme that provides incentives for South Australian households and businesses to save energy. It does this through establishing energy efficiency and audit targets to be met by electricity and gas retailers.


Solar Homes Scheme

A re-elected Andrew’s government will provide half price solar panels at no up-front cost and over a decade slash 650,000 household power bills by up to $890 a year. Under the $1.24 billion program, Victorian household will be able to install the average 4kW solar system for half price and pay the rest of the cost back over four years with an interest-free loan, saving an average of $2,255.

Solar Hot Water

The government is also providing $1,000 rebates for 6,000 households for solar hot water in 2018-19 in the bid to encourage replacement of hot water systems with solar hot water. Household will shave between $160-$400 off their annual bill by replacing their current water heater with a solar option. For more information visit:

Solar Battery Subsidy Scheme

A re-elected Andrew’s government will provide a 50% subsidy for households who already have solar and want to install a battery. Households will save 50% (up to a cap of $4,838) on the cost of a retrofit battery unit. The cap will taper down to $3,714 in 2026 as battery prices come down. For more information visit:

Energy Efficiency Program

The Victorian Energy Efficiency program provides incentives for Victorian households and organisations to make energy efficiency improvements that save money on their bills and reduce Victoria's greenhouse gas emissions. For more information visit:

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