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The Victorian Government's Home Energy Assist program, which began in 2017, is investing $17 million over four years to support 3,300 Victorian households who are most in need. This is part of our ongoing commitment to improve well-being for Victorians on low income through more affordable energy bills and more comfortable homes.

Home Energy Assist includes:

  • EnergySmart Public Housing program, which is replacing inefficient electric water heaters and electric heaters in 1,300 public housing properties and delivering tailored upgrades to a further 200.
  • The Victorian Healthy Homes program, which is providing free home energy upgrades to up to 1,000 vulnerable Victorians who live with complex healthcare needs and low incomes in Melbourne’s western suburbs and the Goulburn Valley.
  • The Affordable Retrofits program, now known as Energy Savvy Upgrades, which is supporting 800 Victorian concession and low income households with home energy retrofits, appliance replacement and energy advice.

In addition to the Home Energy Assist program the Latrobe Valley Home Energy Upgrade program is offering solar installations and energy upgrades to up to 1,000 vulnerable households in Latrobe City, Wellington and Baw Baw local government areas.

Page last updated: 05/03/19