The Victorian Government is providing assistance to low income households and concession card holders to keep energy bills in check. The Home Energy Assist program will assist more than 3,300 Victorian homes to become more energy efficient with a long-term aim to improve the wellbeing of Victorians on low incomes and lower energy bills.
The Home Energy Assist program includes:
- Affordable Retrofits Program to support more than 800 Victorian concession card holders with home energy retrofits, appliance replacements, solar panels and energy literacy programs.
- EnergySmart Public Housing Program, which will replace inefficient electric water heaters and electric heaters in 1,300 public housing properties and delivering tailored upgrades to a further 200 from 1 July 2017.
- Victorian Healthy Homes Program, to upgrade the homes of 1,000 vulnerable Victorians with complex healthcare needs and low incomes.
Separately, the Victoria Government is offering solar installations and energy upgrades to up to 1,000 vulnerable households in Latrobe City, Wellington & Baw Baw local government areas through the Latrobe Valley Home Energy Upgrade Program.