The Victorian Government's Home Energy Assist program will see $17 million invested over four years to support 3,300 Victorian households who are most in need. This is the first step of our ongoing commitment to improve the well-being of Victorians on low income through more affordable energy bills and more comfortable homes.
Home Energy Assist includes:
- 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.
- The Victorian Healthy Homes program, will provide free home energy upgrades to up to a number of vulnerable Victorians who live with complex healthcare needs, and have low incomes, in Melbourne’s western suburbs and the Goulburn Valley.
- The Affordable Retrofits program will support a number of Victorian concession and low income households with an in-home energy assessment, home energy retrofits as well as guidance on whether their retailer is providing them with the best deal on their energy bills.
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 & Baw Baw local government areas.