The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2018 commenced on 10 December 2018 and provide for deemed activities in the program.

Details of the technical requirements for these regulations are contained in the publication Victorian Energy Upgrades - Specifications – Version 5.0 (PDF, 2.1 MB)

Version 5.0 of the Victorian Energy Upgrades Specifications started on 14 July 2020. The changes in this version of the specifications revise the greenhouse gas emissions reduction calculations to zero for certain high-volume residential activities, which have been suspended due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The following activities must not be undertaken until further notice.

  • Incandescent lighting upgrades (Part 21 in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2018)
  • Low flow shower roses (Part 17)
  • Weather sealing (Part 15)
  • In-home display unit (Part 30).

The suspension of incentives applies to these activities in both residential and non-residential premises.

The Guidelines for updating the Victorian Energy Upgrades Specifications – Version 1.0 (PDF, 503.3 KB) outline the process that will be followed when updating or changing the Specifications.

Specifications for the Project-based activities methods are available here.

View accessible versions of the documents below:

Victorian Energy Upgrades - Specifications – Version 5.0 (DOCX, 873KB)

Victorian Energy Upgrades - Specifications – Version 4.0 (DOCX, 892KB)

Victorian Energy Upgrades - Specifications – Version 3.0 (DOCX, 867 KB)

Victorian Energy Upgrades - Specifications – Version 2.0 (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Victorian Energy Upgrades - Specifications – Version 2.0 (DOCX, 892 KB)

Summary of Changes – Victorian Energy Upgrades Specifications Version 2.0 (.PDF, 84 KB)

Summary of Changes – Victorian Energy Upgrades Specifications Version 2.0 (.DOCX, 186 KB)

Guidelines for updating the Victorian Energy Upgrades Specifications – Version 1.0 (DOCX, 502.7 KB)

Page last updated: 14/07/20