The Victorian Government has released a Gas Substitution Roadmap to help our state navigate the path to net zero emissions while providing greater choice and cutting energy bills.

The Roadmap outlines how we will use energy efficiency, electrification, hydrogen and biogas to drive down bills and cut carbon emissions.

It will help empower Victorian households and businesses to embrace sustainable alternatives to fossil gas and enhance access to an affordable, secure, reliable, and safe supply of energy.

Over 2 million Victorians use gas in their homes and businesses – more than any other state or territory.

Our state has been a consistent producer and net exporter of gas, helping to meet the needs of Victorians and Australians in east coast gas markets.

The Victorian gas sector contributes to around 17% of our state’s net greenhouse gas emissions and must play its part in reducing emissions over time. This needs to be balanced with the need for reliable, safe and affordable energy.

Going more electric not only takes the pressure off gas demand and limits consumers’ exposure to international prices.

Running your home on electricity will save you money and reduce your carbon emissions.

An existing dual-fuel home with solar panels that upgrades to efficient, electric appliances can save $570 on heating and cooling and $180 on hot water.

Completely converting to an all-electric home can save $1,250 per year, in addition to the $950 saving from the existing solar system. Adding a medium-sized battery can also save a further $520 per year.

For further information, including how to access rebates to electrify, please visit the Victorian Energy Upgrades and Solar Homes Program websites or click on our factsheets below. For more tips on how to save energy and money at home, visit the Victorian Energy Saver website.

The Victorian Government has already supported ways to enhance access to reliable, affordable and clean energy. The Gas Substitution Roadmap outlines additional actions to make this happen.

The Roadmap is the start of the journey to net zero emissions for the gas sector, and we encourage all Victorians to join us on this transition to a clean energy future.

The Victorian Government will continue to engage and collaborate with the community and industry during the gas sector’s transition to net zero emissions, including on a Roadmap update report in 2023.

Gas Substitution Roadmap

Victoria's Gas Substitution Roadmap (PDF, 6.2 MB)

Factsheets

For new homes – Save money – and the environment by making your new home an all-electric home (PDF, 486.7 KB) .

For existing homes – Embracing electricity to cut your bills at home (PDF, 475.1 KB)

For business – Helping businesses electrify and cut energy bills (PDF, 63.3 KB)

Supporting documents

All-electric new homes cost assessment (GHD) (PDF, 833.2 KB)

Climate risk of heat pumps (Expert Group) (PDF, 943.5 KB)

Gas Substitution Roadmap consultation paper stakeholder feedback report (PDF, 19.3 MB)

Household energy preferences consumer survey (JWS Research) (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Gas Substitution Roadmap release briefing (July 2022) (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Public forum presentation (July 2021) (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Gas Substitution Roadmap consultation paper

To view submissions to the consultation paper, please visit the Engage Victoria website.

Page last updated: 11/08/22