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Quick wins to save money on your next bills

Find the best energy deal

Check you are on the best energy plan at Victorian Energy Compare. The website is the only free and independent online energy price comparison service for Victorians and is always the best place to find your best energy deal.

Use an in-home display to monitor your energy use

Smart meters can help you to understand and manage your energy use and costs. In-home displays make it possible for you to monitor and check your household energy use by showing the data from your smart meter.

Follow these energy savings tips for the home

Here are 10 top tips to save energy in your home - and money on your bills.


The easiest and most cost-effective saving you can make is to use your electric reverse-cycle air-conditioner to heat your home. It’s much cheaper than your gas heater, or other forms of heating.

Make sure your system is set to the sun icon and the fan icons are on.

Lock in long-term energy savings

Upgrade and save with VEU

The Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program provides homes and businesses with access to discounted energy-efficient products. These include heating, water heating, lighting and draft sealing products.

An average household can expect to save $100 to $200 by upgrading their hot water system, and $150 to $600 by upgrading heating.

Did you know?

All-electric homes save hundreds of dollars on energy bills. They are healthier to live in and are better for the environment. Here’s everything you need to know about moving away from fossil gas in your home.

Solar Homes Program

Solar Victoria’s Solar Homes Program helps Victorians switch to solar by offering eligible households a rebate of up to $1,400 to install rooftop solar (PV), plus the option of an interest free loan to reduce up-front installation costs.

Interest-free loans of up to $8,800 are also available to eligible households to support the installation of a solar battery.


Switching to solar can save a typical household more than $1,000 every year on energy bills. A rebate of up to $1,000 is also available for households purchasing eligible heat pump and solar hot water systems.

Heating water accounts for more than 20% of total energy use in the typical home. Upgrading to an energy efficient hot water system is a great way to save on energy costs. On average, households can expect to save between $140 to $400 every year on electricity bills by installing an energy efficient system.

Residential Efficiency Scorecard

Government-accredited Scorecard assessors are experts in home energy efficiency. They provide targeted information to ensure any money you spend on upgrades leads to a cheaper to run and cosier home.

Your assessor can guide you through energy savings options and suggest which government rebates may be available to you.

Did you know?

All new homes built in Victoria need to meet 7 star energy efficiency building standards.

Support is available

We know that energy prices are impacting Victorian households. Find out what support is available if you need it - including rebates and discounts off your energy bills, assistance to understand your bills and how you are protected if you are struggling to pay your bills.

Page last updated: 07/06/24