As a practical way to support this policy, on 30 January 2016 the Minister for Energy and Resources announced at the Port Melbourne Life Saving Club an initiative to provide a grant to have solar panels installed on Life Saving Victoria (LSV) clubs across rural and metropolitan Victoria.

Under the initiative Approved Solar Retailers (those who have signed the Clean Energy Council's Solar Retailer Code of Conduct) will provide and install solar panel systems to club houses, taking a real, practical and visible step to support Victoria's renewables industry, and provide the benefits of clean energy to the Victorian community. There are currently nine such solar companies that operate in Victoria, please visit Clean Energy Council for further information.

Life Saving Victoria (LSV) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the prevention of aquatic related death and injury in Victorian coastal communities. Largely staffed by volunteers, LSV provides a critical emergency management service to the community during summer, when the population of Victorians enjoying the coast is at its peak.

LSV clubs are the hub of many coastal communities, driving collaboration and activity in their local towns.

Media release - Powering Victorian Surf Life Saving Clubs With Solar

Media release - Powering Frankston Life Saving Club With Solar

Any queries can be sent to lsvsolargrants@ecodev.vic.gov.au or call the Program Manager on 9092 1872

Life Saving Clubs awarded grants under the initiative

42 Victorian Life Saving Clubs have been awarded grants under the Community Renewables Solar Grants Initiative for the installation of 5 kilowatt solar panel systems to generate their own renewable power.

1Altona Life Saving Club
2Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club
3Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club
4Aspendale Life Saving Club
5BancooraSurf Life Saving Club
6Barwon Heads/13th Beach Surf Life Saving Club
7Beaumaris Life Saving Club
8Black Rock Life Saving Club
9Bonbeach Life Saving Club
10Chelsea Longbeach Surf Life Saving Club
11Dromana Bay Life Saving Club
12Edithvale Life Saving Club
13Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club
14Frankston Life Saving Club
15Hampton Life Saving Club
16Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club
17Kennett River Surf Life Saving Club
18Lakes Entrance Surf Life Saving Club
19Life Saving Victoria State Centre
20Lorne Surf Life Saving Club
21Mentone Life Saving Club
22Mornington Life Saving Club
23Mount Martha Life Saving Club
24Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club
25Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club
26Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club
27Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club
28Port Melbourne Life Saving Club
29Rosebud and McCrae Life Saving Club
30Sandridge Life Saving Club
31Sandringham Life Saving Club
32Seaford Life Saving Club
33Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club
34Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club
35Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club
36Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club
37Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club
38Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club
39Wonthaggi Life Saving Club
40Woodside Beach Surf Life Saving Club
41Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club
42Wye River Surf Life Saving Club