Solar Victoria is supporting eligible community housing organisations to improve the comfort of their tenants by offering rebates to replace existing heating systems with energy efficient electric reverse cycle split systems on their properties.
This is a great opportunity for housing providers to improve thermal comfort and associated health benefits for low income and vulnerable Victorians.
The rebate amount for a reverse cycle split system under the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program will be $1,000 per tenancy.
To be eligible to receive the rebate, your organisation must meet the following requirements:
About the rebate
- Rebates will be provided through Solar Victoria to help eligible social housing providers install efficient reverse cycle air conditioners, replacing existing heaters or no heating.
- The Home Heating and Cooling Program is designed to support low income and vulnerable Victorians to increase their thermal comfort and quality of life.
- Solar Victoria will fund a base rebate of $1,000 towards the cost of purchasing and installing a high-efficiency heating and cooling system with a limit of one rebate per household.
- Applicants’ can receive an additional $200 if they need to cap an old gas heater and $500 to upgrade their switchboard.
- On approval, a funding agreement is established between the community housing provider and Solar Victoria (DELWP) to administer the heating and cooling upgrade rebate.
- The program offering will be available to 2024.
How to apply
- Step 1. Check your organisation is eligible get in contact with the Solar Victoria team at to receive an application form and Application Guidelines for Community Housing Organisations.
- Step 2. Fill out the forms and send back to the Solar Victoria team at .
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Reviewed 06 May 2021