Energy schemes & rebates to tune-up your home energy needs
Energy schemes & rebates
The ACT Government provides financial assistance and information to assist householders with energy efficient upgrades. It can be difficult to navigate the different types of assistance available, so the Energy Tune-Up team is here to provide advice to support you.
Everyday Climate Choices
The Everyday Climate Choices website is the ACT Government directory for all information relating to sustainability, including energy-related schemes.
Visit this website for a "go-to source of practical steps to save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change".
Visit Everyday Climate Choices for more information.
Canberra is Electrifying
The ACT Government is preparing to electrify the city and transition away from the use of fossil fuel gas by 2045. They are doing this because an all-electric Canberra will allow us to power our city, homes, businesses, and transport in a cleaner and cheaper way.
Visit Canberra if Electrifying | Everyday Climate Choices for more information.
Home Energy Support Program
If you are a Pensioner Concession or Veteran’s Affairs Gold Card holder, you may be eligible for up to $5,000 in rebates to help with the upfront costs of installing energy efficient products and undertaking sustainable upgrades.
Eligible homeowners can access:
one rebate of 50% of the total installation price, up to a maximum rebate of $2,500, for rooftop solar, and
one rebate of 50% of the total installation price, up to a maximum rebate of $2,500, for:
reverse cycle heating and cooling
hot water heat pumps
electric stove tops
Other energy efficiency products may be added in future.
Eligible Households can also take out an interest-free loan of up to $10,000 to cover the rest of the costs.
Visit Everyday Climate Choices - Home Energy Support: Rebates for Homeowners for more information.
Sustainable Household Scheme
Eligible home owners can borrow up to $15,000 as part of the Sustainable Household Scheme. This scheme provides zero-interest loans to help with the costs of energy-efficient upgrades.
Find out if you are eligible to get a loan to improve your home's energy efficiency by visiting Everyday Climate Choices - Sustainable Household Schemes.
Renters’ Home Energy Program
The Renters’ Home Energy Program is a free and easy way to:
save on your home energy bills
get tips on the quickest, cheapest and best ways to reduce energy use
make your home more comfortable without using more gas or electricity.
Renters can get a free home energy assessment and expert advice online, by phone or in their home.
The program is for anyone living in a rented home in the ACT.
For more information visit Renters' Home Energy Program - Climate Choices (act.gov.au)
The Utilities Concession is available to eligible ACT residents. To be eligible you must be the primary holder of one of the following concession cards: Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card (PCC), Centrelink Low Income Health Care Card (HCC), Veteran's Affairs Pensioner Concession Card or Gold Car Holders (Prisoner of War, War Widow or Totally Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) Embossed), ACT Service Access Card.
To apply, contact your energy provider - contacts can be found on ACT Revenue Office's website.
Visit ACT Revenue Office - Utilities Concession for more information.
Have more questions?
If want to know more about any of these energy schemes and rebates offered by the ACT Government, visit Everyday Climate Choices Everyday Climate Choices website or use our contact form below.