To be eligible for this offer, you must meet the following criteria:
- Replace an existing gas, fixed electric or wood heating with an energy-efficient reverse-cycle air conditioner.
OR if you are without heating, install a new system that is energy-efficient reverse-cycle air conditioner.
- The system must be an eligible product on the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program approved products list and supplied & installed by an approved Home Heating and Cooling Program Supplier.
- Be an owner-occupier household with an approved concession card, or with a combined household income of less than $90,000.
Who is eligible?
Currently, eligible Victorians (owner-occupier household) who need to replace an inefficient heating system, and hold a concession card, or have a combined income of less than $90,000, can apply for the $1,000 rebate.
Rental properties are also now eligible to apply for the $1,000 rebate to help upgrade their heating and cooling system to an energy-efficient reverse cycle air conditioner to increase the comfort of their renters.
Rental providers can apply for up to two upgrades per financial year with a limit of one rebate per rental property.
To confirm the eligibility of your renter(s) or rental property the landlord will need to apply for the rebate on the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrade website.
A rental property is eligible if the property is:
- earning $500 or less in weekly rent, or
- occupied by renters holding a valid concession card or with a combined household income below $90,000, or
- unoccupied with a potential to earn $500 or less in weekly rent