Gas hot water rebate
The Victorian government is offering an incentive to encourage householders to switch from inefficient hot water systems to high-efficiency gas hot water systems, which save energy, the environment and money.
$400 for a gas 5-star continuous flow (instaneous) or gas storage hot water heater (4 star and above for internal systems)
$700 for concession card holders as above
$300 if you live in a flat or apartment where there is a separate occupancy directly above or below you
Your current system uses peak (day-rate) electric hot water or a wood fuelled water heater
The household does not have a second off-peak hot water system
The property is your principal place of residence
If you are a tenant you are eligible only if you are directly responsible for the energy bills
You are installing a natural gas or LPG water heater that has a 5 star rating (or 4 star for internal systems)
This rebate is offered as a discount off the purchase price of the system and can be obtained through a range of retailers and installers in Victoria.
Gas hot water rebate FAQs
Victorian energy efficiency certificates (VEECs) are electronic certificates, each represents one tonne of carbon dioxide saved by installing a new energy efficent hot water system.
Once you have had an eligible hot water system installed, you can assign the VEECs to a registered agent in exchange for reimbursement or discount off the price of the system.
You must be replacing a low efficent hot water heater with a new more energy efficent hot water system.
VEECs are not available when installing a hot water system on a new building or dwelling.
Current VEECs point value $15.00 ex GST
Once the system has been installed you are required to fill out and submit the application form.
Essential Services Commission - VEECs
Resource Smart - Solar hot water rebate - Metropolitan Melbourne
VEECs Guidelines and Application
Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs)
As of 1 January 2011 STCs (Small-scale Technology Certificates) are replacing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for all eligible Solar or Heat Pump hot water systems.
The Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) does not provide a rebate and is not a rebate-based scheme.
Each product in the Dux environmental range has been assigned a STC value, and each STC represents a saving of one megawatt of electricity generated from fossil fuels over 10 years.
Once you have had an eligible hot water system installed, you can assign the STCs to a registered agent in exchange for reimbursement or discount off the price of the system.
Systems must be installed before they can create STCs (Do not sign an STC Assignment Form until your system is installed.).
You must be the owner of the system at the time it is installed.
STCs must be registered within 12 months of the installation date of the SWH.
Dux Hot Water is a registered agent so therefore STCs can be claimed directly through us, contact us for more details 1300 365 116 or fill out the application form below.
Changes to air source heat pump postcode zones and STC entitlements
A fifth postcode zone has been established for air source heat pump water heaters (heat pumps) to better reflect the performance in cool climate and frost prone areas, for example Canberra and Hobart. This change takes affect as of 1 November 2012.
to find out which zone you're located in
For more information or call Dux Hot Water on 1300 365 116
Current STC point value $36.00 ex GST
Clean Energy Regulator - Solar Water Heater Owners Guide
STC Application & Guidelines