If you have a business in Australia and you are looking for ways for your business to become energy efficient, you can take advantage of Australian energy grants and incentives.

Depending on your location, your business might qualify for subsidized or free incentive when upgrading your cooling systems or lighting to models which are more energy efficient and environment-friendly so you can save money.

Business Energy and Water Program (ACT)

If your business operates in the ACT and you are planning to upgrade to more technologies which will make your cooling or heating system more efficient, you can become eligible for up to $5,000 rebates.

For you to qualify, your business should be operating in the ACT. You should also have electricity bills of up to $20,000 per year and/or have employed up to 10 full-time equivalent employees.

Energex Positive Payback for the Business Scheme (QLD)

Businesses in southeast Queensland can receive financial support when upgrading HVAC, lighting, lifts and elevators, motors and other equipment and appliances.

In order to qualify for this program, you need to submit an application for assessment. You may also visit https://www.energex.com.au, the official website of Energex for more information.

Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme

This financial incentive is designed for both small businesses and individuals that will install small-scale renewable energy systems. These include air source heat pumps, solar water heaters, small-scale hydro systems, small-scale wind systems, and solar panel systems. The owner of these eligible systems can get discounts off the total cost of the energy systems.

Victorian Energy Upgrades Program

This program provides discounts on water and energy efficient products and services which are under the accredited service providers.

The program aims to help businesses save on their power bills and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Eligible businesses will be provided access to products and services like:

  • hot water systems
  • pre-rinse spray valves
  • custom upgrades
  • lighting upgrades
  • refrigeration fans

You can check your eligibility by visiting https://www.victorianenergysaver.vic.gov.au