Save money on energy bills - find the right support for you

19 Apr 2024

ACT Government provides rebates and free support for Canberrans to reduce energy bills and make their homes more comfortable.

Whether you own your home or are renting, there are easy steps you can take to stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Find the right support for you.

For other cost of living support available that you may be eligible for, visit

Support for concession card holders

Home Energy Support Program – Up to $5,000 in rebates

This program can provide up to $5,000 in rebates to homeowners who hold a Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or DVA Gold Card. The Program can assist with the costs of installing rooftop solar, ceiling insulation and energy efficient appliances. Eligibility requirements apply. Find out more about the Home Energy Support Program.

Home Energy Efficiency Program

Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, if you hold a concession card, you may be eligible for this free home energy assessment and draught-proofing service. An experienced technician from St Vincent de Paul can come to your home and identify practical ways to cut your energy and water use and save money on your energy bills. They will also find and seal draughts. This will help keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. Labour and parts are free of charge. Eligibility requirements apply. Find out more about the Home Energy Efficiency Program.

Utilities concession – Get $800 off your energy bills

You can have a financial concession paid to your electricity, gas, water or sewage accounts — which means savings for you. You can apply for this concession through your utility provider. Eligibility requirements apply. Find out more about the utilities concession.

Free home energy assessments for all ACT households including renters

If you’re a homeowner or renter and live in the ACT, ask us for a free home energy assessment.

Our expert energy assessor will call you or come to your home to do the assessment. The assessor will suggest simple no or low-cost actions and upgrades you can do to make your home more comfortable, while reducing your energy use and costs. You will be sent a tailored report that includes energy saving tips after the visit.

Depending on the season, renters may also receive a range of free energy saving materials to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home.

Contact us to see if this service is right for you, and to arrange a booking. Renters can also book their assessment using our online form.

Zero interest loans for sustainable home upgrades

Eligible ACT households can access zero-interest loans of up to $15,000 to install energy-efficient electric appliances, ceiling insulation and battery storage systems through the Sustainable Household Scheme. It can also help pay for electric cars and EV charging.

Ready to get started?

Our Sustainable Home Advice service can give you tailored advice on how to reduce your energy bills and make your home more comfortable and connect you with support that’s right for you.

  • Learn about what free ACT Government supports and rebates you may be eligible for, and how to apply.


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