The Victorian State Government has announced an expansion to their Solar Battery Rebate Scheme which provides a point of sale discount of up to $4,838 for eligible Victorian households off the purchase of a solar storage battery. A further 80 post codes now have access to the rebates, helping more households to save on the cost of electricity bills.

The expansion includes Victorians living across 59 regional and 45 Melbourne regional postcodes, with new Melbourne inclusions in the Western and Northern Suburbs, Outer-East and South-East. 400 rebates worth up to $4,838 are available with a further 400 to be released in March of next year.

Eligibility

There are now 104 postcodes that can access the rebate which has been designated based on areas with high PV penetration and population growth. See below for eligible postcodes:

Eligible Postcodes

3023

3024

3027

3029

3030

3038

3048

3059

3063

3064

3106

3116

3140

3173

3179

3180

3211

3212

3216

3217

3218

3222

3223

3224

3225

3226

3227

3228

3321

3328

3329

3330

3331

3332

3333

3335

3337

3338

3340

3351

3352

3377

3427

3428

3429

3430

3431

3432

3433

3434

3435

3437

3438

3442

3467

3515

3551

3556

3658

3690

3750

3752

3753

3754

3755

3756

3757

3758

3762

3764

3807

3809

3810

3812

3813

3814

3815

3816

3818

3820

3821

3822

3878

3880

3922

3923

3925

3936

3939

3941

3942

3943

3944

3975

3977

3978

3979

3981

3984

3990

3991

3992

3995

3996

Eligibility Criteria for the Solar Battery Rebate includes:

  • The property is within a designated postcode and already has solar PV panels with a capacity equal to or greater than 5kW
  • Pre-approval is obtained from your Distributed Network Service Provider (DNSP) to safety connect a battery to the grid
  • The energy storage solution is listed on Solar Victoria’s Approved Battery List and the property does not have an existing energy storage system
  • They are the owner-occupier of the property where the system is to be installed
  • The combined household taxable income of all owners is less than $180,000 a year (based on your Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment)
  • It is an existing property, valued at under $3 million based on the current council rates notice
  • The property address has not previously taken part in the Solar Homes Program
  • The owner/s agrees to receive information from their Distribution Network Service Provider about taking part in battery trials to maximise the value households get from them
  • Owner/s agree to receive a free safety inspection and/or audit under the Solar Victoria Audit Program, if selected

 

The changes to the Rebate Scheme are a test by Solar Victoria to try to determine what demand for solar battery usage there is in Victoria. Given that the number of rebates available or eligible post codes could be reduced in the future, now’s the time to get in quick and take advantage of the rebate.

To learn more about how you could benefit from the rebate, fill out an enquiry form below or call 1300 28 29 30.