VIC: Gov't urges residents to make use of rebates

Any Victorians considering their monthly household bills and the impact of electricity prices on expenses may want to take heed of a recent government reminder and find out more about the state's energy rebate scheme.

A statement released by the Coalition government yesterday (May 29) urged residents to take advantage of the Gas Heater and Solar Hot Water rebates on offer, in order to stay warm this winter and cut a little money off their electricity bills.

Ryan Smith, Victoria's minister for environment and climate change, said that the Gas Heater Rebate makes switching from electric to gas heating more financially feasible for households.

"Cooler temperatures over the coming months often mean rising energy bills, with electric heaters being the most expensive to run," he explained.

Concession Card holders who currently use electric heating can claim a $700 discount off the cost of purchasing and installing a gas space heater.

The Solar Hot Water Rebate works in much the same way, offering Concession Card holders up to $1,500 in metropolitan centres and $1,600 in regional areas in funds to put towards the cost of supply and installation of a solar hot water system.

Posted by Charlie Moore