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Incentives for lighting retrofits

Energy Saver Incentive – Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET)


Commercial lighting upgrades save dollars and enhance amenity for building users.

Take advantage of rebates offered under the Victorian Government’s Energy Saver Incentive program and review your current lighting systems to improve performance and save dollars. 

About Energy Saver Incentive

The Energy Saver Incentive (ESI) is a Victorian Government program that aims to make energy efficiency more affordable by helping to reduce energy costs.

The program offers rebates to Victorian businesses for the installation of selected energy saving products and services. To receive the rebate for a lighting upgrade to your tenancy or base building you must use only accredited service providers (Accredited Persons or APs) installing accredited lighting products.

Finding the right advice

We aim to support commercial building owners/tenants and professionals to access advice on lighting upgrades and to engage accredited lighting APs to improve the lighting performance of base building and tenancy services. To do this, City of Melbourne sought expressions of interest from APs offering services under Schedule 34 Commercial Lighting and the following were chosen:

For a complete list of APs delivering lighting upgrades under Schedule 34 Commercial Lighting visit Switch On.

For more information on rebates for lighting upgrades see our Advice sheet: Energy Saver Incentive for commercial lighting (PDF, 195kb).  

For more information on building retrofitting see:

For more information about Energy Saver Incentive visit Essential Services Commission (also referred to as the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target or VEET scheme).

Access building retrofit energy efficiency experts.

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How to retrofit your lighting – video tutorial series

This lighting retrofit series covers the basics of lighting design, lighting technologies and developing a business case to take to your board or CEO/CFO.

Planning a lighting retrofit

View individual tutorials or view the complete presentation below (duration: 29 minutes).

Delivering positive lighting outcomes

View individual tutorials or view the complete presentation below (duration: 40 minutes).