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The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning develops policy for the Victorian Energy Upgrades program. The program provides incentives for Victorian households and organisations to make energy efficiency improvements that save money on their bills and reduce Victoria's greenhouse gas emissions. The Essential Services Commission (the commission) administers the program as the 'Victorian Energy Efficiency Target scheme' under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007

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The VEET scheme was established under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007 (the Act) and commenced on 1 January 2009. The scheme is administered in accordance with the Act, the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 and the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (Project-Based Activities) Regulations 2017.

The VEET scheme is designed to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable, contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases, and encourage investment, employment and innovation in industries that supply energy efficiency goods and services.

Under the scheme, accredited businesses can offer discounts and special offers on selected energy saving products and appliances installed at homes, businesses or other non-residential premises. The bigger the greenhouse gas reduction, the bigger the potential saving.

Whether you are, or represent, an energy consumer wanting to access benefits under the scheme, or are a business interested in becoming accredited, or even someone looking to trade in energy efficiency certificates, this website provides the information you will need. Simply navigate to the relevant sections using the menu on the left.

On this website you will also find an explanation of how the scheme works and the roles of the various stakeholders, as well a number of registers - including the Register of Victorian energy efficiency certificates (VEECs). 

Businesses already accredited under the scheme can access their account by using the login on the top right hand side of the page. To be redirected to the main Essential Services Commission website, click here.

Latest updates

15 June 2018 - We are conducting a review of our register of scheduled activity premises (SAP) on the VEET website. The review will not be complete until the end of the year. In the interim the current premises listed in the register remain as SAP sites and are exempt. Further information can be found in  this information bulletin.

28 May 2018 - We have reviewed and amended the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Guidelines. The amended Guidelines were published in the Victorian Government Gazette on 24 May 2018 and will take effect on 1 June 2018. Read the final decision on the review of the VEET Guidelines and review the amended Guidelines.

30 April 2018 We have implemented changes to our mandatory safety training (MST) requirements. Information on the changes, which affects both accredited persons and installers that undertake activities with MST requirements under the VEET scheme, can be found in this information bulletin.

23 April 2018 - The second stage of discount factors as gazetted by the Victorian Government on 1 December 2017 will apply to Schedule 34 lighting upgrade activities effective from1 May 2018. Information regarding the new discount factors and how they apply to Schedule 34 lighting upgrade activities can be found in the information bulletin.

19 April 2018 - We have clarified our position on the eligibility of activities in which the existing product is inoperable. Information on our position, which affects a range of activities, can be found in this information bulletin

7 March 2018 - We have released a consultation paper on the proposed amendments to the VEET Guidelines. The amendments reflect the introduction of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (Project-Based Activities) Regulations 2017 (PBA Regulations), the introduction of the VEET compliance and enforcement policy, and provide additional advice to scheme participants on current commission processes. Submissions must be received by 6 April 2018.

26 February 2018 - We have published a Register of BCA classification determinations which is relevant to Schedule 34 building based lighting activities. In addition, we have released our position on the eligibility of, and compliance requirements relating to, Schedule 34 building based lighting activities undertaken in portable buildings. Details can be found in this information bulletin.  

16 February 2018 - We have released updated documentation for parties interested in participating in project-based activities using the measurement and verification method. The list of documents updated can be found in the information bulletin.