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How many rebates are available?

For January the program will release 2000 rebates on January 2 and a further 2000 rebates two weeks later, for a total of 4000 rebates across the month. In February and March, 5000 rebates will be released across the month. The table below illustrates the future rounds of rebates:


Ensure you are eligible:

Victorian households are eligible to receive a rebate for installing a solar pv system if they meet the following criteria:

  • You are a home owner-occupier of a home that is valued at under $3,000,000
  • All owners have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per annum
  • You have not already claimed a rebate as an owner-occupier under the Solar Homes Program
  • You do not have an existing solar PV system*
* If you already have a solar PV system and it was installed prior to the 1st of November, 2009 you are also eligible for the Solar Panel Rebate        

Want to add an interest-free loan?

To further reduce costs, owner-occupiers can apply for an interest-free loan, for an amount equivalent to their rebate amount if they meet the above eligibility.

  • In addition to the rebate criteria above, the loan will be contingent on a solar panel system having a positive net benefit (your system will need to save you more than the loan repayment amount)
  • Your interest-free loan can be applied up to an amount of $1,888
  • If your total system cost is less than $3,776, there will be no upfront cost
  • The loan is required to be repaid over four years.
How to apply

Solar Panel Rebate Fact Sheet

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Apply for a rebate from the Victorian Government towards installing a solar panel (PV) system.

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