As of 1 July 2016, the Energy portfolio has moved to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. This website will be progressively updated to reflect this change.

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Sustainable Energy in Victoria

Solar panels

Victoria's renewable energy is generated by harnessing the sun's radiation or heat, the wind, the tides or heat stored underground to make electricity and heat. Generating electricity from renewable energy sources produces very little carbon pollution.


Bald Hills Wind Farm during constructionVictoria's Renewable Energy Targets
The Victorian Government has set ambitious renewable energy targets for 2020 and 2025.
2 lifesavers carrying a canoeCommunity Renewables Solar Grants Initiative
The Government's grant program to provide a clean energy future for Victoria's lifesaving clubs.
man installing solar panels on a roof

Accessing Solar Panel Systems
New low-cost way to have solar installed at home.

wind and solar power

Renewable Energy Purchasing
The Government has released the Request for Tender under the Renewable Certificate Purchasing Initiative.

A man and girl looking at solar panels

Guide to Community-Owned Renewable EnergyA guide is now available for Victorian communities about developing community-owned renewable energy projects.

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Geothermal Heating and Cooling ProjectDirect geothermal energy systems access the energy stores in the ground within a few tens of metres below the earth's surface. The earth acts both as a heat source and a sink to heat and cool buildings.

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Feed-in tariffsLearn about Victoria's programs to support small-scale solar and other renewable energy generation through feed-in tariffs.