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Small Business Energy Saver Program

SECCCA is currently facilitating the roll out of the Small Business Energy Saver Program across its nine south-east member councils. This Sustainability Victoria (SV) initiative provides a $2,000 rebate for small businesses to upgrade their outdated appliances to more energy efficient and cost effective products, covering:

– Hot water systems (gas and electric)

– Space heating and cooling

– Refrigerators and upright freezers

– Refrigerator display cabinets

– Cool room upgrades*

– Water-efficient pre-rinse spray valves

– Energy efficient listed motors and fan motors in refrigerated systems

*This recent addition will begin early 2022

This program is targeted towards small businesses that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19 operating restrictions, particularly engaging the following industries: hospitality, retail, accommodation, tourism and the arts and entertainment industry. 

The minimum eligibility criteria are:

1. Operating out of a commercial premise

2. Employing 19 or less full-time equivalent (FTE) staff*

*Owner-operators are included under this distinction

Whilst the program provides a short-term economic incentive, these upgrades will improve each business’ climate resilience in addition to providing long-term energy cost reductions. Small business owners can then utilise these savings to invest back into their business.

SECCCA is proud to work with small businesses that are interested in lowering their carbon footprint, opening the program to all member councils: Port Phillip, Bayside, Kingston, Frankston, Dandenong, Mornington Peninsula, Casey, Cardinia and Bass Coast. 

If you are a small business within the SECCCA region and are interested, please fill in this Google Form for a direct call back from the relevant Small Business Energy Engagement Officers.

Alternatively, you can email us at sbesprogram@seccca.org.au or phone our Small Business Energy Engagement Officers:

Chloe (0493 254 879) – covering the following areas: City of Port Phillip, Bayside City Council, City of Kingston, Frankston City Council and Bass Coast Shire Council.

Victoria (0493 200 719) – covering the following areas: Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire Council and Bass Coast Shire Council.


The Small Business Energy Saver Program is a great initiative. The SECCCA team did their best to keep up with the changing envelope of the grant and kept up communications at all points. It’s simple, easy and the new heat pump unit is a fantastic upgrade to help keep our business green and reduce costs. Solid trades for the install and overall great experience for a very cheap upgrade.”

– Mornington Green, director 

PROJECT: Small Business Energy Saver Program

2021/ JUNE 2022

FUNDER/GRANT: Victorian Government (Sustainabilty Victoria)