Step 3: Apply for a rebate

Thanks for being part of the solar revolution! You can apply for a solar hot water rebate if you have:

  • An eligibility number from Solar Victoria. Visit our eligibility information page to find out if you meet the requirements

  • Installed a solar hot water system that meets quality and safety standards and

  • Not already received a solar PV rebate from us. Households are only eligible for one rebate under the Solar Homes Package. 

To apply for a rebate, you need to complete the Rebate Application Form. You can access this form from the email Solar Victoria sent you confirming your eligibility number.


For your rebate application, you will need the documents below, so make sure you have them handy when submitting your application. Missing and incomplete documents will result in delays in the processing of your application.

Supporting documents

To complete your rebate application, you must provide us with the following documentation.

✔️ Plumbing Certificate

✔️ Certificate of Electrical Safety (if electrical installation work was needed)

✔️ Small-scale Technology Certificate (STC) & Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificate (VEEC) forms (from your supplier)

✔️ Tax receipt & invoice that includes the total cost of the system, any discounts and the amount paid in full by you as the customer.

The processing of your rebate application will take approximately 2-3 weeks from the date your rebate has been approved in the system. When your rebate has been approved, keep an eye out for an email confirming that your rebate has been processed via your nominated payment method.

If you have any general enquiries, please visit the FAQ page.

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We have received alerts that scammers have been targeting Victorian households.

Be alert to callers claiming to be from the Victorian Government or Solar Victoria requesting bank account details. We will never ask you to provide personal details such as banking information over the phone.

If you believe you are being contacted by a scammer or have been contacted by someone engaging in fraudulent of dishonest activities relating to solar rebates please report to ScamWatch and contact Solar Victoria on 1300 363 744. For more information on scams visit the Consumer Affairs website

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