Solar Panels (PV) Rebate We are making solar panels more affordable than ever before. The package will provide a rebate on the cost of a solar PV system, up to a maximum of $2,225. Rebate* up to a maximum of $2,225. Typical households can save $890 per year on their bills

*This amount is based on 50% of the current market value for a 4kW solar panel system and may change in the future.


The rebate applies to all solar PV systems that meet safety and quality standards and that were installed on/or after 19 August 2018.

Solar power is safe and reliable and by generating your own solar power, you’ll be reducing your electricity bills.

Households can only access one rebate type under the solar homes package (i.e. a household that accesses a Solar PV rebate cannot claim a solar hot water rebate and vice versa).

Important note:

*The timings below are indicative only and based on all the correct paperwork being included at the time the application was submitted.

Missing documents and incomplete information will result in processing times taking longer than usual.

How to apply

You can apply for a solar PV rebate in 3 easy steps:
PV apply step 1

Check you can meet the eligibility criteria & apply for an eligibility number.

Timing: Please allow 2–3 weeks*

PV apply step 2

Install your solar system. 

Your system and installation needs to be compliant to receive a rebate.

Timing: Generally, 2-3 months for your system to be installed.

PV apply step 3

Apply for a solar panels (PV) rebate. 

You will need your eligibility number and supporting documentation.

Timing: Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing*

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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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