Community energy support

Saving energy advice and financial support for our community 

There are a number of initiatives to help you reduce your energy use as way to save on bills, reduce your carbon emissions and to make your home or business healthier and more comfortable to live and work in.

Energy Savvy Upgrades Program 

If you live on a low or recently reduced income, are unemployed, have a long-term medical condition or disability or are caring for someone in these or similar circumstances, you may be eligible to take part in the Energy Savvy Upgrades Program.

This program is funded by the Victorian Government, supported by Moreland City Council, and delivered by Draught Busters.

The program helps to reduce household energy costs and make homes more comfortable. It includes a subsidised energy assessment of your house plus subsidised upgrades of your home and major fixed appliances, such as insulation, draught proofing, heating and cooling, hot water services, and shading.

You will need to pay $100 for the assessment (normally valued at around $495) and contribute to the cost of upgrades. The Victorian Government will match residents’ financial contribution up to a maximum of $800, plus Moreland City Council will also contribute up to $2,000!

If you would like to further information or to sign up to the program contact Draught Busters on 1300 130 364, email support@draughtbusters.com.au or visit Moreland’s page to register your interest.

Free energy advice for residents and businesses 

We are helping the Moreland community during the COVID-19 pandemic via a range of measures including financial relief, community grants, support for businesses, increased home support services and online and over-the-phone enhancements to existing services.

We are working with the Australian Energy Foundation to offer free over-the-phone home energy advice for the Moreland community. To help you understand your energy bill and provide advice on actions you can take at home to manage your energy usage, from energy-efficient to solar panels. They can also provide tips on how to shop around for the best energy tariff, how to seek bill relief from your retailer.

For more information or to book a consult call 1300 23 68 55 or visit the Australian Energy Foundation website.