Get discounted energy upgrades and create an energy efficient home

Published on 22 March 2022


Dreading the power bill? Wanting to do better for the environment? Ready to go green but don’t quite know where to start?
Join our community bulk buy! We’ve taken all the guesswork out of solar panels and batteries, heat pumps and reverse cycle air conditioners and done the research for you.
Together with the Australian Energy Foundation, the Shire offers our residents free access to information on creating an energy efficient home, access to high quality products from accredited suppliers at discounted prices and support to access the government rebates and programs.

Solar panels and battery storage
By installing solar, you can expect to reduce your electricity bills by 30 to 60 per cent! With these savings, a typical home could recoup the initial investment between three to five years.
Hot water heat pumps
Enjoy instant hot water and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions while you’re at it! This appliance uses only around one-quarter the electricity of a traditional electric hot water system.
Reverse-cycle air conditioners
Heating and cooling a home can use up to 40 per cent of energy usage in an average home. A split system air conditioner can achieve both for less money and energy. These products also avoid the health and safety risks present with some other forms of heating, such as burns from electric radiators and carbon monoxide emitted by unflued gas heaters. 
What does the community bulk buy program involve?

If you’ve been thinking about making some eco-friendly home improvements that are both good for the environment and your future power bills, this is your chance.

As a Shire resident, you will have free access to:

  • Energy advice available over-the-phone, email and through the Australian Energy Foundation website. Energy advisors provide personalised advice about the products most suitable for your needs within your budget.
  • Obligation-free quotes from trusted and vetted suppliers, for hot water heat pumps, reverse cycle air-conditioners, solar panels and solar batteries.
  • Assistance with applying for available rebates (more savings!).

For more information: or call 1300 236 855



Efficient Ways to Keep Warm this Winter

10am – 11.30am, Saturday 2 April 2022
Benton's Square Community Centre (145 Bentons Road, Mornington)
To book click here
Want to know how you can keep warm this winter but also manage your energy costs and emissions?
Come along to this free in-person information session to learn about ways to make your home cosy and efficient.
Find out:

  • Where your home uses energy and what areas you should prioritise.
  • How to heat your home cost-effectively in winter.
  • Simple ways you can use less energy while at home.
  • How the Shire's bulk-buy products can efficiently heat your home.

The suppliers will be attending this event and will be available for questions, don’t miss your chance to ask them any burning questions you may have!
If you're unable to make the session, you can still learn about creating an energy efficient home by visiting the Australian Energy Foundation website.

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