Space heating

Do you live in Victoria and have you replaced an electric or gas space-heater with a new, minimum five-star rated gas ducted heater or air-to-air heat-pump?

Do you live in Victoria and have you replaced an electric or gas space-heater with a new, minimum five-star rated gas ducted heater or air-to-air heat-pump?

If so, you may be eligible to receive a VEEC payment under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET).

You may also be able to claim VEECs for a space-heating installation in a building that has not previously had a space-heater.

We offer

  • Payment for your VEEC space-heating claim
  • Advice on your space-heating claim

Please visit www.veet.vic.gov.au/Public/Public.aspx?id=Products to see which space-heating products are eligible under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target.

  • Step 1

    Download the relevant form below

  • Step 2

    Complete the form and collect the required supporting documentation

  • Step 3

    Use our calculator to estimate the value of your payment

  • Step 4

    Submit your form and supporting documentation to receive payment

Forms

Is it possible to claim VEECs if a new gas heater is installed?

If a 5-star or 6-star ducted gas heater is installed VEECs can be claimed provided either:

  • An old ducted gas heater (Activity 5) was replaced, or
  • A central electric heating system that heated a floor space of at least 100m2 (Activity 6) was replaced, or
  • The new 5-star or 6-star ducted gas heater was installed in a building that did not have existing gas or electric space heating or cooling (Activity 20).

VEECs can also be claimed when a new gas-flued space heater (Activity 9) has been installed.


Is it possible to claim VEECs if a high efficiency heat pump is installed?

If the home or business is in a non-gas reticulated area, VEECs can be claimed for a new high efficiency ducted heat pump (commonly known as a reverse cycle air-conditioner), which heats multiple rooms, if either;

  • The old ducted heat pump was replaced (Activity 7), or
  • The central electric resistance heating system (i.e., under-floor, or slab, heating) that heated a floor space of at least 100m2 was replaced (Activity 8)

VEECs can also be claimed for installing a new space heat pump that heats a single room (Activity 10), however the home or business must be in a non-gas reticulated area.


Does the old space heater need to be decommission and removed?

The old space heater does need to be decommissioned (i.e., permanently made unusable) and in most cases it is preferred that you remove the old system. If the old space heater cannot be removed details explaining why it couldn’t be removed will need to be provided on the certificate assignment form.

For a ducted gas heater decommissioning may include removing a heating element and removing the old unit from the site for recycling or scrap metal.

For a central electric resistance heater, decommissioning typically requires an electrician to disconnect the central electric heater from the switch board and make this safe.


What documents need to be signed and what VEEC payment is provided?

For space heating upgrades in homes, complete the residential space heating assignment form to claim your VEEC benefit.

For space heating upgrades in a business premises, complete the non-residential space heating assignment form to claim your benefit.

Simply complete the assignment form and return it to Green Energy Trading, with the supporting documents, by email - forms@greenenergytrading.com.au, fax or mail.

The number of VEECs each installation can receive varies depending on (1.) the type of product installed, the (2.) efficiency of the products installed and (3) the location of the installation.

The number of certificates is then multiplied by the certificate price that Green Energy Trading is offering on the day completed forms are received.

As certificate prices fluctuate regularly in line with market conditions, please call Green Energy Trading on 1300 077 784 to find out more.


Can VEECs be created for replacing wall-mounted electric radiant heaters, electric fan heaters or a wood-burning stove?

VEECs are unavailable for decommissioning wall mounted electric radiant heaters, electric fan heaters or a wood-burning stove.

However, VEECs may be created under one of the other activities that do not require an existing heater to be decommissioned (Activity 9, 10 or 20)