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New Energy Technologies

Working with the industry to drive maximum value from Victoria’s energy resource.


Victoria has a wealth of clean energy resources which are set to play a key role in meeting Victoria's future energy needs. Victoria's share of electricity generated from renewable resources has increased substantially, from 4.8 per cent in 2009 to 12 per cent in 2014. Australia is forecast to attract $36 billion in renewable energy investments by 2020. It is vital Victoria captures a share of this.

Victoria's Future Industries

The $200 million Future Industries Fund supports high growth industry sectors that are critical to securing Victoria's future as a competitive, innovative and outward looking economy.

The Victorian Government has identified six priority sectors that have potential for extraordinary economic growth and the capacity to create high-skill, high wage jobs. These include:

  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
  • New Energy Technologies
  • Food and Fibre
  • Transport, Defence and Construction Technologies
  • International Education
  • Professional Services.

A grants program delivered through the Future Industries Fund will support these sectors to compete in the global marketplace.

Grants will support projects that create new jobs and those that need government support to succeed. Funding will be delivered through Future Industries Fund programs including:

  • New Energy Jobs Fund
  • Manufacturing Program
  • Sector Growth Program

New Energy Jobs Fund

The Victorian Government's $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund will support Victorian-based projects that create long-term sustainable jobs, increase the uptake of renewable energy generation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive innovation in new energy technologies.

Funding to support new energy technology projects will be available through three annual grant rounds.

The first round closed in March 2016, and third grant round is expected to open late 2017.

NEJF Round Two

Applications for round two of the New Energy Jobs Fund close 1 March 2017. Up to $6 million in funding is available in round two. Round two has two separate application streams; community and industry. Categories focus on manufacturing, technology, community and skills. Please ensure you have read the Application Guidelines and documents below before applying:

Community Application

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Industry Application

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Fact Sheets, FAQs and Funding Agreement Templates
Guide to Community-Owned Renewable Energy for Victorians
  • The Victorian Government produced the Community Energy Projects Guidelines Booklet (PDF 2979.29 KB)PDF icon to give communities information about developing community-owned renewable energy projects. It is a resource for community groups that are considering a renewable energy project and those that are already in the process of establishing a project. The guide consolidates existing knowledge and resources and provides links to further information and advice. It provides practical pointers on critical commercial, technical, governance and regulatory aspects of renewable energy projects, including a wealth of useful information on identifying an appropriate business model, selecting the most suitable technology and managing a project.
  • The Community Energy Congress is the premier event on Australia's community energy calendar. Congress 2017 will be held at Melbourne Town Hall on Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 February. The event will bring together over 500 people from community energy groups, renewable energy developers, policy makers, network companies, retailers, councils, NGOs and regulators, lawyers, financiers and more. For more information see

Upcoming Stakeholder Forums

Ten forums will be held around the State to provide an overview of the New Energy Jobs Fund Round Two, and to provide an opportunity to ask questions about the guidelines and application process.

To register for the Workshop at the location most convenient for you, please use the Eventbrite link provided. 

DateTime Address
7 December 
9:30 – 11:30 amGippsland Room
Investment Centre
Level 46
55 Collins Street
7 December 
2:00 – 4:00 pm Quest Frankston
435 Nepean Highway
13 December 
1:00 – 3:00 pm

(12:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch) 
Wangaratta Government Centre
Level 1
62 Ovens Street
10 January 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm 

(1:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch)
Latrobe Regional Airport
75 Airfield Road
Morwell (Traralgon)
17 January 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

(1:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch)
Conference Rooms 2 & 3
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning 
7 Taylor Street
Epsom (Bendigo)
18 January 
9:30 – 11:30 amIvy Room
Provincial Hotel
121 Lydiard Street North
18 January 
2:00 – 4:00 pm Hinchcliff Room
Eastern Hub
285a McKillop Street (corner of Humble Street)
East Geelong (Geelong)

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