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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% in 2009 to 12% 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 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 (NEJF) 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 closed on 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. The Application Guidelines and documents for round two include:

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 was 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

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