Accreditation to Create Energy Efficiency Certificates - Victoria

Service summary

You will require accreditation if you intend to create energy efficiency certificates. This certificates are created under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme. Energy efficiency certificates are given to businesses or industries when they undertake a prescribed energy saving activity. An energy saving activities reduce the amount of greenhouse emissions that would otherwise have been produced. These activities include:

  • modification of an appliance, structure or equipment that leads to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • replacement of a system or equipment that leads to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • purchase and installation of an appliance or equipment that has a lower greenhouse gas intensity than a comparable product
  • installation of appliance or any equipment that leads to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Large electricity and gas retailers in Victoria will be required to purchase and surrender certificates on an annual basis in proportion to their annual acquisitions of gas and electricity.

Certain criteria exist for determining whether a certificate can be created for an activity. Generally a certificate is created for each whole tonne of greenhouse gases to be reduced by the activity.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You will be required to establish a VEET account in order to become accredited and to create certificates. You must submit your application online, along with any required information.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Accreditation is ongoing.



Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


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Application for VEET Additional Activity Approval - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Essential Services Commission

Act(s) name

Victorian Energy Efficency Target Act 2007 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2008 (Victoria)

Contact details

VEET Registration and Accreditation
Essential Services Commission

Operating address:
Level 37, 2 Lonsdale Street
Victoria 3000


03 9032 1310


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