Winter can be long (and expensive) in Melbourne. We have put together some tips to help you keep warm, stay safe and save energy.

Home energy assessments

Are you interested in finding out how you can reduce emissions from your home and save money on your energy bills? Council has partnered with the Australian Energy Foundation to offer our community quality home energy assessments for around half the regular price.

You can find out more about this on our Reducing your carbon footprint page.

Borrow a home energy meter or thermal imaging camera

Energy meters help you track your home energy use, and thermal imaging cameras help reveal where heat is leaking out of your house.

You can borrow a meter or a camera by visiting any of our libraries in person. You can find the hours and locations of our libraries on our Contact the Library page.

You can also:

Prepare your home

Want to know the tips and tricks to prepare your home for winter and save on energy costs? You can learn about:

  • Draught Proofing
  • Insulation
  • Windows
  • Heating options
  • Hot water
  • LEDs

For detailed information about the topics above, read our Guide to Creating an Energy-Efficient Home (PDF, 1 MB).

Gas Heaters

Keeping your gas heater in top condition is important. Carbon monoxide poisoning is dangerous and occurs when a gas heater is faulty. Get your gas heater tested and serviced by a qualified gasfitter at least once every two years.

For more information, visit the Victorian Department of Health website.