Energy advice service - Australian Energy Foundation

The Australian Energy Foundation (formerly known as Positive Charge) is the leading for-purpose national energy foundation that collaborates with local councils to provide you with simple energy advice you can trust.

The energy advisors at the Australian Energy Foundation can help you work out exactly what you need to do to make your home energy-efficient. From solar to hot water heat pumps, they can provide advice on all areas of your home, helping you make an informed decision and seek independent quotes.

The Australian Energy Foundation provide advice on:

  • solar panels and battery storage
  • insulation & draught proofing
  • LED lighting
  • hot water heat pumps
  • reverse cycle air conditioners
  • home energy assessments
  • pool pump controllers
  • window film.

To learn more about the Foundation or to get in touch:

Borrow a home energy meter or thermal imaging camera

Understanding how, when and why you use energy at home, at work or at school will help you make smart energy choices and reduce your carbon footprint.

Borrow a home energy meter

Energy meters help you track your home energy use and to understand how and when you use energy.

The meters are supplied as a kit with everything you need, including:

To borrow a meter, visit any of our libraries in person or reserve a Power-Mate Lite kit online.

Borrow a thermal imaging camera

Thermal imaging cameras help reveal where heat is leaking into or out of your house. They can show gaps in insulation, locate areas of draft and identify leaky fridge seals and high energy using appliances.

The camera comes as a kit with everything you need, including:

  • FLIR TG165 thermal imaging camera (plus SD memory card)
  • Charging cable and adaptor
  • Userguide

To borrow a meter, visit any of our libraries in person or reserve a Thermal Imaging Camera online.


Composting at home is easy to do and avoids transporting food scraps to landfill where they produce harmful greenhouse gases as they break down.

See order a compost bin to buy a discounted compost bin, worm farm or bokashi system (for Boroondara residents), learn more about composting or brush up on your composting skills and knowledge.

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