Hotel Energy Uplift Program


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The Australian Government has launched a program to provide grants to support small and medium hotels to reduce their energy use and improve energy productivity.  Small to medium sized hotels, motels or serviced apartments with 1 to 99 guestrooms that are available to be booked on a nightly basis are invited to apply for grants from $10,000 to $25,000. 

The key components of the program are:

  • The program opens on 24 February 2021;
  • The program closes on 1 April 2021;
  • The project must be completed by 30 June 2022;
  • Individuals and trusts with individual trustees are ineligible to apply;
  • The program must be used for eligible activities listed in the guidelines.  Applications that do not meet the guidelines will not be considered;
  • Consent must be sought if you are not the owner of the hotel, motel or serviced apartments;
  • Licensed tradespeople must be used to install equipment (where applicable); and
  • You have not received a grant under the Energy Efficient Communities Program.

Examples of eligible activities are:

  • Replacing air conditioners with more efficient units;
  • Replacing hot water heaters with a more efficient units;
  • Install swimming pool cover to currently uncovered heated pool; and
  • Replace non-LED lighting with LED lighting.

Electricity is a major cost to most industries.  As there is only $10.2m available, we believe there will be high interest for this grant.  Time is of the essence!

Further information about the program and to apply can be found at

If you have any questions or require any assistance with the grant, please contact our office.