Time to switch: why electric hydronic heating systems are the future for Victorians

The Victorian government has made a groundbreaking decision that will reshape the way we think about household energy. Starting from January 2024, no more gas installations will be approved for new homes. The future is electric, and it’s time to get on board.

The rising cost of gas

Gas prices are skyrocketing globally, and the uncertainty around supply is palpable. Victorians have been at the mercy of private companies exporting gas overseas, causing a significant impact on household expenses. The government’s move to phase out gas is a step towards making energy more affordable for Victorians.

The all-electric advantage

From 2024, planning permits for new homes will only connect to all-electric networks. This change will apply to all new homes requiring a planning permit, including public and social housing. The benefits are manifold: more efficient appliances, cleaner energy, and significant savings on energy bills. Going all-electric can slash around $1,000 per year off household energy bills, and up to $2,200 for households with solar installations.

Government initiatives

To support this transition, the Victorian government is investing in various programs. A new Residential Electrification Grants program with a $10 million investment will provide bulk rebates for solar panels, solar hot water, and heat pumps to new home buyers. This means savings of $4,600 before even moving in.

Why choose Heating Plus for your electric hydronic heating system

At Heating Plus, we are experts in installing electric hydronic heating systems. Our systems are not only efficient but also environmentally friendly. We align with the government’s vision for a greener and more sustainable Victoria. With our systems, you can enjoy a warm home in winter without the guilt of contributing to carbon emissions.


The Victorian government’s decision to phase out gas installations is a game-changer. It’s a move towards a more sustainable and economically viable future. With the cost of gas on the rise and the government offering various incentives to go electric, now is the time to make the switch. Contact Heating Plus today to find out how you can transition to an electric hydronic heating system and be a part of Victoria’s exciting energy transition.

For more information on the domestic gas installation ban, visit Office of the Premier of Victoria’s website.