Save on your energy bills

This 60 second video shows how the E3 Program can help you save money on your energy bills.


The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program helps improve the energy efficiency of a range of appliances and equipment.

By buying more efficient models, households and businesses can consume less energy, save money on their energy bills, and help to reduce emissions.

Explore the tools and resources on this page to understand how the E3 Program helps energy consumers like you.

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Compare the energy efficiency of fridges, televisions and computer monitors, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, and air conditioners.

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Download the Light Bulb Saver app

Learn how choosing more efficient light bulbs can save you money – download the free Light Bulb Saver app now on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Light Bulb Saver app

Search the Registration database

Use the registration database to view and compare all products that are registered under the GEMS Act.

Registration database

Products we focus on

We focus on a range of products to increase their energy efficiency, helping you save money on your bills and reduce emissions.

Some products have energy rating labels, others have Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), while others have both. 

We don't cover all appliances - just the ones that use the most energy.  These have the greatest potential for saving you money, if you choose an energy efficient model.  

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To save money on your energy bills...

  • Use the energy rating label to choose a more efficient appliance. You will spend less on running costs over the life of the purchase.
  • Always choose the right size model for your needs - bigger is not always better!

  • When buying a television, each additional star is 20% more energy efficient than the previous star.

Guide: Energy Rating Label


Guide: Energy Rating Label

A simple, easy-to-read guide that explains:

  • how to interpret the Energy Rating Label; and
  • how purchasing a more efficient appliance can save money on energy bills.

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Buying a new appliance?

young girl smilingHere’s some questions to ask your retailer, to make sure you get the model that best suits your needs.

Size matters: Air conditioning

"nul"When considering purchasing a new air conditioner, the most important initial step is to ensure you select a suitably sized unit. Unlike other products such as televisions, where the size of the product is obvious, air conditioners typically look similar despite having wide ranges of heating and/or cooling capacities.

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Is your lighting costing more than it should?

Lighting is responsible for around 10 per cent of the average household electricity bill. Many households can save hundreds of dollars each year simply by installing more efficient light bulbs."nul"

Refer to A consumer's guide to buying quality LEDs and the Light Bulb Buying Guide for more information – or download the free Light Bulb Saver app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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Your Energy Savings website


Your Energy Savings website

Visit the Australian Government's Your Energy Savings website for useful information like: