When purchasing an appliance, you can save money on your energy bills by choosing an appliance with a high energy rating. For example, the running costs over 10 years for an 8 star dishwasher is $89, compared to $531 for a 3 star dishwasher.
Highly efficient appliances typically use 50-80% less energy than the worst performing models. Check the energy rating of appliances here.
You may also be eligible for rebates from the Victorian Energy Upgrades when purchasing a new appliance such as a washing machine, fridge, dishwasher or clothes dryer. More information here.
You can also check out the Water Efficiency rating for appliances like washing machines and dishwashers.