Australia’s largest network of local councils leading the way to a thriving, zero emissions future

+170 local government areas
+500 cities & towns
+65% of Australians represented


climate & energy pledges


networking knowledge-sharing events


resources to access

climate & energy pledges

networking & knowledge- sharing events

resources to access

The Cities Power Partnership gives local government the tools, the connections and the momentum to capitalise on the global shift to a clean economy.

Our members

Cities Power Partnership councils are from all around the country, with new ones joining regularly to create cleaner cities, a healthy environment and thriving communities.


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Benefits for Members

As a member, you are part of a trailblazing group of local governments taking significant strides to a cleaner, safe future for your community.

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Sharing knowledge

From hundreds of resources in our Knowledge Hub to our monthly webinars by experts, councils have access to the information and resources they need to get local climate and energy projects up and running.

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Fostering collaboration

At the heart of the Cities Power Partnership is connection and sharing between participants. From nation-wide events to our online forum, councils have ample opportunity to connect and work together.

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Accelerating climate initiatives

We welcome councils of all shapes and sizes – from small regional towns to large metropolitan cities. Councils make five action pledges in either renewable energy, efficiency, transport or collaborating to accelerate local climate initiatives.

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Celebrating success

We’re dedicated to sharing the climate success stories of local councils and communities. As part of the Climate Council, the number one climate change media communications organisation, we’re well placed to help councils profile their renewable energy and sustainability work.

Latest news and media


Interview with David Waddell, CEO of Orange City Council

29 Sep 2022
This interview appeared in our Newsletter on August 23, 2022 David Waddell is the Chief Executive Officer at Orange City Council. Orange recently announced they…
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50 councils ticking off climate action pledges

18 Aug 2022
We've been crunching the numbers to see which councils are making big strides on their climate change commitments.

Pledge champions: Northern Beaches set two new climate goals

09 Aug 2022
The Cities Power Partnership team is celebrating the pledge achievements of Northern Beaches Council - they have recently completed two pledges and they’ve already selected…

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What our members are saying

Would you like to see innovative community energy projects, more solar on rooftops, or sustainable public transport in your local area?

People like you driving councils to join our program is helping to accelerate climate action around Australia.

Get in touch with your local council and encourage them to join us.

And, sign up to our community newsletter for updates on local climate heroes and impressive renewable energy projects driven by local government.