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

+175 local government areas
+500 cities & towns
+69% 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


Tracking Progress: 2022 Snapshot of Council Action on Climate Change

22 Feb 2023
A report on how local councils across Australia are leveraging the Cities Power Partnership program to accelerate climate action.

WATCH: Over 40 WA councils embrace clean energy

15 Feb 2023
Over 40 councils across Western Australia are now sourcing renewable energy for their facilities from local wind farms in the region.
Media Release

EV Fleet Program revs up with $300k backing

31 Jan 2023
The Cities Power Partnership has received a $300,000 grant from Boundless to accelerate their work supporting the transition of local government fleets to electric vehicles…

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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.