What is the Cities Power Partnership?


Local governments and communities across Australia are transforming our energy future and making the switch to clean energy. It’s truly inspiring stuff.

The Cities Power Partnership is Australia’s largest local government climate network, made up of 139 councils from across the country, representing almost 11 million Australians.

Tackling climate change

Local councils who join the partnership make five action pledges in either renewable energy, efficiency, transport or working in partnership to tackle climate change.

There are dozens of actions that councils can choose from. Whether it’s putting solar on the local library, switching to electric buses, or opening up old landfills for new solar farms, the possibilities are endless.

Working together on climate solutions

And at the heart of the Cities Power Partnership is connection and sharing between participants. Let’s say your council wants to set a benchmark for new housing developments to put solar on the roof of every new home. The partnership will connect you to other councils who are already doing it through our online portal.

Councils get exclusive access to our comprehensive online Knowledge Hub containing an extensive Resource Library, an online tool to help track emissions, energy and cost savings, and access to an online forum where councils can chat with other councils to share knowledge.

Councils can also access support from local and international experts, events with other climate and energy leaders and help to get local climate and energy projects up and running.


Meet the Cities Power Partnership team

Celebrating success

We’re dedicated to spreading the word about the clean energy successes of councils and communities. As part of the Climate Council, the number one climate change media communications organisation, with an online reach of more than 8 million people per month, we’re well placed to help councils profile their renewable energy and sustainability work to their community and Australians around the country.

Joining the Cities Power Partnership

If your council would like to apply to join the program, please go to Become a Power Partner

Want to find out more? Download our Information Pack for councils by clicking on the image below. 



For inspiration check out our report on local governments tackling climate change.