Victoria, Australia
The City of Melbourne became a certified carbon neutral organisation for the first time in 2011-12.

Emissions Reduction

Since: 2006

Economic Growth

Since: 2006

Emissions Reduction Target

Baseline: 2006
By 2020

Renewable Energy Target

by 2018

Emissions by Source

Electricity/Energy 77%
Transport 19%
Waste 4%

Electricity Mix

Melbourne is Victoria’s capital city and the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state. The entire Greater Melbourne area covers 9992.5 km2 and has a population of around 4.5 million. The City of Melbourne municipality covers 37.7 km2 and has a residential population of over 148,000 (as of 2016). It is made up of the city centre and a number of inner suburbs, each with its own distinctive character and with different businesses, dwellings and communities living and working there.

City of Melbourne became a certified carbon neutral organisation for the first time in 2011-12. We are trialing technologies and improving the environmental performance of our properties. We set the municipal target of zero net emissions by 2020. We are working closely with Victorian, Australian and local governments, businesses, partners and the people of Melbourne to achieve this. We are supporting the city’s residents, business owners, building owners, workers and visitors by ensuring they have the information needed to reduce emissions. Our innovative 1200 Buildings, Smart Blocks, City Switch and Solar Programs provide information, solutions and address barriers to reducing emissions.

Melbourne Renewable Energy Project | City of Melbourne

Green Your Laneway project tour | City of Melbourne

We’re greening our city one laneway at a time. Melbourne is famous for its numerous laneways. Explore four completed lanes - Guildford Lane, Meyers Place, Coromandel Place and Katherine Place - as part of our Green Your Laneway pilot project.

Triptych Apartments Southbank

Green walls can be an impressive feature on buildings

Royal Park

A city of sustainability | City of Melbourne

Adapting to a Changing Climate - Melbourne's Story | City of Melbourne

Our climate is changing. Although the effects of climate change are serious, City of Melbourne is taking action to prepare our city.

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Refresh 2017