Zero Carbon Communities

Zero Carbon Communities is an exciting initiative delivering positive environmental change across Australia by helping communities reduce local carbon emissions.

Councils and communities have a strong and proud history of leading climate action and many are working towards 100% renewable energy goals and zero emissions targets.

A Zero Carbon Community is any community where people, businesses, clubs, groups and councils are taking action to reduce carbon emissions.

9 steps to a Zero Carbon Community graphic

“9 steps to a Zero Carbon Community” from the free Zero Carbon Communities Guide

We’re bringing these community champions together to address emissions from the following sectors: Buildings, Energy, Land use, Waste, Transport, and Industry.

Join today – it’s free

It’s free to register and once you’re connected you’ll have access to free resources to help you understand and address the key sectors where carbon emissions can be eliminated.

Find out more and how to join

Support us

ZCC is an initiative of Beyond Zero Emissions – an innovative, volunteer-powered climate solutions think tank based in Melbourne.

Consider making a donation or joining us as a volunteer – volunteering is a fantastic learning experience and a chance to work alongside one of the world’s best independent think tanks.

For further information on the Zero Carbon Communities initiative, or to find out how you can be part of the team, please email

Resources to get you started

Beyond Zero Emissions has published two free reports that demonstrate what local councils are doing (and the barriers and opportunities they face), and how it’s affordable and achievable now for Australia to become a zero carbon community.

Australian Local Government Climate Review 2018


Australian Local Government Climate Review 2018: comprehensive assessment of what councils and communities are doing to tackle climate change, along with the barriers and challenges they face.





Zero Carbon Communities GuideZero Carbon Communities Guide 2017: a simple framework and key steps based on research that demonstrates zero emissions are achievable and affordable now.

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