Due to climate change, Melbourne is experiencing more hot weather and heat wave events than ever before. In Melbourne, we currently average 11 days greater than 35 degrees and expect this to rise to 16 days by 2050.

City of Melbourne is committed to reducing the threat of extreme urban heat for all, particularly vulnerable people. Our goal is that the city provides places of refuge for residents, workers and visitors during extreme heat events.

To achieve this goal and build a heat safe city, we need to better understand the issues our community faces during an extreme heat event.

Have your say

Provide your feedback by:

  • completing the survey
  • dropping a pin on our map to help us find places that need cooling.

Consultation closes 7 April 2023.



  • Timeline item 1 - active


    24 February to 7 April 2023

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    In-person talks and pop-ups in the community

    Late February to March 2023

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Refine Heat safe city principles

    April to May 2023

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Internal engagement and preparation for Future Melbourne Committee

    June to July 2023

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Future Melbourne Committee

    Second half of 2023

Heat safe city overview

Learn more about the project and drop a pin on the map to share your thoughts on hot spots in the City of Melbourne.

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about the project?