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 respite for residents, workers and visitors during extreme heat events.

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

Consultation closed 7 April 2023.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete


    24 February to 7 April 2023

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    In-person talks and pop-ups in the community

    Late February to March 2023

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Refine Heat safe city principles

    April to May 2023

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Internal engagement and preparation for Future Melbourne Committee

    May to July 2023

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Future Melbourne Committee

    Second half of 2023

Heat safe city overview

Learn more about the project.

Community consultation

Find out what we heard on our heat safe city consultation.

Contact us

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