Council pledges

Under Victoria’s world-leading Climate Change Act 2017, councils can make voluntary pledges to demonstrate their significant contributions to reducing the state’s emissions. Pledges may include council actions and estimated emissions reductions.

More information is available about council pledges and pledges already submitted by councils.

Estimating council emissions

Guidance is provided for councils that wish to include emissions reductions in their pledge:

Guidance on estimating emissions reductions (PDF, 439.5 KB)

Guidance on estimating emissions reductions - accessible (DOCX, 220.1 KB)

The following resources will help councils to estimate their emissions reductions:

Where to get further help

For further guidance and if you have any questions or suggestions please contact DELWP Climate Change Policy at

Page last updated: 17/01/22