Heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest environmental disaster. We need a whole of government response including how we plan our cities, transport, energy and health care.
Sweltering Cities is working directly with communities in Australia’s hot suburbs to campaign and advocate for more liveable, equitable and sustainable cities.
We’re running strategic campaigns to make a tangible difference in hot suburbs and homes. Our campaigns are driven by community need and informed by expert research.
Busted Bus Stops
Deadly temperatures in Sydney’s suburbs mean that catching the bus on a hot day can be dangerous. In some of the hottest suburbs only a quarter of bus stops have any shelter.
Heatwaves are a silent killer. We need better heatwave emergency strategies to cope with record temperatures.
Building cooler suburbs
Hot suburbs mean higher electricity bills, more heatwave deaths and a blistering environment. There are simple ways to cool our suburbs and our homes. Let’s act now.
How we work
Sweltering Cities works at the intersection of climate justice, inequality and health. We’re building grassroots power, telling compelling stories of extreme heat impacts and winning strategic campaigns that will make a real difference in cooling our homes and suburbs.