Heatwaves are our deadliest environmental disaster
We need a whole of government response including how we plan our cities, transport, energy and health care.
Sweltering Cities works with communities across Australia to amplify real heatwave stories and advocate for community driven solutions.
We’ve launched the 2023-24 Summer Survey
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.
Heatwave safe homes
Everyone deserves to live in a safe home that protects them during heatwaves. We need to change the rules so renters can make simple updates for cooling.
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.