Living Green Program

The City of Stirling recognises that small changes can make a big difference to our environment over time and is encouraging residents and schools to start the journey towards more sustainable lifestyles.

The Living Green Program offers a range of incentives, rebates and workshops to help create sustainable homes and cool, green communities. With new programs becoming available throughout the year, click here to subscribe to the Living Green Newsletter and stay in the loop.


  • Free tree program

    Each year the City provides free trees for homeowners to plant in their own gardens to help grow our urban forest.

    View trees species here.

    Eligibility criteria and conditions

    • Available to homeowners within the City of Stirling
    • Trees can only be planted within private property, not on the verge
    • Trees must be planted in the ground, not in pots or containers
    • Owners cannot claim trees for investment properties which they own but don't live at.

    Please note

    • The trees provided do not meet the criteria of those required as part of development conditions;
    • If you order more than 2 trees across all events all your orders will be cancelled; and
    • You will be asked to show proof of your home address to collect your trees (driver’s licence, utility bill, etc).
    Ready to order your trees?
    Click here

    Plant giveaway

    Thank you for your interest, Plant giveaway 2021 is now fully subscribed.

  • Home sustainability audit

    Residents are now eligible for up to $50 of energy and water saving products plus a free sustainability audit to help reduce bills and create more comfortable homes. Incentives include LED lights, a pedestal fan, soil wetter and more. Residents will also receive a free home sustainability audit with an expert to help identify simple changes to save you money.

    • Homeowners and tenants are encouraged to apply
    • The energy and water saving products and audit will be provided free to City of Stirling residents on behalf of the City
    • To complete the audit, 12 months billing history is needed to assess electricity, gas and water use in your home. Don’t have all these bills? You can discuss this with the auditor when they contact you
    • After the registration form is completed, the auditor will be in touch within one month to assess your eligibility and arrange a convenient time to carry out the audit. The energy and water saving products will be provided on completion of the audit and selected based on consultation with the resident
    • The auditor will schedule a consultation either face-to-face or via the phone, at a mutually agreed time. *Conditions apply (see registration form).

    Thank you for your interest, the 2021 Home Sustainability Audits are now fully subscribed.

  • Living Green schools fund

    Thank you for your interest, applications for the Living Green schools fund are now closed. Please check back in November 2021 for updates on the program. 

    The Living Green Schools Fund has been developed to support the planning and development of projects at primary and secondary schools to further sustainability objectives. Schools can now apply for up to $4,000 to help them complete projects in the following areas: 

    • Reducing water use and protecting/improving water health

    • Reducing energy use and increase use of renewable energy

    • Reducing carbon emissions associated with travel to and from school

    • Valuing, protecting and increasing habitat for biodiversity (for example plants, animals and trees)

    • Increasing the use of recycled or re-used materials, reduce use of raw materials, single-use items and packaging, reduce waste going to landfill and increase recycling

    • Including sustainability objectives in key school documents to improve the sustainability culture into the future.



    Primary and secondary schools in the City of Stirling are able to access up to 60 free Waterwise native plants to assist in the delivery of lessons that incorporate the Sustainability cross curriculum priority.

    To learn more and to register             Click here

  • Join leading sustainability educator, Chris Ferreira and a team of tree-friendly development experts to brainstorm development options for your land - all while keeping your existing trees.

    This is a unique opportunity to seek free advice from development industry experts which would normally cost you hundreds of dollars.

    The team of experts on-hand to provide personalized advice and create development concepts suited to your unique situation and desired outcomes will include:

    • Town Planners – how land zoning affects your development options
    • Architects - designing your development with tree retention in mind
    • Builders - building your development around existing trees
    • Arborists - principles of retaining trees during development.

    Green developers – lessons learnt from previous projects and how you can benefit from their experience

    You will leave this session with personalized plans for how your land could be developed, whether for your dream home or an investment property, while still keeping the mature trees on site.

    Where: Stirling Community Centre – Scarborough Beach (next to the pool)

    When: Saturday 17 July 9am-2pm

    Registrations essential:

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Switch your thinking

Switch your thinking

The City has partnered with Switch your thinking to unlock a variety of discounts on energy efficient, waterwise and sustainable products. Think solar panels, batteries, rain tanks, pool blankets,& worm farms and more!

To learn more about Switch your thinking and how you can access the rewards and discounts available, click here.

For more information on the Living Green Program, contact the Sustainability Team on (08) 9205 8555.