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 here to stay in the loop.

  • Home sustainability audits

    If you'd like to save money and increase the comfort of your home, a free sustainability audit will help you on your way! Receive expert advice tailored to your needs, and learn to make simple changes to care for the environment by reducing your electricty, gas and water usage.

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

    To register for the home sustainability audit, please click here.

    Home energy assessment toolkits (HEAT)

    Our home energy assessment toolkit (HEAT) will help you to find out:

    • Which of your home appliances are guzzling power
    • Where your home leaks heat in winter
    • Where your home gains heat in summer
    • How you can make simple changes to save money
    • How you can make simple changes to save energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

    Our home energy assessment toolkits are temporarily unavailable for loan. Registration will commence shortly.

  • Free tree program

    Thank you for your interest in free trees, the program is now fully subscribed for 2020.

    If you would like to to be notified when registrations open in April 2021, click here.

    Plant giveaway

    Thank you for your interest in plant giveaway day, the program is now fully subscribed for 2020.

    Please subscribe to the Living Green Newsletter here if you would like to hear when registrations are next available in autumn 2021.

  • Whether your school is beginning the journey towards sustainability or already along the path, the City’s tiered program for schools offers a wide range of incentives, support and funding to keep you moving forward in becoming a sustainable school.

    Living Green schools fund 

    The Living Green Schools Fund has been developed to support the planning and development of projects and activities at primary and secondary schools to further sustainability objectives. 

    Schools will be able to apply for up to $4,000 for assistance in undertaking projects that result in the school community completing: 

    • 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. 

    Key dates 

    Mid to late FebruaryApplications open
    MarchInformation webinar
    4 weeks after applications openDeadline for submission of applications
    4 weeks after deadlineGrants awarded to successful applicants

    If you are interested please fill out an expression of interest below.

    Plants 4 Schools

    Over winter, schools can apply to receive up to 60 waterwise native plants assist in the delivery of lessons that incorporate the Sustainability cross curriculum priority to promote the establishment of gardens with low water requirements.

    Applications are expected to open in May 2021.

    Expression of Interest - Living Green Schools Fund
    Click here
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. 

Grass to native

Water wise verge rebate has now closed

Thinking of creating a native, waterwise verge full of wildlife? Rebates up to $500 are available each year to help you achieve your goal.

Registrations open in November 2020.

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