CitySwitch program

Australia’s flagship sustainability program for office-based businesses.

Are you an office-based business looking to improve performance and reduce carbon emissions?

CitySwitch is a free, national program helping office-based businesses get to net zero emissions.

It is run by several local councils across Australia.

City Switch Roadmap

Joining CitySwitch

When you join CitySwitch, you get access to local support and a network of businesses looking to improve their sustainability.

Explore CitySwitch benefits

If you are a business in the City of Adelaide, the first step is to send us a letter committing to measuring baseline emissions and taking part in annual reporting.

Commitment Letter template (docx 85KB)

Financial support for your action

Businesses in the City of Adelaide can get money back for CitySwitch projects through the Incentives for Sustainability.

Projects can include:

  • Setting up a greenhouse gas inventory and emissions reduction plan
  • An independent audit of your greenhouse gas emissions inventory
  • Certifications through Green Star, Earth Check, Living Buildings
  • Solar and battery installation for business
  • Energy efficiency measures for strata-managed buildings

Find out more about incentives and rebates

Adelaide success stories

Around 19 per cent of all Australian office spaces are signed up to CitySwitch.

In 2022, 82% of these businesses were measuring their scope 1 and 2 emissions producing an average of 71 kg carbon dioxide equivalents per square meter of office-space.

CitySwitch Awards

Each year achievements are showcased at the CitySwitch national awards.

Past Adelaide-based businesses that have won awards include:

  • Uniting Communities (2019 and 2020)
  • CBRE (2019)
  • EML (2019)
  • dsquared consulting (2020)
  • Commonwealth Bank (2021

    WATCH: How CitySwitch upgrades improved performance and lowered costs for Turner Real Estate, CBRE, Cundall, and Oxigen.

    Need more information?

    See the CitySwitch website for more case studies and resources.