City of Sydney

City of Sydney Council has joined the Our Energy Future program to help our residents reduce their energy bills, increase comfort levels and improve their environmental footprint.

Our Energy Future will provide up-to-date and impartial energy efficiency and renewable energy advice and support for households. Residents, in the City of Sydney local government area  can receive assistance in interpreting and managing their energy bills by calling the Our Energy Future helpline during business hours, on 1300 339 915 and by signing up to the monthly e-news.

Through this program, the City of Sydney council is also supporting  residents to install energy efficient lighting, insulation, draught proofing and solar PV. The experts at Our Energy Future have conducted a rigorous procurement process in order to find credible suppliers and installers to recommend. You can register here to receive an obligation free quote for solar or call the Our Energy Future team on 1300 339 915 to further discuss whether or not solar might be right for you. For more information on how solar works, visit our solar information page.

Solar and planning permits

In many instances, solar panels do not require a Development Application (DA), providing they meet certain size and positional criteria and are not in a Heritage Conservation Area.  Contact the Our Energy Future team for more information on planning requirements in the City of Sydney.

Many City of Sydney residents live in apartment buildings. The installation of solar panels on apartments requires approval from the Owners Corporation. Before contacting the Our Energy Future advisory service for a quote on solar, it is important to engage the strata committee in your building. For more information on how to work with your strata committee to investigate solar, please refer to Smart Blocks or contact the City of Sydney.

About the City of Sydney

The City of Sydney local government area covers 26 square kilometres, extending from Sydney Harbour at Rushcutters Bay to Glebe in the west, from Sydney Park in the south to Paddington in the East. The City of Sydney is responsible for the city centre and more than 30 suburbs within our boundaries. We provide services for more than 200 000 residents and over 20 000 visitors, along with millions of visitors annually.

The City of Sydney’s Environmental Strategy and Action Plan outlines how the City aims to improve environmental performance in all sectors of the community in order to meet ambitious 2030 targets.   The City offers a range of projects to help achieve these targets, including: