Energy Smart Community

Why is Energy Saving Important?

Many households in South Australia are concerned with rising energy prices. If the demand for energy increases, more infrastructure is required with costs passed on to households. By saving energy, the need to provide additional infrastructure can be reduced.

Additionally, Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions per person are among the highest in the developed world. By using less energy, you can help to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and help the environment.

City of Mitcham is a participating in the South Australian government’s Energy Partners Program assisting households to save energy. For more information visit


The way we travel can have a large impact on the energy we consume and the greenhouse emissions we produce. Where possible walk, cycle or catch public transport to reduce your environmental impact.

The type of car we own, and the way we drive it, can also impact on the environment. Did you know that inflating your tyres to the correct pressure will reduce your cars greenhouse emissions? For more tips on green motoring or for assistance when buying a new or used car, visit the Green Vehicle Guide.

Please click on the below links for information on:

Saving Energy at Home
Building an Energy Efficient Home
Energy Efficiency for Businesses
Environmental Sustainability Guide for Sport and Recreation Clubs

Demystifying solar in Mitcham with Finn Peacock

Finn Peacock is a respected solar expert and ex CSIRO engineer from  SolarQuotes who recently shared his 7-step process to getting tiny bills with solar.

If you are considering getting solar panels for your home and don't know where to start take the time to watch the video from his presentation on 29 November 2019.

Finn’s independent, unbiased presentation will help you

  • make an informed decision about how to go solar
  • Discover how many panels are needed
  • which panel brands to buy, which to avoid, and how to find a great installer
  • how to make the most of your solar system to minimise bills
  • the best timing to get solar batteries