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

Are you considering solar?

Solar expert Finn Peacock presented to the City of Mitcham community in 2019. To watch updated videos that answer a range of common questions including how solar works, how to calculate potential savings and where to position panels on your roof, click here.

More information including a guide to the benefits of renewable energy is available on the Federal Government’s Energy website here.