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Find out about all of Darebin City Council’s advocacy actions here. Find out what Council is campaigning for, and add your voice.


Taking urgent action on the Climate Emergency

Darebin City Council was the first government of any type to declare a climate emergency. We recognise that urgent action is needed to make the planet safe for ourselves, our children and future generations, and that Council must work together with everyone in the community and other levels of government to urgently restore a safe climate.

We are already seeing the impacts of one degree of warming since pre-industrial times. Without concerted efforts from all levels of government to rapidly reduce our carbon emissions and reduce the level of carbon in our atmosphere within the next ten years, we will see irreversible impacts.

For Darebin, the immediate impacts are likely to include heat waves, severe weather events and poor air quality. In time, water and food scarcity and economic instability are likely. Those who are on low incomes, have health issues and who do not have strong community or support networks are at particular risk.

Take Action

Environment Victoria campaign

Darebin Council has joined hundreds of other organisations in joining the Environment Victoria campaign to call on the Victorian Government to set strong targets to reduce our emissions urgently and restore a safe climate.

We urge all members of our community to lend their support by endorsing this letter:

Dear Premier Andrews,

Now is the time for courage on the climate emergency.

This summer’s unprecedented bushfires are a tragic demonstration of the climate crisis we all face.

With only 1 degree of global warming, Victoria is experiencing more dangerous fires, heatwaves, storms and drought. These events cost lives. They put families, workers, businesses and all Victorians at risk.

Yet this is just the beginning. Without urgent action to reduce the pollution overheating our planet, we are on track for temperatures and consequences beyond our ability to cope.

We can only solve this crisis by acting together. Through the Paris Climate Agreement, the global community aims to limit warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

By doing what’s right in this moment of crisis, you can send a clear signal to other states and countries.

Your government has taken some welcome steps – particularly with renewable energy – but now more is needed, and Victoria can reap the benefits of a cleaner economy with new industries and secure jobs.

By the end of March 2020, your government will set emissions targets for the next decade.

I call on you to set targets that ensure Victoria does our fair share to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

You can endorse this letter by submitting your details here. When you submit your details a signed copy of this letter will be lodged with Darebin Council and we will submit that letter to the Victorian Government on your behalf. If you would like a response from your MP, make sure you tick the box!

Find out more

Find out what else Darebin is doing about the climate emergency, and how you can get involved by visiting our website


Members of Parliament

Polls show that 85% of Australians want governments to take action on the climate emergency. Meeting with or writing to MPs to share your concerns about the climate emergency is a powerful way to put a human face to these polls for our elected representatives.

Here is a list of the members of parliament that represent the people of Darebin in state and federal parliaments, and their contact details. You can request a meeting with your local representative at any time to express your views, or write to them with your concerns.

Federal Parliament
The Federal Member of Parliament (MP) for Cooper, Ged Kearney, represents all of Darebin. Ms Kearney is a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP).

Ged Kearney's contact details

You can also write to the six senators who represent Victoria:
https://www.directory.gov.au/commonwealth-parliament/senators

State Parliament
The State seat of Northcote covers Northcote, Fairfield and Thornbury. The Northern Boundary is Bell Street. Kat Theophanous is the Member of Parliament for Northcote and she is a member of the ALP.

Kat Theophanous' contact details

The state seat of Preston cover Preston and Reservoir. Robin Scott is the ALP Member of Parliament for Preston.

Robin Scott's contact details

A small number of Darebin residents in the western parts of Bundoora and MacLeod are represented by Colin Brooks, the MP for Bundoora. This map shows the boundaries.

Colin Brooks' contact details

Still unsure?

If you’re not sure which MP covers your seat please visit the VEC website to check. Just enter your postcode to find out.

Find out about all of Darebin City Council’s advocacy actions here. Find out what Council is campaigning for, and add your voice.


Taking urgent action on the Climate Emergency

Darebin City Council was the first government of any type to declare a climate emergency. We recognise that urgent action is needed to make the planet safe for ourselves, our children and future generations, and that Council must work together with everyone in the community and other levels of government to urgently restore a safe climate.

We are already seeing the impacts of one degree of warming since pre-industrial times. Without concerted efforts from all levels of government to rapidly reduce our carbon emissions and reduce the level of carbon in our atmosphere within the next ten years, we will see irreversible impacts.

For Darebin, the immediate impacts are likely to include heat waves, severe weather events and poor air quality. In time, water and food scarcity and economic instability are likely. Those who are on low incomes, have health issues and who do not have strong community or support networks are at particular risk.

Take Action

Environment Victoria campaign

Darebin Council has joined hundreds of other organisations in joining the Environment Victoria campaign to call on the Victorian Government to set strong targets to reduce our emissions urgently and restore a safe climate.

We urge all members of our community to lend their support by endorsing this letter:

Dear Premier Andrews,

Now is the time for courage on the climate emergency.

This summer’s unprecedented bushfires are a tragic demonstration of the climate crisis we all face.

With only 1 degree of global warming, Victoria is experiencing more dangerous fires, heatwaves, storms and drought. These events cost lives. They put families, workers, businesses and all Victorians at risk.

Yet this is just the beginning. Without urgent action to reduce the pollution overheating our planet, we are on track for temperatures and consequences beyond our ability to cope.

We can only solve this crisis by acting together. Through the Paris Climate Agreement, the global community aims to limit warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

By doing what’s right in this moment of crisis, you can send a clear signal to other states and countries.

Your government has taken some welcome steps – particularly with renewable energy – but now more is needed, and Victoria can reap the benefits of a cleaner economy with new industries and secure jobs.

By the end of March 2020, your government will set emissions targets for the next decade.

I call on you to set targets that ensure Victoria does our fair share to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

You can endorse this letter by submitting your details here. When you submit your details a signed copy of this letter will be lodged with Darebin Council and we will submit that letter to the Victorian Government on your behalf. If you would like a response from your MP, make sure you tick the box!

Find out more

Find out what else Darebin is doing about the climate emergency, and how you can get involved by visiting our website


Members of Parliament

Polls show that 85% of Australians want governments to take action on the climate emergency. Meeting with or writing to MPs to share your concerns about the climate emergency is a powerful way to put a human face to these polls for our elected representatives.

Here is a list of the members of parliament that represent the people of Darebin in state and federal parliaments, and their contact details. You can request a meeting with your local representative at any time to express your views, or write to them with your concerns.

Federal Parliament
The Federal Member of Parliament (MP) for Cooper, Ged Kearney, represents all of Darebin. Ms Kearney is a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP).

Ged Kearney's contact details

You can also write to the six senators who represent Victoria:
https://www.directory.gov.au/commonwealth-parliament/senators

State Parliament
The State seat of Northcote covers Northcote, Fairfield and Thornbury. The Northern Boundary is Bell Street. Kat Theophanous is the Member of Parliament for Northcote and she is a member of the ALP.

Kat Theophanous' contact details

The state seat of Preston cover Preston and Reservoir. Robin Scott is the ALP Member of Parliament for Preston.

Robin Scott's contact details

A small number of Darebin residents in the western parts of Bundoora and MacLeod are represented by Colin Brooks, the MP for Bundoora. This map shows the boundaries.

Colin Brooks' contact details

Still unsure?

If you’re not sure which MP covers your seat please visit the VEC website to check. Just enter your postcode to find out.