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This website is the property of The State of Victoria. It contains information, documents, pages and images prepared by Federation University Australia  and Website Partners Mornington Peninsula Shire (Principal), Kingston City Council and Bayside City Council. While the information contained in this website has been formulated with all due care, the Website Partners and Federation University Australia do not guarantee that the information is completely free from errors or omission, or that it is exhaustive. The Climate Ready website is not, and does not purport to be, a substitute for professional advice.  Users of the website will be responsible for making their own assessment of the information and should verify all relevant representations, statements and information. If you are concerned about any issue raised by the material then you should seek your own professional advice.

The information is made available on the understanding that the Website Partners and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including but not limited to liability by reason of negligence) to the users for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information and whether caused by any error, omission or misrepresentation in the information or otherwise.

While the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may affect the accuracy of the information. The information may change without notice and the Website Partners are not in any way liable for the accuracy of any information printed and stored by a user.

The Website Partners accept no responsibility to you or anyone else arising from any act or omission of any third party referred to in this website or any loss, including damage or injury, when using and /or obtaining information, goods and services.


Except insofar as the copyright in this website’s material vests in third parties, as explained in the paragraph below, the State of Victoria owns the copyright in all material available on this website.

All material provided on this website is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License, with the exception of:

  • any images, photographs or branding, including the Victorian Coat of Arms, the Victorian Government logo and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning logo, Mornington Peninsula Shire logo, Kingston City Council logo, Bayside City Council logo and the Climate Ready logo; and
  • content supplied by third parties.

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The licence conditions are available here.


You are free to copy, communicated the above material so long as you attribute, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Kingston City Council and Bayside City Council and Federation University Australia as the authors and the State of Victoria as the owner.

Material obtained from this website is to be attributed as:

© State of Victoria; (Mornington Peninsula Shire, Kingston City Council and Bayside City Council and Federation University Australia as the authors)

Third party copyright

Wherever a third party holds copyright in material presented on this website, the copyright remains with that party. Their permission may be required to use the material.

The Website Partners have made all reasonable efforts to clearly label material where the copyright is owned by a third party, and ensure that the copyright owner has consented to this material being presented on this website.

Your Climate Ready Plan

If you choose to create your own Climate Ready Plan through this website, the contents of the Plan are your responsibility. You should ensure that the plan addresses your personal circumstances and review it regularly to ensure it is up to date.

Submitting a Tip

Should you choose to submit a tip to this website, you are responsible for ensuring the tip is appropriate and relevant. All submitted tips will be reviewed for suitability by the Climate Ready website moderator.

Should you choose to include an image as part of your tip, you are responsible for ensuring that you have the right to upload the image and that it is appropriate for display. The Climate Ready website moderator reserves the right to remove any images in its absolute discretion.

Linked Web Sites

Care has been taken, and will continue to be taken, to provide links on this site to websites that are suitable reference sources. However, the nature of the Internet prevents the Website Partners from guaranteeing the suitability or accuracy of any material that this site may be linked to. Consequently, the Website Partners:

  • do not represent that the material appearing on linked sites is complete, accurate or up-to-date
  •  do not accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you might incur as a result of using or relying on that material
  • do not guarantee that any of the linked sites will be available at any particular time.

Security of Information

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk. Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information.

Data and Systems Integrity

We will not be responsible for any corruption or failed transmission of any information attributable to your computer system or to the system or any act or omission of your Internet Service Provider.

Users of the Climate Ready website will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the service or this site.

The access to the service or our web site:

  1. may not be continuous, uninterrupted or secure at all times; and
  2. may be interfered with by factors or circumstances outside of our control.

Notice of Potential Infringement

To notify the Website Partners of any suspected infringement, please contact us at

Privacy Statement

This Mornington Peninsula Shire (Principal), Kingston City Council and Bayside City Council (collectively referred to as the “Website Partners”) and Federation University Australia provide the following privacy statement in accordance with the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner.


This website utilises a technology called cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information which can be stored on your hard drive (persistent cookies) or in memory (session cookies). They can record information about your visit to the site, allowing it to remember you next time you visit and provide a more meaningful experience.

Despite common myths, the cookies we send to your PC cannot read your hard drive, obtain any information from your browser, or command your computer to perform any action. They are designed so that they cannot be sent to another site or be retrieved by any site other than

We use two types of cookies:

  • Persistent cookies - identify pages accessed and provide personalised features. They are used to help us develop the design and layout of the website, improve applications, and measure their effectiveness.
  • Session cookies - are used for maintaining contact with a user through a session and allows the Climate Ready website to recognise you as an individual as you move from one page to another. That way, you don't have to continuously log on to the various parts of the site when you're using it. At the end of your session, you may leave this site to go to another website, or you may close your browser. When you do this the cookie is immediately deleted. If you do not finish or close your session (i.e. stay logged on), the website will automatically log you off after about 20 minutes. The cookie stored within your browser will expire when you close your web browser.

Please Note

  • If you wish to utilise the features of this website that enable us to personalise the site for you, you must use a browser which is enabled to accept cookies.
  • Some browsers can be configured to allow cookies to be accessed by servers other than the originating server.
  • Most browsers can also be configured to notify the user when a cookie is received, allowing you to either accept or reject it.
  • A more comprehensive explanation of cookies generally can be found at the site of the Australian Privacy Commissioner.

Website Statistics

This website makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes - the user's server address, the user's top level domain name (e.g. .com, .gov, .au, .uk, etc), the date and time of the visit to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited and the type of browser used.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the service provider's logs.

Google Analytics

In addition to web server logs, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Reports obtained from Google Analytics are used to help improve the efficiency and usability of this website.

Google Analytics uses 'cookies' to gather statistics about how the website is accessed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located outside Australia.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google's Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable javascript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.


Email Management

This website will only record your email address if you send us a message or if you create a login (user id) which will allow you to save your Climate Ready Plan online. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. We will not use your e-mail address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it, without your consent.

Personal Information

The Website Partners, through this website, invites people to provide personal information through feedback forms, subscription forms, or for other specified purposes. The information will only be used for the purposes originally intended.


The Website Partners endeavour to implement the highest levels of security to protect your privacy while using this website. However it should be noted that there is an inherent risk associated with the use of an insecure public network such as the World Wide Web. Though minor, the potential does exist that a user's transactions (including e-mail's) may be viewed, intercepted or modified by a third party.

If you prefer to use an alternative means of delivery, you can send the information via normal communications methods; i.e. mail, phone or fax. If you take this approach, please make it clear which part of the website you are responding to.

Mail: Private Bag 1000, Rosebud 3939
Phone: 03 5950 1000 (Renewable Resources)

External Sites

External sites that are linked to or from this site are not under the Website Partners control and you are advised to review their privacy statement.