Australia has a varied climate, leading to different locations around the country having different heating and cooling requirements. To account for these differences the energy efficiency Deemed-to-Satisfy (DtS) Provisions vary from location to location and for simplicity, locations with approximately similar climates have been combined into eight climate zones.
The following provides a brief description of each NCC climate zone:
These eight climate zones are illustrated in the form of a climate zone map which was created using Bureau of Meteorology climatic data with two supplementary zones added to accommodate an additional temperate zone and alpine area. The climate zone boundaries are also aligned with local government areas and are therefore subject to change from time to time.
The NCC climate zone maps have been made available below, providing enlarged PDF versions of the Australia wide map and each of the individual State and Territory maps.
Updated: 29 July 2014
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