Frequently Asked Questions

Will Snapshot be updated?

Yes. Snapshot will be updated on an annual basis to incorporate the latest reporting periods as well as any new methodologies or changes to the GPC guidelines. This will ensure that the tool continues to meet the needs of councils and community groups. We are also working with data providers to improve the granularity and accuracy of data. When data is updated or improved for one year, these improvements are applied to all prior years, to ensure data is comparable year-to-year.

There is an approximate two-year lag between when the data sets become available and when they can be collected, analysed, reviewed and then uploaded onto Snapshot. Snapshot profiles are available for both calendar and financial years.

To receive notification of important updates and the release of new reporting periods sign up to the Snapshot email list. For more information, articles and webinars on community climate action you can also follow either BZE or Ironbark on social media or sign up to the BZE or Ironbark mailing lists.

Based on visitor data, Australian councils saved more than $900,000 through the use of this tool in 2023. The use and value of Snapshot Climate increases every year as more councils address community-wide emissions.

However, Snapshot Climate requires ongoing and additional support from users to continue to update, maintain and improve the data. If you want to be a sponsor, get in touch with us at

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