The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) is developing a Water Sensitive Cities Index, which is designed to benchmark and rank cities based on water sensitivity performance, set targets and inform management responses to improve water sensitive practices. It is supported by a web platform to enable visualisations of benchmarking results for a range of audiences, including policy makers and service providers. The Index will support strategic planning and decision-making; foster inter-city learning and collaboration; and enable national governments to assess their cities’ urban water management trajectories in relation to other cities.