Melbourne's mayor says potentially dangerous cladding is still on 17 buildings in the city but the council is "very close" to finalising solutions with owners.
The buildings are believed to be clad in the same potentially flammable material that fuelled the deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London, where at least 58 people died.
The cladding has a potentially flammable foam filling encased by aluminium sheets and was used across the city, including in the Lacrosse high-rise in Docklands, which caught fire in 2014.
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said an audit last year found up to 90 buildings were non-compliant, with the Melbourne council responsible for the 17 still not up to scratch.
"My understanding is with those 17 buildings we are very close to agreement with owners about what needs to be done, in some cases like Lacrosse it's replacing the cladding," Mr Doyle told reporters on Monday.
Mr Doyle said sprinkler systems, fire alarms, different treatments and removing cladding were also being considered for the other buildings.
Over-crowding was also being tackled, the mayor said.
"We're working on all of those fronts at once," Mr Doyle said.
Australian Industry Group chief executive Innes Willox called for strong surveillance and auditing by regulators.
"The Australian policy response to the London fire needs to be a continuing focus on the broader issue of conformance as well as not-fit-for-purpose building products, of which cladding is one element," Mr Willox said.
The Victorian Building Authority's audit, released last year, found half of 170 surveyed high-rise residential apartments in Melbourne's CBD and surrounding suburbs had non-compliant cladding.
Building regulations across the country will be examined by a Senate committee following the deadly London blaze, with public hearings expected to start next month.