Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

DELWP is tasked with creating liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities.

As we continue developing this site, you will find most of our content via the old department websites:

DEPI - Environment, Land, Climate Change and Water

DTPLI - Planning, Local Government, and Property and Land Titles

Services and information

Environment and wildlife

Find out about how we protect and preserve Victoria’s native landscape.


Access the latest news on how DELWP manages Victoria’s water resources.

Local government

All you need to know about Victoria's 79 local councils and how we work with them.


DELWP provides statutory and strategic guidance about planning in Victoria.

Parks, forests and Crown land

Our role covers conservation, tourism, recreation and primary industries.

Property and land titles

Access information about land titles, property data, valuations, surveying and naming places.


Working with industry and the community to develop a secure and sustainable energy future.

News and announcements

Fishermans Bend Vision

New standards of innovation and sustainability will drive development of Fishermans Bend with a vision that establishes a clear direction for future planning work and delivery.

Water Plan for all Victorians

Minister for Water Lisa Neville today released the Victorian Water Plan, a framework to guide water management for the benefit of all Victorians now and for future generations.

Your vision for Hanging Rock

A Vision Paper for the famous Hanging Rock precinct has been released as the first step into long term planning for the popular tourist destination.  Have your say today.

Finding firewood

Victorians who collect firewood can now pinpoint the best collection areas. Our upgraded firewood information is another way we are putting the community’s needs at the centre of our work.


Media releases

21 October 2016

Granite Creeks Flood Study - community meeting for flood preparation

Residents of Baddaginnie, Caniambo and surrounding districts are invited to attend a community meeting for the Granite Creeks Flood Study, one of ten regional scale flood mapping projects underway across the state. The Victorian Government has provided $1.5 million in funding for this program.

20 October 2016

Wet spring dampens re-opening of some tracks in Hume Region

More than 100 forest tracks across the Hume Region will re-open in time for the Melbourne Cup weekend (27 October), but a wet spring has dampened the re-opening of others.

20 October 2016

South west park and forest tracks looking good for Cup weekend

Forest and park tracks and roads across South west Victoria will re-open in time for the Melbourne Cup weekend - starting on Thursday 27/10/2016.

18 October 2016

Do not take native wildlife home as pets

A Shingleback Lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) taken from the wild to be kept in captivity in a Wodonga home has been returned to its natural habitat thanks to information from the public.

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Our ministers

Hon Lisa Neville MP

Minister for Water

Hon Natalie Hutchins MP

Minister for Local Government

Hon Richard Wynne MP

Minister for Planning

Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP

Minister for Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Suburban Development

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning advises and supports the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Minister for Water, Minister for Local Government and Minister for Planning.

The ministers are supported by Hon Anthony Carbines MP, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment.

Department information

About us

More about our department and leaders, and our partners, boards and governance, and current career opportunities.

Contact us

Find out how to get in touch with DELWP via phone, in person, post and online.

Regions and locations

Our programs and services are delivered throughout six regions: Hume, Gippsland, Port Phillip, Grampians, Loddon Mallee and Barwon South West.

Contact numbers

DELWP General enquiries: 136 186

Victorian Bushfire Information Line: 1800 240 667

Local Government Switchboard: 03 9208 3333

National Relay Service

Deaf, hearing or speech impaired?
Please contact the National Relay Service on 133 677 or