Department of Environment, Land, Water & 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.

News and announcements

know your council

Know Your Council

26 November 2015

Visit the new Know Your Council website to explore your local council, compare its performance with other similar councils and understand how councils work.

Safer together

Safer together

19 November 2015

Bushfires are a part of life in Victoria. The Victorian Government has a new approach to reducing their impact.

Plan Melbourne refresh

Plan Melbourne refresh discussion paper – Have your say on Plan Melbourne

22 October 2015

The Victorian Government has released a Plan Melbourne refresh discussion paper to bring together community and industry voices about how we plan for growth across our city.


Lancefield-Cobaw fire

19 November 2015

The independent investigation into the October 2015 Lancefield-Cobaw fire has been completed, with findings and recommendations provided to DELWP.


Media releases

27 November 2015

New recruits in training for fire season

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) firefighting recruits are being put through their paces this week at a training camp in Licola, 50 kilometres north of Heyfield.

27 November 2015

One turtle, two turtle, three turtle…10 turtles

Ten little Broad-shelled turtles certainly are 'heroes in a half shell' and are evidence the threatened species continues to breed along the Murray River.

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Latest tweet

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Our ministers

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

Hon Lisa Neville MP

Minister for Environment, Climate Change & Water

Hon Natalie Hutchins MP

Minister for Local Government

Hon Richard Wynne MP

Minister for Planning

The ministers are supported by Hon Anthony Carbines MP, the Parlimentary 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

Planning and Local Government Switchboard: 03 9208 3333

National Relay Service

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