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

Fire Action Week

Fire Action Week 2016

Make no mistake, summer is on its way and with it the threat of another fire season.

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.


Media releases

27 October 2016

Summer marine mammal patrols kick off cup weekend

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will begin marine mammal patrols this weekend in Port Phillip Bay.

27 October 2016

Operation Granite – Tipping the scales of justice in their favour

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Wildlife Officers are reminding Victorians who are planning to go away over this Melbourne Cup long weekend to keep an eye out for illegal activity involving reptiles.

27 October 2016

Pomonal hosts Grampians Fire Conference

Forest Fire Management Victoria last week hosted the 27th annual Grampians Fire Conference as emergency services prepare for the coming bushfire season.

26 October 2016

Community events to discuss bushfire risks in Inverleigh

Two community events to discuss bushfire risk and fuel management in areas around Inverleigh will be held on Saturday 29 October.

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.

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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