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.

Water

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.

Planning

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

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EPA inquiry begins June

19 May 2015

The Inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority will commence on 1 June, with an independent three-person ministerial advisory committee (MAC) established to conduct the inquiry.

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Recognising Objectors Bill introduced to give communities a fair go

27 May 2015

The Government has tabled the Recognising Objectors Bill 2015 in Parliament.

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IGEM review into bushfire fuel management

20 May 2015

The Victorian Government has announced the Inspector-General for Emergency Management's report  on performance targets for bushfire fuel management, and what the next steps will be.

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Community to have a say on apartment design

13 May 2015

The Victorian Government has released a new discussion paper – Better Apartments – to bring together community and industry voices about how to improve the internal design amenity of apartments.

Media

Media releases

25 May 2015

Cape Otway koala health check

A koala health assessment is about to commence at Cape Otway to determine the health of the overabundant koala population in remnant Manna Gum woodland.

25 May 2015

Linton gives a lifetime of help to his community

Glenrowan stalwart Linton Briggs (OAM) is being recognised by DELWP for more than 60 years of continuous service to the Glenrowan Public Recreation Reserve Committee of Management Inc.

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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 www.relayservice.com.au