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

Fire and emergencies

Emergency updates and information on how we manage emergencies across the state.

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

Better Apartment Standards

Have your say on Better Apartment standards

Draft apartment design standards have been released for public consultation before guidelines are introduced later this year.

Victoria targets climate change

Victoria’s newly announced Renewable Energy Targets will help the state meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of net zero by 2050.

Bendigo groundwater solution surging ahead

Minister for Water, Lisa Neville has approved a $23.2 million agreement to protect Bendigo and surrounding areas from groundwater.

Project Fire Fighter

Apply now to be a project firefighter this summer.


Media releases

29 August 2016

Planned burns near Anglesea to reduce bushfire risk

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will commence spring planned burning in the Barwon South West region near Anglesea this week, weather permitting.

29 August 2016

Domestic firewood areas open in region

The Spring 2016 Firewood Collection Season opens across Victoria on Thursday 1 September and all designated areas in the Barwon South West region are open for business at the start of the season.

26 August 2016

Flooding closes Gunbower firewood collection for spring

Large scale natural flooding and wet conditions will prevent the domestic firewood collection area in Gunbower State Forest near Cohuna from opening on 1 September when the 2016 Spring Firewood Collection Season commences across the rest of Victoria.

26 August 2016

Spring firewood collection season delay in wet areas

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will open the majority of firewood collection areas for the spring 2016 firewood collection season next Thursday (1 September 2016).

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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