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.

News and announcements

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.

GMW Connections project roadmap released

GMW Connections project roadmap released

The Victorian Government has announced a clear way forward for the Connections project to ensure it maximises water savings and secures the future of irrigated agriculture in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District.

Aerial view of Fishermans Bend

Fishermans Bend Recast Vision

The draft Fishermans Bend Recast Vision has been released for public consultation.

You are invited to get involved and join the conversation by visiting the Fishermans Bend website. Comments close on 1 July 2016.

Big ideas for future of Victorian councils released for consultation

Councils and the community are invited to have your say on important reforms to modernise, improve and strengthen the law  governing Victoria’s 79 councils.


Media releases

28 June 2016

Making tracks in Sedgwick State Forest

Mountain bikers are being encouraged to use authorised and established tracks and not  create their own in Sedgwick State Forest, near Bendigo.

23 June 2016

Authorities respond to Barwon River fish death event

Authorities are responding to a fish death event in the upper Barwon River and Boundary Creek, upstream of Winchelsea. This event is the result of a naturally-occurring increase in acidic water levels in these waterways.

23 June 2016

Community representatives appointed to drive wetland vision

Three new community representatives have been appointed to the Winton Wetlands Committee of the Management.

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Our ministers

Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP

Minister for Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Suburban Development

Hon Lisa Neville MP

Minister for Water

Hon Natalie Hutchins MP

Minister for Local Government

Hon Richard Wynne MP

Minister for Planning

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