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

Have your say on community renewable energy

Consultation is now open on how best to restart the renewable energy industry for community projects and open the doors for community wind farms in Victoria.

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.

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.

Finding firewood

Victorians who collect firewood can now pinpoint the best collection areas. Our upgraded firewood information is another way we are putting the community’s needs at the centre of our work.


Media releases

23 September 2016

Shearwaters flying back to Victoria…and they’re on schedule

Hundreds of thousands of Short-tailed Shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris) are arriving back at colonies along Victoria's coastline, something they do around the same day every year.

19 September 2016

Works commence to protect Craigie Beach seawall

Works to construct a 97 metre rock revetment at Mount Martha's Craigie Beach will begin this week, to protect the beach's ageing seawall.

19 September 2016

Temporary closure of Lady Talbot Drive tourist route extended

Significant rainfall has extended the temporary closure of popular tourist route Lady Talbot Drive in Marysville State Forest meaning the road will remain closed throughout the Victorian school holidays.

14 September 2016

In some ‘not-so terrible’ news…Mt Terrible Hut will be rebuilt

A historic hut at Mt Terrible near Mansfield will be re-built by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in partnership with the community.

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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