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.


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

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Victoria's new look water corporation boards

29 September 2015

The renewal of Victoria's water corporation boards will help meet future water challenges.

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Approved Fire Operations Plan

25 September 2015

The Fire Operation Plan outlines where fuel reduction on public land will occur. The plan spans three years and is updated annually with input from local communities.

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Review to shape Melbourne’s central city

07 September 2015

The Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning is conducting a review of Melbourne's central city built form over the next 12 months.


Victorian Government considers Sunbury Hume report

17 September 2015

The Victorian Government is reviewing an independent report into whether Sunbury should separate from the City of Hume and become a local government entity in its own right.


Media releases

01 October 2015

New Fire Operations Plan released

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has released the latest Fire Operations Plan (FOP) providing details of bushfire prevention activities across Victoria.

28 September 2015

Gunbower a treasure trove of things to see and do

There are still plenty of things to see, do and enjoy at Gunbower State Forest and National Park, despite environmental water flows causing the temporary closure of some roads and recreation areas.

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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