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

Interface Growth Fund

03 July 2015

Applications are invited for the new $50 million Interface Growth Fund. The fund supports Melbourne's interface councils to accelerate the delivery of critical community infrastructure.

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Coastal Environment Program grants open

23 July 2015

Victorians can look forward to improved public access and safety along the state's coastline, thanks to the 2015-16 Coastal Environments Program.

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Point Nepean Quarantine Station

01 July 2015

With the lapse of a 50 year lease for Point Nepean Quarantine Station, a new plan for the site is required.

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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 releases

28 July 2015

District manager deployed to Canada

Heywood-based Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) District Manager Michael Harper is among a group of nine agency representatives from the Barwon South West region who have been helping fight fires in British Columbia, Canada for the past fortnight.

27 July 2015

EOI released to help manage Bendigo’s rising groundwater

he Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is seeking expressions of interest to treat groundwater in the Bendigo area.

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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