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

DELWP community charter

Our community charter describes what you can expect from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

Proposed planning changes for Melbourne’s central city

The Victorian Government has proposed new planning controls to guide development and support the long-term liveability of Melbourne's central city.

Notice of Application to VCAT

DELWP has submitted a request for exemption under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 to comply with laws that allow the use of specialist restricted technology.

Victorian council elections

Victorian council elections are being held on 22 October 2016. Reforms are proposed to ensure the elections are fair and inclusive. Have your say now.


Media releases

29 April 2016

Annual phascogale survey

A recent search for Brush Tailed Phascogales in the Wombat Forest and Hepburn Regional Park not only revealed a male phascogale but also numerous Antechinus and Sugar Gliders.

29 April 2016

Whale watchers line up to boost research efforts

Volunteer whale watchers are being recruited by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to help document sightings of Southern Right whales visiting the Logan's Beach whale nursery near Warrnambool this winter.

27 April 2016

River reclamation project to benefit from planned burn

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will ignite a planned burn in Mt Beauty today as part of an ongoing project to control the spread of weeds along the West Kiewa River.

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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 and 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

Local Government Switchboard: 03 9208 3333

National Relay Service

Deaf, hearing or speech impaired?
Please contact the National Relay Service on 133 677 or