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

Ministerial Statement on Local Government

Ministerial Statement on Local Government

19 August 2015

Message from the Minister

Victoria in Future 2015

Victoria’s population and household projections

06 August 2015

The Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning has released Victoria's official population and household projections, Victoria in Future 2015.

Fire Awareness Awards logo

2015 Fire Awareness Awards

27 August 2015

The Fire Awareness Awards are a great opportunity to share your expertise, be recognised and to receive funding for your project.


Final report on Woodvale water tanks testing program

14 August 2015

DELWP today released the final report on a program of testing it has conducted on water tanks and soil samples in the vicinity of the Woodvale evaporation ponds north of Bendigo.


Media releases

27 August 2015

Spring domestic firewood collection season opens next week

The Spring 2015 Firewood Collection Season opens across Victoria next week (Tuesday 1st of September 2015).

25 August 2015

Getting you to your next weekend getaway

Access to recreation areas along the Wimmera River in the Wail State Forest and McKenzie Creek near Haven is much easier now thanks to recent road improvements.

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Latest tweet

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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