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

Victoria in Future 2016

What will Victoria look like in 2051?

The annual report on Victoria's official population and household projections, Victoria in Future 2016, confirms we remain the fastest-growing state in the country with our population expected to reach 10.1 million by 2051.

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.

Bendigo groundwater solution surging ahead

Minister for Water, Lisa Neville has approved a $23.2 million agreement to protect Bendigo and surrounding areas from groundwater.

Big ideas for future of Victorian councils released for consultation

Councils and the community are invited to have your say on important reforms to modernise, improve and strengthen the law  governing Victoria’s 79 councils.


Media releases

21 July 2016

Grants to make it safer and easier to enjoy Victoria’s coast

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is reminding Coastal Crown land managers that they have an extra week to apply for grants to fund projects that improve access and safety on Victoria's coasts.

19 July 2016

Barwon Downs move to boost fire response

A major investment in new fire services office and depot facilities at Barwon Downs will provide a boost to the Victorian Government's emergency response and community safety in the Otways.

19 July 2016

Suspension of permit for kangaroo control lifted

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has completed an investigation into the recent culling of kangaroos, under a granted Authority to Control Wildlife (ATCW), at East Pastoria in central Victoria.

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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