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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Living Libraries Infrastructure Program 2015

04 August 2015

$4.3 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is receiving expressions of interest until 1 October.

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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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Fire Operations Plans

31 July 2015

Fire Operation Plans outline where fuel reduction on public land will occur.


Media releases

03 August 2015

Onlookers urged to keep clear of visiting seal

Residents and visitors to Portarlington this week are urged to keep their distance from a large male Australian Fur seal visiting the harbour foreshore area and nearby streets of Portarlington.

03 August 2015

Illegal off-roading causes damage to the forest

Trail bike riders and 4WD vehicle drivers are reminded that it is illegal to operate motorised vehicles off-road in Victorian State forests, parks and reserves.

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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