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

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

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World Wetlands Day 2016

01 February 2016

Discover Victoria's diverse and unique wetlands on World Wetlands Day, 2 February.

Climate Change Framwork

Climate Change Framework

02 December 2015

The Victorian Government has committed to restoring Victoria as a leader in climate change action.

Aboriginal inclusion plan

'Achieve Together' - our Aboriginal inclusion plan

21 December 2015

Our Aboriginal inclusion plan Munganin – Gadhaba, meaning 'Achieve Together', sets out DELWP's approach to inclusion for 2016 – 2020.

Councillor conduct panel list – expressions of interest

22 January 2016

Expressions of interest are invited for appointment to a new Councillor Conduct Panel List.


Media releases

04 February 2016

Recipe for success – weed control in cemetery’s native grasslands

The Dowling Forest Cemetery Trust has completed a four-year weed control program and the native grassland at the cemetery is now thriving in spite of the dry conditions...

03 February 2016

Threatened Orchid discovery near Casterton

A Department of Environment Land Water & Planning (DELWP) Biodiversity officer has discovered a new population of the threatened Dense Leek-orchid (Prasophyllum spicatum) in recently burnt bushland near Casterton.

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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