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.

Forestry and land use

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


Firewood collection open now

01 March 2015

The 2015 Autumn Firewood Collection Season started across Victoria on Sunday 1 March and will close on 30 June

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Recasting Fishermans Bend for the community

17 April 2015

The Victorian Government has announced details of the recast and improved Fishermans Bend precinct, putting people back into the decision making process while ensuring the area becomes a vibrant and sustainable community, supporting jobs and economic growth.

ESC consultation paper front page

ESC commences consultation process on fairer rating system

16 April 2015

The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has released a consultation paper on a rate capping and variation framework.

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Protecting Leadbeater’s Possum

17 April 2015

The Victorian Government has announced a raft of new measures to help secure the long-term survival of Victoria's endangered Leadbeater's Possum.


Media releases

01 May 2015

Planned burn near Casterton reduces fuel hazard

Fire-fighters from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Parks Victoria will conduct planned burning to reduce the fuel hazard in areas near Casterton today (Friday).

01 May 2015

Some Victorian park and forest roads and tracks closing temporarily

Some roads and tracks in Victoria's forests and parks will be temporarily closed for winter and spring from today (1 May 2015), with more to follow next month, as part of an annual program.

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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