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

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

Fire Action Week

Fire Action Week 2016

Make no mistake, summer is on its way and with it the threat of another fire season.

New planning rules for Melbourne’s central city

New planning controls have been introduced to guide development and support the long-term liveability of Melbourne's central city.

Time to Target 155

The first day of summer has seen the Minister for Water officially reactivate the voluntary Target 155 water efficiency program for metropolitan Melbourne and announcing a new program, Target Your Water Use, for regional Victoria.

World Leading Climate Change Bill Introduced

The Victorian Government today introduced the Climate Change Bill 2016 into Parliament to create a new Climate Change Act, as the latest step in reinstating Victoria as a leader in climate change action.


Media releases

02 December 2016

Fire Awareness Awards winners announced

A diverse range of projects were recognised for excellence at last night's annual Fire Awareness Awards.

02 December 2016

Firing up our forest fire fighters

Designed to enhance their skills in protecting communities from bushfire, 14 of Forest Fire Management Victoria's firefighters undertook a rigorous training exercise this week at Cave Hill Creek Camp-site, near Raglan in the  Grampians region.

02 December 2016

Looking out for our fruit bats

With summer weather on its way, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) advises that we are also entering the breeding season (summer through autumn) for the Grey-headed Flying-fox (fruit bat).

01 December 2016

Simple ‘Cool To Touch’ campfire safety message this bushfire season

With today the first day of summer, Forest Fire Management Victoria has this simple message for the bushfire season – 'If your campfire is Cool To Touch, you are safe to leave'.

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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

VicEmergency Hotline: 1800 226 226

Local Government Switchboard: 03 9208 3333

National Relay Service

Deaf, hearing or speech impaired?
Please contact the National Relay Service on 133 677 or