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.

News and announcements

Our Catchments, Our Communities launched

Victoria's first integrated catchment management strategy, Our Catchments, Our Communities was launched by Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville on 18 May 2016.

What we heard – Plan Melbourne refresh submissions released

The Victorian Government has released written submissions to the Plan Melbourne refresh along with two reports summarising feedback received from written submissions and community  engagement workshops and online activities.

Notice of Application to VCAT

DELWP has submitted a request for exemption under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 to comply with laws that allow the use of specialist restricted technology.

Local government review – have your say

Councils and their communities are invited to contribute ideas for important legislative reform. Have your say at Your Council Your Community.


Media releases

26 May 2016

Major milestone for Know Your Council website

The Victorian Government's Know Your Council website has been recognised on the national stage, placing runner-up in the Government 2.0 category of the 2016 Australian Government ICT Awards.

26 May 2016

Weekend campfires cause bushfires in the Mallee

People are being urged not to leave their campfires unattended after one caused a bushfire at Karadoc in the Murray River Reserve, south east of Mildura, on Sunday 22 May.

24 May 2016

Whale disentanglement skills – They’re no fluke

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is rolling out new  competency based training for staff on how to disentangle large whales.

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Our ministers

Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP

Minister for Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Suburban Development

Hon Lisa Neville MP

Minister for Water

Hon Natalie Hutchins MP

Minister for Local Government

Hon Richard Wynne MP

Minister for Planning

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 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

Local Government Switchboard: 03 9208 3333

National Relay Service

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