Budget 2024-25

2024-25 Budget

The 2024-25 Budget has been delivered.

Find out what's been announced

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Nature Positive law reforms

We are progressing stage 2 of our reforms to establish Environment Protection Australia and the Head of Environment Information Australia.

Learn more about the reforms

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Nominations are open for Australia's National and Commonwealth Heritage lists

Our National Heritage and Commonwealth Heritage lists recognise and protect places of natural, cultural or Indigenous significance.

Nominate an iconic place today

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Significant Impact Guidelines - unconventional gas development

Consultation is now open on our Significant Impact Guidelines 1.3, which have been amended to reflect recent changes to the water trigger.

Have your say on the amendments

Climate change

Climate change

Driving climate action, science and innovation so we are ready for the future.



Building a secure and sustainable energy system for all Australians.



Improving stewardship and sustainable management of Australia’s environment.



Improving the sustainable management of Australia’s water supply for industry, the environment and communities.


Parks and heritage

Managing Australia’s iconic national parks, historic places and living landscapes.

Science and research

Undertaking research and collecting data to support informed decisions and policies.

Have your say

We want to hear from you.

You can help shape our policies and decisions.

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News and Media

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  • Reef
The Australian and Queensland governments are seeking expressions of interest for new Members of the Reef 2050 Independent Expert Panel (IEP).
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  • International policy
We recently represented Australia at the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-4).
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  • Grants
The department has released the Environmental Defenders Office - review of conduct under the Grant agreement.