Great Barrier Reef

Check out some of the projects that are protecting the Great Barrier Reef

We are working with our partners on a range of projects and using the latest science to protect the Reef now and into the future.

Visit the new Reef interactive map

Restored wetland Picarilli Station, Thargomindah. Photo: Glenn Landsberg

Wetlands Australia newsletter

Wetlands Australia shares stories from across Australia about wetlands conservation, management and education.

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Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS)

Guiding energy-efficient design and construction for a net-zero future

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Our Nature Positive Plan is now available

Our plan sets out the Australian Government’s response to the EPBC Act review and commitment to environmental law reform.

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Strategic water purchasing announced to help return water to the environment

The announcement supports the Australian Government's commitment to deliver the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in full.

Find out more about the announcement

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.

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News and Media

  • News
  • Water
24 March 2023
The Australian Government has opened a tender on AusTender on 23 March 2023, to purchase permanent water rights in 6 catchments across New Sout
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  • Energy
24 March 2023
Consultation is now open We are seeking feedback on the proposed implementation approaches from the 2022 Review of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code – Electricity Retail) Regulations 2019…
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  • Waste
24 March 2023
The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) is undertaking audits of entities exporting regulated waste material to ensure they are complying with legislation to…