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Join DCCEEW and shape a greener future

Opportunities are available in our Biodiversity and Marine divisions for people ready to make a lasting positive impact on our environment.

Find out more about the opportunities

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Australia's ocean art and photography competition

We want to see what you love about the ocean through drawing, painting, crafting or photographing.

Enter the competition now

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Have you ever wondered why water infrastructure matters?

Find out what water infrastructure actually is and why it's so important for our nation.

Read more about water infrastructure

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Expressions of interest now open

We are seeking First Nations Peoples with water expertise to join the Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Water Interests.

Apply to join the committee

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Can social media technology save our slug?

Imagine if we could use social media technology to better understand Australia’s biodiversity including our giant pink slugs.

Learn more about the technology

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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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
Australia is taking increased action and using the latest science to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS).
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  • Reef
The Australian Government is investing a further $6.4 million in 3 new water quality projects to safeguard the health of the iconic Great Barrier Reef.
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  • Water
We’ve probably all driven past a dam and not really thought anything further of it aside from noticing the water inside.