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Welcome to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Our new department was established on 1 July 2022.

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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

  • News
  • Energy
19 August 2022
The Minister for Climate Change and Energy, the Hon Chris Bowen announced today that a consultation paper on the National Electric Vehicle Strategy will be released for consultation in September 2022.
  • Have your say
  • Climate change
18 August 2022
We are seeking your feedback on options to reform the Safeguard Mechanism to help industry reduce emissions in line with Australia’s climate targets.
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  • Water
17 August 2022
The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water today launched public consultation on the draft Lake Eyre Basin Strategic Plan.