DEECA entities are accountable to their responsible ministers for the functions they perform on behalf of the Victorian Government in managing, regulating, consulting and/or advising in relation to public land, water, energy and environmental resources and planning and local infrastructure.
They perform a valuable service to the Victorian community.
DEECA oversees and supports these entities on behalf of the ministers.
The functions of a DEECA entity are set out in its establishing Act or terms of reference.
Most major DEECA entities have their own website that provides an overview of the agency's functions, copies of annual reports, and other information about the agency.
Major DEECA entities include:
Electric Line Clearance Consultative Committee
Energy Safe Victoria
Victorian Electrolysis Committee.
Waste and Recycling
Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability
Environment Protection Authority
The 7 Waste and Resource Recovery Groups were abolished on 30 June 2022 under the Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Act 2021. Recycling Victoria commenced operating on 1 July 2022.
Scientific Advisory Committee
Trust for Nature (Victoria)
Alpine Advisory Committee
Alpine Resorts Victoria
Marine and Coastal Council
National Parks Advisory Council
Reference Areas Advisory Committee
Royal Botanic Gardens Board Victoria
Victorian Environmental Assessment Council
Zoological Parks and Gardens Board
Traditional Owner Land Management
- Budj Bim Council
- Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board
- Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board
- Yorta Yorta Traditional Owner Land Management Board
- Related information: agreements with traditional land owners
Forests Fire and Regions
Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority
Caulfield Racecourse Trust
Committees of Management (various): In the DEECA portfolio there are approximately 1,000 committees of management established under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978, the largest of which include:
- Barwon Coast CoM
- Bellarine Bayside CoM
- Phillip Island Nature Park Board of Management
- Winton Wetlands CoM
- Working Heritage Inc. (formerly Mint Inc.)
Trustees are appointed under restrictive Crown grants.
There are approximately 35 restricted Crown grants where trustees manage one or more Crown land reserves.
Architects Registration Board of Victoria and Panel List
Building Advisory Council
Building Appeals Board
Building Regulations Advisory Committee
Cladding Safety Victoria
Geographic Place Names Advisory Panel
Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution Hardship Relief Board
Planning Application Committee
Plumbing Advisory Council
Registrar of Geographic Names
Royal Exhibition Building World Heritage Area Steering Committee
Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria
Victorian Building Authority
Victorian Planning Authority
In addition, various:
- planning panels and advisory committees are established under the Planning and Environment Act 1987
- environmental effects inquiries are established under the Environmental Effects Act 1978.
Catchment Management Authorities
There are 10 catchment management authorities across Victoria:
- Corangamite Catchment Management Authority
- East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
- Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority
- Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority
- Mallee Catchment Management Authority
- North Central Catchment Management Authority
- North East Catchment Management Authority
- West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
- Wimmera Catchment Management Authority
- Victorian Catchment Management Council.
There are 18 water corporations servicing Melbourne and regional areas across Victoria:
- Barwon Region Water Corporation
- Central Gippsland Region Water Corporation (t/a Gippsland Water)
- Central Highlands Region Water Corporation
- Coliban Region Water Corporation
- East Gippsland Region Water Corporation
- Gippsland and Southern Rural Water Corporation (t/a Southern Rural Water)
- Goulburn-Murray Rural Water Corporation (Goulburn-Murray Water)
- Goulburn Valley Region Water Corporation
- Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water Corporation
- Greater Western Water
- Lower Murray Urban and Rural Water Corporation (t/a Lower Murray Water)
- Melbourne Water Corporation (Melbourne)
- North East Region Water Corporation
- South East Water Corporation (Melbourne)
- South Gippsland Region Water Corporation
- Yarra Valley Water Corporation (Melbourne)
- Wannon Region Water Corporation
- Westernport Region Water Corporation
- Victorian Environmental Water Holder
- Water Supply Protection Area Consultative Committees
- Birrarung Council
- Border Groundwater Agreement Review Committee
- various agencies for example Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee
On 1 July 2021, Western Region Water Corporation and City West Water. were integrated, and Greater Western Water was established.
On 1 January 2022, the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA) was integrated into Melbourne Water, and PPWCMA ceased to exist.
Page last updated: 19/07/23