DEECA entities are usually accountable to their responsible ministers for the functions they perform on behalf of the Victorian Government in managing, regulating, advising, and delivering to the public in relation to public land, water, energy and environmental resources.

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, terms of reference, or other establishment instrument.

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


Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority

Mining Warden/s

Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Advisory Committee

SEC Victoria Pty Ltd

SEC Energy Pty Ltd

SEC Infrastructure Pty Ltd

State Electricity Commission Victoria

Environment Protection

Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability

Environment Protection Authority

Sustainability Victoria


Scientific Advisory Committee

Trust for Nature (Victoria)

Public Land

Alpine Resorts Victoria

Marine and Coastal Council

National Parks Advisory Council

Parks Victoria

Phillip Island Nature Park Board of Management

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

Forestry Transition



Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority

Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Trust

Committees of Management  (various): In the DEECA portfolio there are approximately 1,000 committees of management incorporated under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978, the largest of which include:

  • Barwon Coast CoM
  • Bellarine Bayside 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.

Catchment management

There are 9 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

Water Corporations

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   North East Region Water Corporation
  • South East Water Corporation
  • South Gippsland Region Water Corporation
  • Yarra Valley Water Corporation Wannon Region Water Corporation
  • Westernport Region Water Corporation


  • Victorian Environmental Water Holder
  • Birrarung Council
  • Border Groundwater Agreement Review Committee
  • various advisory committees for example Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee

Agriculture Victoria Research

Agriculture Victoria Services Pty Ltd

Phytogene Pty Ltd

Regulatory Policy and Programs - Animal Welfare Victoria

Apicultural Industry Advisory Committee

Cattle Compensation Advisory Committee

Sheep and Goat Compensation Advisory Committee

Swine Industry Projects Advisory Committee

Dairy Food Safety Victoria


Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria

Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria Panel Hearings

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

Agricultural Policy and Programs

Melbourne Market Authority

Murray Valley Wine Grape Industry Development Committee

Victorian Strawberry Industry Development Committee

Rural Assistance Commissioner

Victorian Agriculture and Climate Change Council

Young Farmers Advisory Council

Agriculture Victoria

VicGrid was established as an Administrative Office in relation to Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action on 1 March 2024, by Order in Council under section 11 of the Public Administration Act 2004.

Page last updated: 15/03/24