DEECA brings together Victoria’s energy, environment, water, agriculture, forestry, resources, climate action, and emergency management functions into a single department to maximise connections between the environment, community, industry and economy.

Our challenge is to improve Victoria’s liveability with a population expected to almost double by 2050 while responsibly tackling climate change and protecting our natural environment, infrastructure and heritage for future generations.

Our public value outcomes

Our business is focused on achieving DEECA's 8 outcomes

  1. Agriculture and Forestry – Productive and sustainable use of natural resources
  2. Climate Action – Net-zero emission, climate-ready economy and community
  3. Earth Resources - Sustainable development of Victoria's earth resources
  4. Emergency Management – Reduce the impact of major bushfires and other emergencies on people, property and the environment
  5. Energy – Reliable, sustainable and affordable energy services
  6. Environment and Resource Recovery – Healthy, resilient and biodiverse environment
  7. Land Management – Productive and effective land management
  8. Water – Safe, sustainable and productive water resources

Our corporate plan 2023-2027 outlines the outcomes we seek to achieve over the next 4 years, our strategies for achieving these, and how we will measure our success.

Building a positive organisational culture

To best serve Victorians, we strive to build a positive organisational culture built on

  • strong leadership
  • diversity
  • collaboration
  • innovation
  • developing our people.

Our vision and principles

Our vision for diversity and inclusion is a workplace culture that embraces individual differences in all forms and fosters innovation.

We live our diversity and inclusion values when our people embrace the following principles:

  • connect effectively with our diverse customers and communities to understand their needs
  • embrace different viewpoints
  • have equal opportunity in the workplace
  • feel they belong and know their unique contribution is valued
  • leverage the experience and ideas of others

Page last updated: 12/03/24