Our new website is live!

Welcome to our new department website. You can find everything that was on environment.gov.au and agriculture.gov.au right here.

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Creating a climate resilient Australia through adaptation and climate science

We are coordinating national action to better anticipate, prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Find out more about our climate actions


Changes to waste export laws

From 1 December 2021 new waste tyres export rules will be in place.

Find out about the export rules


Paying farmers to improve remnant vegetation

The Australian Government is trialling ways to pay farmers who enhance remnant vegetation as part of the Agriculture Stewardship Package.

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Supply chain

Registrations for the 2021 National Biosecurity Forum are now open

The forum will run online from 10 to 11 Nov. It is an opportunity to discuss biosecurity issues with government, industry & the community.

Register today

Agriculture and land

Building stronger and more sustainable agriculture, fisheries, forestry and land care.


Improving the sustainable management of Australia’s water resources for agriculture, the environment and communities.


Improving stewardship and sustainable management of Australia’s environment.

Biosecurity and trade

Lowering biosecurity risks to Australia, and assisting industry to accelerate growth towards a $100 billion agricultural sector by 2030.

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.

Enhancing Australia's agriculture, environment, heritage and water resources through regulation and partnership.

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Have your say

We want to hear from you.

You can help shape our policies and decisions.

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News and Media

On World Standards Day we recognise and thank the technical experts across the world who collaborate to deliver international standards for animal health and welfare, plant health and food safety.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment has issued an infringement notice to a company for breaching the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989.
Commonwealth Environmental Water Office MEDIA RELEASE