Our department was established on 1 February 2020. Before this, we were the:
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of the Environment and Energy (Environment portfolio)
We are still updating our corporate information. We don’t yet have new combined contact details for our new department.
Contact the relevant area for your enquiry.
General enquiry: 1800 900 090 or (61 3) 8318 6700 (from outside Australia)
Switchboard: (61 2) 6272 3933
(61 2) 6272 3232
You can contact us online, by phone, by mail or through our regional offices.
General enquiry: 1800 803 772
Switchboard: (61 2) 6274 1111
(61 2) 6275 9880
Making an emergency application to protect Indigenous heritage
Applications can be made under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (ATSIHP Act) for emergency declarations to protect Indigenous heritage that is under serious and immediate threat. Information is available from the department’s website: Indigenous heritage laws. To make or discuss an application, please contact the department by telephone or e-mail:
Indigenous Heritage emergency hotline: 02 6275 9450 (staffed at all times)
You can contact us online, by phone or mail.