Who we are

We are the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. We are part of the Australian Government.

Our role

Our role and functions are diverse.

We protect Australia’s natural resources and help develop strong agricultural industries. We work with others to ensure our land, water and heritage are well-managed, protected and productive. For today and into the future.

Find out more about what we do.

Our corporate video

Corporate video transcript DOCX [56 KB]

Our ministers

We have 5 ministers across the portfolio. Read about our ministers and assistant ministers.

Our structure

Secretary Andrew Metcalfe AO leads our department.

See how we’re structured.

Our people

Our staff have many different roles. From biosecurity dog handlers to environmental assessors, research staff and scientists to accountants. They are located all over Australia.

We also have staff based overseas. They maintain relationships with international organisations and our trading partners.

Our skills and expertise are as diverse as our portfolio. This helps us to be ready for any challenge. To ensure our advice and activities meet the needs and expectations of the community, industry, and other governments.

Find out more about who we are and what we do in our ‘A day in the life…’  video series.

Find out how you can join our team.