Offers information on the national standards and strategies used to approach monitoring air quality, research to inform air quality policy and community education on air quality issues.
Index page to the department's annual reports. Reports are available in PDF format.
Provides information about more than 20,000 natural, historic and Indigenous places on the heritage lists.
11–19 April 2015
An annual national celebration of Australia’s unique heritage, It's an opportunity for all Australians to join together to celebrate our shared and special heritage.
Calendar of special environment related events for the current year.
Provides information on the involvement in chemicals risk assessment and policy to ensure that chemicals are managed safely to protect human health and the environment.
Gives a basic introduction to ecological sustainability issues and specifically how the built environment affects them. It begins by outlining the Australian position on ecologically sustainable development (ESD) and some key policies relevant to buildings and ESD.
Join educators at the Australian National Botanic Gardens on a 40 hectare outdoor living classroom for an array of hands-on engaging, curriculum-linked educational experiences.
Overview page of environment publications and resources which are available for download or ordering.
The Australian Government’s central piece of environmental legislation. It provides a legal framework to protect and manage nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places.
Links to the Department's portfolio budget statements 2014-15.
Describes a record keeping scheme that helps bird keepers keep adequate records, minimising the risk of acquiring illegally traded birds, and reduces disease and pest risks in Australia from illegally imported birds.
Information for teachers and students about whales, dolphins and porpoises including discovery game and minke whale video.
Compare the fuel consumption of different vehicles sold in Australia between 1986 and 2003. Includes passenger cars and four-wheel drives, and light commercial vehicles up to 2.7 tonnes gross vehicle mass. For vehicles manufactured after 2003 visit the Green Vehicle Guide.
Provides a list of environment grants and funding programs.
If you want to export or import hazardous waste, or move it in or out of Australia (transit) you must apply for a permit to do so.
The Australian Government has a long history of working with Indigenous people, particularly in natural resource management and heritage related activities.
Located 240 kilometres east of Darwin in Australia’s tropical north, the Park is Australia’s largest terrestrial national park. It is managed jointly by its Aboriginal traditional owners and the Department.
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch – Search for information about heritage sites, wetlands, national parks and protected plants and animals in your suburb or surrounds.
Provides free information about substance emissions in Australia. Check out the substance fact sheets to discover the many different sources of pollution.
Designed to help you find relevant information about chemicals as quickly and easily as possible. Information has been arranged into topics to help focus your search; alternatively you can use the search facilities on the left.
Provides funding for biodiversity and climate science. The program provides for groups of research institutions to apply to form six research hubs.
Provides information on Australia's Commonwealth national parks – Kakadu, Uluru – Kata Tjuta, Booderee, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island and Pulu Keeling – and Australia's network of Commonwealth marine reserves.
If you wish to conduct commercial activities in a Commonwealth Park or Reserve – such as events, tours, commercial filming and photography – you need a permit. This page provides full details and downloads for permits.
Permits are required for all sea dumping operations including dumping off vessels, platforms or other man-made structures and for burials at sea. Australia has International obligations to prevent marine pollution by controlling dumping of wastes and other matter.
Provides information about species and ecological communities listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Discover the state of the Australian environment – the SoE 2011 is a valuable resource for teachers, students, librarians, policy makers, environmental managers, consultants and the general public. The SoE is supported by a mix of summaries and detailed information as well as discussions of the drivers of environmental change, resilience, risks and what the future might look like.
National SoE reports provide information about environmental and heritage conditions, trends and pressures for the Australian continent, surrounding seas and Australia's external territories.
Helps develops skills, knowledge and values that promote behaviour in support of a sustainable environment. It is not confined to formal schooling. It also occurs in a wide range of non-formal education settings at work and at home.
Changes to the landscape and native habitat as a result of human activity have put many of Australia's unique species at risk. Over the last two hundred years many species of plants and animals have become extinct. For the other species of plants and animals whose survival is threatened, a range of management and conservation measures are in place.
Offers practical 'how to' help for building owners, managers and users to reduce water use by up to 30% to 40%. providing an introduction to the technical and behavioural opportunities that exist in office and public buildings for reducing water consumption and increasing water reuse. The second part of the publication is the National water intensity benchmarks for office buildings and public buildings.