Fire & emergencies
DEPI plays a role, with other organisations, in helping to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergency events.
With Parks Victoria DEPI manages fire on Victoria's 7.6 million hectares of public land, or about one third of the State. This includes reducing the risk of fire, containing outbreaks and managing environmental effects.
DEPI also has responsibilities for animal welfare and the recovery of rural enterprises after emergencies such as fires and floods.
Horses after bushfires
The horse industry has come together to provide assistance to those in need after the 2014 fires.
Closures of parks and forests
Find out when access to parks or forests is not allowed for planned burning, bushfire or other reasons.
Proposed trial into the impact of grazing on fuels
Learn more about the proposed trial into the impact of grazing on fuels.