DEPI is responsible for managing 96% of public land on the coast and its marine waters, for this and future generations.
We delegate our management responsibility to Parks Victoria, local committees of management and coastal local governments. We also fund a number of coastal and marine projects including the Coast Action/Coastcare community coastal conservation program.
On 1 September 2014, the Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 was released by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change. The strategy is the state government's policy commitment for coastal, estuarine and marine environments in Victoria. It provides a long-term vision for the planning, management and sustainable use of our coast, and the policies and actions Victorians will need to implement over the next five years to help achieve that vision.
Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence
Nominations are now open for the Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence 2014. Submit your nomination by 31 July.
Coastal spaces initiative
The initiative considers issues relating to planning for and managing pressures associated with increasing urban development in coastal regions.
Coastal fact sheets
Concise information about a range of topics for committees of management and local government.
Coastal Risk Mitigation Program
An ongoing grants program that provides financial assistance to Victorian coastal Crown land managers for the reduction of coastal risk.
Coastlinks provides sharing and access to coastal and marine information for the community and Government agencies. Visit to explore the portal.