Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Aboriginal Lands Act 1991*

Alpine Resorts Act 1983

Alpine Resorts (Management) Act 1997

  • Alpine Resorts (Management) Regulations 2009

Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Act 2017*

Climate Change Act 2010*

  • Climate Change Regulations 2017

Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Act 2003

Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987*

  • Conservation, Forests and Lands (Contracts) Regulations 2010
  • Conservation, Forests and Lands (Infringement Notice) Regulations 2013
  • Conservation, Forests and Lands (Primary Industries Infringement Notices) Regulations 2013

Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978*

  • Crown Land (Reserves) (Domestic Firewood) Regulations 2012
  • Crown Land (Reserves) (Tour Operator Licence Fee) Regulations 2011

Cultural and Recreational Lands Act 1963

Dental Hospital Land Act 2011

Electricity Industry Act 2000

Electricity Safety Act 1998

  • Electricity Safety (Bushfire Mitigation) Regulations 2013
  • Electricity Safety (Bushfire Mitigation Duties) Regulations 2017
  • Electricity Safety (Cathodic Protection) Regulations 2019
  • Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations 2015
  • Electricity Safety (Equipment Safety Scheme) Regulations 2019
  • Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019
  • Electricity Safety (Management) Regulations 2019
  • Electricity Safety (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2010

Energy Safe Victoria Act 2005

Environment Protection Act 1970

  • Environment Protection (Fees) Regulations 2012
  • Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009
  • Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations 2018
  • Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulations 2017
  • Environment Protection (Ships' Ballast Water) Regulations 2018
  • Environment Protection (Vehicle Emissions) Regulations 2013

Environment Protection Act 2017

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988*

  • Flora and Fauna Guarantee Regulations 2020

Forests Act 1958*

  • Forests (Fire Protection) Regulations 2014
  • Forests (Domestic Firewood) Regulations 2012
  • Forests (Tour Operator Licence Fee) Regulations 2011
  • Forests (Licences and Permits) Regulations 2019
  • Forests (Recreation) Regulations 2010

Fuel Emergency Act 1977

Gas Industry Act 2001

Gas Safety Act 1997

  • Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations 2018
  • Gas Safety (Gas Quality) Regulations 2017
  • Gas Safety (Safety Case) Regulations 2018

Geelong Lands (Steampacket Place) Act 1996

Geelong Market Site Act 1983

Heritage Rivers Act 1992

Land Act 1958*

  • Land Regulations 2016
  • Land (Tour Operator Licence Fee) Regulations 2011

Land Conservation (Vehicle Control) Act 1972*

  • Land Conservation (Vehicle Control) Regulations 2013

Land (Goonawarra Golf Course) Act 1988

Land (Reservations and other Matters) Act (various years)

Land (Revocation of Reservations -Metropolitan Land) Act 2016

Land (Revocation of Reservations - Regional Victoria Land) Act 2016

Land (Revocation of Reservations) Act (various years)

Land (Revocation of Reservations and Other Matters) Act 2009

Land (Revocation of Reservations) (Convention Centre Land) Act 2008

Land (St. Kilda Sea Baths) Act 2000

Land (St Kilda Triangle) Act 2006

Marine and Coastal Act 2018

Melbourne and Olympic Parks Act 1985*

Melbourne (Yarra Park) Land Act 1980*

National Electricity (Victoria) Act 2005

National Environment Protection Council (Victoria) Act 1995

National Gas (Victoria) Act 2008

  • National Gas (Victoria) (Declared System Provisions) Regulations 2014

National Parks Act 1975

  • National Parks Regulations 2013
  • National Parks (Tour Operator Licence Fee) Regulations 2011

Parks and Crown Land Legislation (Mount Buffalo) Act 2010

Parks Victoria Act 2018

Pipelines Act 2005

  • Pipelines Regulations 2017

Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1986*

  • Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Regulations 2012

Queen Victoria Market Lands Act 1996

Reference Areas Act 1978

Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Act 2017*

Royal Agricultural Show-grounds Act 1931

Royal Agricultural Showgrounds Act 2003

Royal Botanic Gardens Act 1991

  • Royal Botanic Gardens Regulations 2014

Royal Children's Hospital (Land) Act 2007

Royal Women’s Hospital Land Act 2012

Safety on Public Land Act 2004

South Melbourne Land Act 1986

Southgate Project Act 1994

State Electricity Commission Act 1958*

State Owned Enterprises Act 1992*

Sustainable Forest (Timber) Act 2004*

Sustainability Victoria Act 2005

Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement Authority (Repeal) Act 1994

Temperance Halls Act 1958

University of Melbourne Land Act 2000

Victorian Conservation Trust Act 1972

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007

  • Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Regulations 2018
  • Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (Project-Based Activities)Regulations 2017

Victorian Environment Assessment Council Act 2001

Victorian Plantations Corporation Act 1993

  • Victorian Plantations Corporation (Register of Plantation Licences) Regulations 2018

Victorian Renewable Energy Act 2006

Water Industry Act 1994*

  • Water Industry (Reservoir Parks Land) Regulations 2014
  • Water Industry (Waterways Land) Regulations 2013

Wildlife Act 1975*

  • Wildlife (State Game Reserves) Regulations 2014
  • Wildlife Regulations 2013
  • Wildlife (Game) Regulations 2012
  • Wildlife (Marine Mammals) Regulations 2019
  • Wildlife (Tour Operator Licence Fee) Regulations 2011

Zoological Parks and Gardens Act 1995

Local Government

City of Greater Geelong Act 1993*

City of Melbourne Act 2001

  • City of Melbourne (Electoral) Regulations 2012

Libraries Act 1988*

  • Library Purposes Trusts Regulations 2010

Local Government Act 2020*

  • Local Government (Electoral) Regulations 2016
  • Local Government (Planning and Reporting) Regulations 2014
  • Local Government (General) Regulations 2015
  • Local Government (Long Service Leave) Regulations 2012

Local Government (Brimbank City Council) Act 2009

Local Government (Casey City Council) Act 2020

Local Government (Rural City of Wangaratta) Act 2013

Local Government (Whittlesea City Council) Act 2020

Municipal Association Act 1907

Municipalities Assistance Act 1973

Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Act 1899

Victoria Grants Commission Act 1976

Urban Renewal Authority Victoria Act 2003

Planning

Architects Act 1991

  • Architects Regulations 2015

Building Act 1993

  • Building Regulations 2018

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002

  • Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Regulations 2013

Casino Control Act 1991*

  • Casino Control (Fees) Regulations 2015

City of Greater Geelong Act 1993*

Electronic Conveyancing (Adoption of National Law) Act 2013

Electronic Conveyancing National Law (Victoria)

Environment Effects Act 1987

Geographic Place Names Act 1998

Heritage Act 2017

  • Heritage Regulations 2017
  • Heritage  (Underwater Cultural Heritage) Regulations 2017

Instruments Act 1958*

Local Government Act 1989*

Nudity (Prescribed Areas) Act 1983

Planning and Environment Act 1987*

  • Planning and Environment Regulations 2015
  • Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016

Planning and Environment (Planning Schemes) Act 1996

Project Development and Construction Management Act 1994*

Property Law Act 1958*

Residential Tenancies Act 1997*

  • Residential Tenancies (Caravan Parks and Movable Dwellings Registration and Standards) Regulations 2010

South Yarra Project (Subdivision and Management) Act 1985

Subdivision Act 1988*

  • Subdivision (Fees) Regulations 2016
  • Subdivision (Procedures) Regulations 2011
  • Subdivision (Registrar's Fees) Regulations 2016
  • Subdivision (Registrar's Requirements) Regulations 2011

Survey Co-ordination Act 1958

  • Survey Co-ordination Regulations 2014

Surveying Act 2004

  • Surveying (Cadastral Surveys) Regulations 2015
  • Surveying (Registration Fees) Regulations 2015

Transfer of Land Act 1958*

  • Subdivision (Registrar's Fees) Regulations 2016
  • Transfer of Land (Fees) Regulations 2016

Valuation of Land Act 1960*

  • Valuation of Land Regulations 2014

Victorian Planning Authority Act 2017

Water

Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994*

  • Catchment and Land Protection Regulations 2012

Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987*

Groundwater (Border Agreement) Act 1985

Murray Darling Basin Act 1993

State Owned Enterprises Act 1992*

Water Act 1989

  • Water (Trade Waste) Regulations 2014
  • Water (Estimation, Supply and Sewerage) Regulations 2014
  • Water (Lake Eildon Recreational Area) (Houseboats) Regulations 2013
  • Water (Drillers' Licences) Regulations 2012
  • Water (Subdivisional Easements and Reserves) Regulations 2011
  • Water (Long Service Leave) Regulations 2011
  • Water (Notice of Disposition of Land) Regulations 2010
  • Water (Register of Interests) Regulations 2010
  • Water (Resource Management) Regulations 2017
  • Water (Taking and Using Water Under Tagged Allocations) Interim Regulations 2019

Water (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2008

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005

Water Industry Act 1994*

Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Binarnng murron) Act 2017

*This Act is not solely administered by DELWP. Parts of this Act may be administered by another portfolio agency. For more detail on the allocation of responsibility for the administration of Acts of Parliament to ministers refer to the Victorian Government General Order.

Legislation governing domestic firewood collection

The legislation and regulations that establish the rules for domestic firewood collection are:

  • Forests Act 1958
  • Forests (Domestic Firewood) Regulations 2012
  • Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978
  • Crown Land (Reserves) (Domestic Firewood) Regulations 2010.

There are heavy penalties for not complying with these rules, including fines of up to 50 penalty units (current value of the maximum fine is $7,928.50) or one year imprisonment.

  • On-the spot fines are issued for a range of offences, including:
  • taking more than the daily limit of 2 cubic metres of firewood from a firewood collection area during a firewood collection season
  • cutting or taking wood for domestic firewood use from state forest outside a designated firewood collection area
  • bringing heavy vehicles / machinery into a firewood collection area
  • collecting firewood within 20 metres of a watercourse
  • cutting live or dead standing trees
  • cutting or taking a visibly hollow log or a log growing moss or fungi
  • driving off road.
  • Under the Forests (Domestic Firewood) Regulations 2012 it is an offence to:
    • tow or winch fallen trees along the ground
    • fill a chainsaw with oil or fuel unless it is on an impermeable surface

DELWP and Parks Victoria conduct routine, random or targeted patrols of forest areas, and authorised officers issue on-the-spot fines for firewood offences, with an option to take people to court for major offences.

If you would like to report an offence or misconduct please contact our Customer Service Centre on 136 186.

Page last updated: 30/06/20