On 23 February 2017, the Climate Change Bill 2016 successfully passed through the Victorian Parliament’s Upper House to create a new Climate Change Act, as the latest step in reinstating Victoria as a leader in climate change action.
The Bill gives effect to the majority of the commitments set out in the Victorian Government Response to the 2015 Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010. The Bill will provide Victoria with a world-leading legislative foundation to manage climate change risks, maximise the opportunities that arise from decisive action, and drive our transition to a climate resilient community and economy with net zero emissions by 2050.
Read more about the Bill and the 2015 Independent Review here.
The Bill and Second Reading Speech are available online here.
Arthur Rylah Institute – helping our environment for 50 years
Victoria's biodiversity science facility the Arthur Rylah Institute marks its 50th anniversary in 2020.
Captive breeding brings brush-tailed rock wallaby back from the brink of extinction
A dedicated wildlife conservation program is helping to bring a native marsupial back from the brink of extinction.
Park and Forest closures
Some parks and forests will close on days of severe/extreme weather or significant fire danger, so if you are planning on visiting for camping, walking and other recreational activities please make sure you check on conditions before you leave.