Department of the Environment and Energy
The role of the Department of the Environment and Energy is to advise on and implement environment and energy policy to support the Government in achieving a healthy environment, strong economy and thriving community now and for the future.
The Department’s priorities fall under four purposes: environment, heritage, climate change, Antarctica and energy. The Department designs and implements the Australian Government’s policies and programs, and administers national laws, to:
- Conserve, protect and sustainably manage Australia’s biodiversity and heritage
- Develop and implement a national response to climate change
- Advance Australia’s strategic, scientific and environmental interests in the Antarctic, and
- Support the reliable, sustainable and secure operations of energy markets through improving Australia’s energy efficiency, performance and productivity for the community.