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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Agriculture, Water and the Environment
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment protects Australia’s natural resources and helps develop strong agricultural industries. We work with others to ensure our land, water and heritage are well-managed, protected and productive. We: •drive strong and sustainable agricultural industries •manage our unique environment and heritage •support our regional communities We are informed by science. We are innovative and collaborative. We look to the future.


Key People

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Constitution and Administrative Arrangement Orders

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Department

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 787, Canberra ACT 2601

Enquiry Lines

Title Phone Number Hours of Operation Description
Environment Community Information 1800 803 772 9am to 4pm EST For enquiries about the publications and services of the Department
Farm Support 1800 900 090 For general enquiries
Media enquires - Agriculture (61 2) 6272 3232 For media enquiries about agriculture and biosecurity issues.
Media enquires - Environment (61 2) 6275 9880 For media enquiries about environment issues

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