All indicators

Indicator Status Trend Data quality
Actual fire regimes compared to optimal fire regimes Fair Deteriorating Good
Air pollution from transport Mixed Mixed Poor
Ambient ozone levels (summer smog) Good Stable Good
Annual greenhouse gas emissions Poor Improving Good
Annual production of wood products from state forests compared to sustainable harvest levels Fair Deteriorating Good
Area affected by salinity Fair Mixed Mixed
Area and percentage of forest and net area of forest available and suitable for wood production Poor Deteriorating Good
Area and type of human-induced disturbance – grazing Unknown Stable Poor
Area and type of human-induced disturbance – planned burns Fair Unclear Good
Area of forest by type and tenure - plantation Forest in Private Land Fair Stable Good
Area of forest type by growth stage Fair Improving Good
Area of forest type by growth stage distribution in protected zones Fair Improving Fair
Area of functional floodplain Unknown Unclear Poor
Area of Management in Priority Locations Fair Stable Fair
Area of native forest harvested Fair Stable Good
Area of native vegetation burnt in planned fires and bushfires Poor Deteriorating Good
Bushfire risk Fair Deteriorating Poor
Capacity to conduct and apply research and development aimed at improving forest management, including development of scientific understanding of forest ecosystem characteristics and functions Good Stable Good
Carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide Good Improving Good
Catchment inputs into coastal waters Mixed Mixed Mixed
Change in Suitable Habitat Fair Stable Good
Changes in Land Tenure Fair Stable Good
Changes in major land uses in Victoria N/A Stable Good
Community awareness of climate risks and associated responsibilities Mixed Unclear Fair
Condition of flow regimes Poor Deteriorating Good
Conservation of coastal ecosystems in protected areas Fair Stable Fair
Conservation of marine ecosystems in protected areas Mixed Stable Good
Conservation of Victorian Ecosystems Fair Stable Good
Considering climate change risks in land use planning (including in the coastal zone) Mixed Unclear Fair
Consumption of renewable energy as a share of total energy consumption Poor Improving Good
Contaminated sites Unknown Unclear Fair
Contribution of forest ecosystems to the global greenhouse gas balance Poor Improving Good
Councils (or other organisations) with urban forestry plans or urban greening or cooling-related strategies Mixed Improving Fair
Deer Poor Deteriorating Poor
Degree of disturbance to native-forest species caused by invasive species Fair Deteriorating Good
Delivering water for the environment Fair Stable Good
Dissolved oxygen concentration in rivers Good Stable Good
Distribution and abundance of fish Poor Deteriorating Good
Distribution and abundance of frogs Poor Deteriorating Good
Distribution and abundance of macroinvertebrates Fair Stable Fair
Distribution and abundance of waterbirds in the Murray Darling Basin Poor Deteriorating Fair
Diversion rate Fair Stable Good
Emissions of major air pollutants by sector Fair Unclear Fair
Energy use per capita Poor Improving Good
Energy used in the transport sector Poor Deteriorating Good
Enterococci bacteria Mixed Mixed Mixed
Estuarine condition Unknown Unclear Poor
Extent and condition of key climate-sensitive ecosystems Unknown Unclear Fair
Extent to which the economic framework supports the conservation and sustainable management of forests Fair Unclear Fair
Extent to which the institutional framework supports the conservation and sustainable management of forests Fair Deteriorating Fair
Extent to which the legal framework (laws, regulations, guidelines) supports the conservation and sustainable management of forests Fair Improving Fair
Fragmentation of native forest cover Poor Unclear Fair
Generation of municipal waste per capita Fair Stable Good
Greenfield versus infill development Fair Stable Good
Greenhouse gas emission and emission intensities from transport Poor Stable Good
Groundwater ecosystems Unknown Unclear Poor
Groundwater harvested for consumptive use Fair Stable Good
Groundwater levels Fair Mixed Fair
Groundwater quality Mixed Stable Fair
Harmful algae blooms Mixed Mixed Mixed
Health and status of Ramsar wetlands in Victoria Unknown Unclear Poor
Health impacts of air pollution Fair Unclear Poor
Health impacts of noise pollution Mixed Unclear Poor
Horses Poor Deteriorating Fair
Impacts of bushfires Poor Unclear Poor
Impacts of fisheries production Unknown Unclear Poor
Indoor air quality Unknown Unclear Poor
Invasive freshwater plants and animals Unknown Unclear Poor
Invasive marine species Mixed Mixed Mixed
Invasive terrestrial animals Poor Deteriorating Poor
Invasive terrestrial plants Poor Deteriorating Good
Invertebrates Poor Deteriorating Fair
Investment and expenditure in forest management Fair Stable Good
Land management activities Fair Improving Mixed
Land use types in Victoria Fair N/A Good
Landscape B:19 Scale Change Poor Deteriorating Fair
Light pollution Unknown Unclear Poor
Litter and Illegal Dumping Good Improving Poor
Little penguins Mixed Mixed Mixed
Macroalgae on intertidal reefs Mixed Mixed Mixed
Macroalgae-dominated subtidal reefs Mixed Mixed Mixed
Mangrove extent  Mixed Unclear Good
Marine and Coastal Waterbirds Mixed Mixed Mixed
Migratory shorebirds Mixed Deteriorating Fair
Mobile invertebrates on intertidal reefs Mixed Mixed Mixed
Mobile megafaunal invertebrates on subtidal reefs Mixed Mixed Mixed
Net Gain in Extent and Condition of Native Vegetation Poor Deteriorating Good
Number of dams, weirs and levees Fair Unclear Fair
Number of in-situ and ex-situ conservation efforts for forest-dependent species Unknown Unclear Poor
Number of Victorian Government organisations that manage environmental assets that contribute to DELWP Standard Output Data Poor Unclear Poor
Observed average rainfall Poor Deteriorating Good
Observed sea level Fair Deteriorating Mixed
Observed surface temperature Fair Deteriorating Good
Occurrence and impacts of extreme weather Poor Deteriorating Good
Occurrence of algal blooms Fair Unclear Fair
Odour and noise Unknown Deteriorating Fair
Over-abundant sea urchins on subtidal reefs Mixed Mixed Fair
Participation in natural resource management activities Good Improving Good
Particle pollution (PM10 and PM2.5) Mixed Stable Fair
Per capita transport energy use Poor Stable Good
Percentage of agri-businesses using long-term weather and climate change projections Fair Improving Fair
Percentage of agricultural land with approved irrigation Unknown Unclear Poor
Percentage of waterways and groundwater areas, subject to extraction, with a limit on extraction Good Stable Good
pH Good Stable Good
Piscivorous (fish-eating) birds Mixed Mixed Mixed
Point source discharges to marine waters Unknown Unclear
Private Land Conservation Fair Improving Good
Projected changes in temperature N/A Deteriorating Good
Projected changes to average rainfall N/A Deteriorating Fair
Projected runoff to dams and catchments N/A Deteriorating Good
Projected sea level N/A Deteriorating Good
Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture Unknown Unclear Poor
Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality Poor Deteriorating Good
Proportion of timber harvest area successfully regenerated by forest type Fair Stable Good
Regional climate projections N/A Deteriorating Good
Reported inland water pollution incidents (EPA) Fair Deteriorating Fair
Riparian Vegetation Habitat Extent Poor Unclear Poor
River health Poor Stable Good
Salinity concentrations in rivers (EC) Mixed Stable Good
Saltmarsh extent Mixed Mixed Mixed
Scale and impact of agents and processes affecting forest health and vitality – bushfire affected area and climate Fair Deteriorating Good
Scale and impact of agents and processes affecting forest health and vitality – mortality, dieback, canopy health Fair Unclear Fair
Sea-surface temperature Poor Deteriorating Good
Seagrass condition Mixed Mixed Fair
Seagrass-dependent fish Unknown Unclear Poor
Sessile invertebrates on intertidal reefs Mixed Mixed Mixed
Share of renewable energy generation of total electricity generation Poor Improving Good
Snow cover Fair Deteriorating Good
Soil acidification Unknown Unclear Fair
Soil carbon content Unknown Unclear Fair
Soil erosion Fair Deteriorating Poor
Stratospheric ozone Fair Stable Good
Subtidal reef fish Mixed Mixed Mixed
Sulfur dioxide Good Stable Good
Surface water harvested for consumptive use Poor Stable Good
The status of forest-dependent species at risk of not maintaining viable breeding populations, as determined by legislation or scientific assessment Fair Deteriorating Good
Threatened species that are wetland dependent Unknown Unclear Poor
Total electricity consumption Fair Improving Good
Total electricity generation by fuel Poor Improving Good
Total energy consumption by fuel Poor Stable Good
Total Food Waste Generated Poor Stable Good
Total Hazardous Waste managed and reported Fair Stable Fair
Total net energy consumption by industry sector Poor Stable Good
Total nitrogen concentration in rivers Mixed Stable Good
Total phosphorus concentrations in rivers Mixed Stable Good
Total Waste Generation Fair Stable Good
Travel demand Poor Deteriorating Good
Trend in Carp (Cyprinus carpio) Distribution Poor Deteriorating Good
Trend in population number and distribution of Macquarie perch (Macquaria australasica) Fair Stable Good
Trend in population number and distribution of Murray crayfish (Euastacus armatus) Poor Deteriorating Fair
Trend in population number and distribution of spotted tree frog (Litoria spenceri) Poor Deteriorating Good
Trend in population number and distribution of trout cod (Maccullochella macquariensis) Fair Stable Good
Trends in population number and distribution of Baw Baw frog (Philoria frosti) Poor Deteriorating Good
Trends in population number and distribution of Booroolong tree frog (Litoria booroolongensis) Poor Deteriorating Good
Trends in populations and distributions of threatened freshwater species Unknown Unclear Poor
Trends in populations and distributions of threatened terrestrial species Poor Deteriorating Fair
Turbidity levels in rivers Mixed Deteriorating Good
Use of best practice on agricultural lands Unknown Unclear Poor
Value ($) of forest-derived ecosystem services Fair Unclear Fair
Vascular Plants Poor Deteriorating Fair
Vertebrates Poor Deteriorating Fair
Victorian ecosystem carbon stocks Fair Mixed Fair
Victorians valuing nature Unknown Unclear Poor
Volume of sewage discharge to surface waters (EPA) Unknown Unclear Poor
Water recycling Fair Improving Good
Water resources and storage trends Fair Stable Good
Wetland extent and condition Unknown Unclear Poor