State of the Environment Reports
Reports prepared by the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria
Framework for the Victorian State of the Environment (SoE) 2023 Report
Online resources to inform, educate and inspire the Victorian community
Independent reporting on Victoria’s environment to enable practical action
Sea urchins are threatening seagrass meadows, which are vitally important for local marine life and our coastal ecosystems.
30 years of renewable energy in Victoria
Victoria’s first wind turbine was built in 1988. Thirty years on and Victoria’s renewable energy remains a small proportion of the state’s electricity generation.
Preserving Victoria's River Red Gum parks
The parks that play host to Victoria’s iconic River Red Gums are being visited by more and more campers, hikers and tourists every year. A new plan balances the tension between visitors
The particulars of plastic
There is mounting community concern about microplastics and the damage that it is doing to the marine environment, but for most of us we’re in the dark about how big the problem is and what
Environmental factors played a large part in Melbourne’s thunderstorm asthma event of November 2016.
DNA: From crime fighting to wildlife sighting
While DNA might be best known for solving crimes, it can also be used to track and trace animal movements through the wilderness.
Making Victoria’s parks more accessible
People with limited mobility can now experience the natural beauty of previously inaccessible parts of Victoria’s parks.
More water, more life
Water set aside for the environment has real benefits in north-western Victoria.
Keeping native bees buzzing
Our neighbourhoods have the potential to feed and home many of our native bees – but to keep them happy we need to know what habitats they like.