Public Sector Week

Join the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability and Nous Group at Public Sector Week to learn how digital disruption is driving dividends for the environment.

Mountain Pygmy Possum
From the Commissioner

Citizen science is giving us all an opportunity to contribute to our understanding of the condition of the natural environment. I encourage you to contribute to the body of knowledge by becoming a citizen scientist.


Each year, the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability reports on the results of the strategic audit of implementation of the environmental management systems for mandated government departments and agencies.

Wilson's Promontory

Putting the audience front and centre when preparing and delivering reports, and driving continual evolution to meet an increasing range of demands, is the clear message from the recent national State of the Environment Reporting Forum.


The review of performance targets for the future bushfire fuel management program on public land announced this week will help to deliver on a key recommendation in the 2013 State of the Environment report.

Wilsons Promontory LIghthouse
Case study

Renewable energy systems will be installed at both Wilsons Promontory and Gabo Island Lighthouses as part of the Greener Government Buildings program.

leadbeater's possum
Case study

In 2012, Healesville Sanctuary initiated captive breeding to prevent the extinction of Leadbeater’s Possums at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve.

Case study

The Waterwatch and EstuaryWatch community monitoring programs are key components to the Victorian approach for monitoring waterway health.

Case study

In late 2009, the EPA started an air quality monitoring program in Brooklyn, a suburb 10 km west of the Melbourne city centre.

Media release

In the 2012 Strategic Audit report, Professor Auty examines how contracts and contracting processes can leverage environmental outcomes.