The 7 December marks the 30th anniversary of K’gari (Fraser Island) inscription on the World Heritage list.
On 16 November 2022, the World Heritage Convention marks its 50th anniversary. Queensland has five World Heritage areas – more than any other state or territory in Australia.
From 1 December, Reef protection regulations apply for beef cattle graziers, sugarcane producers and banana growers in the Wet Tropics, Burdekin, Mackay Whitsunday, Fitzroy and Burnett Mary regions.
Snakes could be warming themselves in the sun in your yard or garden now that winter is over. Learn more about what snakes live near you.
This richly illustrated publication includes more than 550 full-colour photographs showcasing the variety, beauty and complexity of Queensland’s wetlands. Find out more…
We’re leading the way with a commitment to reach a target of net zero emissions by 2030. Find out how we are taking action.
A proposed five-year roadmap for action on single-use plastic items has been released.
View our new digital story for an easy to digest view of DES funding for the coming year.
Together with our partners and the community, we’re working to create a vibrant natural environment. Show your support for some of Queensland’s most important environmental initiatives by making a donation.
The first annual report on the SEQ Koala Conservation Strategy is now available. Read about highlights on the delivery of koala conservation actions in South East Queensland.
In partnership with Griffith University, the department wants your feedback on ways the community can participate in koala conservation activities.
View the department's official listing of all public notices and consultations. This information is now published online, rather than in print, in line with new requirements for Queensland Government agencies.
Changes to the way the waste levy operates will take effect from 1 July 2022 to help us reach our goal of becoming a zero-waste society.
View a full list of Queensland threatened species by wildlife class and year.
The Public Register Portal provides improved access to environmental licences and permits information in Queensland.