State of the Environment

Preparation and research for the 2018 State of the Environment report is underway.

What is this report used for?

The State of the Environment report provides an overview that helps government, business and the community take practical action to benefit the environment and improve environmental health. It also sets benchmarks against which progress can be measured.

Why do we report?

The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability collects scientific data on the state of Victoria’s natural environment, including trends over time.

Reports on the state of Victoria’s environment are published at least every five years.

Download the 2013 State of the Environment report


Key topics

Air quality

How does Victoria's air measure up?


What is the condition of Victoria's flora and fauna?

Coastal waters

What is our coastal water quality?

Land health

How healthy is Victoria's soil?

Water quality

What's the condition of Victoria's inland waterways?

Climate change

What are the trends and future projections for Victoria's climate?