Your environment

Pollution can have an impact on all sectors of the environment in our state.

  • Family riding a bike through a park.
  • Man walking his dog on a beach at sunset with the Melbourne city skyline in the background.

Your environment

Follow the links below to the sections of our website that cover the different sectors of the environment.
Clock tower against a blue sky.


Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.

Emissions from a factory.

Climate change

Our changing climate has implications for all Victorians.
EPA officer gathering a sample of soil.

Land and groundwater

EPA regulates and monitors many of the beneficial uses of land.
Trucks driving along a road.


Noise from industry can be an issue for residents and other businesses.
A landfill with machinery driving on the rubbish.


Whether from landfills, waste treatment plants or broiler farms, odour must be correctly managed by all businesses.
Pile of rubbish.


Waste impacts come from municipal, commercial and industrial sources.
Person standing in water with measuring equipment.


Victoria’s waterways, rich in quality and diversity, are among the state’s greatest natural assets.
Person using scientific equipment.

EPA protecting the environment and human health

Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.

Page last updated on 21 Jan 2015