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Department of Environment and Heritage Protection


Releasing balloons is littering

Balloons have been identified as one of the most harmful waste items to wildlife, and detrimental to our environment… releasing balloons is also classed as littering and penalties apply.

Fraser Island (K'gari) celebrates 25 Years of World Heritage listing 1992–2017

December 7, 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Fraser Island’s listing on the World Heritage register – a significant achievement that the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) invite the community to take part in upcoming celebrations.

Rehabilitating mined land in Queensland

The Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Bill 2018 was introduced into the Queensland Parliament as an important step towards implementing Queensland’s Mined Land Rehabilitation Policy.

EHP Annual Report 2016-17

The EHP Annual Report 2016-17 is now available. Read more about the department’s financial and non-financial performance.

Investigation into the Transport of Waste into Queensland

The Queensland Government has commissioned an independent investigation into the transport of waste into Queensland. Retired Supreme Court Judge, the Honourable Peter Lyons QC will lead the independent investigation.

Plastic pollution reduction initiatives

This year Queensland will ban the supply of lightweight single-use plastic shopping bags and introduce a container refund scheme.

Queensland Climate Change Response

The Queensland Climate Change Response includes strategies for transitioning to a low carbon economy and adapting to the impacts of a changing climate.

We are Queensland's environmental regulator

Our team is dedicated to safeguarding its environmental values, and reducing any impacts from environmental harm. Check out our 3 minute video on what we do.

Do business with us online

EHP services are gradually moving online via our new digital platform Connect, allowing you to do business with us 24/7. Find out what online services are now available.

State of the Environment website report

Explore, share and learn more about the health of our environment with the new State of the Environment report website.


View EHP data sets currently available through the Open Data Portal.

Programs and initiatives

Last updated
19 February 2018