Contact the relevant area for your enquiry. Latest funding for agriculture, water and the environment, just announced in the Australian Government’s budget 2020-21 ENVIRONMENT APPROVALS AND COVID-19 We are continuing to regulate environment protection while managing the health and safety of our staff and stakeholders Urban environment; Environmental water use and resources relating to the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder; The Department of the Agriculture, Water and the Environment was established on 1 February 2020. It represents Australia's national interests in agriculture, water and the environment. We were established on 1 February 2020. We don’t yet have new combined contact details for our new department. We represent national interests across agriculture, water and the environment. The Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) is an Australian Government department which commenced operation on 1 February 2020. Our department was established on 1 February 2020. We are a new Australian Government department. Throughout Australia, environment and heritage issues are also managed by other levels of government. Explore our new website. Find out who we are and what we do. Before this, we were the: Department of Agriculture Department of the Environment and Energy (Environment portfolio) We are still updating our corporate information.