Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

DELWP’s Intelligence and Investigations Unit administers authorisations to conduct controlled operations that can be made under the Wildlife Act.

Inspection Findings

The Victorian Inspectorate (VI) did not inspect any DELWP files as DELWP did not make an application for an authority to conduct a controlled operation during the period covered by this report, and nor were there any historical issues that needed to be addressed.

In this report, the VI’s assessment of the extent of DELWP’s compliance with the Wildlife Act is limited to whether the reporting requirements of section 74O of the Act were met.

Comprehensiveness and adequacy of the Chief Officer's Reports

Section 74O(1) of the Wildlife Act requires DELWP to report to the VI, as soon as practicable after 30 June and 31 December and no more than two months after each date, on the details of its authorised operations conducted during the preceding six months.

The VI received both reports within the required timeframes.
Each report made to the VI pursuant to section 74O of the Act stated that no controlled operations were undertaken by DELWP during the six-monthly period covered by the report.

Work and activities of DELWP

DELWP conducted no controlled operations during the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. No controlled operations have been undertaken by DELWP for at least the past seven years.