About Sustainability Victoria

About Sustainability Victoria

"Facilitate and promote environmental sustainability in the use of resources"

-Sustainability Victoria's objective, Sustainability Victoria Act 2005

Sustainability Victoria exhibition stand

Sustainability Victoria supports Victorians to be more sustainable in their everyday life; in our homes and our jobs; in our schools and communities and in the systems and infrastructure that support a thriving Victorian economy and lifestyle.  

We want to improve the way Victoria manages its resources and help communities to take action on climate change.

We do this in lots of ways. We provide expert advice and guidance in energy, materials and waste. We conduct research and demonstrate what’s possible. We inspire people to make sustainable change above and beyond legal requirements. We celebrate and promote people’s achievements and bring them together to make a greater collective difference for Victoria. We’re also responsible for planning and fostering a smarter statewide infrastructure system for delivering essential waste services across the state.

Our vision

A sustainable, thriving Victoria

Our purpose

To support Victorians to use resources more sustainably and to take practical action on climate change

Our focus  

  1. Helping the Victorian community take action on climate change
  2. Helping the Victorian community use energy and materials sustainably
  3. Helping the Victorian community reuse and recover materials
  4. Leading planning for an integrated waste and resource recovery system and supporting the responsible management of waste.

Sustainability Victoria Act 

Sustainability Victoria is a Victorian government statutory authority delivering programs on integrated waste management and resource efficiency. Established under the Sustainability Victoria Act 2005SV's board is appointed by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

SV has obligations under the Environment Protection Act 1970 for state-wide waste management strategy and planning.