An independent voice for sustainability and the environment in the ACT

The Commissioner is an independent statutory position established by the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment Act 1993.

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State of the Environment reporting in the ACT

The ACT’s 4-yearly State of the Environment reporting is a requirement of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment Act 1993.

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State of the Environment reporting in the ACT

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Investigations initiated by the Minister or the Commissioner

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Resources, Annual Reports, Public Submissions & Media

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Our Vision

An environmentally sustainable ACT, region and Australia

Our Mission

To act as an independent voice for the environment and sustainability in the ACT, and promote community engagement.

Our Values

Transparency, integrity, independence, research, rigour, inclusion.

Land health in the ACT

Human wellbeing as well as terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are dependent on healthy land.

Aquatic ecosystems in the ACT

Healthy aquatic ecosystems are essential to the ACT’s biodiversity, urban community, and agriculture.

Urban trees in the ACT

Canberra’s urban trees are invaluable for protecting and enhancing biodiversity, and as a buffer against the impacts of climate change.

Air Quality in the ACT

Air quality is one of the most tangible indicators of the state of our local environment, and directly affects human health and wellbeing.

Community Engagement

To act as an independent voice for the environment and sustainability in the ACT, and promote community engagement. Please follow our socials for the latest updates.