Narooma sustainable NPWS office. S Cohen/OEH

Who we are

OEH works for a healthy environment cared for and enjoyed by the whole NSW community.

About us

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is a separate agency within the Planning and Environment cluster. OEH was formed on 4 April 2011 and works to protect and conserve the NSW environment, including the natural environment, Aboriginal country, culture and heritage and our built heritage, and manages NSW national parks and reserves. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) became a separate statutory authority on 29 February 2012. The EPA is responsible for environmental regulation and associated activities throughout NSW.

Who we are

Preparing for weaving workshop. J Caldwell/OEH

The department's responsibilities, structure and corporate governance

Contact us

Contact us. S Cohen/OEH

Contacts for all Sydney and regional offices

How to access information

Information. V Duncan/OEH

How to access information held by OEH

For media

Guiding visitors in the Rose Garden. BGT/SCottrell

Media releases, contacts and permissions

Our environmental performance

SWITCH plug-in hybrid car. A Weeraratne/OEH

Sustainability plans and policies

Careers with us

Scientific research. B Peters/OEH

Current vacancies, how to apply and FAQ


Volunteers on Montague Island. S Cohen/OEH

How you can help preserve the state's unique environment and heritage

Events and activities

Discovery in Sydney Harbour. D Smith/OEH

What's happening in your area and around NSW

Doing business with us

Sugarloaf Lighthouse. M Van Ewijk/OEH

Learn about commercial opportunities with OEH

Public consultation

Southern Highlands Link partnership. S Cohen/OEH

Policies, plans and agreements available for public comment

Grants and funding

Sustainable gardening workshop. M Lauder/OEH

Funding we administer and receive


Using technology to access legislation. OEH

OEH responsibilities and powers under NSW law

Feature item

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

The GIPA Act replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1989 on 1 July 2010. The GIPA Act introduced a new right-to-information system and addresses personal and non-personal information held by government. It gives you the right to be given access to information you ask for unless there is an overriding public interest against release. Find out more

Page last updated: 06 May 2014