Working at Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP):

The Victorian DELWP combines Victoria’s climate change, energy, environment, water, forests, planning and emergency management functions into a single department with the aim of creating connections between the environment, community, industry and economy. The Victorian government department services the following industries; environment, climate change, energy, land and property, wildlife, marine and coasts, water, heritage, forests and reserves and Solar Victoria.  State wide, DELWP employs over 4,000 people in offices throughout Victoria. The Department’s head office is located in Melbourne.


Government Administration, Environment

Company Size

1,001 – 10,000

60% (VPS overall)

Women employees

14 weeks

Paid parental leave (in addition to Govt. leave)

51% (VPS overall)

Key management roles held by women

2 weeks

Paid secondary carers leave (in addition to Govt. leave)

Above data sourced from companies own website and the VPSC Data

Employee Ratings

Scores for DELWP are based on 16 ratings*

Overall Job Satisfaction (out of 5)



would recommend to other women


believe women are treated equally to men

Equal Opportunities

We asked current or past employees to give DELWP a rating out of 5 stars for equality. The data displays how satisfied reviewers are with equality of leadership opportunities and pay.

We also asked how equally they believe all employees are treated regardless of differences inc. gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age etc.

  • Representation of women in leadership – 3 (out of 5) 60% 60%
  • satisfaction with pay – 1 20% 20%
  • employees treated equally regardless of difference – 5 100% 100%
  • CEO supports gender equality – 2 40% 40%


We asked employees to give DELWP a rating out of 5 stars for the level of flexibility offered for work scheduling, hours and location. We also measured support for paid time off, including annual leave, personal leave and sick days.

  • support for Flexible work – 3 (out of 5)
  • ability to work remotely – 3
  • ability to work part time or compressed days – 2
  • ability to take paid time off work – 2


We asked employees to give DELWP a rating out of 5 stars for their policies and practises that support parents and families. 

Development & Enrichment

We asked employees to give DELWP a rating out of 5 stars for the support they received for their learning & development, mentorship and wellbeing at work. We also asked how supported they feel by management.

  • Learning & Development Opportunities – 2 (out of 5)
  • formal & informal mentoring – 2
  • supportive management – 1
  • wellbeing initiatives – 2


We asked employees to give DELWP a rating out of 5 stars for how respectful and inclusive the culture is.  We measured how responsive DELWP are to issues raised and how equally all employees are treated at the company. Finally, we measured how comfortable reviewers felt to bring their ‘whole self’ to work and be accepted.

  • respectful & inclusive colleagues – 5 (out of 5)
  • employer responsiveness to discrimination – 1
  • sense of belonging – 2

*Above data was crowdsourced from community surveys and as such is anecdotal

Employee Reviews

We encourage women to leave anonymous reviews of their experiences at DELWP. These are individual opinions and personal stories, that may provide insight into what it’s really like to work at the company, however they have not been verified.

five stars

“”Women have to work so much harder than men for everything, ranging from daily tasks to professional development, career progression and leadership opportunities. Your experience and knowledge will be overshadowed by young, confident, white, cis-gendered men.

There is no discussion of equality for women generally, let alone women with a disability, gender diverse people, LGBTQIA+ people, women of colour, Aboriginal women or other marginalised women”.

Overall Job Satisfaction:  4 / 5 

Do you believe women and men treated equally?


What’s unequal?

Pay, Development Opportunities, Promotion

Have you been treated unequally due to aspects of your identity?

“Yes. Gender, Age, Disability, Weight”

One thing they can improve: 

Better pay & benefits, Improved work-life balance

Would you recommend this employer to other women? 

“Yes. My recommendation would depend on person, the job, the team and the Manager the job was advertised by. Discernment. Look after yourself first. “

Position / Department:


Satisfied Anonymous Reviewer

Mid Level, Posted 2022

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