Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

We manage and regulate Western Australia's environment and water resources.
Last updated: 17 March 2023


News story

DWER opens doors for top grads

We have embarked on extensive graduate engagement campaign activities, including career information events and a digital register of interest in employment in 2024.
Media release

$15,000 fine for asbestos dumper

An employee of an asbestos removal company who dumped a load of asbestos on the side of a road in Casuarina has been fined $15,000.
Media release

Cockburn Cement fined for odour breaches

Cement and lime manufacturer Cockburn Cement Limited (CCL) has been fined $290,000 after being found guilty of six counts of allowing unreasonable emissions (odour) from its premises in Munster.

What we do

As the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER), we support Western Australia’s community, economy and environment by managing and regulating the state’s environment and water resources.

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