Native Vegetation

Native Vegetation Information Management system

The Native Vegetation Information Management system (NVIM) is an online tool to access Victoria’s native vegetation information.

NVIM map

NVIM map is a gateway to Victoria’s biodiversity and you can:

  • register for key projects
  • manage and track your participation in a project and agreements
  • explore biodiversity assets on your parcel of land
  • calculate the strategic biodiversity and native vegetation condition scores.

Application to remove native vegetation

The native vegetation removal tool will generate a report that is submitted with a permit application to remove, destroy or lop native vegetation under Clause 52.16 and Clause 52.17 of Victoria’s planning schemes. The report should also be included with any other application to remove, destroy or lop native vegetation.

Proposal to protect native vegetation

The native vegetation offset tool will generate a report that is used with a proposal to protect native vegetation. It can be used if you want to establish an offset site on your own property and wish to use this for your own native vegetation removal. The report is added to an offset management plan and included with an agreement to protect and manage the land for conservation.

Obligations in the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy area

This tool enables you to estimate the levy liability for parcels of land subject to the Melbourne Strategic Assessment (Environment Mitigation Levy) Act 2020, to identify conservation areas, to identify potential salvage and translocation requirements, and to identify areas of strategic importance for Growling Grass Frog within the area covered by the Melbourne Strategic Assessment program’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy area.

Development is ongoing

Further functionality will become available as it is completed.

For more information and updates on the NVIM project, please visit the NVIM page on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website.

The information presented on the NVIM map services is extracted from DELWP spatial databases and is subject to periodic reviews to ensure information remains current.

Browser support

NVIM is supported by Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer 11. Some features may not work properly in earlier versions of Internet Explorer.

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