Department of Housing and Construction (1983–1987)

The Department of Housing and Construction was an Australian government department that existed between March 1983 and July 1987.

Department of Housing and Construction
Department overview
Formed11 March 1983[1]
Preceding Department
Dissolved24 July 1987[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersCity, Canberra
Ministers responsible
Department executives


Information about the department's functions and/or government funding allocation could be found in the Administrative Arrangements Orders, the annual Portfolio Budget Statements and in the Department's annual reports.

The functions of the Department at its creation were:[1]

  • Housing
  • Building Industry Planning
  • Execution and maintenance of Commonwealth Government Works
  • Design and maintenance of furniture, furnishings and fittings for the Commonwealth Government.


The Department was an Australian Public Service department, staffed by officials who were responsible to the Minister for Housing and Construction.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d CA 3495: Department of Housing and Construction [III], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 29 December 2013