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List of Australian government entities

This list of Australian government entities is of Australian Ministers, government departments, bureaus and commissions, authorities, corporations and other entities, which are grouped into a number of areas of portfolio responsibility. Each portfolio is led by one or more government ministers who are members of the Parliament of Australia, appointed by the Governor-General of Australia on the advice of the Prime Minister.[1]

The agencies are principally grouped into 18 principal departments, each led by a secretary, director-general, or similarly-titled executive officer and comprising a number of portfolios covering specific policy areas across the department and allocated statutory authorities, trading enterprises, boards, councils and other public bodies. Agencies have varying levels of operational autonomy, and deliver one or more of frontline public services, administrative functions and law enforcement. Some are structured as for-profit corporations. Where there are multiple portfolios within a department, the Secretary may be accountable to a number of ministers.

The current Government is led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the leader of the Liberal Party of Australia in Coalition with the National Party of Australia, led by Michael McCormack, which was sworn in by the Governor-General on 18 September 2013.[2] The Government changed the structure and portfolios of a number of agencies.[3]

Contents

Department summaryEdit

September 2013Edit

On 18 September 2013 an Administrative Arrangements Order was issued by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister Tony Abbott[4] which replaced the previous Order of 14 September 2010 issued by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Gillard Government.[5][6] The Order formed or re-confirmed government departments, as follows:

September 2015Edit

Following the appointment of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister, three departments were renamed, with effect from 21 September 2015:[7]

July 2016Edit

Following the election of the Turnbull Government, the Department of the Environment was renamed, with effect from 19 July 2016:[8][9]

Parliament of AustraliaEdit

Parliament of Australia AgenciesEdit

  • Department of Parliamentary Services
  • Department of the House of Representatives
  • Department of the Senate
    • Office of the Clerk of the Senate
    • Table Office
    • Procedure Office
    • Committee Office
    • Black Rod's Office
  • Parliamentary Budget Office
  • Parliamentary Education Office
  • Parliamentary Library

CourtsEdit

Council of Australian GovernmentsEdit

Council of Australian Governments AgenciesEdit

  • COAG Disability Reform Council
  • COAG Education Council
  • COAG Energy Council
  • COAG Health Council
  • COAG Industry and Skills Council
  • COAG Law, Crime and Community Safety Council
  • COAG Transport and Infrastructure Council
  • COAG Federal Financial Relations Council
  • Standing Council on Environment and Water

Agriculture portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

CommitteesEdit

  • Agriculture Ministers’ Forum
  • Agriculture Senior Officials Committee
  • Agricultural Industry Advisory Council
  • Indonesia–Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector
  • Industry consultative committees
  • National Landcare Advisory Committee

DepartmentEdit

  • Department of Agriculture
    • Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Sustainable Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Division
          • Fisheries Branch
          • Sustainable Agriculture Branch
          • Forestry Branch
          • Ag Vet Chemicals
          • APVMA Relocation (Major Projects)
        • Farm Support Division
          • Regional Investment Corporation Branch
          • Farmer Assistance Branch
          • Farm Business Policy Branch
        • Agricultural Policy Division
          • Rural Research, Innovation & Levies Taskforce
          • Crops, Meat and Horticulture Branch
          • Food Competition and Investment Branch
          • Wool, Dairy, Wine, Small and Emerging Industries Branch
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Biosecurity Animal Division
          • Animal Biosecurity Branch
          • Animal and Biological Imports Assessments Branch
          • Animal Health Policy Branch
        • Biosecurity Plant Division
          • Plant Biosecurity Branch
          • Plant Import Operations Branch
          • Plant Health Policy Branch
          • Plant Export Operations Branch
          • Plant Systems and Strategies Branch
        • Compliance Division
          • Compliance Arrangements Branch
          • Pathway Compliance Branch
          • Targeting and Enforcement Branch
          • Future Traveller, Mail and Cargo (Major Projects)
        • Service Delivery Division
          • Operations Integration Branch
          • Inspection Services (West)
          • Audit Services and Inspection Services (South)
          • Veterinary and Export Meat Services (North-East)
          • Inspection Services (North)(Central-East)
          • Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (Northern)
          • Assessment Services
          • Services Group (South-East)
        • Biosecurity Policy and Implementation Division
          • Biosecurity Policy and Response Branch
          • Biosecurity Implementation Branch
          • Active Risk Management
          • Biosecurity Integrated Information System (Major Project Taskforce)
        • Australian Chief Veterinary Office
        • Australian Chief Plant Protection Office
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
          • Agricultural Commodities and Trade Branch
          • Fisheries, Forestry and Quantitative Sciences Branch
          • Agricultural Productivity and Farm Analysis Branch
          • Strategy Policy and Biosecurity Branch
        • Water Division
          • National Water Policy Branch
          • Water Resources Branch
          • Sustainable Water Branch
          • Water Recovery Branch
          • Murray-Darling Basin Policy Branch
        • Exports Division
          • Export Standards Branch
          • Meat Exports Branch
          • Live Animal Exports Branch
          • Residues and Food Branch
        • Trade and Market Access Division
          • WTO & Bilateral Branch (South East Asia, Middle East, Pacific)
          • Multilateral Agriculture Policy & Bilateral Branch (Europe, Americas, Japan, Rep of Korea & Taiwan)
          • Market Access Strategy & Bilateral Branch (China)
          • Export Legislation Review (Major Project Taskforce)
          • International posts
            • Rome (FAO) and Paris (OECD)
            • Brussels
            • Washington
            • Jakarta
            • Bangkok
            • Beijing
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Corporate Strategy and Governance Division
          • Parliamentary, Communications & Portfolio Business Branch
          • Planning and Governance Branch
          • People Services Branch
          • People Capability Branch
        • Finance and Business Support Division
          • Financial Operations Branch
          • Financial Management Branch
          • Industry Support Branch
          • Commercial Business Branch
        • Information Services Division
          • Strategy, Architecture and Strategic Projects Branch
          • ICT Services and Operations Branch
          • Applications Branch
        • Assurance and Legal Division
          • Office of the General Counsel
          • Office of the General Counsel
          • Assurance Branch

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

Attorney-General's portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

CommitteesEdit

  • Administrative Review Council
  • Admiralty Rules Committee
  • Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Inter-Governmental Committee
  • Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting
  • Family Law Council
  • Five Country Ministerial Meeting
  • Industry Consultation on National Security
  • Law, Crime and Community Safety Council
  • Quintet of Attorneys-General

DepartmentEdit

  • Attorney-General's Department
    • Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department
      • The Australian Government Solicitor
        • Australian Government Solicitor
          • AGS Chief Operating Officer
          • Office of General Counsel
          • AGS Dispute Resolution
          • AGS Commercial
          • Office of Corporate Counsel
          • Function Leaders
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Civil Justice and Corporate Group
          • Civil Justice Policy and Programmes Division
          • Office of Constitutional Law
          • Civil Law Unit
          • Office of International Law
          • Strategy and Delivery Division
          • Corporate Services Division
          • Human Resources
          • Information Division
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Criminal Justice Group
          • International Law Enforcement Cooperation
          • Criminal Justice Policy and Programmes Division
          • AusCheck
          • International Legal Assistance
          • PNG Law and Justice
      • Deputy Secretary
        • National Security and Emergency Management Group
          • Cyber and Infrastructure Security Division
          • Intelligence and Identity Security Division
          • Emergency Management Australia
          • Counter Terrorism Division
          • Countering Violent Extremism Centre

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

Communications portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

DepartmentEdit

  • Department of Communications and the Arts
    • Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Content, Arts, Strategy
          • Arts
            • Arts Development and Investment
            • Collections and Cultural Heritage
            • Creative Industries
            • Access and Participation
          • Content
            • Media
            • Content and Copyright
            • Classification
          • Strategy and Projects
            • Project Office
            • Chief Risk Officer
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Infrastructure and Consumer
          • Market Reforms Division
            • Post and ACMA
            • Spectrum and Security
            • Competition
            • USO Taskforce
          • Infrastructure and Consumer Division
            • Broadband Implementation
            • Regional Deployment
            • Consumer Broadband Services
            • Consumer Safeguards
          • Bureau of Communications and Arts Research
          • Office of the General Counsel
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Corporate
          • Communications
          • Human Resources
          • Finance and Parliamentary Services
          • Information Technology

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

The ArtsEdit

Defence portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

DepartmentsEdit

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

DefenceEdit

  • Trustees of the Australian Military Forces Relief Trust Fund
  • Trustees of the Royal Australian Air Force Veterans' Residences Trust Fund
  • Trustees of the Royal Australian Air Force Welfare Trust Fund
  • Trustees of the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund

Veterans' AffairsEdit

Education and Training portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

DepartmentEdit

  • Department of Education and Training
    • Secretary of the Department of Education and Training
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Corporate Strategy
          • Finance, Technology and Business Services
            • Finance and Business Services
            • Budget, Planning and Performance
            • Digital and Business Transformation
          • People, Parliamentary and Communication
            • People, Culture and Capability
            • Communication
            • Enterprise Risk and Strategy
            • Parliamentary and Governance
          • Tertiary, Skills, Litigation and Legislation Legal
          • Schools, Child Care and Corporate Legal
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Early Childhood and Child Care
          • Transition and Engagement
            • Information and Engagement
            • Implementation
          • Payments and Compliance
            • Payment Policy and Implementation
            • Child Care Compliance
            • Modelling, Data and Finances
          • Programs and Network
            • Community Child Care Program
            • Integration and Support
            • Policy and Evaluation
            • State Network
      • Associate Secretary
        • Schools and Youth
          • Evidence and Assessment
            • Evidence Strategy
            • Schools Data Reform
            • Assessment and Early Learning
          • Improving Student Outcomes
            • Teaching and School Leadership
            • School transitions and Cluster Support
            • Student Participation
            • Curriculum
          • School Funding and Reform
            • School Funding
            • Schools Payments and Assurance
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Higher Education, Research and International
          • Research and Economic
            • Research and Higher Education
            • Research Funding and Policy
            • Economic and Market Analysis
          • Higher Education
            • Funding Policy and Legislation
            • Governance, Quality and Access
            • Student Information and Learning
          • International
            • Policy and Systems
            • International Strategy
            • International Mobility
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Skills and Training
          • Skills Market
            • Skills Outcomes and Financing
            • VET Market Information
            • Governance and Engagement
          • Industry Skills and Quality
            • VET Quality and Regulation
            • Industry Advice
            • Workforce and Apprenticeships
          • Skills Programs
            • Foundation and Industry Skills
            • VET Student Loans
            • Australian Apprenticeships Management System
            • Skills Programs Compliance
            • State Office Network

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

Employment portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

CommitteeEdit

  • Audit Committee
  • Finance and Business Service Committee
  • Information Technology Committee
  • People and Capability Committee
  • Risk and Implementation Committee
  • Strategy Committee

DepartmentEdit

  • Department of Employment
    • Secretary of the Department of Employment
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Workplace Relations & Economic Strategy
          • Workplace Relations Programs
            • Fair Entitlements Guarantee
            • Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner
            • Recovery & Litigation
          • Work Health & Safety Policy
            • Workers Compensation Policy
            • Work Health & Safety Policy
            • Building Industry Policy
          • Workplace Relations Policy
            • Industries & Framework Policy
            • International Labour
            • Wages Policy & Minimum Standards
            • Australian Representative to the International Labour Organization, Geneva
          • Workplace Relations Legal
            • Bargaining & Coverage
            • Employment Standards
            • Safety, Compensation & Institutions
          • Economic Strategy
            • Economics
            • Evaluation, Research & Evidence
            • Migration Gender & Social Policy
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Corporate
          • People & Communication
            • Audit & Parliamentary
            • Communication
            • People
          • Technology Services
            • Infrastructure Services
            • IT Services
            • Customer Services
            • Property Records & Procurement
          • Finance, Legal & Governance
            • Finance
            • Governance Risk & Assurance
            • Corporate Legal
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Employment
          • Activation & Work for the Dole
            • Assessments, Services & Outcomes
            • Job Seeker Activation & Cluster Support
            • Work for the Dole
          • Quality & Integrity
            • Employment Services Reporting & Analysis
            • Programme Assurance
            • Providers & Purchasing
          • Youth & Programmes
            • Specialist Programmes & Indigenous
            • Labour Market Policy
            • Future of Work Taskforce
          • Labour Market Strategy
            • Industry & International Strategies
            • Labour Market Policy
            • Labour Market Research & Analysis
            • Minister Counsellor (Employment) to the OECD, E U, & France
            • Active Labour Market Assistance 2020
          • Employment Systems
            • Application Development
            • Job Seeker Development
            • Online Services Development & Engagement
            • Business Analytics & Operations
          • Delivery & Engagement
            • Employer Mobilisation
            • NSW/NT
            • ViC
            • QLD
            • WA
            • TAS
            • SA
            • NT

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

Environment portfolioEdit

Finance portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

DepartmentsEdit

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

DepartmentEdit

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

Health portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

DepartmentEdit

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

Immigration and Border Protection portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

DepartmentEdit

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

  • Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority
  • Visa and Citizenship Services

Industry portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

DepartmentEdit

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

Infrastructure and Regional Development portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

DepartmentEdit

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

DepartmentEdit

  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
    • Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Social Policy Group
          • Social Policy
            • Health
            • Education
            • Social Services and Immigration
          • Office for Women
          • PFAS Taskforce
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Economic Group
          • Economic
            • Taxation, Financial Sector & Employment
            • Fiscal Policy
            • Chief Adviser - Economic & Domestic Policy
            • Commonwealth-State Relations
          • Policy Innovation and Projects
            • Project Office
            • Project Office
            • Data and Digital
            • Behavioural Economics Team
          • PC Data Availability and Use Inquiry
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Innovation & Transformation Group
          • Industry, Infrastructure & Environment
            • Industry, Innovation, Science & Communications
            • Environment, Energy & Climate Change
            • Infrastructure, Population, Agriculture & Regional Development
          • Cities
            • Design and Engagement
            • Cities & Smart Technology
            • Economic Policy and Analysis
            • Implementation & Evaluation
          • Infrastructure and Projects Financing Agency
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Governance Group
          • Cabinet
            • Cabinet Secretariat
            • Strategic Coordination and National Security
          • Corporate Services
            • People
            • Business Services
            • Information Services
          • Financial Services
            • Budgets and Reporting
            • Financial Accounting
          • Government
            • Honours, Symbols and Legal Policy
            • Parliamentary & Government
            • PLO – House of Reps
            • PLO – Senate
          • Ministerial Support
            • Communications
            • Ministerial & Parliamentary Support
            • Ceremonial & Hospitality
            • Governance, Audit & Reporting
      • Deputy Secretary
        • National Security Group
          • National Security
            • Defence
            • Civil Security Unit
          • Information Sharing and Intelligence
            • Information Sharing and Intelligence
            • Intelligence Review Response and Implementation
          • International
            • North Asia, Europe, Pacific, Africa & Trade
            • South, South-East Asia, Americas and the Middle East
          • Home Affairs Taskforce
          • ASEAN-Australia Taskforce
            • Policy
            • Operations
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Cyber Security Group
          • Office of the Cyber Security Special Adviser
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Commonwealth Counter-Terrorism Coordinator
          • Centre for Counter-Terrorism Coordination
            • International and Strategic Policy
            • Domestic Operations and Engagement
    • Associate Secretary
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Indigenous Affairs Group
          • Programme and Integrity
            • Performance, Compliance and Capability
            • Grants Reform
            • Grants Policy and Management
            • Special Adviser - Reform
          • Indigenous Employment and Recognition
            • Legal Services
            • Environment
            • Constitutional Recognition
            • Indigenous Employment Programmes
            • Indigenous Employment Policy
          • PM&C Regional Network
            • Regional Manager Delivery Support
            • Indigenous Engagement
            • Eastern NSW
            • Western NSW
            • South QLD
            • Far North QLD
            • Gulf and North QLD
            • South Australia
            • Greater WA
            • Kimberley
            • Central Australia NT
            • Top End and Tiwi Islands NT
            • Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt
            • Victoria/Tasmania
          • Education, Community Safety and Health
            • Early Childhood & Youth
            • Tertiary Education & Policy Coordination
            • Schooling Policy & Delivery
            • Health
            • Community Safety
          • Policy, Analysis and Evaluation
            • Strategy Policy
            • Empowered Communities Implementation Taskforce
            • IAG Information & Evaluation
            • Cross Government Policy
          • Housing, Land and Culture
            • Housing
            • Land
            • Culture
            • Remote Strategies
            • Special Advisor - Housing, Land and Culture
          • Closing the Gap Taskforce
            • Policy and Evidence
            • Delivery and Engagement
          • Community and Economic Development
            • CDP Strategy
            • CDP Operations
            • Business and Economic Policy
          • Special Adviser - Institutional Capability
          • Business Transformation Office
            • People Capability Branch
            • Systems Capability

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

IndigenousEdit

Social Services portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

DepartmentEdit

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

Treasury portfolioEdit

MinistersEdit

DepartmentEdit

  • Department of the Treasury
    • Secretary to the Treasury
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Structural Reform Group
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Macroeconomic Group
          • International Policy and Engagement Division
          • Macroeconomic Conditions Division
          • Macroeconomic Modelling and Policy Division
        • Overseas Posts
          • Beijing
          • Jakarta
          • London
          • New Delhi
          • Paris
          • Tokyo
          • Washington
        • Overseas Operations*
          • Jakarta
          • Papua New Guinea
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Fiscal Group
          • Budget Policy Division
          • Commonwealth-State Relations Division
          • Retirement Income Policy Division
          • Social Policy Division
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Markets Group
          • Australian Government Actuary
          • Financial System Division
          • Foreign Investment Division
          • Small Business and Consumer Division
          • Takeovers Panel
          • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Revenue Group
          • Board of Taxation Secretariat
          • Corporate and International Tax Division
          • Law Design Office
          • Individuals and Indirect Tax Division
          • Tax Analysis Division
          • Tax Framework Division
          • Black Economy Taskforce
      • Deputy Secretary
        • Corporate Services and Business Strategy Group
          • Chief Financial Officer Division
          • Communications and Parliamentary Division
          • Information Services Division
          • People and Organisational Strategy Division
      • Sydney Office
      • Melbourne Office
      • Perth Office

Other portfolio bodiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Infosheet 20 - The Australian system of government". About Parliament: House of Representatives. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Abbott government sworn in". news.com.au. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Tony Abbott's cabinet and outer ministry". Sydney Morning Herald. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Administrative Arrangements Order" (PDF). Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Commonwealth of Australia. 18 September 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Administrative Arrangements Order" (PDF). Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Commonwealth of Australia. 14 September 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Australian Government Directory". Australian Government. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  7. ^ Minute Paper for the Executive Council, Executive Council Meeting No. 21 (PDF), Federal Executive Council, 21 September 2015
  8. ^ Administrative Arrangements Order – amendment made 19 July 2016, Australian Government, archived from the original on 30 August 2016
  9. ^ Administrative Arrangements Order, Australian Government, retrieved 30 August 2016